Ireland Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Ireland
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St. Patrick's Saltire (1783-1801)
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Flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland (1801-1922); Flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (1922-present)
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Flag of the Republic of Ireland (1922-present)
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Record Description
Record Type Births and Baptisms
Collection years 1620-1881
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What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1620 to 1881.

This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

  • The name of the child
  • Gender
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of christening
  • Names of the parents

Collection Content

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births, 1620-1863 Births, 1620-1881
Antrim
129,983
Armagh
44,999
Carlow
9,375
Cavan
52,217
Clare
72,529
Cork
238,839
Donegal
59,566
Down
132,603
Dublin
132,157
Fermanagh
17,706
Galway
78,768
Kerry
104,977
Kildare
17,463
Kilkenny
29,511
Leitrim
24,139
Limerick
49,007
Londonderry
47,608
Longford
14,082
Louth
36,799
Mayo
137,019
Meath
41,445
Monaghan
25,906
Roscommon
37,731
Sligo
54,043
Tipperary
51,621
Tyrone
55,738
Waterford
40,624
Westmeath
17,655
Wexford
38,664
Wicklow
16,251
Total 2,877,630

How Do I Search This Collection?

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  • The name of the person you are looking for
  • Approximate date of birth

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

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"Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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