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Irish marriage notices in American newspapers record the marriage announcements of Irish men and women around the world, including America, England, Ireland and Australia, between the years 1835 and 1860. They are taken from four New York newspapers, the New York Herald, The Brooklyn Eagle, New York World and Phoenix, and include 2,500 records from almost three decades before civil registrations of Irish marriages in 1864.

The amount of information listed varies, but the Irish Marriages in American Newspapers usually include the names of the bride and groom, their date and place of marriage, the publication date and title, the birthplaces of the bride and groom, their parents’ names, and the name of the officiating minister.

Each wedding notice was written by a member of the bride’s or groom’s family, and printed at their expense.