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Video: Surging interest in Irish genealogy from abroad

Records at the National Archives of Ireland can provide important leads for anyone researching their family history.

Researchers can find census returns for the 19th and early 20th centuries on the the national archives genealogy website, along with 19th-century Tithe Applotment Books, Soldiers’ Wills and will calendars for the years 1858-1920 and 1922-1982.

Archivist Gregory O'Connor said while the Civil War bombings of 1922 destroyed many important documents, the 600,000 records left afterwards still provide a snapshot of the times.

The National Archives commonly receives requests for census returns, wills and other state documents from countries such as the US, Australia, and New Zealand.

And it also hosts documents which relate directly to St Patrick. To see more, watch our video above.

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