This news makes me wish I had more Irish ancestors.
This past weekend, FamilySearch published a new database containing an index of Ireland civil registration including:
- Births (1864-1958)
- Marriages (1845-1958)
- Deaths (1864-1958)
Searching the database is simple. Just enter the name, select the life event (birth/christening, marriage, death/burial), enter a year and place and click the Search button. While the results are not linked to actual images of the certificates, they do provide clues (such as estimated birth year, age at death for a death record index) so you can order the actual certificate.
Once you have obtained the index information from the database, you will want to look at the original record. FamilySearch's new Research Wiki explains how to do this. Click here for the article.
To search this new database, click here.
Thanks to the 150,000+ FamilySearch Indexing volunteers who made this new database possible. This was actually one of the first record groups I helped with when I became a FamilySearch Indexing volunteer. To view a list of current and future projects, or to volunteer, click here.
How to cite this database using Legacy Family Tree's SourceWriter
If you find new information from this database, also be sure to add the citation in Legacy. Follow these steps:
- After adding the new information into the individual's information screen, click on the Source icon.
- Click on the Add a New Source button if you haven't previously added this database to your master source list. If you have already created this source, just click on the Cite a Master Source button and proceed.
- Because this is an online database, select this template: "Add a Generic Source here > Online database" and click Go to Step 2 (see image below).
- Fill in the source details (see image below).
The citation is now formatted using the genealogy industry standards as explained in Elizabeth Shown Mills' Evidence Explained.
Sample from step 3 above. Click to enlarge:
Sample from step 4 above. Click to enlarge: