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There is a definite growth in visitors from overseas to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland tracing their family roots. If you like the idea of doing a bit of this whilst you’re over for The Open, this section will hopefully help point you in the right direction.

How to trace your Irish family roots

For help with how to get started with Northern Ireland ancestors, here’s a useful article.

For help with Republic of Ireland ancestors, the Irish Times has a great step by step guide – click here.

Did you know that...?

FACT: Nearly a quarter of the US Presidents (12) had roots from Northern Ireland?
Benjamin Griffiths