< img src="https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/img_auth.php/thumb/9/9b/IE_Locator_Ireland.jpg/1200px-IE_Locator_Ireland.jpg" > Guide to Ireland origins, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marital relationship records, death records, census records, parish signs up, and military records.
Today the island of Ireland is divided into 2 countries: (1) the Republic of Ireland, also known as Éire or Poblacht na hÉireann and (2) Northern Ireland, among the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom (together with England, Scotland, and Wales). Prior to 1922 the island of Ireland was one nation. The language most commonly spoken is English.  In the Republic of Ireland, the Irish Gaelic language has official status; in Northern Ireland it has some official acknowledgment along with Ulster Scots.
The Ireland counties noted below are based upon historic borders pre-1974. The records dating prior to 1974 are located within the info found in the historic counties. This practice is best for genealogy, given that many research is from prior to this date. Modern nations, particularly in Northern Ireland, are different. In the Republic, administrative modifications made to the counties were primarily reverted in 2014.
The map below programs the entire of Ireland. The six counties of Northern Ireland are divided from the rest by a heavy black line.
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