Ireland Civil Records Guided Research

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How to find birth records, marriage records and death records, Ireland Civil

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Civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths began in Ireland in 1864. The registration of non-Catholic marriages began in 1845. Before these years, search for church records.


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Birth

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Search a birth index

Start here:

• 1864-1916: Ireland Civil Records Search at IrishGenealogy.ie (images available for all years)  - How to navigate website 1. Put in search parameters.
2. Click the box "I'm not a robot".
3. Put in first and last name (will not be contacted) and check the box underneath.
4. Choose a record in results.
5. Click on "image" (located near the bottom) to view the actual image of the record.
        Click here to see where it is located on the page.

If the birth record was not found, try this next:

• 1620s-1950s: Ireland Birth Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881
Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958
Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913
United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933




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Marriage

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Search a marriage index

Start here:

• 1845-1941: Ireland Civil Records Search at IrishGenealogy.ie (images available 1870-1941)  - How to navigate website 1. Put in search parameters.
2. Click the box "I'm not a robot".
3. Put in first and last name (will not be contacted) and check the box underneath.
4. Choose a record in results.
5. Click on "image" (located near the bottom) to view the actual image of the record.
        Click here to see where it is located on the page.

For marriages in Northern Ireland 1922-1943 see: Search for a marriage registration at NIDirect.gov.uk ($)


If the birth record was not found, try this next:

• 1610s-1980s: Ireland Marriage Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898
Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958
Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913
Ireland, Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage License Bonds Indexes, 1623-1866
Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988
British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices
United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933




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Why the record may not exist



Death

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Search a death index

Start here:

• 1864-1966: Ireland Civil Records Search at IrishGenealogy.ie (images available 1878-1966)  - How to navigate website 1. Put in search parameters.
2. Click the box "I'm not a robot".
3. Put in first and last name (will not be contacted) and check the box underneath.
4. Choose a record in results.
5. Click on "image" (located near the bottom) to view the actual image of the record.
        Click here to see where it is located on the page.

For deaths in Northern Ireland 1922-1968 see: Search for a death registration at NIDirect.gov.uk ($)


If the birth record was not found, try this next:

• 1620s-1950s: Ireland Death Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Ireland Deaths, 1864-1870
Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881 (includes deaths)
Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958
Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913
British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices
United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index
GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014




What else you can try:

Additional online resources

Substitute records

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Why the record may not exist








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