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Link: Ordering Certs from GRO Roscommon
« on: Monday 25 January 10 15:14 GMT (UK) »
Summary of how to order certs :

1. download the order form from the GRO website and print it out
2. fill in your address and credit card details on the form
3. on a separate sheet put the references of the certs you require, and also mention you require research certs.
4. post the order to GRO Head Office in Roscommon



Full civil registration of Births, Marriages & Deaths started in Ireland in 1864. In addition non-Catholic marriages were registered between 1845 and 1863. An online index to these is available on the Irish Civil Index on familysearch.

You can search the registrations for all Ireland up to 1922, and for Republic of Ireland up to 1958.

Certs are available by post from the GRO. Download the order form from the GRO website - see : http://www.groireland.ie/apply_for_a_cert.htm 

Ignore the extra details on the form, e.g. R.S.I. number, and just enter your own name, address and credit card information, plus the following details for each cert you require :
   
 Name
 Record Type (e.g. Birth)
 Registration District
 Year/quarter (*)
 Volume No.
 Page No.

* Prior to 1878 only the year is available on the index. The other details listed on the FamilySearch index (film, image no. etc) are LDS internal references, and not required by the GRO.

You can attach a separate sheet of paper with the references mentioned above. Make sure to mention that you require 'Research Certs'. Once you give the correct references, each cert should only cost 4.

A research cert, is a photocopy/scan of the original register. Certs may also be ordered and collected (up to 5 per person, per day) from the GRO research room in Dublin.

(Important Note - the online HSE service mentioned on the GRO website is designed for more recent certs, and only covers restricted dates, and doesn't provide the facility to specify the BMD Index details )

see the topic Tips for searching Irish BMD civil registrations for advice on searching the index.

see this link at Connors Genealogy for a map of the registration districts 


(Note : The rest of this thread is just discussion on the process described above)

(26/03/2013 updated)


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Re: Ordering Certs from GRO Roscommon
« Reply #1 on: Monday 25 January 10 16:14 GMT (UK) »
Excellent summary Shane.   ;D

The only problem I've had with GROI is that payment by cheque must be in Euro drawn on a Irish bank (impossible unless you bank in RoI) or by sending them your credit card details - when their website specifically warns (in bold) that you do so at your own risk ::).

Hopefully they will have the facility to order and pay securely online soon.


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Re: Ordering Certs from GRO Roscommon
« Reply #2 on: Monday 25 January 10 17:16 GMT (UK) »
I recently ordered a certificate from Roscommon. My bank (in Canada) drew up a money order in euros on the branch (bank) they have in Dublin and there were no problems at all. Certificate was received with no problems.

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Re: Ordering Certs from GRO Roscommon
« Reply #3 on: Monday 25 January 10 18:57 GMT (UK) »
I have today sent for a death cert. As usual, I asked for a copy entry from the register and enclosed a 5 euro note.
I have done this successfully several times!
I will let you know when it arrives! ;)
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Re: Ordering Certs from GRO Roscommon
« Reply #4 on: Monday 25 January 10 19:02 GMT (UK) »
I knew someone had tried this method successfully... but couldn't remember who it was!



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Re: Ordering Certs from GRO Roscommon
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 26 January 10 08:16 GMT (UK) »
Yes twas me!
I read about it on rootschat, but I also can't remember who suggested it ;D
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Clulo - Staffs.,Warwickshire, Lancs.1780 -1950
Fisher- Nafferton,Hull, Manchester.1770-1840-1950
Kane&McNeill,Forkhill, Armagh and Glasgow,Bray Dublin.1850s -1920
Boshell and Dowzard- Dublin, 1840s -1911
Kay/Bremner Edinburgh 1800 - 1841.Kay Staffs.& Lancs1842 -1901
Kay - Newcastle on Tyne 1780-1861
Swindell, Marple & Manchester 1900->
Makinson, M/c & Prestwich 1870 ->
Beacom/Jones - Enniskillen 1780 ->

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Re: Ordering Certs from GRO Roscommon
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 30 January 10 16:54 GMT (UK) »
Hi I've just tried to print off the form and it has come out unreadable! I find the payment very awkward and will have to send my card details which I really don't want to. I will leave it for a while and go back to it. At least I have the details and maybe they will update their payment options. Thanks anway.

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Re: Ordering Certs from GRO Roscommon
« Reply #7 on: Monday 01 February 10 15:23 GMT (UK) »
The only thing you need from the GRO Form is the address.

I usually draft a word doc listing the certs I need and that is quite acceptable. Make sure you give all the details listed above by Shane.

There are a number of ways to pay for your certs (E4.00 each):

Credit Card or Cash work equally well. If you are abroad you should be able to buy Euro currency from your local Foreign Exchange.

Most banks can issue you with a Bank Draft or Money Order made out in Euro. You pay with your local currency.

Good luck with your research.

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Re: Ordering Certs from GRO Roscommon
« Reply #8 on: Monday 01 February 10 15:39 GMT (UK) »
I usually enclose a 5 euro note to cover postage!
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Clulo - Staffs.,Warwickshire, Lancs.1780 -1950
Fisher- Nafferton,Hull, Manchester.1770-1840-1950
Kane&McNeill,Forkhill, Armagh and Glasgow,Bray Dublin.1850s -1920
Boshell and Dowzard- Dublin, 1840s -1911
Kay/Bremner Edinburgh 1800 - 1841.Kay Staffs.& Lancs1842 -1901
Kay - Newcastle on Tyne 1780-1861
Swindell, Marple & Manchester 1900->
Makinson, M/c & Prestwich 1870 ->
Beacom/Jones - Enniskillen 1780 ->