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Irish Family History Centre

Trace your ancestors

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum immerses you in the fascinating stories of the Irish people and honours the intrinsic connection between Ireland and its diaspora – no matter how many generations or oceans separate us!

But who are you? And what is your story?

Whether you’re just a little curious, or a fully-fledged family historian, we have something for you at the Irish Family History Centre, where our expert Genealogists can help you unearth your Irish roots.

We are located in the EPIC Gift Shop, so make sure to drop in after your museum tour.

Beginner session

No problem – our stations are equipped with lots of different databases to get a taster of family history. We’ll be on hand to show you how to follow that paper trail, whether a quick search before heading to the airport, or a more in depth visit to comb through our resources.

Advanced session

Private consultations with our on-site genealogists can hammer down those annoying brick walls, in either 30 or 60 minute sessions which can be pre-booked online (recommended during peak seasons).

To book a visit or appointment with the Irish Family History Centre click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need?

We always say just bring whatever you have – whether you have a little or a lot. A family tree is a a great start for visitors of every level, so feel free to bring along if you have one. It’s also important to bring along a passion to learn something new, because you never know what you’re going to find.

Where do I even start?

Always start with yourself and work backwards! That’s where a family tree template can be useful. Map out what you know for sure and then you can start filling in the gaps. And always verify what you find with hard evidence – only believe what you see with your own eyes.

What if I don’t even know if I’m Irish?

Don’t worry! Our databases have access to records across the globe – so even if you don’t know where you come from you can start digging. We’ve had visitors find ancestors in Nicaragua, Montserrat and India – it’s pretty exciting stuff!

 

Irish Family History Centre Tickets

All tickets include a goodie pack which contains a free month subscription to FindMyPast World, an initial month free to IrishFamilyHistoryCentre.com and an unwavering passion for your family history – remember, this is just the beginning!

Mon – Fri:  10am – 5pm
Saturday:  12pm – 5pm
Closed Sunday and public holidays