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BY COUNTY
ANTRIM
Rosemary Street Church Birth Records, Belfast - Ancestors at Rest
Rosemary Street Church Marriage Records, Belfast - Ancestors at Rest
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Historic Memorials of the First Presbyterian Church of Belfast
   including lists of members, baptismal and funeral registers, etc.
   By Alexander Gordon (Belfast, 1887) - IA

ARMAGH
   Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Vol XXIX, Section C, No. 8
   By Rev. H. J. Lawlor, D.D. (Dublin, 1911) - OL
   Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Vol XXX, Section C, No. 5
   By Rev. H. J. Lawlor, D.D. (Dublin, 1912) - OL
* Introduction - Armagh Diocesan Registry Archive
   409 volumes and abt 17655 documents including Archbishops' registers
   By Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) - (Belfast, 2007) - PRONI
* Some Records of the Lurgan Quakers of Northern Ireland - Minute Book One. 1675 - 1710 - Minute Book Two 1710 - 1729
   Men's Preparative and Particular Meeting Minutes
   By J. L. Fisher (Wimberley, Texas, 2008) - FHB

CARLOW
List of Carlow church records available in: Irish Genealogy
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* Ferns Marriage Licences 1661 - 1806
   extracted from Journal of the Kildare Archaeological Society; 4,000 marriages - 8,000 persons alphabetised
   By Henry Hollingsworth (Inglewood, California, digital 2011) - FHB
The Methodist Class Book - Newtownbarry Circuit 1819 - 1846
   (now known as 'Bunclody', Co. Wexford; Circuit includes parts of Co. Carlow and Co. Wicklow); handwritten list of names
   Introduction by Harry Hollingsworth (Inglewood, California) - FHB
The Parish Registers of St. Fiaac's Church, Clonegal
   Counties of Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow
   The Anglican Record Project - CoI

CORK
List of Cork and Ross (R.C.) church records available in: Irish Genealogy
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Annals of St. Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork
   By Richard Caulfield, LL.D. (Cork, 1871) - Cork Past and Present website
   By Richard Caulfield, LL.D., T.C.D. (Cork, 1882) - IA
   Diocesan and Parish Registries, MSS. in the Principal Libraries and Public Offices of Oxford, Dublin, and London, and from Private or Family Papers
   By W. Maziere Brady, D.D. (London, 1864) - HT, OL
   Comprising the Eventful Period in the Church's History of the Forty Years from A.D. 1863 to the present time (intended as a supplement to the above)
   By the Rev. J. H. Cole (Cork, 1903) - Cork Past and Present website
   Visit this site for links to:
   - List of 4,000 Baptisms 1717 - 1900 - WARNING - this is an Excel Spreadsheet!
   - Image of first page of Baptisms - August 1717
   - Image of Baptism record for a 'free Negro woman' in 1816
   - Image of Handwritten List of Communicants
   - Image of Handwritten List of Voting membership 1821, 1822
   By Unitarian Church Cork (Cork, 2012) Official website
* Index to the Marriage Licence Bonds of the Diocese of Cloyne
   for the years 1630 to 1800
   By T. George H. Green, M.R.I.A. (Cork, 1899, 1900) - Cork Past and Present - Cork City Council
Index to the Marriage Licence Bonds of the Diocese of Cork and Ross
   1623 - 1750
   By Herbert Webb Gillman, B.L., J.P. (Cork, 1896) - IA
   1643 - 1668. With extracts from the parish books 1664 - 1668
   By Richard Caulfield, LL.D., F.S.A. (Cork, 1877) - IA
* The Registers of Buttevant Garrison Church - The Registers of Fermoy Garrison Church
   Transcribed and indexed records held at the Public Records Office, Kew; Baptisms 1920 - 1922
   - Church of Ireland - CoI
   The Rolls of St. Coleman's Cathedral, Cloyne, In Latin with English introduction
   By Ricardi Caulfield, B.A. (Corcaglae, 1859) - IA

DONEGAL
* FREEBAIRN, FREEBORN: Freeborns of the Church of Ireland Parishes of Dromhome and Laghey
   in Co. Donegal - Diocese of Raphoe; Baptisms 1719 - 1867; Marriages 1691 - 1903; Burials 1696 - 1951
   By Peter E. McConkey (USA? 1999) - FHB

