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Re: The Question That Dare Not Speak Its Name...
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 06:25 BST (UK) »

The use of Irish taxpayers money to give records away for Free!

The Irish are a generous and kindly people, thank God!

Think of how things are in East Ireland, where you have to be rich to lookup GRO registrations.

How rich do you have to be ?   :P

Rich enough to afford charges of £9 per PDF copy or 11 quid for paper, plus £3 more for index search, if reference not supplied!

I have looked up hundreds of relatives in the Irish records over the years (I visited and viewed original records in person before they put material online). Because of the lack of detail in the GRO indices, finding the right person often means looking at 10+ registrations.   That being so, I have looked at many thousands of registrations over the years.  To do that in England would cost 10s of thousands of pounds to do the same! Would not have been possible.
BRENNANx2 Davidstown/Taghmon,Ballybrennan; COOPER St.Helens; CREAN Raheennaskeagh/Ballywalter; COSGRAVE Castlebridge; CULLEN Lady's Island; CULLETON Forth Commons;CURRAN Hillbrook; DOYLE Clonee/Tombrack; FOX Knockbrandon; FURLONG Moortown; HAYESx2 Walsheslough/Wexford; McGILL Litter; MORRIS Forth Commons; PIERCE Lady's Island; POTTS Bennettstown; REDMOND Ballygarrett; ROCHEx2 Wexford; ROCHFORD Ballysampson/Ballyhit; SHERIDAN Monadurtlow; SINNOTT Wexford; SMYTH Gerry/Oulart; WALSH Kilrane/Wexford

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Re: The Question That Dare Not Speak Its Name...
« Reply #28 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 08:51 BST (UK) »

The use of Irish taxpayers money to give records away for Free!

The Irish are a generous and kindly people, thank God!

Think of how things are in East Ireland, where you have to be rich to lookup GRO registrations.

How rich do you have to be ?   :P

Rich enough to afford charges of £9 per PDF copy or 11 quid for paper, plus £3 more for index search, if reference not supplied!

I have looked up hundreds of relatives in the Irish records over the years (I visited and viewed original records in person before they put material online). Because of the lack of detail in the GRO indices, finding the right person often means looking at 10+ registrations.   That being so, I have looked at many thousands of registrations over the years.  To do that in England would cost 10s of thousands of pounds to do the same! Would not have been possible.

Thank you for explaining.

I am in New South Wales,  Australia.  Most of my migrating ancestors arrived here from Scotland, Ireland, France, Switzeeland, California,  New Zealand, back in late 1790s to 1840s,  so I have very little need for English GRO registrations. 


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