Cork Ancestral Archive &  Genealogical Research


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There are many reasons why those of Irish ancestry would what to of obtain Irish Citizenship; not least of which would be in pursuance of an Irish Passport application, a right granted by the Irish Government, originally introduced as a ‘Certificate of Irish Heritage’ as an official recognition by the Irish Government of those who are proud of their Irish Ancestor and their own Irish heritage.

According to the Irish Times, 17th August 2015, "Just 2,925 certificates have been purchased since the scheme began in September 2011", at a cost of €40 for a piece of paper to prove the recipient’s Irish roots, or €120 with a frame; very different to receiving our own fully qualified family history report complete with the now being issued Irish Official Birth or Marriage certificate.

Another more recently, was due to the global interests surrounding the year long events celebrating and in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, ultimately leading to the founding of the Irish State. It is anticipated that similar activities shall take place during the course of 2022, the centenary of Ireland as  an independent state was finally established under the Anglo-Irish Treaty of December 1921.

Then in the summer of the same centennial year of the Eater Rising, the UK (Brexit)  referendum took place resulting in their exiting the European Union.

Passport to EuropeThese two single events has resulted in a flurry of Irish Passport applications. For full official Irish government guidance information, reference may be made to either the Citizens Information Board and/or the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service. Once you are satisfied with the requirements we would be in a position to obtain Official birth and marriage certificates to enable you to order your ‘Passport to Europe’, a phrase borrowed from a satisfied client with his new possession.

Included for demonstration purposes are sample; birth, death, and marriage certificates, borrowed from previously completed projects, and are simply photocopies of original civil register entry. These are only used for our own ‘Family History Research Projects’ reports, and are not acceptable under any circumstances for official or legal purposes. Officially certified certificates for this period are no different other than having the Irish Government stamp, and reference.

Birth Certificate
Sample Birth Entry
Death Certificate
Sample Death Entry
Marriage Certificate
Sample Marriage Entry
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