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obtaining a birth certificate
« on: Friday 06 February 09 15:17 GMT (UK) »
I found my grandfather very easily on the new Familysearch site and now have all his registration index details (volume & page etc)- he was born in Dundalk in 1883.  I`d really like to obtain a copy of his birth certificate but can`t find out how to apply for one.  (The application on the Civil Registration Office site seems to be for a current certificate)
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Jane

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Re: obtaining a birth certificate
« Reply #1 on: Friday 06 February 09 15:32 GMT (UK) »
http://www.groireland.ie/

Hi there Jane,
 the above link will bring you to the GRO for Ireland.  If you click on the 'Apply for Cert' box on the left hand side of page this will bring you to the forms required to apply.  If you look at Note 2 on this form it mentions that 'photocopies for research purposes are available for 6 euro'
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Re: obtaining a birth certificate
« Reply #2 on: Friday 06 February 09 16:49 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Marian -

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« Reply #3 on: Friday 06 February 09 19:15 GMT (UK) »
More help needed I`m afraid. The application form is asking for information that I won`t have until I`ve seen the certificate - e.g. exact date of birth and address of place of birth!  I`ve got the index reference from Familysearch but there doesn`t seem to be a way of applying for the certificate using that (as you do with the British G.R.O)


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Re: obtaining a birth certificate
« Reply #4 on: Friday 06 February 09 19:27 GMT (UK) »
the GRO need the following details :

 Full Name (just one should do for a marriage)
 the registration district
 Date and Quarter (early records dont require a quarter)
 Volume number
 page number


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Re: obtaining an irish birth certificate
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 07 February 09 09:10 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Shane but there is nowhere on the Irish application form for that information.  I think I`ll email them and ask if there is another way of applying for the certificate
Jane

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Re: obtaining a birth certificate
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 07 February 09 09:24 GMT (UK) »
I think the form they have on the website is usually for searches - which take more time and cost more.

I have the forms you use when you call into to the office - but they expect cash, and the price is 4 for callers. I believe that ordering a research cert by post, using the reference number should cost 6.

maybe someone knows of a different form somewhere on the site with spaces for these details - if not I would write them in whereever they can fit..

edit : next time I'm in the GRO I'll ask if they have a form available that is more suited to this type of application ..



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Re: obtaining a birth certificate
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 07 February 09 22:17 GMT (UK) »
I asked this question last time I phoned them.

Use the form on the website and write the Vol and Page numbers on the line for RSI number. If you have a name, reg. district, vol and page number it costs 4 instead of the usual 6 for a search.

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Re: obtaining a birth certificate
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 11 February 09 16:27 GMT (UK) »
Thanks everyone - I got an email back from them and have completed the form as best I could, writing in the registration index too and have sent off  6 euros via my credit card today.  Now that this info is on Familysearch I wonder if they will adapt the application form?
Jane