The National Archives of IrelandThe National Archives of Ireland is located on Bishop Street in Dublin 8, on the site of the old Jacobs Biscuit Factory. The Archives hold the historic records for the administration of the State. These include census returns, wills and testamentary records, prison and court records as well as the archives of government departments. For the genealogist, much of the vital records for family history research held by the Archives are now available online on their Genealogy website and at Findmypast.ie.
What You Will Find at the National Archives of IrelandYou may want to visit the National Archives of Ireland to consult the professional genealogists who staff the Genealogy Advisory Service between 10am and 1.30pm each day. You can also access the following records in the archives. Some of these records are partially available online, others are not available online at all:
- Surviving wills and administrations. Surviving will registers from 1858 to 1900 are available online
- Records of the Chief Secretary’s Office (CSORP). Partly available online from 1818 to 1830
- Convict files
- Surviving court papers. Petty Session Court registers are available at www.findmypast.ie
- National School records
- Transportation registers. The Ireland Australia Transportation Database is available online, but the supporting documentation is not.
- Some Church of Ireland parish registers