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  • November Archive of the Month – the Anglican Record Project

    Family historians with ancestry in the parish of Delgany and its vicinity in north Wicklow will be particularly excited by the launch of a new web link via the Church of Ireland website, where transcripts of the parish registers of baptism, marriage and burial from 1666 to 1900, together with an index of names,…

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  • Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

    New Listing of Parish RegistersThe recent launch, by the National Library, of an on–line version of its microfilm collection of Roman Catholic parish registers has again focussed attention on the significance of registers of baptisms, marriages and burials for genealogical and historical research. This project was warmly praised by the…

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  • Archive of the Month September 2015 – What is a Preacher’s Book?

    September’s Archive of the Month at the Representative Church Body Library answers the question: ‘What is a preacher’s book?’ – one often asked by researchers who use the library’s resources – by presenting an online exhibition of extracts from the unique content of…

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  • Introducing the Anglican Record Project with full transcripts of the Delgany parish registers, County Wicklow, 1666–1900

    To access the Project, please click here In a project that began in 2009, the RCB Library engaged positively and proactively with the Department of Arts, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht in the first stage of digitizing parish registers for the www.irishgenealogy.ie website, a state website ‘dedicated…

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  • ”What is a Preacher’s Book?” by Maeve Mullin

    For the digitized copy of the earliest preacher’s book for the parish of Clones click here Alongside baptism, marriage and burial registers,…

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  • €100,000 grant supports digitisation of Church of Ireland parish registers

    The Representative Church Body Library has welcomed the announcement of a €100,000 capital grant towards the digitisation of Church of Ireland parish registers as part of the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht’s digitisation scheme. The funding was announced by the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ms…

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  • Ministerial visit to RCB Library

    A €100,000 capital grant towards the digitisation of Church of Ireland parish registers was announced as part of a visit by the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ms Josepha Madigan TD, to the RCB Library on Monday (10th September). This was the first ministerial visit to the…

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  • Parish Records

    Many parish registers were destroyed in the fire in the Public Record Office of Ireland in 1922. However the RCB Library now holds over 1,159 original collections of registers, many of them in the context of larger collections of parish registers. The definitive and colour–coded List of Church of…

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  • Church of Ireland Notes from 'The Irish Times'

    Saturday 7 August 2010Restoration of St James’ GraveyardOne of the most recurrent subjects for queries to the staff of the RCB Library and Church of Ireland House is graveyards, and in the case of the city of Dublin, the most enquired about graveyard is that of St…

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  • Church of Ireland notes from “The Irish Times”

    The Church & EuropeThe Church of Ireland belongs to a number of ecumenical bodies, and the benefits of membership include opportunities to share in, and contribute to the thinking of a wide range of Churches both in Ireland and elsewhere. One of these bodies is the Conference…

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