Tuesday, 21 February 2017

CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY: CLAIRE BRADLEY : “CIVIL REGISTERS - THE GAME CHANGER”







CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY 

Lecture 
by 

Claire Bradley


Thursday 16th March 8pm 
Old Ground Hotel

CIVIL REGISTERS - THE GAME CHANGER”

How online access to the civil registers has forever changed Irish genealogy

The General Register Office holds all official records 
of Irish births, deaths and marriages,
Civil Registration Service plays an important role in the lives of Irish people; it is responsible for helping people to register their children's births, along with marriages, civil partnerships and deaths.

The Lecture will cover information on.


Claire Bradley is a Dublin-based professional genealogist.  
She holds a Certificate in Family History from UCD and is the current chairperson of the Irish branch of the Irish Genealogical Research Society.  

IGP ADDITIONS FEBRUARY, 2017









Unusual inscription font for this headstone to the
Barry/Power family of Leperstown. In Killea graveyard,
Dunmore East, County Waterford.
Photo courtesy Valerie Ackroyd and IGPArchives.
Click image for enlarged view.


CARLOW Genealogy Archives - Land
Leases For Co. Carlow - "The History And Antiquities of County Carlow"

DONEGAL Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Killybegs (RC) Graveyard
Kilmonaster Old Graveyard

DUBLIN Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Deansgrange Cem., St. Mogue's Section, Pt. 2

LEITRIM Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Killegar (CoI) Graveyard

LONGFORD Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Granard, New (RC) Cemetery 

MAYO Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Old Kilmeena Graveyard  Pt 2, Westport

MONAGHAN Genealogy Archives - Church
Baptisms, Clones Parish Registers 1682-1688

TYRONE Genealogy Archives - Headstones
St. Patrick's Graveyard, Dunamanagh

WATERFORD Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Holy Cross (RC) Graveyard, Killea

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

ARMAGH DIOCESE MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS 1727 - 1845 NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE




IFHF

Armagh Diocese Marriage Licence Bonds 1727 - 1845
From its creation as the Established Church in the second half of the 16th century up to the Court of Probate Act of 1857, the Church of Ireland was responsible for legally administering some aspects of vital life events such as registering marriage bonds and licences for those people who did not want to marry by banns. These were usually registered, but mot always, in the diocese of the bride's local parish. 
Marriage Licence Bonds were an alternative to marriage banns. Both were designed to prevent clandestine marriages. Banns were read in both the bride's and groom's parish on three consecutive Sundays to allow anyone knowing a reason that the marriage should not go ahead to come forward. Marriage licence bonds worked slightly differently. They allowed a couple to go to court and pay a sum to sign a witnessed declaration that the marriage was free to go ahead. Before 1858 marriage licence bonds were exclusively handled by the ecclesiastical courts of the Church of Ireland.
These new additions to armagh.rootsireland.ie are the indexes of marriage licence bonds taken through diocesan and prerogative courts across Ireland. Copies were kept by the Public Records Office but many were destroyed in the explosion during the Irish Civil War in 1922. These bonds may offer a rare opportunity to find your Irish ancestors before the 19th century. Dating back as far as 1727 they are an invaluable resource for many family historians.
Each record contains a transcript of the original register. The amount of information varies, but you can find out the following about your County Armagh ancestor: Name, Name of spouse, Year of marriage.
This is an ongoing computerisation project and we have released the records for the surnames beginning with the letters from A-L. These will contain many other marriages for surnames beginning with letters between M-Z if they married someone who surname began with the letters from A-L. Most marriage bonds will appear twice in our records as they were recorded by both married parties surnames.
We hope to complete the outstanding records in the near future; however, we offer a manual search service for these non computerised records for a nominal fee and full details can be obtained contacting Armagh.Ancestry@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk


For a full list of sources for County Armagh please click here


Yours Sincerely
rootsireland.ie
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