Parish Records. The Database of Baptisms for Dublin Parishes, the Database of Marriages for Dublin Parishes, and the Database of Burials for Dublin Parishes, compiled by the Dublin Heritage Group for Dublin City Public Libraries, have been incorporated into the Irish Genealogy website and form a significant portion of the total records available on that website.
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The records so compiled are provided for personal research purposes "as is". Dublin City Public Libraries accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the data "as is" in any way including responsibility for any error, omission or duplication which may have occurred in transcription. Researchers are directed to check records in the original source documents held by the relevant Church Authorities.
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Dublin City Library And Archive Electoral Lists (1939-40)
These records are lists of those registered to vote in Dublin city in Dáil and local elections, for use in polling stations at election time. At the period they were produced, the voting age was 21, meaning that everyone listed is 21 or over. They are not, therefore, complete household listings.
This online database covers the year 1939-1940 (c. 280,000 records). The Dublin City Library and Archive collection starts in 1937 and continues up to the present. The full series of electoral lists 1938 to 1964 (c. 4.1 million records) is available in the Dublin City Library and Archive Reading Room.
To view the records, you will first need to download and install the free DjVu viewer.
The Dublin City Electoral Lists database was created as part on the Celtic Tri project, part-funded by the EU Interreg programme.
The surviving printed lists from 1937 to 1964 were scanned at high resolution, producing almost 49,000 scans. The results were then passed through an Optical Character Recognition process to produce rough Microsoft Excel files. These were then imported into a Microsoft Access database designed at Dublin City Library and Archive for correction, quality control and standardisation of first names, surnames and street names. Final Access databases for each of the years (c.300,000 records each) were then imported into the finished application, which uses MySQL in conjunction with the PHP scripting language. The versions of the scanned pages used in the application are compressed DjVU created from the original high quality scans.
Digiscan Ltd carried out the scanning and OCR.
John Grenham, as Dublin City Library and Archive genealogist-in-residence, did the database design, quality control, correction and standardisation.
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