Tuesday 14 April 2020

RootsIreland: detail added to Clara & Horseleap records

Westmeath Genealogy, one of the Irish Family History Foundation's island-wide network of genealogy centres, has uploaded additional information to at least 600 transcriptions of marriage records for the Roman Catholic parish of Clara & Horseleap. The records date from November 1821 to October 1833.

https://www.rootsireland.ie/westmeath-genealogy/When these records were originally transcribed, the transcribers included only the basic details of the union's parties: the bride and groom's names, place of residence, and occupations and their respective father's name and occupation.

Genealogist Bernie Norris told IrishGenealogyNews that details of witnesses have now been added, along with the exact dates of the ceremonies, and any other information recorded in the register by the priest at the time or subsequently. She's currently working from home, answering genealogy queries received by the Centre, and was keen to take on a specific project during the 'lockdown'. She knew this one was waiting to be done, so got on with it!

She says there will be another batch of records added to RootsIreland's Westmeath database in the fairly near future. This next upload will be a mix of cemetery records and parish records that the centre, which is based in the Dún na Sí Heritage Park near Moate, had already started indexing before the lockdown.

See the full menu of records from Westmeath Genealogy on RootsIreland here.