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Linda Jonas 2006

Civil Registration

Registration of non-Catholic marriages began in Ireland on April 1, 1845. Civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths for everyone began on January 1, 1864.

Please note that the place listed in the civil registration index is the name of the registration district, not the name of the parish. If all you know is the name of your ancestor's county and you want to know the names of the registration districts for that county, consult the table of Superintendent Registrar's Districts by County or use Civil Registration Districts of Ireland which has three parts. Part I contains maps showing registration districts. Part II is an alphabetical index of districts that shows the county for each district. Part II is a list of counties that shows the districts in each county. It is on fiche 6036472.

 

The microfilmed Civil Registration Indexes are available from the Family History Library on the following films:

 

 

Years Covered

Microfilm Numbers

Birth Indexes 1864 - 1921 0101041 0101079
Republic of Ireland 1922 - 1958 0101229 - 0101240; 0257844 - 0257849
Northern Ireland 1922 - 1959 0231962 - 0231969
Marriage indexes 1845 - 1921 0101241 - 0101263
Republic of Ireland 1922 - 1958 0101575 - 0101581; 0257850 - 0257852
Northern Ireland 1922 - 1959 0232169 - 0232173
Death Indexes
1864 - 1921 0101582 - 0101608
Republic of Ireland 1922 - 1958 0101735 - 0101744; 0257853 - 0257856
Northern Ireland 1922 - 1959 0232472 - 0232478

Many of the actual birth, marriage, and death certificates are on microfilm and can be ordered from the Family History Library, but certificates for some time periods were never filmed (birth certificates 1881-1899, marriage certificates from 1871-1899, and death certificates from 1871-1899, among others). Check the FHLC under IRELAND--Civil Registration.

Examples of some other records that can help find birth, marriage, and deaths:

The Foreign Register: births, deaths & marriages, 1864-1923, of Irish citizens in Continental Europe - Film 0101764.

Marine Register of Births & Deaths 1864-1884 (Ireland) - Film 0101765.

29th Report of the Registrar General of Marriages, Births & Deaths, with special report on Surnames of Ireland - Film 0476999

Marriages in Dublin Newspapers, 1731-1740 Film 0100213, item 9

 

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