Family History Service

The NLI's free Family History Service is an ideal starting point for those beginning family history research as well as more experienced researchers. 

From Tuesday 3rd May 2022 it will be possible to book an in-person consultation with a member of our Family History team for guidance on researching your family history. To make an appointment please email  familyhistoryappointments@nli.ie or telephone +353 1 6030 256.

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday : 9.30am - 5pm

Can't visit in person?

Email: genealogy@nli.ie or telephone +353 1 6030 256

Subscription websites

The NLI also provides free on-site access to a number of subscription websites. These include:

Findmypast

Ancestry

Irish Ancestors

American Ancestors

Irish News Archive

Irish Times Newspaper Archive

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Portrait commissioned by Mrd Murdoch, Cahir, county Tipperary, 1905. NLI Ref: PWP1505
Portrait commissioned by Mrd Murdoch, Cahir, county Tipperary, 1905. NLI Ref: PWP1505
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