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Offline Kiltaglassan

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GRO Ireland Research Room
« on: Thursday 06 August 20 11:37 BST (UK) »
Just a heads up on something I read in an Irish genealogy forum - a procedure for purchasing the photocopy records of births/deaths/marriages via the research room. Excellent service from the staff in the research room. From start to finish yesterday - less than 2 hours.

Timeline
12.29pm - Sent e-mail for one marriage record (1953) and two death records (1876) and (1865).

12.32pm - Automated e-mail reply acknowledging.

1.59pm - GRO RR processed request and sent e-mail asking me to ring them for payment.

2.17pm - Rang them and paid by card.

2.21pm - Copies arrived by e-mail.

So, why don't you try it!

KG


Edited to add:
The 1953 marriage was confirmed as a second cousin who, until two weeks ago, I never even knew existed!
Researching: Cuthbertson Co. Derry, Scotland & Australia; Hunter Co. Derry; Jackson Co. Derry, Scotland & Canada; Scott Co. Derry; Neilly Co. Antrim & USA; McCurdy Co. Antrim; Nixon Co. Cavan, Co. Donegal, Canada & USA; Ryan & Noble Co. Sligo

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Re: GRO Ireland Research Room
« Reply #1 on: Friday 07 August 20 11:39 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that advice, Kiltaglassan.

I would often visit the Registrations Office in Dublin to do some research. I ordered some copies last night after reading your post and had them in my Inbox this morning at 11.25. A great service!


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Re: GRO Ireland Research Room
« Reply #2 on: Friday 07 August 20 13:02 BST (UK) »
Indeed it is, Marcello and much faster than applying to Roscommon.

Enjoy your ancestor hunting!  ;D ;D

KG


Edited to add (1.07pm):
Here is the updated GRO Search Room webpage. See E-mail service.
https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation-information/55ccbe-general-register-office-gro-research-facility/

Researching: Cuthbertson Co. Derry, Scotland & Australia; Hunter Co. Derry; Jackson Co. Derry, Scotland & Canada; Scott Co. Derry; Neilly Co. Antrim & USA; McCurdy Co. Antrim; Nixon Co. Cavan, Co. Donegal, Canada & USA; Ryan & Noble Co. Sligo


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Re: GRO Ireland Research Room
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 05 December 20 11:55 GMT (UK) »

The research room will re-open and will operate a limited number of appointments from Monday 7th December.

After e-mailing for an appointment, a member of staff will allocate an available slot.

https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation-information/55ccbe-general-register-office-gro-research-facility/

KG
Researching: Cuthbertson Co. Derry, Scotland & Australia; Hunter Co. Derry; Jackson Co. Derry, Scotland & Canada; Scott Co. Derry; Neilly Co. Antrim & USA; McCurdy Co. Antrim; Nixon Co. Cavan, Co. Donegal, Canada & USA; Ryan & Noble Co. Sligo

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Re: GRO Ireland Research Room
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 05 December 20 19:58 GMT (UK) »
KG,

Thanks for the update, that's great news! Now for the inter-county travel.... :)

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Re: GRO Ireland Research Room
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 16 December 20 19:23 GMT (UK) »
From Claire Santry-
https://www.irishgenealogynews.com/2020/12/general-register-office-of-ireland.html

The General Register Office of Ireland has increased the cost of 'research' copies of entries in the birth, marriage and death civil registers. Each research copy is now 5, up from 4. This new price will be charged for research copies whether supplied from the GRO at Roscommon HQ, local authority registration offices, or the GRO Search Room in Dublin.

KG
Researching: Cuthbertson Co. Derry, Scotland & Australia; Hunter Co. Derry; Jackson Co. Derry, Scotland & Canada; Scott Co. Derry; Neilly Co. Antrim & USA; McCurdy Co. Antrim; Nixon Co. Cavan, Co. Donegal, Canada & USA; Ryan & Noble Co. Sligo

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Re: GRO Ireland Research Room
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 16 December 20 20:02 GMT (UK) »
Thank you KG
But why can' t I fill in the downloaded form for certified copies.
It wont seem to work.