Death Registers

Using Death Registers

 The Registration of Deaths became compulsory in Ireland on January 1st 1864. The General register Office at 8 - 11 Lombard St., Dublin 2 holds the master indexes of registrations for the entire country, and is open to the public for research. The Local Registrar's District Office holds the original Records. The Local Registrar's Office for County Waterford is located at St. Joseph's Hospital, Dungarvan and holds records of all deaths registered to date. Waterford County Library holds records of all deaths registered from January 1st 1864 until December 31st 1901 only.

Information  to be found on death registers include the following;

  • Date and place of death
  • Name and surname
  • Sex
  • Marital status
  • Age
  • Rank, profession or occupation
  • Certified cause of death and duration of illness
  • Signature, address and qualification of informant 

Searches can be made by:

  • Name Authority
    Locate details of deceased using name authority. Searching for 'Ryan Mary' will locate 83 records. These records relate to deceased only.
  • Name Keyword
    This is a broader search and locates records of both informants and deceased matching the searched for name. 'Ryan Mary' will locate 262 records, which includes all informants named 'Mary Ryan'. Useful in some family history research.

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