Friday, 12 February 2016

FindMyPast adds Non-Conformist parish registers
Click to view sample of Limerick
Presbyterian baptism register
FindMyPast has added a collection of non-Conformist records dating from 1813 to 1946.

(Non-Conformist congregations were Protestant churches that were not aligned to the Church of Ireland.)

Never before online, the new collection is made up of registers of the Presbyterian and Methodist churches in Limerick City, Kilrush in Co Clare and Killarney in Co Kerry, and include baptism and marriage records, details of church attendance, Subscribers lists (Methodist) and Communicants Rolls (Presbyterian).

These are the new record sets:

Limerick Non-Conformist baptisms, 1822–1913: These registers include some 2,000 baptism entries which detail not only the name of the child and parents, but also the occupation of the father, the date of birth and residence. Click the image to the right to see a larger image of a sample from the register.

Marriages Limerick Non-Conformist marriages, 1813-1946: These registers include details of just under 1,000 marriages from Limerick, Clare and Kerry.

Limerick Non-Conformist Congregational records, 1911-1945: These 10,000-odd records include communicant rolls dating from 1911 to 1945 and Ballinacurra Sunday school rolls from 1914 to 1919.

The records have been in the care of the Joint Presbyterian and Methodist Congregation of Christ Church Limerick.