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Ireland, Marriages, 1619-1898
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Ireland
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Location of Ireland
Record Description
Record Type Marriages
Collection years 1619-1898
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection is a partial index to marriages in Ireland for the years 1619 to 1898. There are only a few localities included, and the years included are random. None of the indexes for areas are complete. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Names of Bride and Groom
  • Marriage Date and Place
  • Fathers’ Names
  • Birth Years
  • Ages

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

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

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • 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?[edit | edit source]

  • 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Ireland.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Click here for a list of known issues with this collection.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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