Online Courses

Our courses are designed to cater for all levels of experience. So, whether you are a complete beginner or an intermediate looking to improve your research skills, we are here to help you on your research journey.

  • An Introduction to Genealogy

    An Introduction to Birth Records

    A free basic introductory course demonstrating the civil birth records

    0.00

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  • Making Sense of Death Records

    Making Sense of Death Records

    Understanding civil and burial records, cemetery records and much more

    25.00

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  • Making Sense of Marriage Records

    Making Sense of Marriage Records

    Exploring church marriage records, legal records, newspapers and more

    25.00

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  • Making Sense of Birth Records

    Making Sense of Birth Records

    Exploring civil birth records, church records and workhouse registers

    25.00

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  • Making Sense of the Census

    Making Sense of the Census

    Looking at the history of the census and understanding the census records

    25.00

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Why Choose Your Irish Family History

The courses are structured by way of step-by-step guides, background information, case studies and video tutorials.

  • Step-by-step guides to help with your research

  • Work at your own pace/speed

  • You can repeat any of the sections over and over again

  • Comprehensive, engaging and easy to follow

  • Caters for all levels, from beginner to intermediate

  • Video tutorials showing you practical demonstration of popular research sites
  • Tutor support available if you are stuck and need some help

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Old family photo

Louis, Billy, Dorothea, Leslie c. 1942

What Our Students Say…

“The courses are really well structured, concise and to the point, and have really helped me make great progress in my search and I’m now further along than I ever thought I could get.

I can take the courses at my own pace which means I’m not tied to a particular time. I’ve found them hugely helpful in guiding me.

I would highly recommend ‘Your Irish Family History’ for your research. Sandra very knowledgeable and experienced on the subject, but also very helpful when I contacted her directly.”

Fionnuala Meehan – Co. Wicklow, Ireland

“I have just completed “Making Sense of Birth Records” and “Making Sense of Death Records” and I highly recommend for anyone researching their family history whether a beginner or, like me, you have dabbled a bit previously.

I found these courses easy to follow, providing excellent instruction on how to navigate and source material from numerous online resources.  I learnt of many new resources and I quickly discovered records for my ancestors and found new ones I didn’t know existed!”

Carmel Hensey – Dublin, Ireland

Compare our Training Courses

Here is a synopsis of what you will learn in each of our courses.

  • An Introduction to Birth Records

    This course contains:

    • Exploring Civil Birth Records
    • Naming Conventions
    • Online Sources of Civil Records
    • A Basic Search of Civil Records
    • A Practical Video Tutorial
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  • Making Sense of Death Records

    This course contains:

    • Exploring Civil Death Records
    • Exploring Burial Records
    • Exploring General Register Office
    • Cemetery Records
    • Testamentary Records
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  • Making Sense of Marriage Records

    This course contains:

    • Exploring Civil Marriage Records
    • Exploring Church Marriage Records
    • Exploring General Register Office
    • Legal Records
    • Marriage Settlements, Dissolutions & Breach of Promise
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  • Making Sense of Birth Records

    This course contains:

    • Exploring Civil Birth Records
    • Exploring Church Baptismal Records
    • Exploring General Register Office
    • Newspapers
    • Workhouse Registers
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  • Making Sense of the Census

    This course contains:

    • History of Census
    • Status of Census 1821 – 1911
    • Information in Census Records
    • Census Forms A-Z
    • Case Studies
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