A marvellous new research tool was opened up to all of us searching and re-searching our ancestors in Ireland, on last Friday. As we know, Civil Registration in Ireland did not begin until 1864. Before that we were reliant on Baptismal records. We in Kerry are very lucky that copies of our Baptismal records are online from mostly early 1800’s to c. 1900. This is not the case with most other counties but now we have the entire country Indexes of birth, marriage, deaths online from 1864 right up to 2013 in some cases, on IrishGenealogy.ie
Births: From 1864 to 2013 with the mother’s maiden name and actual date of birth included in the returns from 1903.
Marriages: From 1845/1864 to 2013. Names of both partners show up in search returns in some instances .
Civil Partnerships: From 2010 to 2013
Deaths: From 1864 to 2013. Search results show marital status
Ref: Claire Santry See Claire’s Making Sense of the GRO database
If you wanted to look at the paper (and potentially take pictures) of these records, where would you go? Is it possible? With transcribed records I often find detail that the transcribers didn’t carry over that can definitely add. BTW this is how I found out I was from Kilgarvan. I bing’ed “Denis Healy 1884 July” and it pulled a hit from this set.
Denis, you are correct in what you say. I think it is essential to get the actual paper copy record once you have found what you are looking for from the Index. There is a whole lot more to be learned. For example who were the sponsors listed? Could they have been relatives? If so, that could lead you on to getting a lot more information on wider family. If you want to order any of these Copy Certs, you can now quote the name of the person to which the event relates and the Group Registration ID, where one exists.Also a good idea to give the SRD/PLU, Volume and Page number as quoted.
If you are in Ireland, you can apply at your local HSE (Health Board Office). You can also apply online here .
Can I apply online for a copy of my cousins marriage certificate? and if so. How can I do it.? He needs it as soon as possible
Teresa, you can apply online here for any certificate – birth/marriage/death/ Kay
Thank you Kay. Will take a look now. Most appreciated x
I would appreciate any information on a relation of mine who was a Marion Conway- who was born in Caherciveen on Dec 1825, this information was given to me by decendants of Marion Conway who are living in the USA and who are now putting the family tree together.
Martin, unfortunately there are no baptismal records extant for Cahirciveen before 1846. They don’t have any records before this date in Parish Register. If you have any information on her faily post 1846, I can have a look for you.
Martin, unfortunately there are no church records (marriage or baptism) extant for Cahirciveen before 1846, Marian’s baptism has not been recorded. As an aside – she was probably called Mary, there were no girls baptised as Marion in the 19th century.
Hi there I’m looking for some Info on my great grandmother JoHannah O Leary nee Maybury..she was born in cappagh to Anne and Augustus Maybury..they owned a farm..she moved to limerick when she married ..thsts all I know. Want to know if the farm is still going and where is cappagh..thsnks
Ger, the person you are looking for is Johanna Maybury born 4 April 1864, daughter of Augustus Maybury and Anna Donovan. Their address is Caher East, Kenmare (Not Cappagh). You can find Augustus and other Maybury families in Griffiths Valuation 1852 renting 52acres from the Marquis of Lansdowne.
Now I have done all that work for you, why don’t you have a go at finding the land and the church baptism yourself? If you got my book Finding Your Ancestors in Kerry you would be well equipped to do it yourself.
Looking a way to find my grandfather’s family in Tralee Ireland. I tried to look it up but they ask for his mothers maidens name. My grandfather did not talk about his family so I don’t know enough information to look up his family. He left Ireland in 1924 during the Irish rebellion in Tralee. His three brothers were killed during the rebellion and he left for America. We understand he had more siblings that stayed in Ireland. Any ideas on how I can find relatives. We are taking a trip there Ned would love to make contact.
If you would like to email me your grandfather’s name and any other details that you have – location in Tralee, I can give a look. Who did he marry, where and what were his children’s names. The Civil War finished in 1923 – if he had three brothers killed during the War of Independence or Civil War, there should be eaisly found monuments, burial plaques or such in the county that would be of great interest to you on your visit.
I have my mother’s baptismal record from 1920 from the church in Annascaul. There seems to be no registrated birth certificate. Do you know how I can apply for an Irish passport ….. Is this enough?
Many thanks Josie
Josie, have you checked that there is definitely no birth certificate? It won’t be online (www.IrishGenealogy.ie) as Data Protection rules will not allow births after one hundred years ago to be available online. It more than likely is registered. If it is not registered, you would have to get a declaration properly signed by an authorised signatory in the Church in Annascaul to perhaps qualify. This would not be just a copy of a baptismal certificate.