The Irish Republic’s Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport has announced that more church genealogy records will become available in June 2010.
The remaining pre-1900 Church of Ireland (Protestant) baptism, marriage and burial records for Dublin City and Counties Carlow and Kerry are soon to be added to the free Irish Genealogy website. In addition, a subset of the Roman Catholic records in the Diocese of Cork and Ross is being added.
These records along with digital images will be launched by Mary Hanafin, TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport and the Archbishop of Dublin, The Most Rev. Dr. John R.W. Neill. This event will take place on Wednesday 16th June at 6.00 pm in St Werburgh’s Church (near Christchurch), Dublin 2, Ireland.
Work has begun on the completion of the computerisation of the remaining available Roman Catholic records for Dublin and the Diocese of Cork and Ross (which covers Cork City and all of the parishes in West Cork). It is intended to have elements of this project completed and available online by the end of 2010.