DOWN
Inch Parish Records 1788 - 1872 - Ancestors at Rest
Churches and Graveyards in Co. Down  - Ros Davies' website
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* Index to Raphoe Marriage Licence  Bonds
  1710-1755 and 1817-1830
   Transcribed by Rosemary ffolliott (Dublin, 1969) - FHB

DUBLIN

List of Dublin (CofI) church records available in: Irish Genalogy
List of Dublin (Presb) church records available in: Irish Genealogy
List of Dublin (R.C.) church records available in: Irish Genealogy
Parochial Returns of the Parish of Monkstown, Dublin 1783 - 1800 - Ancestors at Rest
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Account Roll of the Priory of the Holy Trinity, Dublin
   1337-1346
   By James Mills (Dublin, 1891) - OL
* The Book of Obits and Martyrology of the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity
   commonly called Christ Church, Dublin; in Latin with English introduction by James Henthorn Todd, D.D., V.P.R.I.A.
   By John Clarke Crosthwaite, A.M. (Dublin, 1844) - OL
   with the Register of its House at Dunbrody, and Annals of Ireland; Preface in English, text in Latin
   Edited by John T. Gilbert, F.S.A., M.R.I.A. (London, 1884) - OL
   within the Jurisdiction of the Archbishop of Dublin 1586-1590
   Edited by Herbert Wood, B.A. (Oxon) (Exeter, Dublin, 1930) - IA
* Extracts from the Parish Registers of Saint Nicholas, Dublin
   'within the walls'; 1671 - 1788; extract from 'Topographer and Genealogist - Vol II'
   By John D'Alton, Esq. (London, 1853) - OL - Church of St. Nicholas Within in: Wikipedia
Finglas, County Dublin, Vestry Books
   RSAI Journal
   By William Cotter Stubbs, M.A., M.R.I.A.  (Dublin, 1916) - IA
   1669 - 1761
   With Preface by James Mills, I.S.O. (Dublin, Exeter, London, 1911) - IA
   Parish Register 1694-1739
   with Preface by James Mills (Dublin, Exeter, 1921) - IA
   1457-1483 - with translations
   By Henry F. Berry, M.A., T.C.D. (Dublin, 1898) - OL
* Registers of the French Non-Conformist Churches of Lucy Lane and Peter Street, Dublin
   Publications of the Huguenot Society of London - Vol XIV
   By Thomas Philip Le Fanu (Aberdeen, 1901) - FHB
* Registers of the Union of Monkstown (Co. Dublin) 1669 - 1786
   Continued to the year 1800 from Parochial Returns; Parish Register Society of Dublin
   By Henry Seymour Guinness (Exeter, 1908) - FHB
Registrum Prioratus Omnium Sanctorum Juxta Dublin
   Register of All Hallows, Dublin - in Latin with notes in English; index of names; index of places
   Edited by Rev. Richard Butler, M.R.I.A. (1845) - OL
   RSAI Journal
   By Henry F. Berry, I.S.O., Litt.D., Fellow RSAI (Dublin, 1914) - OL
* St. John's, Dublin
   Parish Watch Account Book 1724 - 1738
   Parish Watch Account Book 1741 - 1785
   Parish Watch Register 1765 - 1766
   Parish Watch Register 1767 - 1768
   Parish Watch Register 1768 - 1769
   Parish Watch Register 1770
   Parish Watch Register 1772 - 1773
   Parish Watch Register 1773 - 1774
   Parish Watch Register 1779 - 1780
   Church of Ireland RCB Library - To view these books visit Watchbook Presentation

FERMANAGH
   An Historical Sketch of the Parish of "Inishkeene, in Lacu Ernensi" now called Enniskillen in the Diocese of Clogher; Parish Registers
   By W. H. Bradshaw, A.M. (Dublin, 1878) - IA

GALWAY
Transcriptions in this category see 'A Little Bit of Ireland' website
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KERRY
List of Kerry (CofI) church records available in: Irish Genealogy
List of Kerry (R.C.) church records available in: Irish Genealogy
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* The Parish Registers of St. Patrick's Church, Kenmare - St. Peter's Church, Kilgarvan
   Diocese of Ardfert and Aghadoe; Transcribed and indexed - Church of Ireland CoI
* Some 19th Century Records Pertaining to the Linnane Families
   of the Ballybunion Region of Co. Kerry
   By Dennis Ford (Little Egg Harbor, NJ, microfilmed 2003) - FHB

