Civil records

State registration of non-Catholic marriages began in Ireland in 1845. All births, deaths and marriages have been registered in Ireland since 1864. The main points of access are The General Register Office of Northern Ireland and The General Register Office in Dublin .

The Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormons, has microfilm copies of some of the 19th century birth records, which can be examined through their Family History Centre network – every LDS temple has such a Centre. The first 12 years of Irish birth records, 1864-1875, are part of their International Genealogical Index and as such are available via the main LDS website.  The Mormons also have a complete set of the indexes of civil births, deaths and marriages, up to 1958 for the Republic and 1922 for areas now in Northern Ireland . These are being made available via an upgraded version of Familysearch still at the trail stage. However, these are the indexes, not the full registers.

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