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Genealogy and Family History Research Services
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a summary below of some of the important repositories and archives Ancestor Network utilises in conducting your family history research.
Since good family history research is based on original records, even with the tremendous growth of digitised documents found on the internet, it is often cost-prohibitive to travel to Ireland where the records were generated. This is when Ancestor.ie comes to your assistance as we have a solid knowledge of local sources and where and how to find them.
However, Ancestor.ie is more than just a record searcher; we are a problem solver. We focus on the how and not just the where. We organise our client's work electronically with the aid of sophisticated genealogical software so that every detail is entered and presented in a professional report.
Given our location in Ireland, we are ideally suited to conduct research in the major facilities and repositories across the island of Ireland. These include:
National Archives of Ireland - The National Archives of Ireland hold the 1901 and 1911 censuses, Griffith’s Primary Valuation of land holders and heads of households, including tenant farmers, which was recorded between 1848 and 1864 (post famine). It also holds the Tithe Applotment Books, which record landholders in the 1820’s. Both Griffith’s and the Tithe Applotment Books serve as substitutes for the missing census records of the 19th century in relation to genealogical research. The Archives also have many other records available for researching.
Central Catholic Library of Ireland - The library currently holds over 100,000 titles in its lending and reference departments. These cover all areas of life with which religion is involved: books about the life of Christ, the Bible, contemporary church history and various church issues currently under review.
Dublin City Library and Archives – Dublin City Library and Archives share the same facility. There is a wide range of genealogical and historical reference materials on the open shelves, and also self-service copying facilities from microfilms.
National Library of Ireland (Main Reading Room and Manuscripts Room) - The Main Reading Room holds the Library’s printed or microfilm collection. Apart from the comprehensive book and manuscript collection, the library contains many other genealogically useful records. There are microfilm copies of the Roman Catholic parish records, which are also held by the Latter Day Saints (Mormons). Griffith’s Valuations and the Tithe Applotment Books records are also available, in addition to estate records, directories, newspaper archives, and more. The Manuscripts Room holds the Library’s collection of manuscript material and users need to have a Manuscript Reader’s Ticket.
National University of Ireland Maynooth Libraries – These include the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, and St Patrick's College Maynooth, and through it, access to a vast array of the latest electronic resources, printed books and periodicals and archives. The Library was founded in 1795 and is now housed in the John Paul II Library and the Russell Library.
Representative Church Body Library, Dublin - It is the principal theological and reference library of the Church of Ireland and the major repository for the church’s archives and manuscripts. It contains various Church of Ireland parish registers, vestry minute books, testamentary transcripts, as well as the parts of the 1740 Householders’ Lists.
Royal Irish Academy Library - The library, with its unique manuscript, pamphlet and early printed book collections include the largest corpus of Irish language manuscripts in a single repository. The manuscript collections encompass a wide range of fields including genealogy, history, literature, hagiography, early Irish law, natural history, journals and diaries, society minute books, etc. The printed book, pamphlet, drawing and map collections reflect the course of Irish history and endeavour over the years.
The Linen Hall Library in Belfast - This public library holds a genealogy reference section as well as a broad range of reference books and manuscripts.
University College Dublin Library - UCD Library offers readers an extensive range of General Reference resources in both hardcopy and electronic formats. These include dictionaries, bibliographies, directories, encyclopedias, almanacs, biography and indexes.
The Genealogical Office - This is a branch of the National Library of Ireland and located in the Manuscripts Reading Room. The records mainly relate to genealogical manuscripts, pedigrees and heraldic coats of arms of various aristocratic and wealthy families and individuals.
General Register Office Research Room, Dublin - The General Register Office is the central civil repository for records relating to Births, Deaths and Marriages in the Republic of Ireland. Roman Catholic records from 1864 and non-Roman Catholic records from 1845 are held here. Records up to the end of 1921 are held for the whole island of Ireland, and only for the 26 counties of the Republic from 1922 onwards.
General Registry Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast - The General Register Office is part of the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency and is primarily concerned with the administration of the registration of births, deaths marriages and civil partnerships. The main records held are the statutory registers of births, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships, still births and adoptions. The registers themselves are not open to inspection, but the information from them is supplied in the form of certificates.
Ordering Family History Search Credits
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