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These are compiled and maintained by GRO in Roscommon and by GRONI in Belfast. Researchers looking for records of marriage that took place in the six counties of Northern Ireland should take advantage of GRONI's family history database where they can search the indexes, view transcriptions and copies of wedding certificates for a very reasonable fee.
Until recently, they were available only in the research rooms of those organisations. See the Northern Irish marriage records/indexes page.
During the week commencing 13 November 2017, the free state-managed Irish updated its database of birth, marriage and death records.
Although the availability of free bmd records has improved, the overall picture for the beginner researcher is more complex than it used to be, so the guidance in this Civil Registration section of Irish Genealogy Toolkit needs to be thoroughly reviewed and, probably, presented in a different way. In the meantime, please bear in mind that the details below may be out of date.
This marriage took place at the Register Office in Wicklow because, so the story goes, she was a Roman Catholic and he a Methodist, and neither would agree to marrying in the other's place of worship!In the last couple of years, a number of websites have begun to offer transcripts of Ireland's civil registration records. The reference of each Irish marriage record in the index begins with the name of the Superintendent Registrar's District.Because of the way these districts were established, it may or may not have been your ancestor's nearest town or village.The format of her marriage certificate (left) was almost identical to that of her parents.Again, the 'full age' issue crops up here, but the names of the streets where bride and groom lived have been included, reflecting the growth of Wicklow Town in the intervening years.