Back to top

“Janey Mack!” New Online Irish Records

clover

September 4, 2019

If you are like most of us who do genealogy, you get pretty excited (hence the Irish exclamation I used in the title—“Janey Mack”) when new information is available online. So, you can probably guess how excited I was when I learned that more Irish historical register records, including birth, marriage, and death (BMD), are available online! The General Records Office (GRO) has made numerous records available to the public online (for free!), including birth records for 1917 and 1918, marriages from 1864-1869 and 1942-1943, and death records for 1967 and 1968. These records can be searched at the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht website.

Now available are birth register records from 1864-1917, marriage register records from 1845-1943 (non-Roman Catholic; they began in 1864), and death register records from 1864-1968. The GRO is updating record availability all the time, so continue to check back to see if new records have been added. I took a look at the new records and found an ancestor’s birth record from 1917. The information lists the mother’s maiden name. I now have a new clue and a new line to research.

To learn more about Irish records research, the Midwest Genealogy Center offers two classes; sign up for Irish Records Research: The Colonial Period on Wednesday, September 18, to learn how to research your 18th century ancestors, and Irish Records Research: Waves of Migration on Wednesday, September 25, to learn how to research your 19th and 20th century ancestors.

If you are looking for a wide selection of Irish records, FindMyPast (in-library use only) is available at any MCPL branch. There are millions of Irish records dating as far back as 1270. Their Irish record collection includes:

  • Irish vital records dating back to the 13th century
  • Military records
  • Over 2 million Irish directories
  • Irish prison registers and court records

Check out these resources for yourself and see what new discoveries you can make!

Sheri V.
Midwest Genealogy Center

Comments

This is COOL! So glad you are working on it and so much more. Thank You for what you doing. It is greatly appreciated by all of us.

From patikidwell
Sat, 06/13/2020 - 02:46pm

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.

View All Blogs

Read Similar Blogs:
Genealogy

Resources You May Also Like

Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers

See 19th century U.S. newspapers as originally printed.
More Info

British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries

Explore more than 400 years of women’s personal writings.
More Info

Newspapers.com Library Edition

Find historical newspapers and clippings from the 1700s to 2000s.
More Info

America's Obituaries & Death Notices

Find obituaries and death notices published since 1980.
More Info

Events You May Also Like

Blogs You May Also Like

Every Trick in the Book
Read More

Every Trick in the Book

I am not sure if I should admit this―especially since I work in a library―but sometimes I re
When Britain Was Roman
Read More

When Britain Was Roman

I was raised in an Italian family, but I always had a fondness for the British Isles.
The California Trail: There’s Gold in Them Hills!
Read More

The California Trail: There’s Gold in Them Hills!

Boom town, claim jumping, fool’s gold, forty-niners, gold fever—this is the language of the California G
A Disaster Waiting to Happen
Read More

A Disaster Waiting to Happen

Why has everyone heard about the sinking of the Titanic, but never heard about the

Was this page helpful? Yes No