Genealogical and Historical Research Service in Ireland


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The Superintendent Registration Districts are subdivided into Registration Districts. They were also known as Dispensary Districts.

They were used for civil registration of births, marriages and deaths. Each District Registrar, on a quarterly basis, sent the certified record of births and deaths to his Superintendent Registrar who in turn sent these records to the Registrar General. The latter indexed these records for the entire country to 1921 and afterwards for the Republic of Ireland. Such hardcopy indexes are those that are currently available to the general public to search in the Public Search facility in Werburgh St., Dublin.

With modern day technologies the registration of current life events of births, marriages and deaths are now computerised. So the registration of such events can be done in any Superintendent Registration District and not, as formerly, in that where the event took place.






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Last update 08 September 2018.