On Friday 22nd September 2017, Dr Susan Hood, Librarian and Archivist of the RCB Library in Dublin, participated in a launch event of digitized church records at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland in Belfast.
The details of some 2,187 people – soldiers and their families – recorded in the registers of Ballincollig Garrison Chapel have been recovered using the registers of baptisms, marriages and burials between 1810 and 1922 now in the safe custody of the RCB Library.
Previously hidden aspects of the Church of Ireland’s input and influence on the Irish Convention are brought to light in a new online exhibition.
The ‘Book of the Moment’ in the RCB Library is the latest volume in the Library’s Texts and Calendars series: ‘Episcopal visitations of the diocese of Meath 1622–1799’.
The RCB Library has completed the latest phase of its work on the hand–lists of parish records in its custody.
A rare insight to the faith journey of the theologian and writer Joseph Blanco White, made possible by the survival of an exchange of correspondence with Richard Whately, Archbishop of Dublin, 1831–1863, is the topic for June’s Archive of the Month at the RCB Library.
The writer Julie Parsons has contributed an article based on and colourfully illustrated with extracts from RCB Library sources, in a commemorative journal.
Recognising the value of digitization for unlocking information from relatively hidden primary sources, further funding to continue the process of digitizing and indexing the Church of Ireland Gazette has been committed from central Church funds.
The fusion between books and archives is brought to life in the latest online Archive of the Month presentation from the RCB Library, the Church of Ireland’s library and archive repository.