Monday 25 July 2016

New resources for NLI's Genealogy Advisory Service

The free Genealogy Service is available without
appointment at the NLI's main Kildare Street building.
Visitors to the National Library of Ireland's free Genealogy Service are seeing some additional resources made available to them this summer.

Researchers have long been able to take advantage of free on-site access to a number of subscription websites, including Ancestry, FindMyPast, Irish News Archive, the Irish Times newspaper Archive and the Dictionary of Irish Biography. Well, recent upgrades have brought full access to Ancestry's Worldwide collection and to John Grenham's Irish Ancestors software to all the Genealogy Room's computer screens.

What is more, the 1bn-records database of the New England Historic Genealogical Society,, will also soon be available to visitors.

The Genealogy Service is located in the NLI's main building in Kildare Street, Dublin 2, and is open Monday to Wednesday from 9:30am–5pm and Thursday and Friday from 9:30am–4:45pm.

No appointment is needed. Just turn up. Those who can't visit in person can contact the service by email to or telephone +353 1 6030 256.