With over 200,000 family history parish and civil records, Rothe House is the genealogical research centre in Kilkenny city and county. For those with Kilkenny ancestry, this is the place to start your search, or even add to your existing knowledge.

Family history research at Rothe House & Garden, Kilkenny

Family history research at Rothe House & Garden, Kilkenny

It’s simple to use

  • To begin with, email in as much detail as you can, your request to kilkennyfamilyhistory@rothehouse.com.
  • Our professional genealogist, Mary Flood, will contact you by email to advise if there are records available to help you in your search, and the cost of this.
  • You can then pay using our secure PayPal system.
  • The record(s) will then be forwarded to you.

The fee to search for and provide a single record is €50.  For an assessment of all records available by our genealogist, there is a fee of €100.  Your query will be dealt with as quickly as possible, but this could take up to four weeks.

If you would like to undertake research yourself, then you can log onto www.rootsireland.ie where Kilkenny’s records, together with a further almost 20 million records nationwide, are available online.

You can also meet with Mary, who is available on  Tuesdays by prior appointment only.  Please email kilkennyfamilyhistory@rothehouse.com when you know when you will be visiting Kilkenny and she’ll be happy to meet with you to help you progress with your family history research.

Pay Your Genealogy Search Online

If you have been advised by a member of staff to pay online, or you would like to order a genealogical search online, please choose from a full search or initial search below. You will be directed to PayPal to complete your payment to Rothe House. Please use PayPal’s instruction form to outline the requirements for your search. If in doubt, please contact us at Rothe House.