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Death look-up 1949 please

Death look-up 1949 please

Posted: 14 Dec 2006 4:41PM GMT
Classification: Death
Surnames: LENNON / CULLEN / COFFEY / BEASLEY
This post was deleted by the author on 10 Feb 2013 12:32PM GMT

Re: Death look-up 1949 please

Posted: 16 Dec 2006 1:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Why don't you just get a copy of the death cert from the GRO yourself?

Researching at the GRO isn't free. There are fees to look at each of the record books. The indexes are part of the books which have the detailed death records. There isn't a separate index. The records aren't computerised. If another researcher has a particular book it could take hours for them to finish with it and there may be others in the queue likewise waiting for that particular book.

Re: Death look-up 1949 please

Posted: 16 Dec 2006 4:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: LENNON / CULLEN / COFFEY / BEASLEY
This post was deleted by the author on 10 Feb 2013 12:32PM GMT

Re: Death look-up 1949 please

Posted: 17 Dec 2006 1:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Their not allowing research without charging fees. Otherwise they wouldn't make any revenue from the searches. An all day search which is considered 7 hours is €20.00 and that doesn't even include getting photocopies of any of the records and photocopies are cheaper than getting the actual certs. And you might not even be able to look at the register dates you want because of the huge numbers of people who are always there researching and who may be using the same registers you want. People come from all over the world as well as Ireland to look at those register books because it's the only central repository for the civil registration records in Ireland. It would be cheaper and easier for you to have them search the records for you than for anyone here to do it.


Re: Death look-up 1949 please

Posted: 17 Dec 2006 9:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Carole,

I think Robb could have been a bit nicer.
The GRO in Dublin are not the most helpful of people but if you contact them via their website and give the details you have, you may be able to get her death certificate. If there is more than one Gertrude Coffey, you should get all of the certs. It will cost (I think) €10 per cert which can be paid by credit card.

As a further suggestion (and you might try this first), you could try the Irish Times or Irish Independent for death notices, which might give an address, which would cut down on the expenses. Genealogy is not a cheap hobby, as I have discovered in my many trips to the GRO! Best of luck.

Re: Death look-up 1949 please

Posted: 18 Dec 2006 11:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Robb did respond to the post with relevant information and was the first one to do so. He certainly didn't have to nor does anyone else have to respond to queries on these boards. You'll see posts on the Dublin board going unanswered for years. So it seems pointless to criticize someone for not being "nicer" when they've offered information relevant to the original query. He eplained how to get the cert information and why one can't just "look up" free at the GRO since the GRO is a revenue producing agency. Maybe the problem lies with making assumptions about researching in other countries without first asking what the possibilities are for research in those countries.

You can't request certs from the GRO or cert information via their website. You need to request the cert or search for a cert by post and include the necessary payment for the GRO to do it. Many people don't realise there are hundreds of thousands of people all over the world asking the GRO for information and all want it immediately. Many of them don't have correct dates, locations or even names.

Regarding the 1949 newspapers that might include death information, microfilm copies of the newspapers are available at the National Library of Ireland in Dublin and would require hiring a researcher to search the microfilms. That would be far more expensive than having the GRO provide the death cert.

Before anyone begins criticizing people spending their own time answering queries on this message board they should consider the effect it can have on those same responders andwering any further queries on this board. Because it works both ways. People responding don't have to do so and messages can easily be left unanswered.


Re: Death look-up 1949 please

Posted: 9 Feb 2013 10:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Blimey ... An innocent mistake being answered with all this.
I usually find other family history researchers so helpful ...
It's a long time since you posted this, but have you tried irish genealogy.ie or family search for info? I also use Rootschat and the people there have been really friendly and very helpful.
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