Search the Irish Civil census in 30 mins
Many of us have an Irish ancestor thanks to the amount of emigration from Ireland from the 19th century onwards. Masses of civil records can be searched and viewed online for free at irishgenealogy.ie – great news for those of us with Irish roots! 1 Choose an option to search, in this case ‘Civil records’ located at the top and towards the left of the page. You will then be taken to the search page where you can enter the known details and the type of search you wish to conduct. For example, the birth of Brona MaGee circa 1900. 2 Press ‘Search’ to begin. You will be taken through an automated anti-phishing page and will need to enter your name before proceeding to the results page. In this case, there’s only one matching record. Click on the search result and a transcription of that specific entry will appear. 3 Click on the ‘Image’ option at the bottom of the birth record to view a scan to print or download a full copy for free. You can do the same for marriages and deaths not subject to closure (births less than 100 years, marriages less than 75 years and deaths less than 50 years).