Tracing your Dublin Ancestors – James G. Ryan, Brian Smith


This is the 4th edition of this comprehensive guide to family history research in Dublin City and County. The new edition is totally updated and expanded, with new illustrations, sources and websites. It describes how to best use the records available, and where they can be accessed. For each type of record it provides background information on how they were compiled and what information was contained, and on which categories of people. It also provides background on the social history of Dublin and how this history has affected the keeping and survival of records.




‘Well-written, concise and easy to follow. It lists the records available for Dublin city and county, including individual church records…. A most valuable contribution to Irish genealogy’
Irish Family Links

‘…An impressive amount of information intelligently presented’
NY Genealogical & Biographical Record.

Reviews of the series

If you have ancestors in any of these counties, buy the book.
Genealogists Magazine, 2019

… The value of this series is that it can add much greater detail to what is on offer on the more local level …. particularly attractive is the inclusion of numerous examples of the types of documents that await the researcher. … I have no hesitation in suggesting to readers that they consider buying the book(s) …. sensibly priced and offer many a lead. …
Nova Scotia Genealogist XXXII/1