Category Archives: Civil Registration

Finding a Second Marriage

In a recent search for the second marriage of a couple in Dublin city I noticed an issue at www.irishgenealogy.ieThe subject of my search was a man named John Patrick Nolan.  John Patrick Nolan went by both John Nolan and Patrick Nolan, which was the first obstacle in my search. In 1901 John Nolan was residing with his first wife, Margaret in Bellevue

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More Births, Marriages and Deaths Online

The Irish Government website www.irishgenealogy.ie has expanded the images of birth, marriage and death registrations being made available online. Researchers can now search the index of marriages (1864-1941) and view the original marriage registration entries from 1870 to 1941.  The index of deaths (1864-1966) now links to images of death registrations

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Finding Irish Birth Records

There are times when finding Irish birth records can be challenging.  Here are a few tips for searching Irish birth records online.Registration of Births in IrelandIt was compulsory to register all births in Ireland from 1864, however, as many of you will know, not all births were registered with the civil authorities.  There are many reasons why

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Old Irish Family Letters

Detective work can sometimes be one of the most appealing aspects of Irish genealogy. If you are lucky enough to find old family letters sent from Ireland to emigrant siblings, children, cousins or neighbours, it might be time to put your detective hat on. Old family letters can contain all sorts of clues that could identify your family origins in Ireland.

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Irish Civil Registration Records Online

A selection of Irish Birth, Marriage and Death registrations have been made freely available online at the Irish Government website www.irishgenealogy.ie. Previously, this website was home to one of the online indexes for Irish civil registration, where it was possible to search for the reference information for a birth, marriage or death registration.

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Irish Citizenship by Descent

A person with a grandparent who was born in Ireland can apply for Irish citizenship by descent by applying to have their birth registered in the Register of Foreign Births at their nearest Irish diplomatic or consular mission. Once your birth has been registered in the Register of Foreign births you will be provided with a certificate of confirmation.

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The 1916 Children: Death of O’Toole

The team at Timeline carried out some of the research for the Joe Duffy documentary, Children of the Revolution, which aired on RTE on Easter Sunday 2016.  The documentary looks at the circumstances in which children were killed during the 1916 Rising. One child who died during the Rising was a young man named O’Toole (no first name given). On

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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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