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1 Diploma in Family History General Register Office records

2 UNIVERSALLY USEFUL RECORDS General Register Office records 1901 and 1911 censuses (& some fragments) Church records Property surveys (Griffith’s Valuation/ Tithe Applotment Books)

3 GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE RECORDS All births, deaths and marriages from 1864 Non-Catholic marriages from 1845

4 GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE BACKGROUND Why a registration system? Public health planning Labour laws Inheritance Civil service

5 GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE BACKGROUND Why so late in Ireland? England & Wales 1837 Ireland (non-RC marriages) 1845 Scotland 1855 Ireland (all BMD) 1864

6 REGISTRAR-GENERAL King’s Inns:

7 163 union-based registration districts - superintendent registrar 798 dispensary-based registration districts - registrar of births, deaths and Roman Catholic marriages (=> to Sup.) 130 registrars of Protestant and civil marriages (=>Registrar General) GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE BACKGROUND

8 GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE BACKGROUND GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE BACKGROUND

9 TOWNLANDS IN POOR-LAW UNIONS Townlands in poor law unions : a reprint of poor law union pamphlets of the general registrar's office with an introduction, and six appendices relating to Irish genealogical research, (ed G.Handran, 1997 Higginson, Salem Ma.), Eneclann

10 Irish Ancestors

11 THE REGISTRATION SYSTEM Local registrars maintained current local registers; Local registrars forwarded copies to central General Register Office Superintendent Registrars held all completed registers for their area.

12 EVOLUTION OF THE SYSTEM Obligation to register Births and Deaths Registration Act (Ireland ) Amendment 1880

13 INFORMATION RECORDED: BIRTHS Persons required to register births were: the parent or parents, or in the case of death or inability of the parent or parents the occupier of the house or tenement in which the child was born, or the Nurse, or any person present at the birth of the child. The information they were required to supply was: the date and place of birth; the name (if any); the sex; the name, surname and dwelling place of the father; the name, surname, maiden surname and dwelling place of the mother; the rank, profession, or occupation of the father. The informant and the Registrar were both required to sign each entry, which also included date of registration, residence of the informant and his or her "qualification" (for example, "present at birth"). Notice to the Registrar of the birth to be given within 21 days, and full details within three months.

14 GRO BIRTH

15 INFORMATION RECORDED: DEATHS Persons required to register deaths were: some person present at death, or some person in attendance during the last illness of the deceased, or the occupier of the house or tenement where the death took place, or someone else residing in the house or tenement where the death took place, or any person present at, or having knowledge of the circumstances of, the death. The information they were required to supply was: the date and place of death; the name and surname of the deceased; the sex of the deceased; the condition of the deceased as to marriage; the age of the deceased at last birthday; the rank, profession or occupation of the deceased; the certified cause of death, and the duration of the final illness; Informant and the Registrar both required to sign each entry, to include date of registration, residence of the informant and his or her "qualification" (for example, "present at death"). Notice to the Registrar of the death to be given within 7 days, and full details within 14 days.

16 GRO DEATH

17 INFORMATION RECORDED: MARRIAGES The information to be supplied was: the date when married; the names and surnames of each of the parties marrying; their respective ages; their condition (i.e. bachelor, spinster, widow, widower); their rank, profession or occupation; their residences at the time of marriage; the name and surname of the fathers of each of the parties ; the rank, profession or occupation of the fathers of each of the parties.

18 GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE MARRIAGE Records: Place, Date, Names, Occupations, Addresses, Fathers’ names and occupations, witnesses

19 CHURCH OF IRELAND MARRIAGE

20 GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE INDEX

21 GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE: ROSCOMMON General Register Office, Government Offices, Convent Road, Roscommon. Research...

22 GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE: DUBLIN

23 DOING RESEARCH: GRO Central indexes 1 volume per year to 1877; 4 thereafter €2 per 5 years indexes; €20 full day €4 per print-out

24 GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE: BELFAST General Register Office for Northern Ireland; Oxford House; Chichester Street; Belfast BT1 4HL Computerised register searches Appointment needed

25 ANOMALIES Shultze registers Maritime registers Foreign register Army records Late registrations

26 GRO RECORDS Available via: General Register Offices, Dublin & Belfast NI GRO online - https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk Local registrar’s offices (Health centres) Some heritage centres (www.rootsireland.ie) LDS Microfilm: indexes to 1958, some registers (Births ?, Marriages & deaths to 1870?; Indexes “ ”)

27 GRO RECORDS ONLINE: N.I. http s ://geni.nidirect.gov.uk

28 GRO RECORDS ONLINE: N.I.

29 BIRTHS AREAINDEXESONLINEREGISTERSONLINE All Ireland Yes st Q. 1881Yes No Republic of Ireland Yes No Northern Ireland No No MARRIAGES AREAINDEXESONLINEREGISTERSONLINE All Ireland Yes Part Republic of Ireland Yes Northern Ireland No No DEATHS AREAINDEXESONLINEREGISTERSONLINE All Ireland Yes Part Republic of Ireland Yes Northern Ireland No No LDS GRO records: microfilm & online

30 GRO RECORDS ONLINE

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34 GRO RECORDS ONLINE

35 Full (?) birth transcripts to 1880 (?)

36 GRO RECORDS ONLINE

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38 Complete indexes

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40 GRO RECORDS ONLINE: INDEXES Superintendent Registrars’ Districts (Poor Law Unions)

41 GRO RECORDS ONLINE: INDEXES

42 GRO RECORDS ONLINE Local heritage centres Some only Local registrar’s records

43 Rootsireland.ie

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45 GRO RECORDS ONLINE: COMING SOON


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