About Irish World Family History Service
‘Discover the path to your Irish roots’
Irish World is located at 51 Dungannon Road, Coalisland, County Tyrone, and is the Family History Centre for Counties Tyrone and Fermanagh. We offer a worldwide research service to people whose ancestors came from these counties. Whether you know a lot, or very little, about your forebears, and from whatever cultural background they came, Irish World will help you discover the path to your Irish roots.
Founded in 1985, Irish World is today one of Ireland’s foremost genealogy research companies. Our database comprises some two million records relating to births, marriages and burials, as well as census and land records. Since 2008, we are part of Rootsireland.ie, an All-Ireland genealogy service with the largest dedicated collection of Irish church-records available online. If you are one of the 65 million people worldwide with Irish roots, you will find something of interest and assistance in our data.
Willie O’Kane is Irish World Manager and is with the company since 1986. Willie is a graduate of Queens University Belfast, holding an honours degree in American Studies. Before joining Irish World, his work experience encompassed agricultural machinery sales and also three years as a development teacher in Zambia. Willie has edited several books relating to local history, Ulster dialect and Tyrone genealogy.
In addition to research, Irish World provides ancillary products such as full colour coats of arms for the many hundreds of surnames associated with Ireland. These are very popular with people celebrating personal or family commemorations, or simply to add to their family-tree. The company also has a long tradition in local history publications, with books on the town-lands and parishes of Tyrone, traditional folk cures and charms, and a dictionary of Ulster dialect. Details of these can be found on our Publications page.
Irish World will be glad to help trace the path to your Irish roots, so if you wish to find out more about your forebears, please contact us today.
‘Thank you for the research you did for my aunt and me regarding our ancestors. You uncovered much we did not know.’ Rebeka Carson, Atlanta, Georgia