Findmypast gets new Irish indexes
Millions of Irish civil birth and marriage records are now easier to search due to new free indexes on findmypast.co.uk.
The website has made transcriptions of more than 2.7 million records from the Ireland Civil Birth Registers Index ( search.findmypast.co.uk/searchworld-records/ireland-civil-birthregisters-index) and over 2.6 million from the Ireland Civil Marriage Index ( search.findmypast.co.uk/searchworld-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 irishgenealogy.ie, the free website of the General Register Office of Ireland (Oifig An Ard-Chláraitheora).
The images may be viewed directly on irishgenealogy.ie, 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 irishgenealogy.ie 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