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Marriage Register in Ireland

 

The State registration of marriages in Ireland began in 1845. Poor Law Union - or PLU's were districts created under the Poor Law Relief Act of 1838 (aka the Poor Law). PLU's became 'General Registrar's Districts', areas within which births, deaths and marriages were compiled. Some districts covered areas that are outside of county boundaries.

 

The marriage registration reference details for Tracey and variants spellings from 1845 to 1899 are available on the website.

 

Alphabetical List 1845-1863

1864-1873

1874-1883

1884-1899

1845-1863

1864

1865

1866

1867

1868

1869

1870

1871

1872

1873

1874

1875

1876

1877

1878

1879

1880

1881

1882

1883

1884

1885

1886

1887

1888

1889

1890

1891

1892

1893

1894

1895

1896

1897

1898

1899

 

The numbers after the name refer to the Volume and Page of the registration book stored at the Oifig An Ard-Chláraitheora (General Register Office). Photocopies of entries in the registers are available at a current cost (2011) of €4 in person (plus a search fee of €2) and €6 by post. These contain exactly the same information as a Certificate but are only of use for research purposes. Details and application forms are available at:

 

http://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Apply-for-Certificates.aspx

 

Marriage certificates may contain the following information: Date of marriage, name, surname, age, condition (marital status), rank or profession, residence, father’s name and rank or profession of both bride and groom. Also place of marriage, practitioner and witnesses.

 

If you have a copy of a certificate, please send us a copy or the details stated. We will use this information to add to the website.

 

It is also possible to search in person the hard copies (volumes) of the Births, Marriages and Death at the Genealogy Section of the Civil Registration service located at the 3rd Floor of the Abbey Mall, Abbey Street, Dublin 1. You will need to ask for directions at the main reception, as the offices are difficult to find and not sign-posted (as far as I could see). To search the records you have to pay a fee of  €2 and fill out a form. You can also request them to do a search for a fee of  €20. To order a record, there is a fee of  €4 and a form requiring the name, district, year, quarter (if applicable), volume and page number. You can only order 5 records per visit and it takes approximately 30 minutes for a record to be printed. Although the staff are friendly, I did not find the bureaucracy to be user friendly.

 

These records indexes have also been put on microfiche by the LDS, and most are available on-line https://www.familysearch.org/

 

You can search for the PLU’s (and the townlands, parish etc) at:

 

http://www.seanruad.com/

 

There is also a PLU map with a list of townlands included at: http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/counties/plumaps/#maps/

 

