Prior to this parish registers may contain the only surviving record of a particular individual or family and can supply evidence of direct links between one generation and the next (via baptismal registers) and one family and another (via marriage registers).
Familysearch recommend the following strategy: Parish names and boundaries may differ between Roman Catholic Parishes, Church of Ireland Parishes and the name of the city/town.
region=Ireland (free) Indexes to 19 plus some 1851 records for Antrim and Cork census are available on Ancestry:
cat=35 (Subscription) In addition to the surviving Census records, information was extracted from the 18 census to support pension applications.
Records may include age, parent’s names and place of birth and plots may contain several members of the same family. For the 6 counties of Northern Ireland, the pay-per-view site an almost complete set, without images. utm_source=fmp&utm_medium=email&utm_content=1018665-A-13-A&utm_campaign=fridays&utm_term=FMP-CAM-Fridays-17317-12-IE cat=140 Filter for Ireland includes deaths and wills
By far the biggest online collection comprises the records of Glasnevin cemetery in Dublin, about 1.5 million records dating from 1828 available at the pay-per-view site page=gs& Filter for Ireland Cemetery records, transcribed by volunteers and searchable by country, are to be found on the IGP website Printed resources: Mitchell, Brian The 19 censuses are the only complete surviving census records for the pre-Independence period.
These cemeteries are multi-denominational, although may have areas reserved for the various denominations. Lawrence) are free at https:// For areas in and around Cork city, see For a guide to Dublin city and county transcripts see
Similarly civil registration became, for the Republic of Ireland, The General Register Office (GRO) and, for Northern Ireland, known as GRONI.
Copies of many national records up to 1922 are available in both the NAI and PRONI and similarly registration records in GRO and GRONI.
Because civil registration of births did not begin in Ireland until 1864, applicants had no official documentation to prove their age.
It was decided that searches of the 18 census returns could produce acceptable documentary evidence of a claimant's age.