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Genealogy Service

​Information on the Wicklow Genealogy Service, which offers help and advice to people with Wicklow roots.

Wicklow Genealogy Service

The Wicklow County Archives offers a genealogy research service, researching and advising those with Wicklow roots. The service was established in 1987 by Wicklow County Council. Since its foundation, our staff has computerised Wicklow's Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland parish registers, some of which date from the 17th century. Methodist and Presbyterian church records within the county have also been computerised. All of our parish records stop at 1900. Our baptisms, marriages and burial records are also available online at

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. We have researched and compiled Wicklow family histories for enquirers from Ireland, Britain, the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

Research advice/consultation - appointment only

Monday to Thursday: 10.30am - 5pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm) - Subject to current Covid19 restrictions.

Please note: The County Wicklow Archives & Genealogy Service is closed for the month of August 2021 in preparation for the official opening of our new premises at the Wicklow Library & Archives, Wicklow Town on the 30th of August.  

We look forward to welcoming you there.


Catherine Wright

Phone: (0404) 20126

Related Websites

  1. Roots Ireland

    Parish records of baptisms and marriages for Co. Wicklow and most of Ireland, and some civil records too.

  2. Irish Genealogy

    The Irish government website of births, deaths and marriages 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.

  3. National Archives

    Access to the 1901/1911 Census

  4. Ask About Ireland

    Land and property records of Griffith’s Valuation in the 1850s

  5. Tithe Applotment Books

    Tithe Applotment Books - 1820s/1830s

  6. Family Search

    Index to Irish births, deaths and marriages 1864-1958; non-Catholic marriages from 1845

  7. Wicklow Headstone Photos

    Tombstone inscriptions and photos from many Co. Wicklow cemeteries

  8. County Wicklow Cemetery Records

    Tombstone inscriptions from mainly West Wicklow cemeteries

  9. County Wicklow Heritage

    Co.Wicklow genealogy guides