Images of Irish civil registration records of births, marriages and deaths have been made available online free of charge.
At the official Irish Genealogy website, images of records of births over 100 years old, marriages over 75 years old, and deaths over 50 years old are being put online. The records available online so far are:
- Births from 1864-1915;
- Marriages from 1882-1940;
- Deaths from 1891-1965.
Deaths from 1864-1890, Roman Catholic marriages from 1864-1881, and Non-Catholic marriages from 1845-1881 are to be added later.
The records cover all of Ireland up to 1921, and what is now the Irish Republic (previously the Irish Free State) from 1922 onward. Births, marriages and deaths for what is now Northern Ireland are already available online for a small charge at NI Direct.
With Scottish civil registration (statutory) records available for several years at the ScotlandsPeople website, England and Wales are the only parts of the United Kingdom and Ireland whose civil registration records are not online. Please, Ancestry, Findmypast or TheGenealogist, can’t you come to an arrangement with the British Government about putting the English and Welsh records online too?