Tracing your Irish family history can be a daunting task. The following video contains tips and trick on how to make the most of the Irish Civil Registration Records. The Irish Civil Registration records began in 1864 and cover Birth, Marriage and Death records. With the exception of non-Roman Catholic Marriages are recorded from 1845, Roman Catholic Marriages are recorded from 1864.
This is part of a series exploring free online historical and genealogical resources.
Intro animation by Sean Wrenn and Intro image by Bryan O’Brien
Websites mentioned in the video are:
The following websites were used during the making of this video
- Irish Genealogy – This holds scanned images of the civil records for births up to 1918, marriages up to 1943 and deaths up to 1958.
- S Wilson Registration Districts Map – This shows the locations of registration districts.
- Family Search Civil Registration index – This holds transcribed details from the civil register district.
- General Register Office – Here you can order physical copies of the civil certificates.
Others in this series include:
- Making the Most of the 1901/1911 Census of Ireland
For Limerick specific research you can check out this page of links to Limerick Resources. You can also check out the following page on Local History Groups which might be able to help you find out more about not only where and when your family lived but what life was like in their community.