Wednesday 18 November 2020

IGRS Early Irish Birth, Marriage & Death Indexes grow

The Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS) has uploaded a batch of more than 10,000 records to its Early Irish Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes. In total, the three indexes now hold 185,789 records (and comfortably more than 400,000 names to search), across the three record sets, as follows:

  • IGRS Early Irish Births Index – 41086 Births 
  • IGRS Early Irish Marriages Index – 114323 Marriages 
  • IGRS Early Irish Deaths Index – 30380 Deaths

The Early Irish Indexes are exclusive to the IGRS and include records spanning 1660 to 1863. They do not include either civil or church register records and are transcribed from a wide range of original sources including newspapers and journals, memorials of deeds, court bills, rare and old publications, private papers and the Society's own unique collection. Most are unlikely to be found online. 

While the Marriage Index is completely free to all researchers, the Early Irish Birth and Death Indexes are resources reserved for IGRS members. However, anyone can still make a search for names.

You can find out more about the IGRS Early Irish Indexes on the Society's website,