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IRISH CIVIL REGISTRATION Guide to Arrangement of Certificate Volumes and Counties

The primary arrangement of the Irish civil registration certificates on film is by time period: first by year, and then by quarter of the year (even in the early years when the quarters are not identified as such in this register).

The secondary arrangement of the The years listed in the following charts are those for which the Family History Library has certificates on microfilm.

The tables showing the volume numbers for each county are divided into these categories:

All of Ireland

  1. Births, 1864-1877; Marriages & Deaths, 1864-1870
  2. Births, 1878-1881 & 1900-1913
  3. Marriages, 1845-1863

Republic of Ireland

  1. Births, 1930-1955

Northern Ireland

  1. Births, Marriages & Deaths, 1922-1959


ALL IRELAND   -   BIRTHS, 1864-1877; MARRIAGES & DEATHS, 1864-1870

                              Volume Numbers by Quarter:

  1. County
  1. 1st QUARTER JAN - MAR
  1. 2nd QUARTER APR - JUN
  1. 3rd QUARTER JUL - SEP
  1. 4th QUARTER OCT - DEC
Antrim 1 6 11 16
Armagh - a 1 6 11 16
Armagh -b 2 7 12 17
Carlow -a 2 7 12 17
Carlow - b 3 8 13 18
Carlow - c 4 9 14 19
Cavan -a 2 7 12 17
Cava-b 3 8 13 18
Clare - a 4 9 14 19
Clar- b 5 10 15 20
Cork -a 4 9 14 19
Cork - b 5 10 15 20
Donegal 2 7 12 17
Down 1 6 11 16
Dublin 2 7 12 17
Fermanagh - a 2 7 12 17
Fermanagh - b 3 8 13 18
Galway -a 3 8 13 18
Galway -b 4 9 14 19
Kerry 5 10 15 20
Kildare - a 2 7 12 17
Kildare - b 3 8 13 18
Kilkenny -a 3 8 13 18
Kilkenny - b 4 9 14 19
Leitrim - a 2 7 12 17
Leitrim - b 3 8 13 18
Leix (Queens) 3 8 13 18
Limerick - a 3 8 13 18
Limerick - b 4 9 14 19
Limerick - c 5 10 15 20
Londonderry - a 1 6 11 16
Londonderry - b 2 7 12 17
Longford 3 8 13 18
Louth 2 7 12 17
Mayo 4 9 14 19
Meath - a 2 7 12 17
Meath - b 3 8 13 18
Monaghan - a 1 6 11 16
Monaghan - a 2 7 12 17
Monaghan - a 3 8 13 18
Offaly (Kings) 3 8 13 18
Roscommon - a 3 8 13 18
Roscommon - b 4 9 14 19
Sligo - a 2 7 12 17
Sligo - b 4 9 14 19
Tipperary - a 3 8 13 18
Tipperary - b 4 9 14 19
Tyrone - a 1 6 11 16
Tyrone - b 2 7 12 17
Tyrone - c 3 8 13 18
Waterford 4 9 14 19
Westmeath 3 8 13 18
Wexford - a 2 7 12 17
Wexford - b 4 9 14 19
Wicklow 2 7 12 17


All Ireland - Births, 1878-1881 & 1900-1913

                       Volume Numbers by Quarter:

County 1st QUARTER JAN - MAR 2nd QUARTER APR - JUN 3rd QUARTER JUL - SEP 4th QUARTER OCT - DEC
Antrim 1 6 11 16
Armagh - a 1 6 11 16
Armagh -b 2 7 12 17
Carlow -a 2 7 12 17
Carlow - b 3 8 13 18
Carlow - c 4 9 14 19
Cavan -a 2 7 12 17
Cava-b 3 8 13 18
Clare - a 4 9 14 19
Clar- b 5 10 15 20
Cork -a 4 9 14 19
Cork - b 5 10 15 20
Donegal 2 7 12 17
Down 1 6 11 16
Dublin 2 7 12 17
Fermanagh - a 2 7 12 17
Fermanagh - b 3 8 13 18
Galway -a 3 8 13 18
Galway -b 4 9 14 19
Kerry 5 10 15 20
Kildare - a 2 7 12 17
Kildare - b 3 8 13 18
Kilkenny -a 3 8 13 18
Kilkenny - b 4 9 14 19
Leitrim - a 2 7 12 17
Leitrim - b 3 8 13 18
Leix (Queens) 3 8 13 18
Limerick - a 3 8 13 18
Limerick - b 4 9 14 19
Limerick - c 5 10 15 20
Londonderry - a 1 6 11 16
Londonderry - b 2 7 12 17
Longford 3 8 13 18
Louth 2 7 12 17
Mayo 4 9 14 19
Meath - a 2 7 12 17
Meath - b 3 8 13 18
Monaghan - a 1 6 11 16
Monaghan - a 2 7 12 17
Monaghan - a 3 8 13 18
Offaly (Kings) 3 8 13 18
Roscommon - a 3 8 13 18
Roscommon - b 4 9 14 19
Sligo - a 2 7 12 17
Sligo - b 4 9 14 19
Tipperary - a 3 8 13 18
Tipperary - b 4 9 14 19
Tyrone - a 1 6 11 16
Tyrone - b 2 7 12 17
Tyrone - c 3 8 13 18
Waterford 4 9 14 19
Westmeath 3 8 13 18
Wexford - a 2 7 12 17
Wexford - b 4 9 14 19
Wicklow 2 7 12 17


ALL IRELAND - Marriages, 1845-1863

 (Unlike the post-1863 years, the early years are not arranged by quarter or by county - arrangement is strictly alphabetical by registration district.
During this earlier time period, there were not as many districts as there were later.)

                    Volume Numbers by Quarter:

Districts Volume No.   Districts Volume No.
A – Ballymena 1 Fermoy - Lisburn 6
Ballena - Belfast 2 Lisburn - Magherafelt 7
Belfast - Clones 3 Mallow - Newry 8
Clonmel - Downpatrick 4 Newtownards - Roscommon 9
Drogheda - Ennistymon 5 Roscrea - Wexford 10


REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - Births, 1930-1955

         (Volume number the same for all four quarters)
County Volume Nos.   County Volume Nos.
Carlow 4-Feb Longford 3
Cavan 3-Feb Louth 2
Clare 5-Apr Mayo 4
Cork 5-Apr Meath 3-Feb
Donegal 2 Monaghan 3-Feb
Dublin 2 Offaly (Kings) 3
Fermanagh 3-Feb Roscommon 4-Mar
Galway 4-Mar Sligo 2 & 4
Kerry 5 Tipperary 4-Mar
Kildare 3-Feb Waterford 4
Kilkenny 4-Mar Westmeath 3
Leitrim 3-Feb Wexford 2 & 4
Leix (Queens) 3 Wicklow 2
Limerick 5-Mar





 

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