The Ulster Historical Foundation (UHF) has sent news of various new Irish online genealogical resources.
PRONI YouTube Channel
The UHF says: “The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) now has its own YouTube Channel, where it posts videos of talks and conferences. This includes the conference “Plantation Families: People, Records and Resources, a Family and Local History Event on the Plantation of Ulster”, which was organised by the Ulster Historical Foundation in partnership with PRONI and Derry City Council Heritage & Museum Service/Archive & Genealogical Service in September 2013 on behalf of the R.J. Hunter Committee. Other talks on this channel include the “Open University Exploring Family History Lecture Series” and “After the Gathering: Dissonant Voices in Irish Diaspora Studies Reflections on the Irish diaspora in the aftermath of ‘The Gathering’ initiative”.
Church of Ireland parish register list
“The Representative Church Body Library in Dublin has just released a list of the Church of Ireland [Protestant] parish registers and where they are held. This list is now complete for the Republic of Ireland and the RCB Library is working with PRONI to finish the list for Northern Ireland. This list is available through the RCB Library website.
Irish birth, marriage and death indexes
“The General Register Office of Ireland has put its birth, marriage and death indexes online from 1864 to 1921 for the whole of Ireland (from 1845 for non-Catholic marriages) and from 1922 to 2013 for the Republic of Ireland at the Irish Genealogy website. Only the indexes are currently available through this government website but it should be noted that our sister site Roots Ireland holds [transcriptions of] many civil and church records for almost all counties of Ireland.”
Although Irish BMD indexes are already available online at several websites, these new indexes give you the exact date of a birth (from 1900 onwards) and the exact date of a marriage (from 1913 onwards), rather than simply a year and quarter. In addition, for marriages, you are told the name of the spouse from 1913 onwards, as opposed to being given a list of possible spouses. There is also a civil partnership index from 2010-2012.