Tag Archives: Deceased Seamen

Deceased Irish Seamen

Following on from our previous post on Deceased Irish Seamen, some interesting information has come to light regarding the monthly returns made during the war periods of 1914-18 and 1939-45, which include deceased Irish seamen. The Returns of Deaths of Seamen Reported to the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen under the Provisions of the Merchant

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Deceased Seamen

Civil Registration of deaths began in Ireland in 1864.  Unlike marriages, which were registered by the officiating priest or parish clerk, and births which could and were registered by anyone present at the event, deaths were often not registered.  It has been estimated that between 1864 and 1900 some 15% of births went unregistered.  The figure

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