Discover your ancestors who died in Ireland between 1864 and 1958. The records will reveal your relative’s full name, age, and the quarter and district they were registered in. If they died overseas, the records will provide details on which overseas district your ancestors were registered in.
Each record comprises a transcript of the original register of deaths in Ireland between 1864 and 1958. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
• First name
• Last name
• Birth year
• Year of death
• Registered quarter
• Registration district
The record set comprises almost 7,050, 540 deaths from 505 registers from all 32 Irish counties as well as overseas registers.
These records date from 1864 to 1958.
Places where overseas deaths occurred include Afghanistan, Burma, Hong Kong, India, and South Africa.
Note that the place the event occurred is different to the requirement to register the death in Ireland.
In Ireland, civil registration records of births, marriages, and deaths are indexed and cover most of the population, making them a vital resource in Irish genealogy. Civil Registration began here in 1864; however non-Catholic marriages were recorded from 1845. Registration districts were established within the boundaries of the existing Poor Law Unions.
The original civil registration districts were based on 160 medical dispensary districts and often cross county boundaries. This means that in certain cases, events will be recorded in a county other than where your ancestor lived.
Please note that there are no images accompanying the transcripts.
Using the volume and page number and other information from the index, you can order photocopies of the full register entries, for a fee, from the General Register Office.