Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Irish Civil Registrations 1845 to 1958

The longest running genealogical brick wall in our family has an Irish connection.  We are searching for a James KERR b1804 in Ireland married to Jane S. HENDERSON b. 1810 who emigrated to Canada sometime between 1841 and 1847.

We can’t get this family out of Canada and back to a specific place in Ireland.  I’ve researched extensively in Quebec and have the names of the spouses of the children, death certificates, census records, obits, land records etc but no luck yet.  The documentation says….born in “Ireland” but not “Where” in Ireland!

The indexes to the Irish Civil birth, marriage, death registrations have been uploaded on a pilot site at a LDS webpage.

I can use the Irish Civil Registrations to locate pockets of Kerrs and Hendersons.  Alas our James Kerr won’t be in this database.  He was born before the time period of this index and died outside the country….BUT perhaps I can find him in another collection.

For an index of all the collections (many countries) go here.



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