2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 22, 2021 12:02 AM by Timothy McGoldrick Branched from an earlier discussion.

    Seeking marriage or birth certificates

    mary Brady Newbie

      Hello can you please help me find a marriage certificate or birth certificate for my Great Grandmother, Born about 1830 in Ireland ..Are there any records for that period of time in the Archives or elcewhere

        • Re: Seeking marriage or birth certificates
          Charles Miller Adventurer

          Dear Mary Brady,


          Thank you for contacting History Hub.


          The Federal Government would not create or maintain birth, death, or other vital records.  Such records are usually kept by State and local governments rather than the National Archives.  With non-U.S. births, they would be documented by the birth country.


          One place to look for overseas records is Family Search. Go to their website, and do a 'search by location' by clicking on the map. There you can view record collections from a number of countries.


          Very often, birth information can be found in naturalization records.  The National Archives has custody of any Naturalization records from Federal courts dated prior to October 1991. Please consult our Online Naturalization Records, 1790-1995 guide in order to find where to search online for the Federal court records. The guide is organized alphabetically by state.


          The online databases found on the guide consist of Ancestry, Fold3, and Family Search. There may be a fee for using the Ancestry and Fold3 service, but Family Search is available for free with the creation of an account.  Ancestry and Fold3 may be accessed for free through a NARA facility or through any participating universities or public libraries.


          Here is a web page with resources related to Naturalization Records at the National Archives: https://www.archives.gov/research/immigration/naturalization


          Additionally, you can find a plethora of information by simply doing a google search under “Irish Genealogy”.


          As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all National Archives research rooms nationwide, including those at Presidential Libraries, are closed to the public until further notice. Please check NARA’s web page about COVID-19 updates for the latest information. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We hope this is helpful.  Best of luck with your research.

          • Re: Seeking marriage or birth certificates
            Timothy McGoldrick Adventurer

            Hi Mary

                          The information maybe found on Ancestry   Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915

                        Link: https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/61039/   The results 214 persons with the Surname: Brady in 1830

                          Just input the following information



            Please note: Some of the first names are in Latin, the priests in certain parishes would change it to Latin. Ex: Patrick is Patricius in Latin    Bridget is Birgittae in Latin