Wicklow County Archives & Genealogy Service

The Wicklow County Archives are a unique collection of Wicklow records relating to the administration of the county and the people's interaction with this administration.  They offer a rich research resource not only for the family historian and the local historian, but also for academic and other researchers of wide and varying interests who wish to learn about the shape and development of communities and the authorities who served them. 

The County Archives is also the home of Wicklow County Council's genealogy research service.  Originally known as the Wicklow Family History Centre, the service was established in 1987 by Wicklow County Council & FÁS. Since its foundation, our staff has computerised County Wicklow's Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland parish registers. Church records of Methodist, and Presbyterian circuits within the county have also been computerised. Our church records for the County of Wicklow date from the seventeenth century and stop at 1900.

Other records held by the genealogy service include land and tax records, i.e. Griffith's Valuation and the Tithe Applotment Books, as well as Ordnance Survey townland maps, parish maps, place histories, commercial directories and tombstone inscriptions. These sources enable us to give Wicklow descendants as complete a picture as possible of where and how their ancestors lived.  Indeed, we have researched and compiled Wicklow family histories for enquirers from Ireland, Britain, the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

 

For more information see: http://www.wicklow.ie/archives-genealogy-service