Monday, 14 November 2011

Irish Family History

Irish Family History - Finding Your Way


If you are interested in tracing your Irish Family History then there is a lot of useful information available.  There are many databases that will be able to help you with your search.  Most of these services you can get on-line and some are free and others you may have to pay for.  There is a lot of information available on-line and for almost all of these services you will have to register a username and password.

You can of course do all of this yourself but as you can imagine it gets a bit complicated.  You may also have to move between Ireland and Northern Ireland which simply adds to the complexity.


About 75 million people worldwide have ancestors who originated in Ireland. Recently there has been a significant increase in the number of Irish descendants looking to trace their Irish Ancestry.

Even with the advent of the Internet, researching Irish Genealogy proves difficult. A lot of the Irish census data of the 19th century, which would be very useful have been lost or destroyed. In addition, there is no dedicated Genealogy Ireland records centre resulting in the data being very fragmented.

Many people who wish to research their ancestors and find out their Irish family history are not genealogists. Many people of Irish descent Worldwide or even those still living in Ireland may never have looked into tracing their Irish Family tree but are now very keen to find out more about their ancestors who left Ireland many years ago or who may have lived there all their lives. Barack Obama, the new President of the United States is a prime example of one such person.

Considering the difficulties in carrying out research, a way needs to be found to simplify the process of tracing your ancestors. There are websites on the internet that provide information on Irish ancestry, some of them with good information for tracing your ancestors. There are still many records that are not accessible or easily accessible on the Internet and need more effort to access and trace.

There is a need for a single resource that pulls all this information about your ancestors together providing a structured and comprehensive step by step process for tracing your Irish roots. I would recommend this structured, comprehensive step by step process available in a detailed downloadable pack to help trace your Irish Family History!