Family History

Find out more about your Fingal family 


Fingal Local Studies and Archives has a wide range of sources available to facilitate family research.

All researchers – beginners or experienced – are welcome to visit our reading room and have a chat with staff.

Just telephone 01-8704495/96 or e-mail [email protected]  / [email protected] to make an appointment to visit our reading room in Clonmel House, Forster Way, Swords.  


We house the following 

Findmypast and (Free access on Library PCs)

Thom’s Directories (1840s to present date)

Registers of Electors, Dublin County 1945-1994

Scans of the burial records for 33 burial grounds in Fingal 1935-2005 (some earlier), with maps.

Rural District Council Labourers Cottages Ledgers, containing details on the first tenants in many of these early public housing schemes 1909-1930.

Dublin County Rates Books 1914-1915, 1919-1920, 1921-1930

Local Newspaper Drogheda Independent (Fingal Independent)

Database of Fingal World War 1 Dead.

Database of Fingal Volunteers 1916.