Tag Archives: General Register Office

Current Access to Irish Libraries and Archives

Over the last couple of months a number of Irish archives, libraries and repositories have reopened to the public, but with limited access.  The following is a list of the major repositories for Irish genealogical research based in Dublin and Belfast.  Details of new opening hours and the proceedure for booking appointments has been set out below.National

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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indexes, which were released with great fanfare on the government website www.irishgenealogy.ie last year and quickly withdrawn for security reasons, have been released again.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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