The General Register Office (GRO) in Dublin was established under the Civil Registration (Ireland) Acts, 1844 and 1863 with the function to register births, marriages and deaths throughout Ireland and to provide certification of such. It also provided a public search facility in Dublin.
Presently access to the records (Indexes & Registration detail) of Births, Marriages and Deaths for all Ireland up to 1922 is only available through the General Register Office in Dublin. However, the Family History Centres of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) have the Indexes to circa 1950 and some early Registration details on microfilmavailable in Ireland and overseas.
Access to these records in the GRO in Dublin is currently a frustrating exercise for the general public, many of whom, are visitors to our shores in search of the "roots". The system employed involves searching indexes on payment of a fee and obtaining photocopies of entries on the payment of another fee. Current fees are Ir£1.50 for a search of any fiveconsecutive year period of either Births, Marriages or Deaths; Ir£12.00 for a daily search of all and Ir£1.50 per photocopy ordered. (source)
The IreAtlas Townland Data Base
Most likely you are searching for your ancestors in more than one county in Ireland. If you know the Townland and would like to know the county or if you know the county and would like a listing of the Townlands.
RootsWeb Surname Lists
Almost 1 million surnames. If your Surname is not listed you can start a list.
For researchers new to the Internet and to Genealogy. Fondly called "newbies".
Ireland GenWeb Project, County Louth
Additional information about researching your ancestors in County Louth, IRE
GENUKI - County Louth
The Genealogy in the United Kingdom and Ireland County Louth website.
National Archives of Ireland
holds many of the records which are relevant to Irish genealogy and family history.
General Register Office
for genealogical research for births, marriages and deaths.
The Irish Ancestral Research Association
TIARA is a nonprofit organization established to develop and promote the growth, study and exchange of ideas among people and organizations interested in Irish genealogical and historical research and education.
Surnames of County Louth by Noel Ross
The WorldGenWeb Project Archives
The Research Registry
contains more than 200,000 Research Profiles from thousands of other researchers around the world, some which may be researching the same ancestry lines that you are.
Transportation Records for 1791 to 1868, details of those transported to Australia extracted from records held in the National Archives which can be searched on line.
Bulletin Boards and mailing lists
The County Louth Message Board
Topic: A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in County Louth, Ireland.
Leinster Message Board
For researchers interested in Leinster Province.
This is an online group which discusses genealogical methods and resources.
Topic: A mailing list aimed at helping people with Irish ancestors who are are researching family histories, curious to learn more about Ireland, and eager to share our heritage. We enjoy sharing information on genealogy as well as discussion about Irish history, folklore, poetry, literature and all things of Ireland to place the lives of our ancestors in perspective.
There is a Webpage for the IRELAND mailing list.
Topic: A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Ireland
Topic: Gatewayed with the soc.genealogy.ireland newsgroup for the discussion of genealogy in Ireland (both north and south).
Fianna Guide to Irish Genealogy
A mailing list for those who are researching Irish ancestry and history to discuss ways of improving their skills in searching for their Irish ancestors. Subscribers are welcome to post questions and information regarding sources and methods for Irish research. Specific questions on individual ancestors are beyond the scope of the list.
Topic: A mailing list for anyone searching for their ancestors in cemeteries in Ireland or interested in preserving historical information about these cemeteries (including locating graves, decedents within the graves, cemeteries which have been indexed on the internet and in other written forms, and care of tombstones and the inscriptions thereon) and sharing information about them.
Topic: A mailing list for individuals and volunteers to submit or request obituary information for Ireland
Related County Louth Resources
Local Ireland Louth
Graham Jaunay's On-line Irish Names Research Directory
Carlingford, Co. Louth Homepage
Irish Family History Foundation for your Irish roots.
Links page for any sites with an interest in County Louth
Special Resources and Periodicals
Louth Archaeological Society Journal (annual)
Mr. N. Ross, 5 Oliver Plunkett Park, Dundalk, County Louth, IRE
Drogheda Independent, Mid-Louth Independent, Dundalk Argus
All three newspapers published by
The Drogheda Independent Group
9 Shop Street, Drogheda,
County Louth, IRELAND
Crowe Street, Dundalk
County Louth, IRELAND
Irish Roots Magazine
is available on subscription and can be sent to any part of the world. Subscriptions may be ordered by sending your name, address and payment to:
Belgrave Publications, Belgrave Avenue, Cork, Ireland.
or email email@example.com for more information.