All civil marriage records from 1845 to 1944 are now available online to members of the public, along with the release online of birth register records for 1919 and death register records for 1969. Over 15.5 million register records are now available to the public to view and research online on the www.irishgenealology.ie website.
The records now available online include:
• Birth register records – 1864 to 1919
• Marriage register records – 1845 to 1944
• Death register records – 1878 to 1969
Regina Doherty TD, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection (which has responsibility for the Civil Registration Service) emphasised:
Minister Doherty went on to say civil marriage registration started in Ireland in 1845 and almost 100 years of historic marriages records can now be readily accessed for family history and historical research purposes. Earlier marriage records registered by Church bodies are also available on www.irishgenealogy.ie.
The Minister continued:
Josepha Madigan TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht explained that:
Minister Madigan added:
These include the digitisation of images for up to 1.5 million death records covering a period from 1864 to 1877 which remain to be released to the public.
The marriage records being launched are non-Catholic marriages only, as civil registration of Catholic marriages did not commence until 1864. Marriages from 1845 to 1944 are now available online in a variety of image and digital formats.
Site usage - Number of Site Visits to the civil records in 2019 was 5,187,476
Some 1.5 million death records covering 1864 to 1877 are being worked on and will be put online during 2020.
A separate joint project between the two Departments will allow the publication of a number of other registers held by the Civil Registration Service. These registers include a record of Irish personnel killed during World War 1, army registers relating to births, deaths and marriages; similar registers maintained by the consular services.
Below are two sample marriage registrations from this release: