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Sources

The majority of the sources we consult are held in repositories in Ireland's administrative capital of Dublin where Records Ireland is based. They include:

National Archives of Ireland, Bishop Street, Dublin 8
Tithe Applotment Books, Wills and Administrations, Surviving pre-1900 census records and transcripts, some Church of Ireland Parish registers, National School records, some Workhouse records, files of trials, inquest files, Prison records, and more.

National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Roman Catholic parish registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, Registers of Electors, Griffith's Primary Valuation of Ireland, Tithe Applotment Books, Estate Papers, Newspapers, Reference Material, Printed Books, Pedigrees and other Manuscripts, Directories, maps and more.

General Register Office Research Room, 3rd Floor, Block 7, Irish Life Buildings, Abbey Street, Dublin 1
Civil Births, Marriages and Deaths from 1864 (non-Catholic marriages from 1845) for the entire country up to 1921 and for the Republic of Ireland from 1922-1995. Adopted Children's Register.

Dublin City Library and Archives, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Some civil Indeces of Births, Marriages and Deaths, Directories, database of some Dublin Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland parish registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, database of Dublin Electoral Registers, Newspapers and more.

Registry of Deeds, King’s Inns, Henrietta Street, Dublin 1
Memorials and Transcripts of Deeds relating to marriage settlements, wills, leases, sales and mortgages from 1708.

Representative Church Body Library, Braemor Park, Churchtown, Dublin 14
Church of Ireland parish registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, Leslie Biographical Index (records of Church of Ireland ministers), Succession Lists (chronological records of clergy arranged by parish), reference materials, Abstracts of Wills (Welply) and more.

Valuation Office, Irish Life Centre, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1
Revision books for the Republic of Ireland from the middle 1800s to recent times (1980s), maps of townlands.

Below you will find links to websites of these and other relevant repositories

National Archives of Ireland (nationalarchives.ie)
Repository for census and land records, wills, convict files, directories...

National Library of Ireland (nli.ie)
This is the homepage of the National Library of Ireland

Dublin City Library and Archive (dublincity.ie)
This was formerly known as The Gilbert Library

Irish Folklore UCD (ucd.ie)
Department of Folklore, University College Dublin

Garda Museum (garda.ie)
Garda Museum and Archives

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (proni.gov.uk)
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Representative Church Body Library (ireland.anglican.org)
Representative Church Body Library of Ireland

Royal Irish Academy (ria.ie)
The Royal Irish Academy, the academy for the sciences and humanities for the whole of Ireland will vigorously promote excellence in scholarship, recognise achievements in learning, direct research programmes and undertake its own research projects, particularly in areas relating to Ireland and its heritage.

Trinity College Dublin (tcd.ie)
Trinity College Dublin - The University of Dublin

Valuation Office (valoff.ie)
The Valuation Office is the State property valuation agency.

The core business of the Office is the provision of accurate, up-to-date valuations of commercial and industrial properties to ratepayers and rating authorities as laid down by statute. The Office also provides a valuation consultancy service to other Government departments, local authorities, health boards and the Revenue Commissioners.

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (rcsi.ie)
For over two hundred years RCSI has played a major role in medical education and training in Ireland. Founded in 1784 to train surgeons, a medical school was later established in 1886.

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (rcpi.ie)
The College’s large archive collection is made up of material from two main sources. Firstly, there are the records produced by the College itself and relating to the functions and activities of the College over the years.

Secondly, material has been produced by other bodies, generally with some association with the College, and deposited in the College for safe-keeping and preservation.

Law Society of Ireland - on the deposit of archive documents (lawsociety.ie)
Designed to assist solicitors with old documents that might be of interest to archivists and historians. Old letters and documents might appear insignificant, but could, in fact, be of huge interest.

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