Wicklow Family History Centre
Wicklow County Archives, Wicklow County Council, Station Road, Wicklow Town, Wicklow,
Ms Catherine Wright
The Wicklow Family History Centre provides a genealogical research service for people with Wicklow ancestry. It is based in Wicklow town, County Wicklow.
The Wicklow Family History Centre is a genealogy research service established in 1987 by Wicklow County Council and FÁS. Since its foundation, their staff have computerised County Wicklow's Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland parish registers. Church records of Methodist and Presbyterian circuits within the county have also been computerised. Their church records for the County of Wicklow date from the seventeenth century and stop at 1900.
Other records held by the Wicklow Family History Centre include land and tax records, i.e. Griffith's Valuation and the Tithe Applotment Books, as well as Ordnance Survey townland maps, parish maps, place histories, commercial directories and tombstone inscriptions. These sources enable them to give Wicklow descendants as complete a picture as possible of where and how their ancestors lived.