More than 15.5 million Irish family records are now available online complimentary of charge

The Irish federal government made more Irish birth, death, and marital relationship certificates readily available online for free this week, bringing the variety of records readily available online to over 15.5 million.

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The full variety of Irish records now readily available online are:

  • Birth records from 1864 to 1919
  • Marriage records from 1845 to 1944
  • Death records from 1878 to 1969

The records, offered online at, can be accessed complimentary of charge.

The marriage records being introduced are non-Catholic marriages just, as civil registration of Catholic marital relationships did not commence till 1864. Marital relationships from 1845 to 1944 are now available online in a variety of image and digital formats.

Some 1.5 million death records covering 1864 to 1877 are being dealt with and will be put online throughout 2020.

Regarding the release of more Irish records, Josepha Madigan TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht stated: “This yearly release of birth, marital relationship, and death register information by the Civil Registration Service is part of an ongoing collaboration between my Department and the Department of Work Affairs and Social Protection.

“The objective is to make all of these historical records easily available and easily available to all members of the public both at home and throughout our Diaspora.”

Pleased to reveal new register records are now readily available to the general public on the site!

Birth records– 1864 – 1919
Marital relationship records– 1845 -1944
Death records– 1878 – 1969

A rich tapestry of Irish history #Genealogy #History @welfare_ie

— Josepha Madigan (@josephamadigan) January 8, 2020

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Regina Doherty TD, Minister for Work Affairs and Social Protection (which has obligation for the Civil Registration Service) stated: “I am pleased to see the completion of the project to make all historical civil marriage register records offered for public gain access to via the site.

“The marriages job has taken a variety of years to complete – given the condition of some of the older records– however all historic marriages are now available online for the first time. This is an excellent achievement for the Civil Registration Service and guarantees the conservation of these important records in digital format for the future”.

“The website is continuously being enhanced and improved with very valuable records. It is certainly an abundant tapestry of Irish history on an extremely accessible platform and is readily available for all to utilize free of charge.”

“This important work will continue. Our departments will continue to interact to digitize and offer additional historical records over the coming months and years.”

A separate joint job between the 2 Departments will allow the publication of a variety of other registers held by the Civil Registration Service. These registers consist of a record of Irish workers eliminated during World War 1, army registers relating to births, deaths, and marital relationships; similar signs up maintained by the consular services.

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