Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - ULSTER ANCESTORS -

Civil reg­is­tra­tion for all of Ire­land be­gan in 1845 with the reg­is­tra­tion of non- Catholic mar­riages. In 1864, it be­came com­pul­sory to reg­is­ter all births, mar­riages and deaths, ir­re­spec­tive of re­li­gion.

Cer­tifi­cates record ages, oc­cu­pa­tions, maiden names and town­land ad­dresses. Know­ing your an­ces­tor’s town­land ad­dress can be vi­tal for fur­ther re­search in Ul­ster, so th­ese doc­u­ments are well worth pur­su­ing.

Births, mar­riages and deaths from 1864 (and 1845 for mar­riages) for the six coun­ties of North­ern Ire­land can be found on­line at the Gen­eral Reg­is­ter Of­fice for North­ern Ire­land (GRONI) web­site (­di­rect. but are con­fined to births over 100 years ago, mar­riages over 75 years and deaths over 50 years.

The civil reg­is­tra­tion in­dexes for all of Ul­ster prior to 1922 and the coun­ties of Mon­aghan, Ca­van and Done­gal af­ter 1922 are on­line at fam­i­

Once you find an in­dex en­try, record­ing the reg­is­tra­tion district, year, vol­ume, page and quar­ter, you can or­der a copy of the orig­i­nal reg­is­tra­tion to see all of the de­tails. Copies can be or­dered on­line at time­­ish- ge­neal­o­gy­clerk/ir­ish-bmd-records or at wel­ Pages/Ap­ply-

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