Tips are also shared on where to find the records – online and off – and how to search within them. A fourth presentation on Civil Registration will be added soon.
Be sure to get in touch via our Contact Form to let us know what you think of the presentations and perhaps suggest further topics that we might cover. All images are used by kind permission of the relevant organisations. In this first video, Ireland Branch Chairperson, Claire Bradley, discusses the surviving census records for Ireland. This includes the 1901 and 1911 Censuses as well as fragments of the 19th century census, which are freely available on the National Archives website.
The Censuses of Ireland
In the second video, Dr Susan Hood of the Representative Church Body Library discusses surviving Church of Ireland parish registers, what they contain and where they can be found.
Church of Ireland Parish Records
In the third video, Claire Bradley discusses Roman Catholic parish records, which are available on a number of different websites, some for free and some are subscription based. We make use of the National Library’s images under the Creative Commons licence. Errata: we’re pleased to acknowledge Rootsireland does have records for Carlow (200,000) & Cork (over 1m) and they have now removed the year field as a mandatory search term.