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 or another specific record, 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.

For our Terms & Conditions, please follow this link: Terms & Conditions

A lot of records are freely available online, but sometimes you need to know where to look. We have put together a handy leaflet with 10 great, useful, and free websites. Please click on the picture below to download it in PDF format.

If you still have not been able to find the record you are looking for this could be because:

  1. Some records are not online (yet) but are held in various physical archives in Dublin. Each physical archive has its own rules on how to get access and has different procedures to get copies. We are members of the many archives located in Dublin. You can find an overview of the most important ones here.
  2. Other records are hidden behind a paywall and are only available if you take out a subscription. We have access to all relevant databases.
  3. The record never existed in the first place or has been lost.

We know exactly where to search and how to go about getting copies – if the record exists.

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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.

Eleanora, Chicago, USA

“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?

There are two parts to this service.

  • You know where the document is, and only need us to get a copy.
  • You want us to do a search as well as get a copy.

You can use the link below for both. If you have already located the document, 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.

Documents will be sent to you in a digital format unless you need an authenticated document, which will be posted. We use standard post for any hard-copy documents. If you require an express service, please let us know in advance (you can use the comment section in the form for this). There will be an additional charge for this.

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