Welcome to the Liverpool
Roman Catholic Marriages website which provides a complete index to
the 55,000+ marriages from all
the Roman Catholic Churches in central Liverpool and the vast majority
of those in the suburbs, formerly in West Derby, Toxteth Park, Ormskirk
and Prescot registration districts for the years 1837 to 1901.
Click here for coverage details.
It is hoped this site will compliment the
lancashirebmd website which covers a similar
geographical area but which only gives details of where a marriage took
place for Church of England Churches. Marriages which took place in
Christian Churches of other denominations (as well as at the Register
Offices) are described as 'Liverpool, Register Office or Registrar
Attended' or 'West Derby, Register Office or Registrar Attended'.
By 1901 these categories included over forty Roman Catholic churches.
Just like the
lancashirebmd website this index will give you the
year and the name of the church where a couple married. The index is
provided free of charge and you can search it as often as you need to.
Once you have the information from the index it is then up to you how
you wish to obtain further details:
You can order a civil
registration certificate from one of the usual places.
All of the original
marriage registers included in this index can be viewed at libraries
and record offices in the Liverpool area so you can make a personal
visit or write to any of them. Click
here for further details of where the records of each
particular church are located.
If you wish to obtain
the complete details of any marriage directly from this website they
will cost £3.00 (GBP) per marriage or £10.00 (GBP) for four
marriages. But please don't feel that using the index puts you under
any obligation to make a purchase.
If you do wish to obtain
details via this site then please submit your request using
The cost will be
£3.00 (GBP) per marriage or £10.00 (GBP) for four marriages.
You will be sent an email
containing payment options (paypal or personal cheque). If
you then decide to proceed with the request - and once the
payment has been processed - you will receive the full
marriage details within 24 hours (or 48 hours at weekends).
These 'details' are not identical to
those on a civil marriage certificate. They rarely include details of
ages or occupations. 99% of RC marriage registers will give the names
and address of the bride and groom and the names of their fathers, as
well as the names and addresses of the witnesses to the marriage. If you
are unlucky enough to request a marriage that does not contain this
basic information you will not be charged.
A transcription of a standard RC marriage
entry can be seen here.
This is the amount of information most people will
However, up to 20% of the RC marriage
marriages records include some additional information. Some of the
entries also include the place of origin of the bride or groom instead
of (or as well as) their current address and/or the names of both the
father and the mother of the bride or groom. Sometimes even the maiden
names of the mothers are given. The name of the former husband of a
widow may also be included. There is no guarantee you will receive
additional information as the records vary from church to church and
even depending on which priest at the church officiated at the marriage.
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