Thursday 2 August 2018

GRO's online civil bmd registers: latest on progress't get too excited, now.

Since the last upload of images of GRO's birth, marriage and death registers to back in November, the expectation has been that the next tranche would be coming along this summer. That's certainly what I understood, anyway.

It seems the next release is running behind that schedule. The managers of are currently anticipating the next batch to be ready for upload in November or thereabouts.

While this may be a bit later than expected, there is some good news within the delay. It is expected that the next batch will include all the outstanding historical records ie Marriage records from 1845 to 1869 and Death records from 1864 to 1877, and the 'top-up' years of Births in 1917, Marriages in 1942 and Deaths in 1967.

In the meantime, if you're desperate for more information than IrishGenealogy's Marriage and Death indexes provide, you might want to check out's recently updated collection – Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913.

This collection holds Birth records for the period 1864-1913, Marriages for 1845-1870, and Deaths for 1864-1870. There are no images of registers, but the transcriptions include a little more information than IrishGenealogy's simple index provides. See below for an example return from a search of the Marriage Index.