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  • News Archive 1992
    Bookstore News Current Campaigns General Register Office Access to Records Church Records 1926 Census Links Events Diary News News Archive 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 5th November 1992 General Register Office to be De Centralised The Taioseach Prime minister has announced that the General Register Office Ireland is to be decentralised to Roscommon town More details

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  • News Archive 1995
    the General Register Office Ireland today marked the 150th anniversary of the beginning of civil registration in Ireland It was on the 1st April 1845 that the Marriage Act 1844 came into operation and from that date forward all civil non Catholic Jewish marriages have been civilly recorded Because of the Catholic Church s unwillingness to accept what it saw as state interference in its affairs it was not until

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  • News Archive 1997
    Events Diary News News Archive 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 28th August 1997 General Register Office Dublin Search fees to increase The General Register of Ireland would like to increase the fees it charges for access to the records it holds CIGO does not believe that any increase is justifiable and has lobbied the Minister for

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  • News Archive 1998
    Register Office Dublin No increase to search fees A year ago on this date CIGO reported that the General Register of Ireland had announced that it intended to increase the fees it charges for access to its records CIGO did not believe that any increase was justified and lobbied the Minister for Health and others and had the issue highlighted in the national press Very quickly the issue disappeared and

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  • News Archive 1999
    the petition can be seen here and other commentary on the GRO and the petition can be seen here 14th August 1999 GRO Dublin Announces On Line Modernisation Birth death and marriage certificates are to be scanned on to a computerised database in a 7m modernisation scheme for the Irish civil registration service However CIGO does not agree with the GRO when it states that in future there will be no need for paper copies of the records of birth marriage and death certificates sic It will of course only be government and other state agencies that will have direct access to the new computer database The need for paper records whether certificates or otherwise will always be required by genealogists and family historians and CIGO has been in contact with senior officials at the GRO to make sure that this need is recognised and accepted The announcement of the GRO s plans was covered in The Irish Independent 7th August 1999 CIGO Public Meeting about the GRO Dublin On Saturday 7th August CIGO held a Public Meeting at the Freemasons Hall Molesworth Street Dublin to gauge public feeling at the ever declining level of public service at the GRO

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  • News Archive 2000
    Church Records 1926 Census Links Events Diary Genealogy Courses News News Archive 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 10th December 2000 CIGO AGM Chairman s Address At the end of a busy year for CIGO a year in which CIGO took stock of itself its outgoing chairman s AGM address voiced what CIGO hopes to achieve in

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  • News Archive 2003
    Clayton representing the Certificate Genealogists Alumni Group was elected Hon Secretary for the year The remaining officers were re elected unopposed for the coming year John Dyer Hon Treasurer and Rob Davison and Steven Smyrl as the two Executive Liaison Officers The meeting was followed by the Annual Lecture given by Raymond Refausse archivist librarian at the Representative Church Body Library While his talk Archivists Genealogists Some Reflections had serious content nevertheless what he had to say was at times so amusing that it was relief when it ended and we were finally able to catch our breath 27th October 2003 GRONI Consultation CIGO has made a submission in response to a Consultation Document issued by the General Register Office of Northern Ireland which seeks views about the modernisation of the registration system in Northern Ireland In its submission which can be read here CIGO has highlighted its fears that access to civil registration records in Northern Ireland which are public records is about to be curtailed under the guise of protecting privacy CIGO refutes this spurious argument and asserts that it will ultimately lead to an inequitable system of two tier access with business interests prevailing of those of

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  • News Archive 2004
    January 2004 Civil Registration Bill CIGO Press Release CIGO has published a Press Release which can be seen here relating to the Civil Registration Bill 2003 CRA and its failings relating to the data captured in death registrations The Bill represents the first time that there has been any major overhaul of legislation relating to Ireland s civil registration service since registration first began in April 1845 and CIGO believes

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