Ireland Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Ireland, Marriages, 1619-1898
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Record Description
Record Type Marriages
Collection years 1619-1898
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Genealogical Society of Utah

What is in This Collection?

This collection is an index for the years 1619 to 1898.

This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Marital status
  • Names of the fathers
  • Birth years
  • Ages

Collection Content

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Marriages, 1619-1898 Marriages, 1619-1898
Antrim 44,445
Armagh 5,108
Carlow 924
Cavan 5,740
Clare 3,588
Cork 24,776
Donegal 42,283
Down 33,025
Dublin 13,063
Fermanagh 6,386
Galway 6,860
Kerry 17,630
Kildare 1,319
Kilkenny 1,941
Leitrim 1,632
Limerick 14,043
Londonderry 14,629
Longford 2,443
Louth 2,893
Mayo 6,576
Meath 2,115
Monaghan 6,900
Roscommon 28,440
Sligo 12,083
Tipperary 7,467
Tyrone 5,557
Waterford 4,472
Westmeath 10,890
Wexford 4,639
Wicklow 3,472
Total 424,444

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the bride or groom
  • The approximate date of marriage

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • If possible, look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
  • Use the information you have found to find the person in census records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives
  • Search the records of nearby areas
  • Check for other names. An individual might have been listed under a middle name, a nickname, or an abbreviation of their given name
  • A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband
  • Consult the Ireland Record Finder to find other records

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Collection Citation

"Ireland, Marriages, 1619-1898." Database. FamilySearch. : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

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