THE BASIC REGISTER OFFICE (GRO)

The General Register Workplace (Oifig An Ard-Chláraitheora) is the main civil repository for records connecting to births, stillbirths, deaths, marital relationships, civil collaborations and adoptions in Ireland.

The General Register Office (GRO) operates under the aegis of the Department of Social Security and has duty for the administration of the Civil Registration Service in Ireland. The General Register Workplace lies at Federal government Workplaces, Convent Roadway, Roscommon.

The Registrar General is responsible for managing and managing the system of registration in Ireland, however, the Health Service Executive (HSE) is responsible for the daily delivery of the Civil Registration Service through a network of regional civil registration service offices across the State. (www.civilregistrationservice.ie)

WHAT GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE RECORDS ARE ONLINE?

The General Register Office (GRO) holds all main records of Irish births, deaths and marriages from 1864 and of non-Catholic marital relationships from 1845, the historic indexes of which can be viewed here.

The official site of the Northern Ireland General Register Workplace www.geni.nidirect.gov.ukenables access to complete a database of the transcripts of their records from 1922 onwards (from 1845/1864 for locations now in Northern Ireland) on a pay per view basis.

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