Help ordering Irish birth certificate?(4 Posts)
Hi all, my Dad and I are doing some family history research ( and I am looking to get myself on the foreign births register). My Grandad died abroad, in Africa in 1982 and my Dad didn't really know that much about him, he worked abroad a lot. My dad knows nothing about his grandparents - my grandads parents - apart from they didn't really bring him up, and my great Granada wasn't a nice man. I have found the info for my grandads birth but only the details of the entry into the births register. I can't work out if this is enough information to order a birth certificate - I don't know anything about his parents and neither does my dad, so I can't fill out the standard request form (through the GRO? Or the Irish GRO?), but the idea was that the birth cert would also help us find more about my grandad and his parents (as well as support my citizenship application). I know where my grandads birth was registered, and that it was between Oct-Dec 1922, and his name of course, but that's about it. Is that along with the GRO folder reference enough to order a certificate? And if so how?
I have no clue at all how to go about the copy of a death certificate for a death abroad, again I have the info for the register entry, but that's only his name, age and year & place of death - but that's for another day.
It's also possible that one of my aunts has all my grandads documents but there a bit of uncomfortableness with that particular aunt so would prefer avoiding that route if I can.
My dad and I have his family history as our little project for the year, and there little snippets of some really interesting stories that we'd both love to find out more about, but his wider family have never been forthcoming about history and there have definitely been some strained relationships that have made it more difficult to find out things that should be relatively easy.
Any help at all on being able to get hold of a birth certificate as a starting point would be gratefully received!
Check out the website irishgenealogy.ie which should give you the information that you need to order the birth cert.
If you only need an uncertified copy (for research purposes only) print off the form on this link and post it. An uncertified copy costs €4.
If you need an original birth cert follow this link. Original cert is €20.
Hope that helps, I have done quite a bit of research into my own history so if I can be of help please feel free to ask. Good luck!
The General Register Office in Dublin is in Werburgh Street Dublin 2.
Phone number from U K is
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