Wednesday, 13 April 2016

RootsIreland adds bumper Westmeath record package, the online database of the not-for-profit Irish Family History Foundation, has added some 36,000 records to its County Westmeath collection. They are:

RC baptisms, marriages and burials, most of them extending the range of records well past 1900. The burial records additions are notable, as most now run to 1939 or thereabouts. Among the highlights of this new batch of records are an additional 75 years of marriage records for the parish of Mount Nugent (previously only 1832–1863 were available; they now run 1832–1939), and death records for the first time for Mullingar (they run 1757–1910).

Church of Ireland burial records for the parishes of Almorita, Ballyloughloe, Bunowen, Kilbixy and Leny have been extended by about another forty years to the late 1930s.

6,500 headstone inscriptions have been transcribed from memorials in 19 distinct burial grounds, including three graveyards in Ballymore, two in Milltown and four in Mullingar.

View the full breakdown, by parish and years, of the records held in the Co. Westmeath collection.