Findmypast has now indexed the Irish Catholic baptisms, marriages and burials.
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Ireland Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms contains over 7 million records. Each record contains a transcript of the original document that will reveal your ancestor’s birth place, birth date, parents’ name, residence and the date and location of their baptism. Each transcript also contains a link to a scanned image of the original document on the National Library of Ireland’s website.
Ireland Roman Catholic Parish Marriages contains over 3 million marriage records. For each record, you will find a transcript created from the original marriage record. Most records will also include an image of the marriage register, which may reveal more information such as the names of any witnesses present. Transcripts will reveal the couples names, the date and location of the ceremony, their addresses and the names of their fathers.
Ireland Roman Catholic Parish Burials contains over 250,000 burial records from across all 32 counties of Ireland. The index was created from the National Library of Ireland’s (NLI) full Catholic parish registers collection and includes burial records from 338 parishes.
Catholic parishes did not keep thorough burial records until the early 1900s. Each record contains an image of the original burial register and a transcript of all the vital information. The detail found in each transcript can vary depending on the age and condition of the register, but most will include your ancestors name, address, date of death, burial date, and where they were laid to rest. A number of records will also reveal the cost of digging the grave and/or any donations to the church next to the deceased’s name.
Ireland Roman Catholic Parish Congregational Records is a collection of over 54,000 assorted church records including congregational records, confirmation records and lists of church subscribers. The Congregational records may be the smallest record set within the Irish parish registers collection but they are also the most unique. They feature lists of parishioners, lists of those who have donated to the church and confirmation records. In some parishes, local priests even created small censuses of the local residences across all religions.
Each record will contain both an image and a transcript of the original document. The subject of the records can vary, so we recommend viewing images to gather all the necessary information. The detail found in each transcript can vary wildly, but most will include your ancestor’s name, parish, diocese, county, the date of the event that was being recorded and a link to the original document.