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From Claire Santry's blog Irish Genealogy News:
Online launch: Irish birth, marriage & death registers
Next Thursday, 8 September, will be a red-letter day for Irish genealogy.
The General Register Office's historical birth, marriage and death registers
will be launched online on that date, joining the GRO Index and a collection of
church records on www.IrishGenealogy.ie. Further details will be released early
next week. For now, this is all the information being made public.
When this move was first mooted, back in July 2014, it came with an assurance
that these records would be accessible free of charge. Subsequent intervention
should also have made us quite certain that the records will be subject to the
100-75-50-years rule ie only those births more than 100 years old, marriages
more than 75 years ago, and deaths 50 years ago.
I'll bring more news when it's available.
(September looks like it's going to see a bumper delivery for Irish genealogy.
Those other record collections I've mentioned rather too many times will be
along before the month is out, too.)