Catalogues and Databases

The Genealogical Office Manuscript Collection (GO MS) and Genealogical Office Library Collection are available to researchers holding a valid NLI Reader's Ticket in the Manuscripts Reading Room (2-3 Kildare St.). See Readers' Tickets and Accessing Material for more information.

GO Library

Monographs and other printed works within the Genealogical Office Library Collection can be searched in the Main Catalogue.

GO Manuscript Collection

A large number of Genealogical Office manuscripts are catalogued in Sources and the Main Catalogue. A number of these have been digitised and are available to view online.

MaAnlis - The Consolidated Index to the Records of the Genealogical Office

This four-volume index covers a significant part of the GO Manuscript Collection including the Funeral Entries, the Grants and Confirmations of Arms, O'Ferrall's Linea Antiqua, Lords Entries, Ecclesiastical Visitations, Anglo-Irish Pedigrees, Betham's Will Abstracts and Sketch Pedigrees, and a number of other miscellaneous manuscripts and pedigrees. The catalogue may be downloaded here:

McAnlis Consolidated Index Vol. 1 A-C  McAnlis Consolidated Index_Vol. 1_A-C.pdf (1.51 MB, Adobe PDF)

McAnlis Consolidated Index Vol. 2 D-H  McAnlis Consolidated Index_Vol. 2_D-H.pdf (1.40 MB, Adobe PDF)

McAnlis Consolidated Index Vol. 3 I-O  McAnlis Consolidated Index_Vol. 3_I-O.pdf (1.46 MB, Adobe PDF)

McAnlis Consolidated Index Vol. 4 P-Z  McAnlis Consolidated Index_Vol. 4_P-Z.pdf (1.57 MB, Adobe PDF)

Sadleir Collection

The catalogue of material donated by Randal Sadleir, the son of former Deputy Ulster King of Arms, Thomas Ulick Sadleir is available at Manuscript Collection List GO 1000. Much of this collection relates to T.U. Sadleir's time at the Office of Arms from the 1910s to the 1940s, and offers an interesting insight into the operation of the last office to pass from British control to the Irish state.

Withdrawal of GO Manuscripts 1-188

Researchers should note that GO MS 1-188 are no longer available for consultation due to their condition and microfilm surrogates are issued in place of the original volumes. A number of these volumes have been digitised. A list of GO Manuscripts on Microfilm is available here:

G.O. Manuscripts on Microfilm  GO_Mss_Microfilm_List.pdf (0 MB, Adobe PDF)

Arms of the Marquis of Thomond, knighted and invested with the Order of St Patrick, 1809. NLI Ref: GO MS 100
Arms of the Marquis of Thomond, knighted and invested with the Order of St Patrick, 1809. NLI Ref: GO MS 100
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