About Irish Records

Many of our clients are searching for that elusive Home which many of their ancestors have emigrated from . We at My Ireland Family Heritage have a 95% chance of finding theses homes but it takes much work. The fire in the Public Record Office complex in the Four Courts during the Irish Civil War (1922-1923) resulted in the severe damage and destruction of records. Although not all records from the Chief Secretary’s Office in Dublin Castle survive, especially from the period before 1836, sufficient material has survived to make the some records held in the National Archives a major source for American, Australian, Canadian and the colonies.

We hold many records of relevance to you as a client which we will search on your behalf. The sources listed are a selection of the most frequently asked-about. Our aim is to make your experience unique we search all areas including those which are privately owned and not available online. See Unique documents and moments

While no complete set of census returns survives for the period before 1901, this is where our expertise comes in on your behalf. We search all records available making sure we can in fact trace your family. All we need is to find the smallest connection to get started. Once this has been achieved it may open up all our avenues to trace your family as far back as possible and ultimately find that elusive original home in the 1800s.

What we have in our Data bases and research for you:
•  Births, marriages and deaths
• All births, marriages and deaths occurring since 1 January 1864 (and Jewish and non-Roman Catholic marriages occurring since 1 April 1845) are available on our Data Base. We also have records dating back to 1645 for Births, Marriages and deaths.
• Census returns – 19th and early 20th-century censuses
• All Tax Records for periods 1659 to 1900
• Wills and testamentary records
• Soldiers’ Wills
• Ireland-Australia transportation records (1791–1853)
• Estate records
• Private source records
• Parish records and marriage licenses
• Poor Law/Board of Guardian/workhouse records
• Records not found on many of the Genealogy sites

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This includes the six counties which comprise Northern Ireland (Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry/Derry and Tyrone)
Including
• Pre – 1858 Wills and Admons
• 1740 Protestant Householders list
• 1766 Religious Census
• 1775 Dissenters Petitions
• Census returns

Genealogy records

Ireland-Australia transportation records (1791-1853)
The fire in the Public Record Office complex in the Four Courts during the Irish Civil War (1922-1923) resulted in the severe damage and destruction of records. Although not all records from the Chief Secretary’s Office in Dublin Castle survive, especially from the period before 1836, sufficient material has survived to make the transportation records held in the National Archives a major source for Australians researching Irish convict ancestors. Penal transportation to Australia (and later to Bermuda or Gibraltar) covered the years 1791 until 1853 when the sentence of penal transportation was commuted to a prison sentence in Ireland.

For information on transportation sources, please consult the following pages on our site:
Ireland-Australia transportation
Frequently Asked Questions on transportation to Australia
Transportation records of interest include the following:
Transportation Registers (1836-1857)
Prisoners’ Petitions and Cases (1788-1836)
State Prisoners’ Petitions (1798-1799)
Convict Reference Files (1836-1856: 1865-1868)
Free Settlers’ Papers (1828-1852)
Male Convict Register (1842-1847)
Register of Convicts on Convict Ships (1851-1853)

19th and early 20th-century census

The census returns for all thirty-two counties for 1901 and 1911 are available to us. Fully indexed by name, the returns are searchable across fields which were filled in on the original census forms – thirteen fields were returned in 1901 and fifteen in 1911 and include religion, location, occupation, place of birth, relationship to head of household, literacy status, county or country of origin and Irish language proficiency etc.

Censuses

No manuscript returns survive for 1861, 1871, 1881 and 1891 but there are some returns for 1821, 1831, 1841 and 1851 covering parts of the following counties. See unusual Documents and Moments 

Antrim 1851
Belfast City (one ward only) 1851
Cavan 1821 and 1841
Cork 1841
Dublin City (index to heads of household only)     1851
Fermanagh 1821, 1841 and 1851
Galway 1813 (numerical return for the barony of Longford) and 1821
King’s County (Offaly) 1821
Londonderry (Derry) 1831 (1834 supplement/revision)
Meath 1821
Waterford 1841

Wills and testamentary records

Wills and testamentary records are evidence of the date of a person’s death and for other information which they may contain concerning the dead person’s family, place of residence. Before a will can take effect, a grant of probate must be made by a court. If someone dies without having made a will, the court can grant letters of administration for the disposal of the estate.
We search will and testamentary records which are indexed in the calendars of wills and administrations and one or two volumes per year in addition to a consolidated index for the period 1858–1877.

Estate records

Most of the sources consulted by us on your behalf – are records from which the researcher can be reasonably sure of finding material relating to the area in which s/he is interested. The records of landed estates may not be so readily available and in many cases, may not survive at all, but where they can be found, such records provide one of the greatest of all the sources available to us on your behalf.
Collections of estate papers can contain records of different types. The most common of these records are leases which are the legal documents which regulate the duration of the tenant’s holding of lands (for a period of years or for a number of lives), the amount of land held, the rent to be paid each year and when, and any other conditions relating to the leasing of property.
Estate collections may also include rentals or rent rolls, the regular accounts of the rent owed or paid by the tenants on the estate, when, and under what conditions. Where rentals do not include details of the terms under which tenants held their land, the information may be available in lease-books or collections of original leases. Correspondence, especially correspondence between a landlord and his agent, can also provide insights into problems of estate management. Example Testimonials 

My Ireland family Heritage would like to suggest that you look to include a One day Tours which will enhance your Townland experience to any of the Following Counties Genealogy Tours which we customize to your requirements.

Ancestral Genealogical Townland Experience Tours:

Antrim Genealogy Tours
Armagh Genealogy Tours
Carlow Genealogy Tours
Cavan Genealogy Tours
Clare Genealogy Tours
Cork Genealogy Tours
Derry Genealoy Tours
Donegal Genealogy Tours
Down Genealogy Tours
Dublin Genealogy Tours
Fermanagh Genealogy Tours
Galway Genealogy Tours
Kerry Genealogy Tours
Kildare Genealogy Tours
Kilkenny Genealogy Tours
Laois Genealogy Tours
Leitrim Genealogy Tours
Limerick Genealogy Tours
Longford Genealogy Tours
Louth Genealogy Tours
Mayo Genealogy Tours
Meath Genealogy Tours
Monaghan Genealogy Tours
Offaly Genealogy Tours
Roscommon Genealogy Tours
Sligo Genealogy Tours
Tipperary Genealogy Tours
Tyrone Genealogy Tours
Waterford Genealogy Tours
Westmeath Genealogy Tours
Wexford Genealogy Tours
Wicklow Genealogy Tours