Excellent news for those of us with Irish ancestry as this week historic birth, marriage, and death registers for Ireland were made available online at IrishGenealogy.ie.
Not all Registers are currently available. The General Register Office are updating records of Marriages dating back to 1845 and Deaths dating back to 1864 – these will be added later.
Universal civil registration began in 1864, but non-Catholic marriages were only recorded from 1845 onwards. The registers that are online cover the whole of Ireland for the period up to 1921, but exclude the six counties of Northern Ireland after that date. According to Claire Santry’s Irish Genealogy News there are a total of 12.5 million entries online.
You can currently search the following:
BIRTHS: 1864 to 1915
MARRIAGES: 1882 to 1940
DEATHS: 1891 to 1965