The late Michael Leader was a former Vice-President of the Irish Genealogical Research Society. When he died unexpectedly in 1998, the Leader family offered the Society his genealogical papers.
Michael had worked for much of his adult life transcribing and/or abstracting virtually all of the Church of Ireland parish records for County Cork. In addition, he specialised in genealogies of County Cork families; aside from his parish register transcription work, these families were his main interest during a long and industrious life.
His papers constitute a major collection of County Cork material, which, in addition to Church of Ireland records, includes some Methodist, Presbyterian and Quaker registers.
Michael Leader wrote about his work in 1960 in a short article in The Irish Genealogist Vol. 3, No. 5 (1960).
Download Michael’s article: ► Transcripts of County Cork Parish Registers (pdf 16kb).
Another article, by Mary Casteleyn, a Vice-President and Deputy-Chairman of the IGRS, lists the various parish registers transcribed and the surnames noted in the collection of pedigrees.
Download Mary’s article: ► The Michael Leader Collection (pdf 62kb).
Last updated 9 October 2014