Tuesday 4 April 2017

More County Westmeath records join RootsIreland

The Dún na Sí Heritage Centre based in Moate has added some new County Westmeath records to the Irish Family History Foundation's online database at RootsIreland.ie.

Among them are the early baptism, marriage and death/burial registers of Castlepollard Roman Catholic parish. These date: baptisms &ndash 1763-1790; marriages – 1763-1790; and death/burials 1764-1818.

The volunteer team will be continuing its transcription project with later registers from this parish. These will be added to the searchable online records collection as they are completed.

Also newly online are some 3,200 headstone inscriptions from three cemeteries, as follows:
  • Walshestown Cemetery, Mullingar: nearly 2,000 headstone transcriptions
  • Kilbeggan Cemetery, Kilbeggan: nearly 1,200 headstone transcriptions
  • Quaker Cemetery, Cartronkeel, Moate: just over 60 headstones. 
In the course of gathering these transcriptions, most of these headstones have been photographed and the images are held at Dún na Sí. If you find an entry in the database that relates to your ancestors, it might be worth emailing the heritage centre to ask if a digital image is available. 

You can see the full line-up of the Heritage Centre's Co. Westmeath's online collection here.