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Irish Resources for Family Historians: Archives

This State Library of South Australia guide highlights resources available at the Library as well as various databases and websites that may assist your search for ancestors in Ireland


This page lists resources for the main repositories of Irish records and archives. 

On June 30, 1922, over 700 years of Ireland's history was lost during the Irish Civil War when the Public Record Office in Dublin was destroyed.  Archivists are recreating the archive from duplicate records in other countries and making them available through the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland.

Don't discount the UK National Archives as a source of information as Ireland has been ruled from England for centuries.

Other records, that may be of interest, are kept at county level and may be located in local libraries, history societies etc.  To locate addresses and contact details for these go to the County Resources & FH Societies tab above.