Tuesday 26 March 2013

Emerald Ancestors adds 1831 Presbyterian records

Emerald Ancestors has uploaded more than 1000 new records  to its Church Census Collection. These relate to members of the 1831 Templepatrick Presbyterian Church Congregation in Co Antrim.

The records typically list all members within a household, including children, and identify the townland in which the family resided. Most also include the mother’s maiden name.

In many instances other children – ones who are not living at home – are also recorded, with various notes such as “married ...” or “in America”. Several later annotations indicate where the family has moved to another townland or parish.

Emerald Ancestors say they are currently working on a later census (c.1857) for the same church. This will be released in about six weeks.

More records for the Church Census Collection will follow later in the Spring and Summer.

If you're already a member of Emerald Ancestors, you'll be pleased to know that an Easter Sale will start on Good Friday (29 April). It will last for two weeks and will offer members a 25% discount on the Look-Up Service.