Sources for Family History in County Waterford

Sources for Family History is a publication to help people research their family history in Waterford. It was produced as part of the Celtic TrĂ­ Project (a joint project between Waterford County Archives, Dublin City Archives and Gwynedd Archives in Wales) with the assistance of EU Interreg IIIA funding in 2005. It provides guidance on how to start your family history research and the sources that are available to assist you. It is currently being updated to take into account additional resources that have since been made available to researchers but in the meantime it is still a good place to get started with your Family History Research.

  • Sources for Family History
  • Sources for Family History is a bi-lingual publication, available in Irish and English, side by side. The publication contains the following:

  • Beginning your Search
  • Before Arriving in Waterford
  • Census Records
  • Civil Records
  • Church Records
  • Tithe Applotment Books
  • Valuation Records
  • Records of Burials
  • Estate Records
  • Estate Papers for County Waterford
  • Workhouse/Board of Guardian Records
  • Records of Professions
  • Records of Local Authorities
  • Researching on the Internet and at Home
  • Useful Websites to get you Started
  • Index to Sources