This is a sample form. There is no "submit" button and its purpose is simply to inform you of the information you will be asked to provide on the "live" form. The application form below contains fields for various types of information to facilitate an efficient and worthwhile assessment of your research project. You don't have to have information in all fields. However, it is essential that you complete those marked with an asterisk (*). In addition, you will need the name of at least one parent. Otherwise, there is little hope of tracing the ancestor unless his/her brothers' & sisters' names are distinctive. Likewise, unless your ancestor's surname was extremely uncommon, or he/she was born after 1864, simply entering "Ireland" in the field for Birthplace is pointless.