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  • Genealogy

    The archives of the Church of Ireland, and particularly parochial registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials, are a primary source for genealogists and family historians. Although many registers were destroyed in the past, especially in the fire in the Public Record Office of Ireland in 1922, many others have survived…

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  • Genealogy Links

    In the event that you do not have a parish of origin, then please note that church registers will not be useful for your research. Unfortunately without precise location details (either a parish, townland, or the in the case of an urban centre, a street) we are unable to assist…

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  • RCB Library

    For the Library’s Opening Hours from October 2021 see https://www.ireland.anglican.org/about/rcb-library/library-opening-hours  Before access to the Reading Room, Visitors must confirm they have read the Library Regulations. Please click here to read the Regulations for Readers of Archives and Manuscripts. The main functions of the Library are:   to serve…

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  • Online Parish Records

    A small number of parish registers have been digitised and are available to view here and on the Anglican Record Project.  This digital record is a work in progress. Table of Church of Ireland Parish RegistersThroughout Ireland (Baptisms, Marriages, Burials & copies – Updated October 2020)

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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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  • Preparing for Searches

    Most Church of Ireland parish registers do not have indexes and there is no single comprehensive index to all their contents. In general, in order to prosecute a successful search in parish registers you need a name, a date and a place name. However, there are a number of ongoing…

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