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From: "Jean R." <>
Subject: [IRELAND] Relocation of the GRO, Dublin & Other Dublin Research Tips
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 09:26:43 -0800
Note from Drumkeeran (Co. Leitrim) Yahoo e-mail list with valuable
information which I have been given permission to share:
I have just spent a few days in Dublin and found that the General Register
Office has recently moved from Lombard St. to Lower Abbey St. It is on the
3rd floor of Block 7 - this is to the left of the Irish Life Building. [On
the right of the Irish Life building in theValuation Office where the land
records are held.]Thought this might stop people making the walk to Lombard
St. only to find the GRO was not there anymore - like I did!
The procedure is much the same but now, once you have paid, you help
yourself to the birth, marriage and death books from open shelves. This
makes everything so much faster for carrying out your research.
I also visited the National Archives - here some of the documents are held
off site and last year they were available for viewing the following day. At
present there seems to be some dispute and they are only collected once a
week, on a Friday. This meant I couldn't view the education documents I
wanted to see - I will have to order them in advance of my next visit. There
are some education documents on site but most at at the Four Courts.
I did find reference to my great grandfather, Andrew Cassidy's will in books
at the National Archives which I have ordered a copy to be sent to me.
Hope this information helps anyone who is planning a trip to Dublin."
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