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District/PLU

County

County

County

Abbeyleix

Leix

Antrim

Antrim

Ardee

Louth

Meath

Armagh

Armagh

Tyrone

Athlone

Roscommon

Westmeath

Athy

Kildare

Leix

Bailieborough

Cavan

Ballina

Mayo

Sligo

Ballinasloe

Galway

Roscommon

Ballinrobe

Galway

Mayo

BallyCastle

Antrim

Ballymahon

Longford

Westmeath

Ballymena

Antrim

Ballymoney

Antrim

Derry

Ballyshannon

Donegal

Fermanagh

Leitrim

Ballyvaghan

Clare

Balrothery

Dublin

Baltinglass

Carlow

Kildare

Wicklow

Banbridge

Armagh

Down

Bandon

Cork

Bantry

Cork

Bawnboy

Cavan

Leitrim

Belfast

Antrim

Down

Belmullet

Mayo

Borrisokane

Tipperary

Boyle

Roscommon

Sligo

Cahersiveen

Kerry

Callan

Kilkenny

Tipperary

Carlow

Carlow

Kildare

Leix

Carrick on Shannon

Leitrim

Carrick on Suir

Kilkenny

Waterford

Carrickmacross

Monaghan

Cashel

Tipperary

Castlebar

Mayo

Castleblayney

Armagh

Monaghan

Castlecomer

Kilkenny

Castlederg

Tyrone

Castlereagh

Roscommon

Castletown

Cork

Castletowndelvin

Meath

Westmeath

Cavan

Cavan

Celbridge

Dublin

Kildare

Meath

Claremorris

Mayo

Clifden

Galway

Clogheen

Tipperary

Waterford

Clogher

Monaghan

Tyrone

Clonakilty

Cork

Clones

Fermanagh

Monaghan

Clonmel

Tipperary

Waterford

Coleraine

Antrim

Derry

Cookstown

Tyrone

Cootehill

Cavan

Monaghan

Cork

Cork

Corrofin

Clare

Croom

Limerick

Dingle

Kerry

Donaghmore

Leix

Donegal

Donegal

Downpatrick

Down

Drogheda

Louth

Meath

Dromore West

Sligo

Dublin, North

Dublin

Dublin, South

Dublin

 

Dundalk

Armagh

Louth

Monaghan

Dunfanaghy

Donegal

Dungannon

Tyrone

Dungarvan

Waterford

Dunmanway

Cork

Dunshaughlin

Dublin

Meath

Edenderry

Kildare

Meath

Offaly

Ennis

Clare

Enniscorthy

Carlow

Wexford

Enniskillen

Cavan

Fermanagh

Tyrone

Ennistimon

Clare

Fermoy

Cork

Galway

Galway

Glennamaddy

Galway

Roscommon

Glenties

Donegal

Glin

Kerry

Limerick

Gorey

Wexford

Gort

Clare

Galway

Gortin

Tyrone

Granard

Cavan

Longford

Westmeath

Inishowen

Donegal

Kanturk

Cork

Kells

Cavan

Meath

Kenmare

Kerry

Kilkeel

Down

Kilkenny

Kilkenny

Killadysert

Clare

Killala

Mayo

Killarney

Kerry

Kilmacthomas

Waterford

Kilmallock

Cork

Limerick

Kilrush

Clare

Kinsale

Cork

Larne

Antrim

Letterkenny

Donegal

Limerick

Clare

Limerick

Lisburn

Antrim

Down

Lismore

Cork

Waterford

Lisnaskea

Fermanagh

Listowel

Kerry

Londonderry

Donegal

Derry

Longford

Longford

Loughrea

Galway

Lowtherstown

Fermanagh

Tyrone

Lurgan

Antrim

Armagh

Down

Macroom

Cork

Magherafelt

Derry

Mallow

Cork

Manorhamilton

Leitrim

Middleton

Cork

Millford

Donegal

Millstreet

Cork

Mitchelstown

Cork

Limerick

Mohill

Leitrim

Monaghan

Monaghan

Mountbellew

Galway

Mountmellick

Leix

Offaly

Mullingar

Westmeath

Naas

Dublin

Kildare

Wicklow

Navan

Meath

Nenagh

Tipperary

New Ross

Carlow

Kilkenny

Wexford

Newcastle

Limerick

Newport

Mayo

Newry

Armagh

Down

Newtownards

Down

Newtown-Limavady

Derry

Oldcastle

Cavan

Meath

Omagh

Tyrone

Oughterard

Galway

Parsonstown

Offaly

Tipperary

Portumna

Galway

Rathdown

Dublin

Wicklow

Rathdrum

Wicklow

Rathkeale

Limerick

Roscommon

Galway

Roscommon

Roscrea

Leix

Offaly

Tipperary

Scarriff

Clare

Shillelagh

Carlow

Wexford

Wicklow

Skibbereen

Cork

Skull

Cork

Sligo

Sligo

Strabane

Donegal

Tyrone

Stranolar

Donegal

Strokestown

Roscommon

Swineford

Mayo

Roscommon

Thomastown

Kilkenny

Thurles

Tipperary

Tipperary

Limerick

Tipperary

Tobercurry

Sligo

Tralee

Kerry

Trim

Meath

Tuam

Galway

Tulla

Clare

Tullamore

Offaly

Westmeath

Urlingford

Kilkenny

Tipperary

Waterford

Kilkenny

Waterford

Westport

Mayo

Wexford

Wexford

Youghal

Cork

Waterford

 

Last update: 22 October 2013