Wills

In terms of Irish genealogy, wills have always been extremely important, especially for the property-owning classes. They provide a clear picture of a family at a particular point in time, and can often supply enough information of a much larger newt work of relationships, such as cousins, nephews, in-laws etc. This information can also lead to the production of quite a substantial family tree. The minimum information to be found in a will is:

  • the name, address and occupation of the testator;
  • the names of the beneficiaries;
  • the names of the executor;
  • names of the witnesses;
  • the date the will was made;
  • the date of probate of the will.
  • As well as the minimum information, many also contain much more, including addresses and occupations of beneficiaries, witnesses and executors as well as details of family relationships and quarrels.

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    Major Sources of Irish Ancestry

    Church Records Land Records Directories
    Registry of Deeds Wills Emigration Records
    Newspapers

    Genealogy Sources for each Irish County

    Antrim Armagh Carlow Cavan
    Clare Cork Derry (Londonderry) Donegal
    Down Dublin Fermanagh Galway
    Kerry Kildare Kilkenny Laois
    Leitrim Limerick Longford Louth
    Mayo Meath Monaghan Offaly
    Roscommon Sligo Tipperary Tyrone
    Waterford Westmeath Wexford Wicklow

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