KILDARE

* Index to the Wills of the Diocese of Kildare
   in the Public Record Office of Ireland; insert press cutting Obituary Times 2 Dec 1893 - The Duke of Leinster
   Ed. by Sydney Cary (Reprint from the 'Journal of the Kildare Archaeological Society Vol. IV, No. 6; Dublin, 1905) - FHB

KILKENNY
The Charters of the Abbey of Duiske
   at Graigenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny; transcribed from the manuscripts of the Marquess of Ormonde, Kilkenny Castle
   By Constance Mary ButlerJohn Henry Bernard (Dublin, 1918) - OL
The Collegiate Church of St. Mary, Gowran, County Kilkenny, and its Monuments
   RSAI Journal
   By Rev. Canon A. V. Hogg, M.A., Fellow (Dublin, 1910) - OL

LAOIS (formerly QUEEN'S)
   Edited by Thomas Philip Le Fanu (London, 1908) - IA

LEITRIM
Index to Ardagh Wills
   Diocese of Ardagh covering parts of Counties Longford, Leitrim, Westmeath, Roscommon and Sligo; supplement to the 'Irish Ancestor'
   By Rosemary ffolliott (Dublin, 1971) - FHB


LONGFORD
Index to Ardagh Wills
   Diocese of Ardagh covering parts of Counties Longford, Leitrim, Westmeath, Roscommon and Sligo; supplement to the 'Irish Ancestor'
   By Rosemary ffolliott (Dublin, 1971) - FHB

LOUTH
* The Parish Registers of Kilsaran - St. Mary's Church, Castlebellingham
* The Registers of Dromiskin Parish Church and of Manfieldstown Parish Church
* The Registers of Stabannon Parish Church
   Diocese of Armagh - Church of Ireland CoI

MAYO

* 19th Century Records of the Forde Families
19th Century Records of the Hunt Families
   in the Vicinity of Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo
   By Dennis Ford (Little Egg Harbor, NJ, late 20th c)

 MEATH
* Parish of Killucan (Diocese of Meath)
   Combined Register and Vestry Minutes 1696 - 1786
   Transcribed and Ed. by Andrew Whiteside (Dublin, 2013) - CoI

ROSCOMMON
Index to Ardagh Wills
   Diocese of Ardagh covering parts of Counties Longford, Leitrim, Westmeath, Roscommon and Sligo; supplement to the 'Irish Ancestor'
   By Rosemary ffolliott (Dublin, 1971) - FHB

* Nineteenth Century Records of Laughil Townland, Kiltullagh Parish
   By Dennis Ford (Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, undated) - FHB

SLIGO

Index to Ardagh Wills
   Diocese of Ardagh covering parts of Counties Longford, Leitrim, Westmeath, Roscommon and Sligo; supplement to the 'Irish Ancestor'
   By Rosemary ffolliott (Dublin, 1971) - FHB

TIPPERARY
   RSAI Journal
   By the Rev. St. John D. Seymour, B.D. (Dublin, 1910) - OL

* The Parish Register of Modreeny

   Diocese of Killaloe, Co. Tipperary; Baptisms 1827 - 1840; Marriages 1827 - 1845; Burials 1827; typwritten lists
   By Unknown author (no details) - FHB

WESTMEATH

Index to Ardagh Wills
   Diocese of Ardagh covering parts of Counties Longford, Leitrim, Westmeath, Roscommon and Sligo; supplement to the 'Irish Ancestor'
   By Rosemary ffolliott (Dublin, 1971) - FHB

WEXFORD
Ferns Marriage Licences 1661 - 1806
   extracted from Journal of the Kildare Archaelogical Society; 4,000 marriages - 8,000 persons alphabetised
   By Henry Hollingsworth (Inglewood, California, digital 2011) - FHB
The Methodist Class Book - Newtownbarry Circuit 1819 - 1846
   (now known as 'Bunclody', Co. Wexford; Circuit includes parts of Co. Carlow and Co. Wicklow); handwritten list of names
   Introduction by Harry Hollingsworth (Inglewood, California) - FHB
- The Parish Registers of St. Fiaac's Church, Clonegal
   Counties of Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow
- The Parish Registers of St. Brigid's Church, Kilrush, Diocese of Ferns
   The Anglican Record Project - CoI
The Parish Registers of St. Mary's Church, Newtownbarry
An Index to The Parish Registers of the Newtownbarry (Bunclody) Union
   now known as 'Bunclody'; (Anglican) Baptisms, Marriages, Burials 1799 - 1903 - transcribed and indexed; includes short history of the church, lists of rectors, curates
    By Diocese of Ferns - CoI
   - Templeshanbo Registers
     Diocese of Ferns - Church of Ireland - CoI

