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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 please click here. 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 the needs of those…

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  • Archive of the Month June 2014 – Registers for Taughboyne parishes, County Donegal, transcribed and online to 1900

    The churches of Taughboyne group, diocese of Raphoe Continuing its commitment to make available transcripts of parish registers online, the Representative Church Body Library’s Archive of the Month for June heads to the…

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  • Church of Ireland records for Dublin City, County Kerry and County Carlow are now online

    The remaining Church of Ireland parish records for Dublin City, County Kerry and County Carlow have now been added to the Irish Genealogy website, together with a subset of the records of parishes in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross.

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  • The Church of Ireland Gazette editions for 1913 fully searchable online

    The Church of Ireland Gazette editions for 1913 fully searchable online To view the search engine click: https://esearch.informa.ie/rcb.

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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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  • Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

    Saturday 14 July 2012 St Werburgh’s Church Restored & ReopenedSt Werburgh’s parish church, close by Dublin Castle and Christ Church cathedral, is now open to the public on a regular basis following a major restoration programme which began in 2010. The walls have been re–pointed and the entire structure made watertight, conservation work has been…

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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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  • 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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