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Ireland, Ireland : Classification : Parish Records

Parish Registers were instigated by Thomas Cromwell from 1538 in the reign of Henry VIII, recording every wedding, baptism and burial. There are gaps in the records for a variety of reasons, such as the civil war, but these records are a prime source for building family trees. From 1597 a copy of the records had to be made and sent to the Bishop. Sometimes the Bishops' Transcript may contain more information than the original, so it can often be worthwhile tracking down both. For more information on Parish Registers there is a brief history on the Wikipedia Parish Register page.

After 1837 Civil Registration was introduced and the Local BMD and GRO BMD records become the primary source.

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Classification:Baptisms, Census, Deaths, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:A Little Bit of Ireland
Description:A Little Bit of Ireland - Celtic Cousins
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Deaths, Marriages, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:Cork Past and Present
Description:Cork Past and Present
Extra Info:An archived copy of a site that is not currently available, most information still seems to be available to view. Includes McDonnell's Index of Births, Deaths and Marriages and Gillman's Index to Marriage Licence Bonds
Classification:Parish Records
Title:Extracts for various surnames in Ireland, Scotland and Northamptonshire.
Description:Extracts for various surnames in Ireland, Scotland and Northamptonshire
Extra Info:Click on 'Records'
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, Parish Records
Title:Internet Archive
Description:Internet Archive
Extra Info:Has many scanned books, including some parish registers. Click on texts and then search the archive. Note baptism and baptisms give different results.
Classification:Baptisms, Census, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:The Fianna Study Group for Irish Genealogy
Description:The Fianna Study Group for Irish Genealogy

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