Irish Family History Specialists
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Record Search & Retrieval
Irish Citizenship Documents

This service is for when you are looking for a specific Birth, Marriage or Death (BMD) Certificate, but you have not been able to find it online. We also can get legally authenticated copies of Birth Certificates for you, which you will need for Irish Citizenship applications.
You cannot access all Irish BMD records free online. Some records are held in various physical archives in Dublin or in subscription databases. Each archive has its own rules on how to get access and has different procedures to get copies. We are regular visitors to and members of the many archives located in Dublin. And we have access to all relevant subscription databases. We know exactly where to search and how to go about getting copies – if the record exists.

For legal purposes, e.g. for applying for Irish Citizenship, you will need an authenticated copy of a Birth Certificate proving that a parent or grandparent was born in Ireland. We can get these for you.

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“My husband wanted to explore his Irish roots in hopes of obtaining dual citizenship. Living just outside Chicago, it was difficult for us to do the research ourselves. While we learned he did not qualify, Jillian and were able to solve quite a few long-standing mysteries about his family. They worked tirelessly until they got answers and presented us with a thorough report on their comprehensive efforts. The service was excellent. Jillian was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend them.”


How does our service work?

Via the link below you can request us to get a copy of the record you require. Please provide us with the relevant references. If you do not provide us with a reference, we will quote you for search as well as for obtaining the document.

Upon receipt of your request, we will review your information and endeavour to provide you with a quote within 1-2 working days. You will have to make full payment before we start our search or get copies of the requested documents.

If you commission us for search, please note that in some cases BMD records never existed or have been lost. We might not in all cases be able to find your record despite our best efforts.

We use standard post for any hard-copy documents. If you require any express service, please let us know in advance, as there will be an additional charge for this.

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