Cork City & County Archives

Cork City CouncilCork County CouncilUniversity College Cork
Funded by Cork City Council, Cork County Council & UCC
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Researching Genealogy and Family History in the Cork City and County Archives

See our Online Digital Archive section for some documents and records that may be viewed online.  Most of the records relevant to genealogy listed below, and on our collections page, are accessed, by prior appointment, in our research room. You may also do a search of our online catalogue for personal names and place names. Enquiries are welcome:

Burial/Cemetery Records (mid/late 1800s - 1900s)

Poor Law Unions/Workhouses (1838-c1923)

Directories and Almanacs (1821-1973)

Rate Valuation Lists - property (1853 - 1980)

Local Government Archives (1600s - 1990s)

Hospital Records (1880 - 1960)

National School Records (1865 - 1980)

Electoral Registers (1957-1984)

Other Records of Family History Interest

Sources Held Elsewhere

PLEASE NOTE: We do not hold state (civil) birth, marriage, or death certificates: These are held by the General Register Office of Ireland and older certificates are also viewable on