Civil Records of Birth, Marriage & Death

State Registration for all births, marriages and deaths began in Ireland in 1864. Registration of non-Catholic marriages began earlier, in 1845.

Registration was compulsory. However, it is estimated that as many as ten percent of births, marriages and deaths went unregistered – particularly in the early years of the system.

So, what information will you find on Irish civil records?
John Doble

Birth records can be expected to show:

Marriage Records can be expected to show:

Death Records, often overlooked and often very interesting, will show:Death Certificate


Indexes and copies of entries for all three classes of records are presently available for free online at up 1919 for births, 1944 for marriages and 1969 for deaths.

Should you require records beyond these dates or if you cannot find the record you seek on Irish, Irish Family Footsteps can conduct searches for records on your behalf.

I can provide a written transcript of the record together with a copy of the record page.

Certified copies of the record can also be obtained for legal and naturalisation purposes.


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