Find your ancestors in Ireland, Non-conformist marriages

What can these records tell me?

Each result includes both a transcript and image. The amount of available information will vary from transcript to transcript depending on where the register originated. However, most transcripts will provide a combination of the following:

  • Name
  • Denomination
  • Age – Oftentimes, a specific age will not be listed but rather a notation referring to whether the individual is a minor or legal adult. ‘F’ stands for ‘full’ meaning that the individual is the age of majority or older.
  • Birth year
  • Occupation
  • Townland
  • Father’s name
  • Marriage year and date
  • Spouse’s name
  • Spouse’s age
  • Occupation
  • Spouse’s townland
  • Spouse’s father’s name
  • Parish
  • County
  • Source

The images of the original registers will usually include additional information to that which is found on the transcript. For instance, you may be able to discover your ancestor’s father’s profession or rank and any witnesses present by looking at the image.

The signed witnesses on these marriage records can provide useful clues in your family history research, as witnesses were often close family members or friends of the couple. For example, we see from the original marriage register image for Kathleen May Smyth and Henry Topham Jennings that James Smyth and May Smyth were witnesses. May Smyth is perhaps Kathleen May’s mother and, since Kathleen’s father is listed as Edwin Smyth, James Smyth could be a brother or uncle.

Please note that the images from Dublin, Registers of the French non-conformist churches, are in French. However, the relevant genealogical information can still be easily identified.