The Superintendent Registration Districts are subdivided
into Registration Districts. They were
also known as Dispensary Districts.
They were used for civil registration of births, marriages
and deaths. Each District Registrar, on a quarterly basis,
sent the certified record of births and deaths to his
Superintendent Registrar who in turn sent these records to
the Registrar General. The latter indexed these records for
the entire country to 1921 and afterwards for the Republic
of Ireland. Such hardcopy indexes are those that are
currently available to the general public to search in the
Public Search facility in Werburgh St., Dublin.
With modern day
technologies the registration of current life events of
births, marriages and deaths are now computerised. So the registration of such events can be done in any
Superintendent Registration District and not, as formerly,
in that where the event took place.