Friday 7 July 2017

Tipperary Studies uploads workhouse & school records

The Tipperary Studies' Digitisation Project has delivered some more free online material.

First up sees an initial instalment from the library's Workhouse Registers collection. It includes one full volume of the Thurles Workhouse Admission and Discharge Registers, dating from 1866 to 1872, downloadable in a series of eight pdfs. This is the earliest of the Thurles Workhouse Register volumes held by Tipperary Studies.

In addition, a single volume recording Deaths in Cashel Workhouse, 1848, 1849 and 1850, is available to download in one pdf. This is the only Cashel Workhouse Register volume held by Tipperary Studies.

Two sets of School Registers have also been uploaded. They include Borrisofarney School Register Boys 1864–1920; Borrisofarney School Register Girls 1863–1920, and Gortagarry Roll Book 1899–1902.

Tipperary Studies' library of digitised material has grown considerably since I checked in last year. Among the online items most likely to be of interest to Irish family historians is sales material from the Incumbered Estates Court (for eight estates), grave memorial inscriptions, the Rate Books for Cashel, Nenagh and Thurles Poor Law Unions, and the Ardmayle National School Examination Rolls 1882 – 1889.

The library and archive team is aiming to provide a spread of digitised material themes to appeal to the widest possible audience, not just genealogists, so, having uploaded this new instalment of Workhouse Registers will probably now move on to digitising another collection or partial collection. In due course, however, more volumes from the Thurles Workhouse Registers collection will be prepared for online release. The registers yet to be digisitised are dated 1872–1880; 1885–1887; 1887–1890; 1892–1894; 1894–1896; 1902–1904; 1909–1913; 1916–1921.