historical genealogical records

Genealogy in Ireland: Part 2 – Organization of Parish Records in Ireland

By Jayne McGarvey If you are searching for a baptismal, marriage or burial record in Ireland for the period before commencement of Civil Registration (1845 for non-Catholic marriages, and 1864 for all births, marriages and deaths) you will need to know not only the religion of your ancestor but also the Parish and preferably the…

Genealogy in Ireland: Part 1 – Getting Started

By Jayne McGarvey Are you considering exploring your Irish roots for the first time, or want to investigate your family history further but are unsure where to start? Irish genealogy has somewhat of a reputation for being a disappointing and frustrating pastime for amateur family historians. Stories of people hitting the dreaded brick wall, and that all the…