Where to find birth records for those born in Ireland pre-Independence?

How far back do Irish birth records go?

The Indexes to the Civil Records of Irish Births, Deaths and Marriages date from 1864 with non-Roman Catholic Marriages recorded from 1845. Full Register entry: Register images are available for births 1864 to 1920, for marriages from 1845 to 1945 and death records from 1871* to 1970.

Are Irish birth records online?

Use the irishgenealogy.ie website to search for online copies of indexes to civil records of births (1864–1916), marriages (1845–1941) and deaths (1864–1966) and of the registers of births (1864–1916), marriages (1870–1941) and deaths (1878–1966).

Are birth records public in Ireland?

Birth, marriage, adoption, civil partnership and death certificates are public records, meaning anybody can access or apply for them. There are different types of certificate available from the General Register Office.

Where can I find free birth records in Ireland?


Transcripts (and some digitised images) of records of Civil Registration are available free of charge on www.irishgenealogy.ie. This site is hosted by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. National Archives does not hold civil records of births, deaths and marriages.

Can I search the Irish Foreign Births Register?

Foreign Births Register
If you are looking for the birth record of an ancestor born abroad to Irish parents, you will not find it in Ireland’s mainstream civil registration records. Such births would have been registered in the jurisdiction in which it took place.

How do I get my original civil birth certificate of Irish born grandparent?

Birth records have been maintained centrally in Ireland since 1864 and certified copies may be obtained by applying to the Registrar of Births., or by applying to the Superintendent Registrar of the district where your grandparent was born. .

How do I find my Irish ancestors before 1800?

National Archives of Ireland
The National Archives of Ireland’s genealogy portal is one of the key websites for tracing Irish ancestry. It offers free access to the surviving census fragments from 1901/1911, as well as substitute sources. You can search raw census data, then view PDF copies of the original documents.

What is the best genealogy site for Ireland?

Here are our top three picks from her selection of fantastic family history sites.

  1. 1 The National Archives of Ireland 1901 & 1911 Census site. …
  2. 2 IrishGenealogy.ie. …
  3. 3 Parish registers.

Where can I find Irish records?


Access to Irishgenealogy.ie, which allows users to search a wide range of record sources while looking for their Irish ancestry.

How far back can you trace Irish Ancestry?

Irish Resources on MyHeritage
The records go as far back as 1484 and include census records, vital records (birth, marriage, and death), immigration and travel records, newspapers, and much more.

Why is it so difficult to trace Irish Ancestry?

Irish genealogy is difficult to do because there is a real lack of records. There used to be records. The Irish were meticulous about keeping them, as most of the Island was Catholic, and record keeping is important in the Catholic church and religion.

Does find my past have Irish records?

Findmypast are proud to have the largest collection of Irish records online. We have millions of records from across Ireland and Northern Ireland. Discover your Irish ancestors by searching Ireland’s earliest surviving census records, Ireland Census 1821-1851.

How do I find my family records Ireland?

Use other free online sources including www.irishgenealogy.ie, which includes many records of the General Register Office, and the National Library of Ireland, which has digitised Roman Catholic parish registers up to approximately 1880.

Do I have Irish heritage?

If either of your parents was an Irish or UK citizen at the time of your birth, you are automatically an Irish citizen if you were born in Ireland. If you were born in Northern Ireland to an Irish or British parent, you can choose to be an Irish citizen.