Wednesday 27 October 2021

More new Irish records join The Genealogist

The Genealogist database, owned and managed by S&N Genealogy and based on the Channel Island of Jersey, has been turning its attention to Ireland over the last year or so, and has uploaded two more collections in the past week. They are:

Wexford Roman Catholic registers of baptisms, marriages and burials

Nearly one million Wexford Parish records have been newly transcribed by the Genealogist. The collection benefits from SmartSearch, a techie-solution to, potentially, finding records for the the groom's and bride's parents and siblings. Each marriage transcription links to an image of the register record on the National Library of Ireland's website.

Dublin Will and Grant Books

This resource – The Deputy Keeper Of Ireland's Index To The Act or Grant Books, and To Original Wills, of The Diocese Of Dublin 1272-1858 (26th, 30th, and 31st Report), is already available to search on major commercial databases, but this is a new transcription. The records cover an area that is bigger than the current County of Dublin as the diocese included a sizeable part of County Wicklow, some substantial parts of southern and eastern County Kildare, as well as smaller portions of Counties Carlow, Laois (Queen's County) and Wexford.

You can find out more about these collections on the website, and discover George Harrison's Wexford ancestors, in The Genealogist's featured article here.