Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Roman Catholic ancestors from Co Tyrone?
Annotations in the Drumragh baptism register.
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Irish Genealogy News generally concentrates on news (duh!) but occasionally an item comes my way that falls into the 'Well, it's news to me' category. This is one of those, and it originates from a tweet by ProGenealogist Kyle Betit (@CatholicGeneal).

The Roman Catholic parish of Drumragh in County Tyrone has a free online database of its baptism, marriage and death registers. While the National Library of Ireland's image-only collection and the Ancestry/FindMyPast indexes include some 35 years of these registers, from 1846 to 1881, the parish database pushes the cut-off date well into the 20th century, as follows:

Baptisms: 1846 to 1910
Marriages: 1846 to 1927
Burials: 1846 to 1942

The records include high quality digital images of the registers. The baptism registers are particularly useful for their disciplined annotations of subsequent marriages. See image.

Drumragh Parish published these records online in 2012.

Sorry for the delay in bringing you the news!