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Tyrone wedding records


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Randalstown, Co. Antrim, Ireland.
Statutory recording of marriages only started in Ireland in 1845 (1864 for RC marriages). Prior to that you need church records. Not all churches have pre 1845 records and of those that do, not all are on-line. You also need to know what denomination the service was.

Tradition was to marry in the bride’s church (after which she’d usually attend her husband’s). In the parish of Carnteel, Carnteel Church of Ireland has marriage and baptism records from 1805 onwards, Ballygawley Church of Ireland lost its early records in the 1922 fire in Dublin and now has nothing before 1879. Aughnacloy Presbyterian church has records from 1812 onwards. The RC records start in 1846.

Arboe parish is also mentioned. The Church of Ireland has records from 1775 onwards (with gaps). Ballygoney Presbyterian has no records before 1848 and the RC records start in 1827. RC records are mostly on-line on the nli site:


For other denominations, the churches usually hold the originals but there are also copies in PRONI, the public record office, in Belfast. A personal visit is required to access them. Access to the records there is free. If you are unable to go there yourself, you may need to employ a researcher. Researchers in the PRONI area: http://sgni.net