Find your ancestors in Ireland Deaths 1864-1870

These records are transcripts from a selection of Irish death records from the early years of civil registration.

The amount of information listed varies, but the Ireland deaths 1864-1870 records usually include the following information about your ancestor:

  • Name
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Year of birth (calculated from reported age at death)
  • County
  • Martial status
  • Occupation

    A number of records also include more precise information regarding place of death or the name of the person who reported the death.
  • Discover more about the Irish Deaths 1864-1870 records

    Civil (government) registration of births, deaths and Catholic marriages began in Ireland in 1864. Deaths were registered by 'registration district' administrative areas which often crossed county borders. You will find a map and a full list of registration districts in our Help & Advice.

    Death certificates from the early years of civil registration are particularly useful for pinpointing a year of birth which pre-dates civil registration. Certificates usually include the name of the person who registered the death, often a family member.

    findmypast also gives you access to the Index to Civil Registration for births, marriages and deaths. The index covers the years between 1864 and 1958. The information contained in the index will allow you to order certificates, for a fee, from the General Register Office.