Department of Social Protection
Published on 9 June 2020
Last updated on 24 June 2022
The GRO Search Room is located at Werburgh Street, Dublin 8, D08 E277.
The office is open to the public on a walk-in basis on the following day(s) for the week ending 1 July:
Please check the website www.gov.ie/gro
for further updates under the Research Section for COVID-19 opening times as they can change at short notice.
You can continue to avail of our email service detailing your search/index search request at GROResearchRoom@welfare.ie
and a member of staff will assist.
Mask wearing and hand sanitising still apply when visiting the office.
Groups of more than 5 people are requested to send an email to the GROResearchRoom@welfare.ie
to be advised how they can be accommodated.
While the appointment service is restricted we will offer an email service.
This service requires that you have sufficient information to identify a specific entry from the index.
For reasons of data privacy, staff cannot conduct the research for you or conduct searches using speculative or non-specific information.
The email address is GROResearchRoom@welfare.ie
You can order copies of entries from the registers from our staff in the research room and if you wish to order certified copies of entries, you can still do so from the General Register Office in Roscommon.
Apply for birth, death, marriage, adoption, civil partnership and stillbirth certificates.
Historic records of the following can be viewed on www.irishgenealogy.ie.
2 types of searches may be undertaken at the genealogical/family history research facility:
The fee for a copy of an entry from the records is €5.
Indexes in relation to the following records of life events are available for searching in the Search Room:
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