Find your ancestors in Ireland civil marriage registers index

What can these records tell me?

Findmypast created the transcripts included in this collection from the images held by Images are linked to in the transcripts. Each transcript will provide all or some of the following information:

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Condition
  • Denomination
  • Occupation
  • Residence
  • Marriage year
  • Marriage date
  • Church name
  • Parish
  • Registration year
  • Registration district
  • Superintendent registration district
  • County
  • Spouse’s first name(s)
  • Spouse’s last name
  • Spouse’s age
  • Spouse’s condition
  • Spouse’s residence
  • Father’s first name(s)
  • Father’s last name
  • Father’s occupation
  • Spouse’s father’s first name(s)
  • Spouse’s father’s last name
  • Spouse’s father’s occupation
  • Registration quarter year
  • Page
  • Volume
  • Source URL – The source website may provide additional information about these registers as well as provide access to images. By clicking this link, you will be taken to the source website where you will first need to check a box for captcha (to prove you are not a robot), then put in your name and check another box to be taken to the image of the original register.

Discover more about these records

The General Register Office (GRO) holds the civil records for births, deaths, and marriages. For non-Roman Catholic marriages, records exist from 1845. Civil marriage records are valuable for their inclusion of the couple’s fathers’ names.

Registration districts are largely identical to the old Poor Law Unions. These boundaries correlated to natural catchment areas as opposed to the existing administrative divisions (townlands, parishes, counties). The significance of this is that the boundaries of a given registration district could run across existing administrative boundaries (i.e. parts of two counties could be included in a single registration district).