Category Archives: Birth and Baptismal Records

Bryan Cranston – Who Do You Think You Are?

In the most recent episode of Who Do You Think You Are? US Bryan Cranston, star of the TV shows Breaking Bad and Malcolm in the Middle, traced his Cranston ancestry back through American and Canadian records to his great great grandparents, Joseph Cranston and Sarah McLeod. Bryan Cranston’s Irish OriginsDuring the course of his search, Bryan discovered

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Catholic Parish Registers Online

An historic resource has been made available to the genealogical community in Ireland and around the world with the publication of Ireland’s historic Roman Catholic parish registers, online. The collection covers all counties on the island of Ireland and can be found on  National Library of Ireland Website.Origins of the CollectionThe collection

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Dublin Workhouse Records

The Admission and Discharge Registers for three of the four Dublin Workhouses have just appeared on www.findmypast.ie.  The registers are for the North and South Dublin Union and Rathdown Union Workhouse, and date from 1840 to 1919.  As many Dublin families are likely to have encountered the Workhouse during their lifetimes these registers are a huge

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Irish Birth Marriage and Death Indexes

The Irish birth marriage and death indexes, which were released with great fanfare on the government website www.irishgenealogy.ie last year and quickly withdrawn for security reasons, have been released again.  However, this time the public can only view the index entries for births over 100 years, marriages over 75 years and deaths over 50 years.

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General Register Office Ireland – GRO

The GRO or the General Register Office hold records of all births, deaths and marriages registered in Ireland.  Civil registration in Ireland commenced in 1864, when it became compulsory to register these events.  It should be noted that non-Catholic marriages were being registered from 1845. Civil registration in Ireland commenced quite late, when

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Quaker Records

Birth, marriage and death records for the Society of Friends or Quakers are amongst the most accessible and systematic for any religious denomination in Ireland. The Quakers arrived in Ireland in the seventeenth century and from their date of arrival clear and concise records were kept for the life events of members of the Society.  Although the Quakers

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