We are pleased to advise that in early 2019, an additional 2 years of records of births, marriages and deaths will be added to the www.irishgenealogy.ie website. The marriage Index data along with additional images will also be 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 will be:
Births: 1864 to 1918
Marriages: 1864* to 1943
Deaths: 1878* to 1968
* The General Register Office will continue to work on updating further records of Marriages dating back to 1845 and Deaths dating back to 1864. These will be included in future updates to the records available on the website.
The General Register Office is dealing with the feedback on the records – where records required correction this will be included in this updated release. Further details of this release will be confirmed early in 2019..
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.
www.irishgenealogy.ie is aware in recent days of a phishing e-mail in circulation purporting to come from this website. The e-mails in question state " Subscription For Research Service (Payment confirmed) ".
This is what's known as a phishing e-mail and should be blocked/deleted if you receive it. Please do not respond to this e-mail or open any links attached. www.irishgenealogy.ie is not a subscription website and users do not have to register to use the website.
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.