More about GRO bmd records

Today John Grenham chimes in with praise for additions to IrishGenealogy‘s birth, marriage and death records.


Ups and downs

A couple days ago I passed along Claire Santry’s blog posting about the release of General Register Office civil records free on If you’ve been following her story, you know the website has been experiencing ups and downs for several days.


Surname Search on Irish Ancestors

John Grenham created – and continues to enhance – the excellent “Irish Ancestors” genealogy package on the Irish Times website. Grenham also writes a weekly blog which is a Monday highlight for me.


Civil registrations back online

The Monday message from the Clare Roots Society alerted me to good news: “the civil indexes are up again at”


Ancestors from Carlow?

If you are researching family history in County Carlow, new sources are now available.


Potential for Misuse Takes Down Database

Today’s issue of The Irish Times reports why the “enhanced” civil records database was removed from the website last week.


“New” Civil Records Indexes Temporarily Unavailable

Late last Friday (July 18), a message was posted at announcing “Civil Records Search temporarily unavailable” and that a further update would be provided. No explanation and no further news yet.

Enhanced Indexes coming to

On today’s Irish Genealogy News blog, Claire Santry reports enhanced civil registration indexes will be available at on Thursday, July 3.


Upcoming Online Irish Resources

Here is John Grenham’s “Irish Roots” column reprinted from the November 4 edition of the Irish Times, in which he reports on anticipated upgrades to various Irish resources:

“The Irish Genealogical Research Society ( has just brought out a very handy “research update” bringing together all the promises of future online records made at the […]