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‘Civil records: the gateway to the past’ – a talk by genealogist Sandy O’Byrne

‘Civil records: the gateway to the past’: A presentation by genealogist Sandy O'Byrne on the civil records of Ireland - records of birth, marriages and deaths. Sandy provides an overview of civil registration as a major family history source, its origins in Victorian administration and the information that is contained within the records. She also describes some of the difficulties in working with these document and examines the ways in which they can be accessed and provide framework for the larger genealogy story.