11th - 18th July
OK, I've just come to terms with the new site. Is it something I said? .
If it does come back up, then hopefully this will be helpful or maybe not.
The site asks for your name, input it, or initials work either.
The site uses captcha, and if you go to make a cup of coffee when you come back you will have to do it again. Get over it. Mind you when using my phone I only had to input a captcha once.
Search facility, couple of flaws here, if you are checking for a Mac Mc or O', try all combinations as separate searches.
No fadas or accents, get over it.
If you don't tick either B D or M when searching for a particular year then the year selection does not work.
Some of the entries have an exact date, some have just quarters and some have just years.
My son does exist, just not on this database. From what I can see there are no births listed in Dublin after 1995.
Don't use a second name in the search field, if you are looking for John Alexander Murphy, you will just have to go through all the John Murphys.
If looking for a marriage not all of them have linked spouses so use findmypast first.
If searching for an entry in Dublin, try North South and Dublin as it seems to be using both County and Registration area separately.
Use familysearch first.
Had to pop into Marsh's Library today and as the service is so wonderful there, we had time for a wander around Peter Street, Bishop Street and Aungier Street. Stopped for a cup of coffee in a tiny little place called the "Little Cafe" run by Parisian (Cristina I think), on the corner of Kevin Street and New Bride Street. Well worth a visit if you are visiting the archives, just for something a little different.
The GRO are now offering 8 certs per day, (if they get too busy, it's back down to 5). Try using the new random "Group Registration ID" and let me know if it works.
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