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fonziepage
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Carrigaholt registers

Post by fonziepage » Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:55 am

Would anyone know if the Carrigaholt parish baptism link is still available, I have just spent many hours trawling the the marriage register and am in awe at the dedication and tenacity of those of you who take on the task of transcribing these records for us, I think priests and doctors should be made to print not write, it would certainly help chemists and family historians. Many thanks. Fonzie.

Sduddy
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Re: Carrigaholt registers

Post by Sduddy » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:19 am

Hi Fonzie

I’ve only ever seen the original (made available to view online by the National Library of Ireland at https://registers.nli.ie/parishes/0769). At one time it seemed that a transcription was going to be donated by Murray Michael Ginnane, but it never appeared – I think there was some difficulty with the format – see first page of topic “Parish Records – Transcribers Register”: http://www.ourlibrary.ca/phpbb2/viewtop ... f=1&t=6768

It surprises me that the priests bothered to keep records at all. The Synod of bishops in Thurles (1850) instructed priests to keep records, but I doubt that these records were ever inspected. When the bishop came to the parish I’m sure he wanted to see a nice dinner - not a pile of registers.

Sheila

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Re: Carrigaholt registers

Post by Sduddy » Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:31 am

Hi Fonzie

I’ve transcribed the first ten years (1853-63) of the Carrigaholt baptism register, which goes from 1853 to 1878, in order to help you find the records you are looking for. I will go on to transcribe the rest of the register, but these first 10 years are the most important as far as records are concerned – from 1864 onwards records of births can be found in the civil records: https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/.
Bear in mind that my transcription will be full of mistakes – I move along quickly and don’t stop to think. It is a good idea to look at the mothers' surnames – this often shows up something that is not clear in the fathers' surnames, e.g. that McCarthy and Carty are used for the same person. And it is most important to check the original: https://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls ... 1/mode/1up

Sheila
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