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Friday, 30 November 2012

FindMyPast Ireland adds RC Registers 1836 & 1837

FindMyPast Ireland has added the Complete Roman Catholic Directories 1836 & 1837 to its database.

These directories list all members of the clergy and parishes in Ireland for each of the years as well as much of the Roman Catholic hierarchy throughout the world.

More than 5000 Irish Catholic clergymen are included in these two volumes, which are now fully indexed and searchable.

The directories – full titles: A Complete Catholic Registry, Directory and Almanack, Vol 1, 1836 and A Complete Catholic Registry, Directory and Almanack, Vol 2, 1837 – are a useful addition for anyone with early 19th-century clergy ancestors as the directories follow a tour of the island diocese by diocese, detailing the curates and priests, but researchers can also gain insights into which parishes were operational at this early 19th-century period.