Search for your ancestor in this free index of civil birth registers from Ireland. Discover when and where your ancestor was born, as well as your ancestor’s parents’ names. Transcripts were created by Findmypast from images held by IrishGenealogy.ie. The source website may provide additional information. This is an ongoing project. We will be adding more records shortly.
Transcripts were created by Findmypast from images held by IrishGenealogy.ie. Images are linked to in the transcripts. Each transcript will provide all or some of the following information:
Superintendent registration district
Father’s first name(s)
Father’s last name
Mother’s first name(s)
Mother’s last name
Registration quarter year
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The General Register Office (GRO) holds the civil records for births, deaths, and marriages.
Registration districts are largely identical to the old Poor Law Unions. These boundaries correlated to natural catchment areas as opposed to the existing administrative divisions (townlands, parishes, counties). The significance of this is that the boundaries of a given registration district could run across existing administrative boundaries (i.e. parts of two counties could be included in a single registration district).
Notable individuals in these records
Padraic Colum, born Patrick Columb, was an Irish novelist, poet, and playwright, as well as a collector of folklore and a biographer. From this index, we learn that Colum was born on 8 December 1881 to Patrick and Susan. His father’s occupation is recorded as Master of the Longford Workhouse.
The Irish novelist Walter Macken is included in these records. From his record, we learn he was born on 3 May 1915 in Galway. His father’s name was Walter and he was employed as a carpenter. His mother’s name is recorded as Agnes Brady.
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