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This blog contains information to support a  talk by Dr Jim Ryan on ‘Irish Church Records’.  The talk outlined the record-keeping practices, and current availability of records, for the major Irish churches, i.e. Roman Catholic,  Church of Ireland (Episcopalian or Anglican), Presbyterian, Methodist and Quaker. Over 98% of the population were members of one or ...
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Small Sources No. 68.     This is a significant blog as it sets out the Catholic Church records of Rathangan, Co. Wexford for the period from December 1807 to September 1811.  The records for this parish which are already known to exist start in 1803,  but there are none between June 1806 and 1813.  These ...
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By Tom Coughlan,  Author:       Research always seems to throw up the unexpected. Before starting to write Tracing Your Leitrim Ancestors (Flyleaf Press 2018),  I believed that Leitrim had always been the least populated county in Ireland – as it is today. However, this is not the case.  In 1841 Leitrim had 155,000 residents, making ...
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Small Sources No. 31:   This is a list of  144 Catholic marriages from 1800-1807 in the Parish of Kilanerin, co. Wexford  that have survived in a priest’s notebook found in the Franciscan Library, Killiney, Co.Dublin (Reference Ms.C104 – Marriages).    The Catholic records of Wexford in the early 1800s are particularly poor, mainly due to ...
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