Welcome to the Liverpool
Roman Catholic Marriages website which provides a
complete index to all
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.
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It is hoped this site will compliment
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
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
If you do
wish to obtain details via this site then
please submit your request using the
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
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.
transcription of a standard RC marriage entry can be
This is the
amount of information most
people will receive.
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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