Thursday, 8 October 2020

Irish death records 1871-1877 added to

More good news from Ireland - death records from 1871-1877 are now online. This leaves just 1864-1870 to go! Here's the announcement from the Irish Government:

Ministers Martin and Humphreys Announce Release of More Historic Records Online

Additional images taken from the Registers of Death for the years 1871 to 1877 are now available to view on the website, In total, images for 671,599 Death entries have been added to the website meaning over 15.5 million register records are now available to the public to view and research online on the website.

The records now available online include:

    Birth register records – 1864 to 1919
    Marriage register records – 1845 to 1944
    Death register records – 1871 to 1969

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, T.D., welcomed this latest release:

"This release of death register data by the Civil Registration Service is part of an ongoing partnership between my Department and the Department of Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands. The aim is to make all of these historic records freely and easily accessible to all members of the public both at home and throughout our Diaspora".

Ms Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister for Social Protection said:

“I welcome the addition of these further years of Civil Death register entries. I had the pleasure four years ago of making most of these records available on the website, when I was Minister for the Arts, and it is wonderful to see that the Civil Registration Service of my Department has now nearly made all of these records available to be searched freely online”.

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