Where to source information
National Register Office, 8-11 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2. (Telephone 01 671 1000). Open Monday to Friday 9.30 to 12.30 and 14.15 to 16.30. The records start in 1845 for non-Catholic marriages and all birth, marriages and deaths after 1864.
Birth records: name, date, place, sex, parents, name/address/rank/occupation of father, and name/maiden name/address of mother.
Marriage records: date, place, name, age, occupation and address of both bride & groom together with the names and occupations of their fathers.
Death records: name, date, place, sex, age, marital condition, occupation, certified cause of death, duration of final illness.
National Archives, Bishop Street, Dublin 8 (telephone 01 407 3200). Open Monday to Friday 10.00 to 17.00. 1901 and 1911 census returns are held here.
Description of house and name of the head of the household.
List of occupants with names, relationship to the head of the household, religion, literacy, occupation, age, marital status, country or county of birth.
National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Open Monday to Friday 10.00 to 17.00. The records contained are microfilm copies of 1066 out of 1153 parishes. Originals are normally stored in the churches.
The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints family history centre, The Willows, Glasnevin Road, Finglas, Dublin 11. Open evenings and Saturday mornings contains microfilm copies of 398 out of 1153 parishes.
The majority of these records begin in the early 1800s, a few as early as 1680.
Baptism: date, place, names, parents and sometimes godparents names.
Marriage date, place, names, sometimes parents names and occasionally addresses.
Some records (The Applotment Books 1823 to 1838 and Griffiths Valuation 1848 to 1864) are held in the National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 and in the National Archives.