Applications for birth, marriage, and death certificates from
Ireland may be directed to The General Register Office in co.
Roscommon. All birth, marriage, and
death certificates are located in this office. Birth,
marriage, and death certificates are available from 1864 to the
present. Please see the information below on Baptismal Records if
you need a records from before 1864.
Requests can be made online by going to the General Registrar
Office's website, www.groireland.ie. There you will
find instructions on how to make requests for bith, marriage, and
death records from Ireland.
Requests can also be made by completing an application form and
sending it to the General Registrar's office via mail or fax. You
can find the application form in a PDF file at the bottom of this
page. Application forms must be completed to the best of your
knowledge, the more information you can provide, the more
likely the correct record will be found. Certificates
will be mailed directly to you by the General Registrar's Office.
The fee for the full long form birth certificate is €10.00, the
attached application form has additional fee information. The
General Registrar's Office accepts payment in the form of Credit
Cards, bank cheques drawn in Euros, or cash if done in person.
Please note: Credit card details sent to the registrar visa
fax or post are sent at the cardholder’s risk and the General
Register Office cannot accept responsibility for any losses or
damages incurred by the loss of interception by third parties of
Baptismal records are acceptable only when
accompanied by a letter from the General Register Office stating
there is no civil record available. YOUR APPLICATION FOR
CITIZENSHIP OR A PASSPORT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT THIS
If your parent or grandparent was born prior to 1864, we will
accept the baptismal record without the letter from the Registrar’s
Office, as civil records are not available for births predating
Roman Catholic parish registers are normally held at the
parish, but there are microfilm copies of most of them up until
1880 held at the National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street,
Dublin 2 (www.heanet.ue/natlib/). Please
note these copies must be certified in order to be used in an
application for Irish citizenship or passport.
Church of Ireland registers up until 1870 are public
records. Registers are available for about one-third of the
parishes. While most are with the local parish, you may also wish
Street, Dublin 8
Representative Church Body Library
Braemor Park, Dublin 14
Presbyterian Church records may be obtained from the
Presbyterian Historical Society, Church House, Fisherwick Place,
Belfast BT1 6TW (www.presbyterianireland.org/)
Obtaining Birth Certificates from Northern Ireland
If your grandparent was born in Northern Ireland, please
refer to the General Register Office for Northern Ireland at: The
General Register Office Oxford House, 49-55 Chichester Street,
BELFAST BT1 4HL (http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/gro).