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A guide to Irish Genealogy records

Tracing your Irish ancestry can be a frustrating exercise. Only the 1901 and 1911 census records have survived and

the vast amount of testamentary records (wills, adminstrations, probates erc) were destroyed in an explosion at The

Public Records Office in 1922. 


But all is not lost - There are many substitute records that can be used. FindMyPast Ireland has the best set of records

available to search for substitute records and the Seaham Family History Group has a subscription to this data set for

members to use.


Please ask Linda, Margery or Fred if you would like to use this search facility.


The following guide is an essential tool for tracing your Irish genealogy. From where to start, to expert hints and tips,

you will find all you need to know about Irish family history in one concise booklet.





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