Update to the Civil Records

All civil marriage records from 1845 to 1944 are now available online to members of the public, along with the release online of birth register records for 1919 and death register records for 1969.  Over 15.5 million register records are now available to the public to view and research online on the www.irishgenealogy.ie website.

The records now available online include:  Birth register records – 1864 to 1919; Marriage register records – 1845 to 1944 &  Death register records – 1878 to 1969

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Minister Humphreys launches online genealogy toolkit for schools to help students discover their family history

Minister Humphreys launches online genealogy toolkit for schools to help students discover their family historyThe 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

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Welcome to Family Research 2016

2016 Family History home2016 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.

Historic Civil Records now available to view on www.irishgenealogy.ie:

historic civil recordsToday, 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.