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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.

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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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Re: Carrigaholt registers

Post by Sduddy » Thu Dec 16, 2021 4:40 pm

I've now completed my transcription of Carrigaholt parish baptisms, 1853 - 1878 - see attached below. When I sorted the data, I looked (quickly) through it and found that I had made several errors in the above transcription of the first ten years. A close study would show up several more, I'm sure. So I'm advising researchers not to refer to it.
There will be many mistakes in this transcription too, but some of these will become obvious if both mother's name and father's name are checked. There are some names that I cannot tell apart, e.g Mary and Margt., and Mary and Norry. As for placenames (Residence), I could not tell Moneen from Moveen.

Sheila
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Re: Carrigaholt registers

Post by smcarberry » Sun Dec 19, 2021 10:10 am

Kudos to you again, Sheila, for taking on this largely thankless task and completing it to the best of your ability (which is now far beyond the ordinary mortal's since you have done so many of these registers). I also applaud your frank and useful admission that some errors slip in anyway. Having likewise tackled handwriting as it appears on pages of that era, I understand that Regan can seem to be Ryan, which was one of my slip-ups, and I am sure that I also did the Margt-Mary one.

Could we have imagined back in 2010 that we in 2021 would have so many resources available ?

Sharon C.

P.S. I hope the Clare County Library's Local Studies Centre webpage listing all the transcriptions is updated quickly to reflect that this 1853-1878 register has been done; today it is reading 1853-1880 not done.

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Re: Carrigaholt registers

Post by Sduddy » Tue Dec 28, 2021 1:26 pm

Hi Sharon
Thank you. No, indeed, we could never have imagined that so many resources would become available. I hope the cut off point of 1880 (for the Catholic parish records) will be extended soon.

I almost forgot to do the other Carrigaholt register Feb 1878 - Mar 1881. There are only 11 pages of baptisms (p 5 - p16) and the time span is so short that most couples had only one child baptised in that period.
Page 4 has this helpful information:
"Baptismal Registry kept in the parish of Kilballowen - which was disunited from Moyarta parish (or the Eastern side extending from Rahona to the Ferry) by the Most Rev James Ryan, Bishop, on Saturday the 16th February 1878. I came to take possession of the Kilballyowen (or Western side) on Wednesday, 20th February, 1878. [signed] John Vaughan, P.P., Kilballyowen."

Sheila
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