This Church Records in Ireland module focusses on four topics central to the subject of Irish church records.
This module is aimed at providing both the beginner and the more experienced genealogist the resources, tools and information needed to either start researching their Irish and Scots-Irish roots, or to find their elusive Irish or Scots-Irish ancestors.
Length of module: 5.5 Hours
Included in this module are the following lectures:
Church records for use in genealogical research: registers
This session will look at the records available for the main religious denominations in Ireland and how their varied histories have affected the types of records which exist. We will examine baptismal, marriage and burial registers
Church records for use in genealogical research: administrative records
In addition to baptisms, marriages and burials, the material generated by the various religious denominations is considerable and varied. This talk will explore administrative records of the churches in Ireland, highlighting sources of relevance in family history research.
Graveyards and Gravestone Inscriptions
Researchers will be well aware of the value of gravestone inscriptions in their research into the history of their family. This talk will provide an overview of graveyards in Ireland and will highlight the main places to look for recordings of gravestone inscriptions.
An introduction to the religious denominations in Ireland
This talk offers a useful introduction into the history of the different religious denominations on the island of Ireland