A Guide to the General Register Office of Ireland


Development of Civil Registration in Ireland

Research in the General Register Office, and Overseas Applications

Birth, Marriage and Death Registrations

Poor Law Unions/Registration Districts by County

Checklist of General Register Office Records

Useful Addresses and Links

Government Consultation Document May 2001


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Note 8 October 2005: This guide is now an historical document, as other projects have left the writer without time to update it. The position currently is that the parent body of the General Register Office, the Department of Health, is wracked with controversy over inability to provide adequate health care, and massive cost over-runs in computerisation projects.  The writer currently has no information on the present state of the Roscommon project to computerise records of births, marriages and deaths, or when they may be available for research via the Internet.