County Waterford, Ireland
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Parish Registers: An Overview
Family history researchers in County Waterford now have access to baptism and marriage records from the Roman Catholic Parish Registers. Dungarvan Central Library and the County Archive holds microfilm copies of registers for the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore. Unlike earlier records, parish registers provide evidence of direct links between one generation and the next, through baptismal entries, and one family and another via marriage entries.
These registers take researchers back generations, some parishes having records going back to 1700, providing genealogical information to the date that the Civil Registers in 1864 can be accessed. With a bit of concentrated searching these microfilms offer family history researchers an opportunity to delve deeper into their roots.
Guide to Using Registers
The List of Parish Registers on Microfilm includes:
Download Index to Parish Registers on Microfilm below:
If you only know the name of the civil parish, you could consult either Samuel Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837) which gives a description of each civil parish and includes information regarding the corresponding Catholic parish.
Booking Microfilm Services
Contact Dungarvan Library at 058-41231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact County Archive at 058- or email email@example.com
Alternatively complete our Enquiry form, providing us with contact details and date/time requested.
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