We are pleased to advise that an additional 2 years of records of births, marriages and deaths have been added to the www.irishgenealogy.ie website. The marriage Index data along with additional images has also been updated for the years 1864-1869 inclusive. The years covered by the release of the historic records of Births, Marriages and Deaths after this update are;
Births:1864 to 1918
Marriages:1864* to 1943
Deaths:1878* to 1968
The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has congratulated the team in her Department which oversees the genealogy website www.irishgenealogy.ie after it was awarded the "Promoting Ireland Overseas Award" at the Ireland eGovernment Awards.
The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, launched an online genealogy toolkit for schools, aimed at encouraging students to trace their roots and explore their family tree.
The 2016 Family History website has been created by the National Archives as a legacy project under the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme. Minister Humphreys met with students in Muckross College in Donnybrook, who had been trialling the website, to launch the online resource
2016 Family History is a new, free Irish genealogy education website, brought to you by the National Archives and IrishGenealogy.ie. The site is aimed primarily at secondary school students, but can be used by anyone with Irish ancestors to learn how to use the multiplicity of online sources now available for family history.
The site is still being tested, and will be formally launched in January 2017. Enter here.
Today, Heather Humphreys T.D. Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Leo Varadkar T.D. Minister for Social Protection officially launched the historic records of Births over 100 years ago, Marriages over 75 years ago and Deaths over 50 years ago of the General Register Office (GRO).
Further details on what records are now available can be found here.
www.irishgenealogy.ie is a website that allows users the opportunity to search a wide range of record sources in their search of their Irish Ancestry. The website is home to the on-line historic Indexes of the Civil Registers (GRO) of Births, Marriages, Civil Partnerships and Deaths and to Church Records of Baptism, Marriage and Burial from a number of counties.
The website also operates as a search portal that allows users to search the following record sources as well:
www.irishgenealogy.ie is a website operated by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.