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Access the records: Ireland Births, 1864-1881 .
Collection Time Period
This index covers events from 1745 through 1881.
This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:
- Family Records
- Church Records
- Civil Registration
This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:
- Name of the child
- Names of the parents
- Birth date
- Christening date (if the source is a church record)
- Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.
Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.
As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.
|Locality||Births, 1864-1881||Marriages, 1864-1870||Deaths, 1745-1870|
How to Use the Record
Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.
In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2001, some of the entries were published on 16 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "British Isles Vital Records Index: England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales." This is an index of some births throughout Ireland. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
Why This Record Was Created
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Ireland.
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Known Issues with this Collection
The place mentioned as Rinoyle in this collection is called Rinvyle, also spelled Renvyle, located in the RC parish of Ballynakill/Letterfrack/Tullycross. Renvyle is also the name of the Civil Parish. The townland/parish is located in the North-West of Co. Galway, north of Clifden, not to be confused with the townland named Renville in the parish of Oranmore, east of Galway City.
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Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:
"Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881." index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org): accessed 11 March 2011, entry for Shawn Sweeney, born 20 September 1876: citing Birth Records. FHL microfilm 255,963. Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Ireland.
Sources of Information For This Collection
"Ireland Births, 1864-1881," index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.