The best Irish genealogy and archive repositories

Ireland Reaching Out has developed a list of the best genealogical sources and repositories when carrying out your Irish family history research.

TheirĀ guide – – details the records held by each site and includes applicable links. On the IrelandXO list:


National Library of Ireland

General Registry Office of Ireland

National Archives of Ireland, Genealogy

Land Registry

Valuation Office

Police Service of Northern Ireland

Military Archives

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Public Libraries of Northern Ireland

General Registry Office of Northern Ireland

National Archives of the United Kingdom

General Register Office UK

National Records of Scotland


British Isles Family History Center of Greater Ottawa

The Ontario Genealogical Society

The Boston Pilot

Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island Foundation Inc.

Irish American Heritage Centre – Chicago

The American Ireland Fund

Ancient Order of Hibernians

Irish Centre of Southern California

Maine Irish Heritage Centre

Boston Irish Tourism Association

Coalition of Irish Immigration Centres in the USA

Immigration Museum in Buenos Aires


Family Search

Co. Waterford Library Death Registers


Find My Past

Roots Ireland

Irish Ancestry

Irish Newspaper Archive


Note: I think they’re missing another good source, IGSI’s Irish Collection. See blog posting:

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