Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Ancestry adds collection of Roman Catholic registers

Making their debut on Ancestry today are four collections of Irish Roman Catholic parish registers. They include baptism, marriage, burial and, very unusually, confirmations from a selection of parishes in the counties of Armagh, Carlow, Derry, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kildate, Laois, Limerick, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Sligo, Tipperary, Westmeath and Wicklow.

Many of the entries include a high quality scanned image of the original register entry, while others return a transcript.

Baptisms: This is a big collection of more than half a million (544,651, to be precise) entries in 73 parish registers. Dates range from 1763 to 1912 (the individual registers do not each cover this span). Depending on the layout of some of the registers, you may find that you need to click through to the next page to see the names of sponsors.

Marriages: This collection covers 147,133 marriages in 62 parishes with dates ranging from 1775 to 1912 (see note above) .

Burials: This collection holds details of 15,773 burials recorded in the registers of 19 parishes from 1767 to 1912 (see note above).

Confirmations: This collection of 8,131 entries includes confirmations in just 12 parishes with dates ranging from 1775 to 1912 (see note above).

Here's a list of the parishes included in these collections. Please note the spellings are taken from the Ancestry site; some appear to be incorrect*:

Baptism Marriage Burial Confirmation
Addergoole Addergoole Armagh Ballina
Allen Allen Armagh Ballina (Kilmoremoy)
Annacarty Annacarty Ballinakill Ballon & Rathcoe
Armagh Armagh Baltinglass Baltinglass
Aughrim Aughrim Canice's (Finglas & StMargaret) Canice's (Finglas & StMargaret)
Backs Backs Carlingford Castleconnor
Ballina (Ardnaree) Ballina (Ardnaree) Carlingford & Omeath Easkey
Ballina (Kilmoremoy) Ballina (Kilmoremoy) Castleconnor Killala
Ballinakill Ballinakill Cooley Moneymore
Ballon & Rathoe Ballon & Rathoe Darver Mouthrath
Ballyadams Ballyadams Kilglass Rathvilly
Ballybricken Ballybricken Kill Tourlestrane (Kilmactigue)
Ballyconneely Ballyconneely Magherafelt
Ballyfin Ballyfin Mountrath
Baltinglass Baltinglass Portlaoise (Maryborough)
Bangor Erris Bangor Erris Rathvilly
Belmullet Caherlistrane (Donaghpatrick&Kilcooney) Skreen & Dromard
Beragh Canice's (Finglas & StMargaret)
Caherlistrane (Donaghpatrick&Kilcooney) Summerhill
Canice's (Finglas & StMargaret) Cappawhite Tinryland
Cappawhite Carlingford
Carlingford Carlingford & Omeath
Carlingford & Omeath Carnacross
Carnacross Castleconnor
Castlebar Clifden
Castleconnor Cooley
Claddaghduff (Omey & Ballindoon) Crossmolina
Clifden Darver
Coalisland Donaghmore
Cooley Easkey
Crossmolina Emly
Darver Golden & Kilpack
Donaghmore Inishboffin
Easkey Kilcommon Erris
Emly Kilcurry (Faughart)
Golden Kilglass
Golden & Kilpack Kilglass
Inishboffin Kill
Kilcloon Killala
Kilcommon Erris Killursa
Kilcurry Knockbridge
Kilcurry (Bridgeacrin) Knockmore & Rathduff
Kilcurry (Faughart) Lackagh
Kilglass Lacken
Kill Louisburgh
Killala Louisburgh (Kilgeever)
Killursa Louth
Kilmacshalgan Magherafelt
Knockmore & Rathduff Malahide
Lackagh Mountrath
Lacken Moy
Louisburgh (Kilgeever) Moy (Clonfeacle)
Louth Naas
Magherafelt Portlaoise (Maryborough)
Malahide Rathvilly
Moneymore Skreen & Dromard
Mouthrath Solohead
Moy Summerhill
Moy (Clonfeacle) Termonmaguire
Mullingar Tinryland
Naas Tourlestrane
Portlaoise (Maryborough) Tourlestrane (Kilmactigue)
Rathangan Tullow
Skreen & Dromard
Tourlestrane (Kilmactigue)
Westland Row

* According to Ancestry, Aughrim is in Co Galway; it isn't... its in Aughrim Street, Dublin. (Thanks to Stuart McGee, who's just found a relative in that parish register!)