Find my past Ireland: Find Your Irish roots

Screenshot“Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy” – W. B. Yeats

Many New Zealanders have Irish blood flowing through their veins.  For those who want to find out more about their Irish ancestral roots then we have Find My Past Ireland.This resource includes:

  • The Landed Estates Court records: details of over 500,000 tenants on Irish estates;
  • Griffith’s Valuation: information about households from the Famine and up until the start of the civil registration in 1864;
  • Indexes to Irish wills dating from 1270 – 1858;
  • Over 400,000 gravestones and church memorials;
  • Emigration and military records;
  • Over 250,000 obituaries and other newspaper notices from all over Ireland.

This complements information you will find on Find My Past UK and Find My Past Australia.

Our license with the distributors mean access is only available in libraries and not from home.

There are many other useful  family history resources available within libraries and also from home with your library card number and PIN through the Source!