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Irish: Civil Registration
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One of the most important source records that most genealogists use, but often concentrate too heavily on, are the vital records created upon introduction of civil registration in search countries. In Ireland this happened at two different times depending upon the type of record and the ecclesiastical division. The course will discuss civil registered record types of birth, marriage and death in post-1863 Ireland and Protestant marriage records which begin from 1845.

In addition, the course will discuss the contents of these records, their availability, how the information documented has changed over time, the limitations and advantages of civil vital records, and effective research strategies for using this record type.


Course Content

Module 1

Introduction
Note about Web Addresses
Introduction to Irish Civil Registration
Civil Registration vs. Vital Records
Definition of Civil Registration
Implementation of Civil Registration
Effectiveness of Civil Registration
 

Module 2
Usefulness Of Civil Registration
 
How can we use civil registration to our advantage with genealogical research?
• As n Original Source
• As Evidence of an Event
 
Judging the Accuracy of Facts
• The Pros of Civil Registration
• The Cons of Civil Registration
 

Module 3
Irish Background
Websites
Background of Irish Civil Registration
Visiting the Archives
 

Module 4
Birth, Marriage & Death Records
• Birth Records
• Marriage & Divorce Records
• Death Records
 

Module 5
Late Recistrations & Other Civil Records
Websites
Late Civil Registrations
Army Registers of Civil Events
Marine Registers of Civil Events
Foreign Registers of Civil Events
The Schulze Register
 
Birth, Marriage & Death Indexes
Registration Districts & Pitfalls
 

Module 6
Applied Research Techniques
Websites
Introduction to Research Techniques
 
Births
• Before 1864
• After 1863
 
Marriages
• Before 1845 and Catholic Marriages between 1845 & 1864
• After 1845 and Catholic Marriages after 1864
 
Deaths
• Before 1864
• After 1863
 
Other Sources for Irish Civil Registration
 
Appendix
• List of Heritage Centres
 
Bibliography
 
 

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