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Gen­eral Reg­is­ter Of­fice

Gov­ern­ment Of­fices, Con­vent Road, Roscom­mon F42 VX53 +353 0 90 663 2900 wel­­search.aspx The GRO holds the his­toric records for civil reg­is­tra­tion, and has a re­search room in Wer­burgh Street in Dublin, while its in­dexes have been pub­lished on­line at ir­ish

ge­neal­ and fam­il­y­ For any records after 1958 you need to visit the re­search room to make a man­ual search for a birth, mar­riage or death record.

Na­tional Ar­chives of Ire­land

Bishop Street, Dublin 8 + 353 1 407 2300 na­tion­ The Na­tional Ar­chives of Ire­land holds sur­viv­ing cen­sus re­turns and doc­u­ments re­lat­ing to crime and pris­ons and the ad­min­is­tra­tion of prop­erty. In part­ner­ship with Find­my­past, the Na­tional Ar­chives of Ire­land has been digi­tis­ing sources use­ful for fam­ily his­to­ri­ans, and most of these are freely avail­able on its web­site.

Na­tional Li­brary of Ire­land

7–8 Kil­dare Street, Dublin 2, D02 P638 +353 1 603 0200 The Na­tional Li­brary of Ire­land holds the most ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion of Ir­ish news­pa­pers on the is­land, as well as mi­cro­film copies of Ro­man Catholic par­ish reg­is­ters. Its cat­a­logue of man­u­script sources for the his­tory of Ir­ish civil­i­sa­tion, in­clud­ing ref­er­ences to use­ful es­tates pa­pers, can be searched on­line at

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