hjr Registered User
#1

Just wondering if the BMD records for Ireland, i.e. Civil registration of Deaths, etc are registered in chronological order?

I have a missing relative that I cannot trace and I was thinking that if I went through the month which I think she died in, in the district I think she died in, I might find her on a page, not transcribed?

Nuts idea, or is there a bit of sense in it!?

Hermy Registered User
#2

Not nuts at all.
Where possible I often go through a record set manually and though time consuming it's well worth it if you find what you're looking for.

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hjr Registered User
#4

Thanks Pinkypinky and Hermy! Its good to know it makes sense in theory...I don't mind putting in the legwork once I know its possible to find a solution!

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mickmackey1 Registered User
#5

But plenty of the records seem to be simply 'missing'. Several times I've scrolled through chronologically only to find they cut off before the required date, to be followed by records from a different district. Sometimes there's even a blank page. When combined with no search results, this seems to confirm that the entries just aren't there.

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hjr Registered User
#6

mickmackey1 said:
But plenty of the records seem to be simply 'missing'. Several times I've scrolled through chronologically only to find they cut off before the required date, to be followed by records from a different district. Sometimes there's even a blank page. When combined with no search results, this seems to confirm that the entries just aren't there.


Just a quick update on this....

I did the whole "back a page(or 20!)" "forward a page(or 20!)" in the hope of coming across a missing record, but no joy.

My assumption in relation to this relative is that she died in childbirth during the birth of her son. So, logically I went looking for her sons record as a starting point...again missing record! I have a baptism cert from the local church confirming date of birth but outside of that, nothing. Both people in the instance are deceased so getting further info from a direct source is difficult...

pinkypinky Moderator
#7

Are you looking in the right district, within the registration district?

Each SRD was broken down into 4 or 5 registration districts/dispensary districts (confusingly called)

hjr Registered User
#8

pinkypinky said:
Are you looking in the right district, within the registration district?

Each SRD was broken down into 4 or 5 registration districts/dispensary districts (confusingly called)


Thanks Pinkypinky,

Yes I know what you mean about the districts. I'm concentrating on the Boyle district, and further broken down into Boyle No.1 district, as apposed to Ballyfarnon or Gurteen, or indeed Boyle No.2!

There's also the possibility that it may be part of Sligo Hospital either, but searching using either the mothers name or childs name turn up no practicable result.

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