(Ireland) Irish Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates Online for Free; Irish Census Records # records access

Jan Meisels Allen



The Irish Department of Culture, Heritage ad Gaeltacht and Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection have placed online Irish genealogy records that cover births from 1864 to 1918, deaths from 1878 and 1968, and marriages from 1864 to 1943.   The new additions include deaths in 1967 and 1968, births 1917 and 1918 and marriages from 1864 to 1869 and 1942 to 1943.


The General Register Office is currently working on further updating the records. Plans are in place to extend the digitalization of death certificates by 14 years to 1864, while there are also plans to update almost 20 years of marriage records.

To access the records go to the website Irish Genealogy.ie at: https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/

To read more see: https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/genealogy/irish-geneaology-resource-free


Central Statistics Office


In 2014 the Central Statistics Office (CSO) published all the data it collected from every census since 1926, and it is available for free online. In a recent move the censuses from are now available at: https://www.cso.ie/en/census/

To read about the census through history see:  https://www.cso.ie/en/census/censusthroughhistory/


Jews in Ireland

While always a small Jewish community in Ireland it is an established community. In addition, a number of Jews immigrated to Ireland in the late 19th and 20th centuries whose families were from central Europe, due to the pogroms, and especially from Lithuania. Jews also stopped in Ireland along the way to immigrating to North America—and may have lived there for a few years.  You never know what an Irish vital records may reveal!


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee



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