Ireland Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description

This index is an electronic index for the years 1620 to 1881.

It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

The totals in the first column (as of June 2013) may reflect duplicate entries while the totals in the second column are of single entries.

Locality Births, 1620-1863 Births, 1864-1881
Antrim 11,320 129,983
Armagh 8,811 44,999
Carlow 532 9,375
Cavan 1,835 52,217
Clare 230 72,529
Cork 36,956 238,839
Donegal 236 59,566
Down 39,238 132,603
Dublin 32,342 132,157
Fermanagh 226 17,706
Galway 3,392 78,768
Kerry 58,900 104,977
Kildare 237 17,463
Kilkenny 265 29,511
Leitrim 225 24,139
Limerick 20,179 49,007
Londonderry 13,181 47,608
Longford 1,457 14,082
Louth 2,866 36,799
Mayo 715 137,019
Meath 296 41,445
Monaghan 10,684 25,906
Roscommon 170,613 37,731
Sligo 45,816 54,043
Tipperary 1,147 51,621
Tyrone 7,930 55,738
Waterford 2,497 40,624
Westmeath 1,158 17,655
Wexford 1,264 38,664
Wicklow 226 16,251
Total 2,877,630

Citation For This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881." Index. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Content and Use

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

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