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Irish ancestry and genealogy, tracing your roots Ireland, family history research in Ireland. Look for your Irish family history. Search for your ancestors’ birth, marriage and death records. Find Irish Ancestors.

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Irish StampMany of us can claim to be descended from those who left their Ireland to seek a better life elsewhere. Can you think of anything more enjoyable than spending a vacation in Ireland tracing your ancestral roots? Walk the paths they once walked, visit the old homestead, chat with the locals; do all of the things that you cannot do at a computer screen and bring back the emotional element, so often lacking in today's family research. Are you curious about the role your family has played in history? Why your ancestors departed their original birthplace? How you ended up - a generation or generations later - being where you are today? If you've ever thought of tracing your Irish roots, you're not alone; world-wide, there are an estimated 60 million people who claim Irish ancestry. Search for your ancestors’ birth, marriage and death records.

You can do this on your own at: Genealogical Office, Dublin — operates consultation service on how to start a search o National Library, Dublin — extensive records and other genealogical materials o Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast — official records from 1820 onwards.

Find Your Family in Ireland. The National Library of Ireland (NLI) has announced that it will be digitizing its parish records and as of July 8, 2015 will provide free online access. This is a big moment for Irish genealogy.

The parish register records are the most important source of information on Irish family history prior to the Census of 1901. They date from the 1740s to the 1880s, cover 1,091 parishes throughout Ireland, and consist primarily of baptismal and marriage records.

They are especially important for finding ancestors pre-1864, when Ireland began civil registration of births, marriages and deaths.

Barack Obama is both Scottish and Irish
Scotland: A maternal ancestor, Edward FitzRandolph, is said to have emigrated to America in the 17th century and Mr Obama is also said to be descended from William the Lion, who ruled Scotland between 1165 and 1214
Ireland: Barack Obama’s Irish ancestors originated in Moneygall and neighboring Shinrone in County Offaly, Ireland.

Surely, they are IrishOnce your Irish roots are found for you, we will be able to plan a more meaningful trip for you. Markree Castle

Click here for Family Vacation SuggestionsNothing can be more rewarding than sharing your cultural heritage with your children or grandchildren. We have created a special multi-generation adventure to build on your relationship, secure in the knowledge that our activities will interest the young and the young at heart. You and your family will learn about the best of Ireland and Britain.

Here is my own family, as researched by a genealogist:

Ms Ellen McNulty
Lynott Tours Inc.

25 May 2004

Dear Ellen

Thank you for your enquiry regarding your ancestor John Joseph McNulty who was born in 1877. His parents were Samuel McNulty and Elizabeth O Hara.

Before we begin, it is worth noting that the dates that record keeping began varied tremendously from Parish to Parish throughout County Sligo some starting as early as 1796, while others did not start until 1890. It must also be noted that there are 'gaps' in the records, owing to complete records books being discarded, lost or damaged. A typical Baptismal entry will specify the exact date of baptism, the name of the child and the names of the parents including very often the maiden name of the mother, the names of the sponsors and sometimes the street or townland.

I began your enquiry by checking the Baptismal Records for John Joseph McNulty. We did not limit our search to one Parish, as it is standard practice for us to search the entire County of Sligo, in all denominations. The following are the results of my search:

I found four children with a father listed as Samuel (he is listed as Simon on one record) McNulty and a mother listed as Elizabeth O Hara in Sligo town parish. One of those four sons was called John but he was born in 1872. The marriage registers were checked and I can confirm that a record was found for the union of Samuel McNulty and Elizabeth O Hara in Sligo in 1861. This record listed their address, the parish, witnesses and both the bride and grooms parent's names-Samuel's parents were James McNulty and Margaret Stephenson, Elizabeth's parents were John O Hara and Mary/Maria Hennessy. ...

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