|Kilternan Parish Church, Co Dublin|
The Representative Church Body Library (RCBL) is once again collaborating with Mark Williams and the Anglican Record Project by making the transcripts of another Church of Ireland parish available in digital format as this month’s Archive of the Month presentation. It features the complete run of baptisms, marriages and burials from 1817 (when register-keeping commenced) up to 1900.
As is the norm with the Anglican Record Project, the transcripts are enhanced by a comprehensive alphabetical index of names. All may be accessed as pdf documents from the RCBL's webpages, whilst the original volumes from which the information was transcribed are available in the Library as are other original parish records such as vestry minute books, accounts, preachers’ books and a host of associated records.
Although now known as ‘Kilternan’, the geographical area the parish serves was originally covered by the two neighbouring parishes of Kilgobbin and Kilternan. In 1824 these two parishes were united as one and a new parish church was opened for worship in 1826.
Announcing the latest addition to the Anglican Record Project, the RCBL's Dr Susan Hood commended Mr Williams's time-consuming efforts: “The work demonstrates what one person can contribute to the growing demand for evidence about lives lived in Church of Ireland parishes around Ireland, and through the Archive of the Month medium we can make this invaluable family information available to a worldwide audience.”
As with all previous digital contributions from the Anglican Record Project, the work will be permanently available via the Church of Ireland website. To view the transcripts and index see www.ireland.anglican.org/library/archive