Irish Family History: Ashes to Archives Births, Marriages and Deaths
Irish Index to Civil Registration
One of the most important resources for Irish family history is the Index to Civil Registration. In Ireland Civil Registration began in 1864 (non-Catholic marriages were recorded from 1845). Using the volume and page number, and other information from the index, you can order photocopies of the full register entries, for a fee, from the General Register Office. Please note no labelled space is provided on the current GRO forms for Volume and Page number, you can fill in this detail in Section 2 of the form.
Civil Registration Districts ExplainedThe original civil registration districts were based on 160 medical dispensary districts and in many cases cross county boundaries. This means that in certain cases events will be recorded in a county other than where the person lived.
In your search results you will see the registration district and the counties it covers.