Sunday, September 13, 2015

National Library of Ireland Puts Catholic Parish Registers Online

This website provides images from Irish parish register microfilms. They contain records of baptisms and marriages from most Catholic parishes in both Ireland and Northern Ireland up to 1880. A total of 550 microfilm reels containing over 3500 registers were converted into about 373,000 images that are searchable by parish name.

You can get to the records by entering the name of the parish in the search box, or scrolling down and interactively locating the parish on a map. Once you zero in on a parish, you will be led to the digital images of the microfilm roll. Once you get to the images, you can further filter them by event (eg. marriages) and by year.

The images can be printed or downloaded and some basic quality adjustment tools are provided.

Check it out at:  Catholic Parish Registers at the NLI:

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