Wicklow Genealogy Service

The Wicklow Genealogy Service is the designated genealogy research service for County Wicklow, established in 1987 by Wicklow County Council. Since its foundation, our staff, with the support of FÁS, 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.  Our church records of County Wicklow baptisms and marriages are also available online at www.rootsireland.ie.  

Other records held include land and tax records, ie. 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 details about the service, please see research application form at the bottom of this page).

 

RESEARCH ADVICE/CONSULTATION - APPOINTMENT ONLY:

 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 10.30am - 4.30pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm)

Contact:

Catherine Wright

Email: wfh@eircom.net,

or Tel. 0404-20126

 

The following resources may be of assistance in your research:

 

  • www.rootsireland.ie – parish records of baptisms and marriages for County Wicklow and most of Ireland, and some civil records also.

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  • www.irishgenealogy.ie : (Births, deaths and marriages).  The Irish government website,www.irishgenealogy.ie (free searching) also has indexes to births from 1864 to 1915, deaths from 1864 to 1965 and marriages from 1864 to 1940. Many full images of these records have now been uploaded to this site for the following years: Births 1864-1915; Marriages 1882-1940; Deaths 1891-1965.

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