Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Catholic Parish Registers in the National Library of Ireland now online at

The National Library of Ireland has made images from its collection of Catholic parish register microfilms available on its website The registers contain records of baptisms and marriages from the majority of Catholic parishes in Ireland and Northern Ireland up to 1880. These registers are considered to be the single most important source for family history researchers prior to the 1901 census. The registers may be searched by parish and are not indexed. Transcriptions of some Clare parish registers may be seen on Clare County Library's website at

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