Family history research can lead to some remarkable and exciting discoveries. For some, uncovering an ancestral link to a country with which they always felt a connection is an empowering and emotional experience. Being eligible to receive some kind of official recognition of this connection makes that feeling even more real.

If you have at least one parent or grandparent born anywhere on the island of Ireland, including Northern Ireland, you are eligible to apply for an Irish passport. Sometimes finding proof of this parent or grandparent may prove difficult but the Foundation’s Irish Passport Service is here to help.*

Our team of experienced genealogists will undertake research for the required birth, marriage and death records in order to find documentary evidence of your Irish ancestry.

* If you are claiming citizenship through descent from an Irish great-grandparent, the situation is a little more complex and further information may be found at the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service.

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"Your search established the blood relationship to our complete satisfaction and we are in constant correspondence with our relatives in Ireland and have visited them at their home. They are as thrilled as we are at the success of your research."
Howard T. Pollock, USA

Our Expertise

Ulster Historical Foundation has been conducting genealogical research for nearly seven decades and has helped tens of thousands of people learn more about their Irish roots.