A guide to researching your ancestors in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, using resources at State Library Victoria.
Civil registration was introduced in Guernsey in 1840 (marriages from 1919), Jersey in 1842, Alderney in 1850 and Sark in 1915.
Registration began on the Isle of Man in 1849, but was not compulsory until 1878 (1884 for marriages).
Refer also to the Isle of Man Parish Registers, 1598-2009 available on FamilySearch.
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