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Birth Register in Ireland

 

The State registration of births in Ireland began in 1864. Poor Law Union - or PLU's were districts created under the Poor Law Relief Act of 1838 (aka the Poor Law). PLU's became 'General Registrar's Districts', areas within which births, deaths and marriages were compiled. Some districts covered areas that are outside of county boundaries.

 

The birth registration reference details for Tracey and variants spellings from 1864 to 1899 are available on the website.

 

Alphabetical List 1864-1885

Alphabetical List 1886-1899

1864

1865

1866

1867

1868

1869

1870

1871

1872

1873

1874

1875

1876

1877

1878

1879

1880

1881

1882

1883

1884

1885

1886

1887

1888

1889

1890

1891

1892

1893

1894

1895

1896

1897

1898

1899

 

The numbers after the name refer to the Volume and Page of the registration book stored at the Oifig An Ard-Chláraitheora (General Register Office). Photocopies of entries in the registers are available at a current cost (2011) of €4 in person (plus a search fee of €2) and €6 by post. These contain exactly the same information as a Certificate but are only of use for research purposes. Details and application forms are available at:

 

http://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Apply-for-Certificates.aspx

AND

http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/civil-records/help/i-want-to-get-a-copy-of-a-certificate-what-do-i-do

 

If you have a copy of a certificate, please send us a copy or the details stated. We will use this information to add to the website. Birth certificates contain the following information:

 

Date of birth, father’s name, mother’s name and maiden name, father’s profession and address.

 

It is also possible to search in person the hard copies (volumes) of the Births, Marriages and Death at the Genealogy Section of the Civil Registration service located at the 3rd Floor of the Abbey Mall, Abbey Street, Dublin 1. You will need to ask for directions at the main reception, as the offices are difficult to find and not sign-posted (as far as I could see). To search the records you have to pay a fee of  €2 and fill out a form. You can also request them to do a search for a fee of  €20. To order a record, there is a fee of  €4 and a form requiring the name, district, year, quarter (if applicable), volume and page number. You can only order 5 records per visit and it takes approximately 30 minutes for a record to be printed. Although the staff are friendly, I did not find the bureaucracy to be user friendly.

 

These records indexes have also been put on microfiche by the LDS, and most are available on-line https://www.familysearch.org/

 

You can search for the PLU’s (and the townlands, parish etc) at:

 

http://www.seanruad.com/

 

 

There is also a PLU map with a list of townlands included at: http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/counties/plumaps/#maps/

 

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District/PLU

County

County

County

Abbeyleix

Leix

 

 

Antrim

Antrim

 

 

Ardee

Louth

Meath

 

Armagh

Armagh

Tyrone

 

Athlone

Roscommon

Westmeath

 

Athy

Kildare

Leix

 

Bailieborough

Cavan

 

 

Ballina

Mayo

Sligo

 

Ballinasloe

Galway

Roscommon

 

Ballinrobe

Galway

Mayo

 

BallyCastle

Antrim

 

 

Ballymahon

Longford

Westmeath

 

Ballymena

Antrim

 

 

Ballymoney

Antrim

Derry

 

Ballyshannon

Donegal

Fermanagh

Leitrim

Ballyvaghan

Clare

 

 

Balrothery

Dublin

 

 

Baltinglass

Carlow

Kildare

Wicklow

Banbridge

Armagh

Down

 

Bandon

Cork

 

 

Bantry

Cork

 

 

Bawnboy

Cavan

Leitrim

 

Belfast

Antrim

Down

 

Belmullet

Mayo

 

 

Borrisokane

Tipperary

 

 

Boyle

Roscommon

Sligo

 

Cahersiveen

Kerry

 

 

Callan

Kilkenny

Tipperary

 

Carlow

Carlow

Kildare

Leix

Carrick on Shannon

Leitrim

 

 

Carrick on Suir

Kilkenny

Waterford

 

Carrickmacross

Monaghan

 

 

Cashel

Tipperary

 

 

Castlebar

Mayo

 

 

Castleblayney

Armagh

Monaghan

 

Castlecomer

Kilkenny

 

 

Castlederg

Tyrone

 

 

Castlereagh

Roscommon

 

 

Castletown

Cork

 

 

Castletowndelvin

Meath

Westmeath

 

Cavan

Cavan

 

 

Celbridge

Dublin

Kildare

Meath

Claremorris

Mayo

 

 

Clifden

Galway

 

 

Clogheen

Tipperary

Waterford

 

Clogher

Monaghan

Tyrone

 

Clonakilty

Cork

 

 

Clones

Fermanagh

Monaghan

 

Clonmel

Tipperary

Waterford

 

