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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

New Wexford archives website unveiled

The Minute Books of Wexford County Council 1899–1997 have been digitised and are being uploaded to the website of Wexford County Archives. Books up to 1930 are available, as of this morning.

This new site aims to showcase the collections held by the archive, including some of the smaller items that have been deposited from private hands recently, and to highlight the range of services the archive team carries out.

Among the main core of collections are estate papers, business records, maritime archives, school records and solicitors' papers.

A number of digitisation projects are underway and will be joining the Minute Books online this Autumn. Irish genealogists with County Wexford connections will be particularly interested in the next batch of records scheduled for online release – the burial records for the eleven cemeteries in the care of Wexford County Council. These cover 1909–2003, as follows:
  • Ardamine, 1922-2003
  • Askamore, 1934-2003
  • Ballymurn, 1975-2003
  • Bunclody, 1919-2003
  • Castledockrell, 1929-2003
  • Clongeen, 1952-2003
  • Ferns, 1909-2003
  • Glenbrien, 1941-2003
  • Oulart, 1952-2003
  • Oylegate, 1922-2003
  • Rathnure, 1934-2003
Wexford Borough Council minute books, 1776–2000, will also be released before the end of the year.