Now here’s some good news for everyone researching their Irish roots, as Findmypast.com.au have just added 21 million new Irish Birth, Death and Marriage records (1800s-1950s) to its already extensive collection of historical records.
“The addition of 21 million new birth, marriage and death records to our website means we will now have more than 60 million Irish records on our website, including census and parish records,” said Vicki Dawson, General Manager of findmypast.com.au. “There has never been a better time for people to explore and discover the details of the lives of their Irish ancestors.”
Births, deaths and marriages are central events in peoples’ lives and people researching their family history can use these to develop their family tree. Findmypast.com.au carries the most detailed and thorough collection of Irish records ever seen in one place – providing a fascinating insight into Ireland’s history and making Irish family research easier and more accessible than ever before.
Ireland Births and Deaths 1864-1958
These Irish birth and death records on findmypast.com.au are an index to civil registration which began in Ireland in 1864. This index gives you the details that you need to be able to obtain a copy of the birth, death or marriage certificate from The General Register Office. The records cover all 32 counties in Ireland for 1864-1921 and 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland for 1922-1958. The original civil registration districts were based on 160 medical dispensary districts and in many cases cross county boundaries. This means that in certain cases births will be recorded in a county other than where the person lived.
Ireland Marriages 1845-1958
In 1845 government civil registration of marriages began for non-Catholic marriages and in 1864 for Catholic marriages. These records on findmypast.com.au are an index to these civil registrations. The full records reside in The General Register Office and can be ordered, for a fee, from that office. To order a certificate you will need the registration year/quarter, registration district and volume and page number provided in the transcript.
All non-Catholic Marriages in all 32 counties in Ireland are covered for 1845–1863. For 1864–1921, all marriages in all 32 counties in Ireland and for 1922–1958, all marriages in 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland are covered. The original civil registration districts were based on 160 medical dispensary districts and in many cases cross county boundaries. This means that in certain cases marriages will be recorded in a county other than where the person lived. We have provided a list of the registration districts and their counties for marriages.
Do you have multiple spouses in your family tree?
Finmypast.com.au have taken the work out of searching the Index of Ireland Marriages. Their flexible search allows you to search for a married couple using first names. This is particularly useful in cases when the bride’s maiden name is unknown. Use the ‘What Else?’ box at the start of your search, or the Spouse Forename/Spouse Surname boxes on the left hand side after choosing the Ireland Marriages record set.
The Irish birth, death and marriage collection is also available across all international findmypast sites as part of a World subscription.