WICKLOW

Dunganstown, Co. Wicklow Parish Records 1842 - 1910 - Ancestors at Rest
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Ferns Marriage Licences 1661 - 1806
   extracted from Journal of the Kildare Archaelogical Society; 4,000 marriages - 8,000 persons alphabetised
   By Henry Hollingsworth (Inglewood, California, digital 2011) - FHB
The Methodist Class Book - Newtownbarry Circuit 1819 - 1846
   (now known as 'Bunclody', Co. Wexford; Circuit includes parts of Co. Carlow and Co. Wicklow); handwritten list of names
   Introduction by Harry Hollingsworth (Inglewood, California) - FHB
* The Parish Registers of Christ Church, Delgany (Glendalough)
   1666 - 1900 Baptisms, Marriages, Burials
   By Church of Ireland (2013) - CoI
The Parish Registers of St. Fiaac's Church, Clonegal
   Counties of Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow
   The Anglican Record Project - CoI
* Records of the Parish of Arklow - Vol 1
   Protestant and Catholic records
   By Harry Hollingsworth (Inglewood, California, 1971) - FHB

IRISH EXILES IN FRANCE
* The Parochial Registers of Saint Germain-en-Laye:
   - Jacobite Extracts of Births Marriages and Deaths Vol I 1689 - 1702 - Vol II 1703 - 1720
   By C. E. Lart (London, 1912) - OL

GENERAL

List of Church Records in: Irish Genealogy
List of Church Bodies, Records, Archives and Societies links in: CIGO website
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* BARRINGTON: Barrington Church Records
   Appendix I (p. 309) of 'The Barringtons - A Family History'
   By Amy Barrington (privately printed Dublin, 1917) - FHB

Church of Ireland Parish Registers - Microfilms
   Listing of films with reference numbers
   By Aideen Ireland (Dublin, 2004) - National Archives of Ireland website

Fasti Ecclesiae Hibernicae - The Succession of the Prelates and Members of the Cathedral Bodies in Ireland
Part V Dioceses of Dublin Glendalough, and Kildare
   By Henry Cotton, D.C.L. (Dublin, 1847) - FHB
Vol. I - Province of Munster - Vol. II - Province of Leinster - Vol. III - Province of Ulster - Vol IV - Province of Connaught (some Preliminary Remarks missing) - Vol. V - Illustrations, Corrections and Additions
  To which are added general indexes to the whole work
   By Henry Cotton, D.C.L. (Dublin, 1848 - 1860) - OL GB
Supplement
   containing a continuation of appointments up to the disestablishment, 1870
   By Henry Cotton, D.C.L.Charles Philip Cotton, B.A. (Dublin, 1878) - OL - Henry Cotton (divine) in: Wikipedia

A Guide to Irish Quaker Records 1654 - 1860
   With Contribution on Northern Ireland Records by G. G. Hutton
   By Olive C. Goodbody (Dublin, 1967) - IMC

A Handlist of Church of Ireland Parish Registers
   in the Representative Church Body Library, Dublin (Dublin, 2011) - www.ireland.anglican.org/library - CoI

* The History of Parish Registers in England, also of... Ireland
   See Chapter XI
   By John Southerden Burn, Esq. (London, 1862) - FHB

An Irish Genealogical Source
   A Guide to Church Records
   Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast, 2010) - PRONI

* Latin Terminology in Roman Catholic Registers
   General Information Series
   By Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast, 2007) - PRONI

List of Parish Registers
   and other Genealogical Works. Includes index of Visitation of Ireland by same author
   Edited by Frederick Arthur Crisp ("Printed at my Private Press" London, 1901) - OL

   A List of those Printed or of which Ms. Copies exist in Public Collections; a few scattered references to Ireland
   being a continuation of the list issued in 1900
   Superseding the Appendix issued 1904
   By George W. Marshall, LL.D., Reginald M. Glencross, M.A., LL.B. (Privately printed for the Parish Register Society, London, 1900, 1904, 1908) - OL

   aughty.org (Ireland, aft. 2006) - Website

* Roman Catholic Records in Ireland

   alphabetical list of parishes and date records begin
   By Unknown author (no data) - FHB

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