Coleraine

Antrim

Derry

 

Cookstown

Tyrone

 

 

Cootehill

Cavan

Monaghan

 

Cork

Cork

 

 

Corrofin

Clare

 

 

Croom

Limerick

 

 

Dingle

Kerry

 

 

Donaghmore

Leix

 

 

Donegal

Donegal

 

 

Downpatrick

Down

 

 

Drogheda

Louth

Meath

 

Dromore West

Sligo

 

 

Dublin, North

Dublin

 

 

Dublin, South

Dublin

 

 

Dundalk

Armagh

Louth

Monaghan

Dunfanaghy

Donegal

 

 

Dungannon

Tyrone

 

 

Dungarvan

Waterford

 

 

Dunmanway

Cork

 

 

Dunshaughlin

Dublin

Meath

 

Edenderry

Kildare

Meath

Offaly

Ennis

Clare

 

 

Enniscorthy

Carlow

Wexford

 

Enniskillen

Cavan

Fermanagh

Tyrone

Ennistimon

Clare

 

 

Fermoy

Cork

 

 

Galway

Galway

 

 

Glennamaddy

Galway

Roscommon

 

Glenties

Donegal

 

 

Glin

Kerry

Limerick

 

Gorey

Wexford

 

 

Gort

Clare

Galway

 

Gortin

Tyrone

 

 

Granard

Cavan

Longford

Westmeath

Inishowen

Donegal

 

 

Kanturk

Cork

 

 

Kells

Cavan

Meath

 

Kenmare

Kerry

 

 

Kilkeel

Down

 

 

Kilkenny

Kilkenny

 

 

Killadysert

Clare

 

 

Killala

Mayo

 

 

Killarney

Kerry

 

 

Kilmacthomas

Waterford

 

 

Kilmallock

Cork

Limerick

 

Kilrush

Clare

 

 

Kinsale

Cork

 

 

Larne

Antrim

 

 

Letterkenny

Donegal

 

 

Limerick

Clare

Limerick

 

Lisburn

Antrim

Down

 

Lismore

Cork

Waterford

 

Lisnaskea

Fermanagh

 

 

Listowel

Kerry

 

 

Londonderry

Donegal

Derry

 

Longford

Longford

 

 

Loughrea

Galway

 

 

Lowtherstown

Fermanagh

Tyrone

 

Lurgan

Antrim

Armagh

Down

Macroom

Cork

 

 

Magherafelt

Derry

 

 

Mallow

Cork

 

 

Manorhamilton

Leitrim

 

 

Middleton

Cork

 

 

Millford

Donegal

 

 

Millstreet

Cork

 

 

Mitchelstown

Cork

Limerick

 

Mohill

Leitrim

 

 

Monaghan

Monaghan

 

 

Mountbellew

Galway

 

 

Mountmellick

Leix

Offaly

 

Mullingar

Westmeath

 

 

Naas

Dublin

Kildare

Wicklow

Navan

Meath

 

 

Nenagh

Tipperary

 

 

New Ross

Carlow

Kilkenny

Wexford

Newcastle

Limerick

 

 

Newport

Mayo

 

 

Newry

Armagh

Down

 

Newtownards

Down

 

 

Newtown-Limavady

Derry

 

 

Oldcastle

Cavan

Meath

 

Omagh

Tyrone

 

 

Oughterard

Galway

 

 

Parsonstown

Offaly

Tipperary

 

Portumna

Galway

 

 

Rathdown

Dublin

Wicklow

 

Rathdrum

Wicklow

 

 

Rathkeale

Limerick

 

 

Roscommon

Galway

Roscommon

 

Roscrea

Leix

Offaly

Tipperary

Scarriff

Clare

 

 

Shillelagh

Carlow

Wexford

Wicklow

Skibbereen

Cork

 

 

Skull

Cork

 

 

Sligo

Sligo

 

 

Strabane

Donegal

Tyrone

 

Stranolar

Donegal

 

 

Strokestown

Roscommon

 

 

Swineford

Mayo

Roscommon

 

Thomastown

Kilkenny

 

 

Thurles

Tipperary

 

 

Tipperary

Limerick

Tipperary

 

Tobercurry

Sligo

 

 

Tralee

Kerry

 

 

Trim

Meath

 

 

Tuam

Galway

 

 

Tulla

Clare

 

 

Tullamore

Offaly

Westmeath

 

Urlingford

Kilkenny

Tipperary

 

Waterford

Kilkenny

Waterford

 

Westport

Mayo

 

 

Wexford

Wexford

 

 

Youghal

Cork

Waterford

 

 

 

Last update: 18 July 2015