Find­my­past gets new Ir­ish in­dexes

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Mil­lions of Ir­ish civil birth and mar­riage records are now eas­ier to search due to new free in­dexes on find­my­

The web­site has made tran­scrip­tions of more than 2.7 mil­lion records from the Ire­land Civil Birth Reg­is­ters In­dex ( search.find­my­­world-records/ire­land-civil-birthreg­is­ters-in­dex) and over 2.6 mil­lion from the Ire­land Civil Mar­riage In­dex ( search.find­my­­world-records/ire­land-civil-mar­riagereg­is­ters-in­dex) avail­able in in­dexes with a so­phis­ti­cated search func­tion.

If users don’t know the name of the in­di­vid­ual that they’re look­ing for, they can also search the records by the year, reg­is­tra­tion district, su­per­in­ten­dent’s district and county, and the first and last names of the mother or the father in birth records, and the spouse or the father in mar­riage records.

Find­my­past also links to digi­tised im­ages of the orig­i­nal records on irish­ge­neal­, the free web­site of the Gen­eral Reg­is­ter Of­fice of Ire­land (Oi­fig An Ard-Ch­láraithe­ora).

The im­ages may be viewed di­rectly on irish­ge­neal­, but they can only be searched by the in­di­vid­ual’s name.

The in­dexes are free to search on Find­my­past, along with other Ir­ish datasets such as Catholic and cen­sus records. Re­searchers don’t have to be Find­my­past sub­scribers to view the records; how­ever, they do have to be reg­is­tered users of the site.

The new civil records cover mainly 1882–1940 for mar­riages and 1864– 1915 for births. Find­my­past is plan­ning to re­lease more records from the Ir­ish GRO’s to­tal records col­lec­tions later in 2018. Fol­low­ing the re­lease of new records last Oc­to­ber, the irish­ge­neal­ records date back to 1864 for births and 1870 for mar­riages.

Look­ing for Ir­ish birth records will be eas­ier with the new in­dex on Find­my­past

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