It is possible to go to the public records office and do the leg work yourself. You still have to pay for certificates, etc. but all records over 100 years old are possible to view. Gather as much info as you can before you go, dates, names places, etc. Check out the website below it will also give you advice.
Church and parish records are also available for public viewing at request.
Start by asking relatives etc. if they have any certificates and glean as much info that way.
You may also find that another relative has done searches at some stage.
Don't take info on heresay, verify it, people will have false recollections or may even have been fed misleading info for some reason. Expect to find the unexpected!
· 1 decade ago