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 …

Government grant for digitisation of Church of Ireland Parish Registers Read more »

In addition to approximately 70,000 books, the RCB Library is the repository for the records of some 1,110 parishes. These registers often contain baptism, marriage, and burial records, but also numerous other items, such as vestry books, account minutes, and …

The Caddy Caricature: Hidden Aspects in a Church of Ireland Parish Register Read more »

For the first time a detailed finding aid to the content of the Irish Huguenot Archive is now available online. In 1993, the Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland entered into an agreement with the Representative Church Body to …

The Irish Huguenot Archive Read more »

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 …

The value of Church of Ireland registers: Ballincollig military men & their families 1810-1922 Read more »

The online exhibit ‘Please Be Seated: The Content of Church of Ireland Pew Registers’ focuses on the relatively rare church record called the pew register, one of an array of record types produced by the parish vestry – the committee …

The Content of Church of Ireland Pew Registers, c. 1719-1839 Read more »

For historians and others interested in the Church of Ireland and its relevance for local history who have ever wondered ‘What is a vestry book?’ the answer is to be found in a colourful online presentation at the RCB Library’s …

Online publication of the Killoughter Vestry Minute Book, 1813–1916 Read more »

By no means the only Church of Ireland resources, parish registers are nevertheless the collections which most obviously connect the Church of Ireland community to the worldwide diaspora. As previously reported, the Representative Church Body Library collaborated with the Irish …

Update: List of Church of Ireland Parish Registers Read more »

In the latest of fascinating accounts on the value of exploring Church of Ireland parish registers, Gerry Kearney explores his approach to tracking parochial families in Killinane and Kilconickny in County Galway. Killinane Killinane, sometimes recorded as Killinan, was a vicarage …

Local history: using parish registers & gravestone inscriptions Read more »

An unusual source was recently brought to the attention of the RCB Library staff by professional genealogist Máire Mac Conghail who is a regular user of the Library’s family history resources. Having consulted the combined register for St Audoen’s parish …

Conversions in St Audoen’s, Dublin, 1827-47 Read more »

The RCB Library in Dublin is custodian of over 1000 collections of Church of Ireland records which have been transferred from the parishes where they were created to the library’s safe custody. Within each collection are various categories of records, …

CofI 19c registers: escape from African slavery Read more »