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Offline Wicklow Rose

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civil registration index now on Ancestry
« on: Wednesday 21 September 11 16:31 BST (UK) »
The databases that form the Family Search collection of Irish records has gone live today on Ancestry.

This includes the Civil Registration Indexes as follows:

Births and deaths for the entire island 1864 to 1921
Non-Catholic marriages for the entire island 1845-1921
Catholic marriages for the entire island 1864-1921
Births, marriages and deaths for the 26 counties of the Republic 1922-1958.

In addition, Roman Catholic parish register entries from various sources (the old IGI as well as incomplete data culled from some parish registers).

The benefit of the Ancestry option is that the marriage searched returns can be additionally searched to find all the names that appear on that page of the register volume. That's a real improvement. And the search facility just feels better (never have liked the LDS search). But, of course, it doesn't come free.

You pays your money and you makes your choice.
Santry - Cork
O'Driscoll - Cork
Doolittle - Wicklow
Nichols - Wicklow
Doyle - Wexford
Tierney - Tipperary

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Re: civil registration index now on Ancestry
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 21 September 11 17:25 BST (UK) »
Thanks a million for that.  It will certainly make searching a lot easier for Ireland.  Just a word of caution though.   Be open to spelling variations.      My grandfather and his 4 siblings were born between 1861 and 1873 and in the parish registers they had 5 different surname spellings.  Almost wrecked my head trying to ensure they were the correct family, as the registers were not in good condition and print was poor.  Hopefully the transcribed versions will help.  Do you know if Ancestry have included the images, as they usually have very good quality scans?

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Re: civil registration index now on Ancestry
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 21 September 11 17:30 BST (UK) »
Thanks for posting the information. I've stickied it on the board for the moment to keep it more visable.

Note: if you don't have a subscription to Ancestry and don't wish to give credit card details to use the free trial then check with your local library- many have Ancestry Library Edition which you can use free of charge as a member. Remember that due to Ancestry's terms & conditions Rootschat does not allow you to request look-ups.
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Ancestry - Irish Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes, 1845-1978
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 21 September 11 18:32 BST (UK) »
Looks like these have been updated on Ancestry.
You can click on a marriage record and view all the people who were married on the same page (normally four couples). Very Useful indeed.
Irish Catholic Parish Records, 1742-1884 have been added too.
GREENOCK, SCOTLAND.  Blue, Boyle, Brown, Byrne, Fitzpatrick, Harrison, Scully, Sweeney.
OLD KILPATRICK / DUNTOCHER, SCOTLAND. Brown, Angus, Martin.
CO ANTRIM. N.IRELAND Harrison, Marshall, Hamilton, Bamford.
DUN LAOGHAIRE / DUBLIN, IRELAND. Breslin, Byrne.
ROSCOMMON, IRELAND. Breslin, Brislan, Kilalea.

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Re: civil registration index now on Ancestry
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 21 September 11 20:48 BST (UK) »
Irishrose.
There are no images. Only text.
GREENOCK, SCOTLAND.  Blue, Boyle, Brown, Byrne, Fitzpatrick, Harrison, Scully, Sweeney.
OLD KILPATRICK / DUNTOCHER, SCOTLAND. Brown, Angus, Martin.
CO ANTRIM. N.IRELAND Harrison, Marshall, Hamilton, Bamford.
DUN LAOGHAIRE / DUBLIN, IRELAND. Breslin, Byrne.
ROSCOMMON, IRELAND. Breslin, Brislan, Kilalea.

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Re: civil registration index now on Ancestry
« Reply #5 on: Friday 23 September 11 18:11 BST (UK) »
Ancestry claims that these are 'new' records?  ???

Ancestry’s ‘New’ Irish Records get Thumbs-Down from Genealogists

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Re: civil registration index now on Ancestry
« Reply #6 on: Friday 23 September 11 19:48 BST (UK) »
Ancestry always seem to say their records are 'new' but the new feature here is that it's possible to find possible spouses in the marriage index.
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Re: civil registration index now on Ancestry
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 24 September 11 20:02 BST (UK) »
I've just found 2 more elusive marriages there so am
delighted.May wait til October the 4th for the update to
 the parish records on Irishgenealogy.ie though before
ordering the certs'.

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Re: civil registration index now on Ancestry
« Reply #8 on: Monday 26 September 11 12:11 BST (UK) »
It also appears that you can find children born to a couple after about 1927 when the mothers maiden name was also indexed.
 
I have just found 3 cousins that I previously only had basic details of.

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Drogheda, Co Louth - Magee/McGee
Dublin City - Brady, Magee/McGee, McNally, Sheridan, Taylor
Mitchelstown, Co Cork - Hyland, Martin, Russell
Ballyporeen, Co Tipperary - Russell