Wednesday 1 September 2021

General Register Office Dublin and the easing of Covid restrictions

With all appointment slots already bagged for September by researchers wanting to visit the General Register Office's Public Search Room in Dublin, it was good to hear that almost all Covid-related restrictions are expected to be lifted next month in the Republic of Ireland.

Civil registration indexes at the GRO Search Room

This should see a return at the Werburgh Street GRO site to the pre-pandemic walk-in system that had worked pretty well for some years, bar the occasional 'We're full' notices on doors at the height of the summer season. Mask-wearing may still be a requirement, however, even if social distancing is not mandated.

You can find out more about the expected lifting of restrictions in the Republic on the RTE news pages.

I shall aim to confirm plans at the major repositories used by genealogists as we get nearer to the provisional dates for the 'new normal' to kick in.