kanadams123 Registered User
#1

I am planning to visit the reasearch facility at GRO Roscommon.
Am i able to view all records after 1922 there? Or how does it work. Up to what year can i look at the records?

pinkypinky Moderator
#2

I don't believe there is a public research facility in Roscommon. I'd phone first.

The research room in Dublin has records right up to date but after 1995, they look it up on a computer and give you the record you want. Pre-1995 you search index books.

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Cyrus T Buford Registered User
#3

Are there coppies of these indexes (1922-1995) available to look at anywhere else, besides the reasearch cenre in Dublin GRO?
Does anyone know if there is a facility available in Cork City or County for example?

pinkypinky Moderator
#4

Indexes of all bmds to 1958 are on familysearch, Ancestry and Findmypast. Irishgenealogy has death records only to 1966.

Not aware of any other public set of book indexes than Dublin.

kanadams123 Registered User
#5

ok, so i have booked a train ticket for next week heading to the GRO Research room in Dublin.
It will be my first time so i just have a few general queries.

I will be doing searches for recent years i.e between 1950 and 1995

1) Do the birth index books from about 1927 to 1995 include mothers maiden name?
2)How are the marriage indexes presented? Does it say who married who in the index book?
3)For 20Euro, can i stay in the research room from 9am to 4:30pm with access to all records?

Thanks !

pinkypinky Moderator
#6

A lot of this info is on their website, which you would be well served to visit before coming to Dublin.

Mothers' maiden is in the index from late 1920s onwards.
You should look each person in the couple to cross reference the surnames - the references will match if the same names appear on the same page.

The €20 only covers searches - you can have a max 8 certs at a cost of €4 each on top of that.

Wyldwood Registered User
#7

OP, I don't know where you are or what area you're researching but in the Registrar's Office in Adelaide Court in Cork there is a facility to spend a day researching the books for the city and county of Cork. These are the original books that have the full certs, not just indexes. It's quite a few years since I've been there but I think it was in the region of €20 for the day searching. Ring for an appointment if that's of any use to you.

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Cyrus T Buford Registered User
#8

Wyldwood said:
OP, I don't know where you are or what area you're researching but in the Registrar's Office in Adelaide Court in Cork there is a facility to spend a day researching the books for the city and county of Cork. These are the original books that have the full certs, not just indexes. It's quite a few years since I've been there but I think it was in the region of €20 for the day searching. Ring for an appointment if that's of any use to you.


Thanks very much. I am indeed in and reaswarching county cork so this could be very useful to me. I will definitly check it out. Cheers for the info!

blue banana Registered User
#9

AFAIK that service is no longer available in Adelaide Street. It's gone for the past 3 or 4 years. Unless it's been reinstated!

Wyldwood Registered User
#10

Oops, sorry didn't realise it had been stopped. Was a great facility.

Cyrus T Buford Registered User
#11

Wyldwood said:
Oops, sorry didn't realise it had been stopped. Was a great facility.


No worries wyldwood!

It was worth a try. I gave a quick call today and they no longer provide this service ( data protection being the main factor!)

Hermy Registered User
#12

Data protection? But they're public record???

pinkypinky Moderator
#13

Well, they probably got around it by saying it's available in the reading room only. I've heard anecdotal evidence of people using local offices for genealogy but there's just the one official public reading room.

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