Almost 300 years of Catholic Parish Registers, containing valuable information on births and marriages and held by the National Library of Ireland, are now currently available online, as and from today, July 8th 2015 .
Dating from the 1740’s to the 1880’s, these records cover the entire island of Ireland and can now be accessed free of charge.
This new dedicated website [See http://registers.nli.ie/] now offers over 390,000 digital images of parish registers.
Irish Parish register records are considered the single-most important source of information on Irish family history prior to the 1901 Census. Covering more than a 1,000 parishes across the island of Ireland, these registers consist primarily of baptismal and marriage records and typically includes information such as dates of baptisms and marriages and the names of key people involved, e.g. Witnesses or Godparents.
With the making of these records available, same will mean that those interested in research will now be able to trace their ancestry free and online from as far back as 1740.
For most genealogy researchers, parish registers provide the earliest direct source of family information making available real evidence of direct links between one generation and the next.
Those seeking details of persons known to have been born here in Thurles, as just one example, can access all local registers at link http://registers.nli.ie/parishes/0280.
I am looking to find any info on a Michael Fitzgerald born 1798 in Thurles and transported to Australia in 1825. I was wanting to trace the family back as far as I can but can’t seem to find out any more. Kind regards Trevor Fitzgerald.
Hi, I’ve been checking all sites for the past 10 years to make up our family tree but have got stuck with my Great Grandfather Denis Lonergan ( Mason) born (I think) around 1831 and again I’m not 100% sure but I think he was born ion Clonmel, Co. Tipperary . He married Bridget O’ Brien from Tramore and his children were , Isabella, Frances( Fanny) Margeaetta ( Mary?) Timothy, ( my grandfather) Thomas, John, Maud, Michael and Denis Paul. I have got my grandfather’ Timothy’s birth record and am now trawling through more church records to find his Baptismal record which I will probably find sooner or later (It is so time consuming as you know!).
Could you help me to trace my Great Grandfather Denis Lonergan’s birth record if possible. Because Denis’ first son was Timothy I’m thinking his Father may have been called Timothy as it was the custom at the time to call the first son after the Father. In the meantime I’ll keep on going through all the different FREE sites and just might come up with a relevant piece of information! Very many Thanks, Maureen Purcell, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
Just seen your post (a little belated) about your Denis Lonergan ancestor. Don’t know if this is of any interest to you but I have a Lonergan on my line. Margaret Higgins (nee Lonergan) married Denis Higgins in 1832 Carrick on Suir. Her parents were Stephen Lonergan and Mary Meagher. Margaret was born 1812 in Cashel parish. Her children were born in COS between 1834 – 1844 the same era as your Denis Lonergan. Could they have been related? Cousins? Love to hear from you especially if you have some info on the Lonergans. I am still trying to find the marriage of my gt gt gt G/P Stephen Lonergan and Mary Meagher.
Denis Higgins and Margaret (Lonergan) Higgins were parents to Eliza, born 1842 in Carrick on Suir. Eliza came to Manchester. She was married to my 2nd great grandfather Joseph John Gerrity. I am not sure if they came to Manchester married or married in Manchester, I am still trying to unravel that one. On the census his name his spelt Gerraty. I can fill in all the history of the Gerrity’s from Joseph John to myself. Struggling with anything before that. I do have some info on the parents of Margaret Lonergan though. Can anyone provide any additional information? firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for information on Cathrine Pearson and Christopher Pearson born around 1720. They had a daughter Mary and another daughter Cathrine. Mary married James Mooney. Catherine and Christopher lived in Cork. I’m trying to find who Cathrine Pearson’s parents were.
Still looking on info on the the Mooney family that lived in Templederry Stephen Mooney & Elizabeth Mooney.
Looking for year of birth and place of birth 1878 ? For Patrick Graham, I think Moycarkey parish.
I have been looking for information on the James Mooney and Mary Pearson. James being born Tipperary. They had a son born 1747 William Stephen Mooney born in Nenaugh. William married Elizabeth Mary Scott. They had a daughter Maria Mooney my third Great Great Grandmother. I believe she was born on Templederry. I would like to know who Elizabeth Scotts mother was also Mary Pearson’s to put our family tree together. I would also like to visit their graves on my next visit to Ireland. Any info where on the graveyards would be appreciated. Thankyou Arlene Melanson
Looking for John Keating & wife Catherine Walsh (Welch or West) . John’s son Thomas was born 1825/6 according to time spent in Bendigo, Aust. Also had 2 sisters, Mary born 1840 & Margaret born 1844. Could be different mothers as these are born 16 -18 yrs apart. Girls list mother as Catherine Welch on their death certificates but Thomas lists Catherine West as his mother. All list Tipperary as place of birth. Been through all County Tipperary Catholic records to no avail. Thomas, Mary & Margaret all died in Australia.. Will start looking at adjoining County’s.. Bob Keating
Looking for Patrick Hobbins birth records and other Hobbins family members birth records. They were from Nenagh Tipperary Ireland
I have info on Hobbins from Tipperary. Would love to connect.
Charles see reply from Irene Hobbins
I am looking for information on a Joseph Hogan. Family lore says he was sent to the market by his mother and on the way he heard of the War in the Americas. His cost of passage would be covered if he helped with the war so he jumped at the opportunity. He had a son named James with a lady named Rebecca, however, James did not know his mothers maiden name. We believe Joseph was born about 1744 in Tipperary Ireland, but cannot locate anything. James, son of Joseph, died in 1854.
Where can I find the birth records for (Bridget Mary) Josephine Butler born on September 25, 1867, in Tipperary, Ireland? She was born in either Clonmel or Cashel.
just seen your post re Tipperary Registers. Family search Ireland and Ancestry. com have some. I am trcaing my line (one of them) in Tipperary too.
Looking for a Maurice Tobin born about 1835 to 1845 Tipperary. Parents unknown. Emigrated to America about 1666 settling in Dubuque County, Iowa. Another Maurice Tobin born 1810 in Tipperary County, Ireland with wife, Mary Skehan married Feb. 23, 1846 in Ballylooby. Also came to Dubuque County, Iowa abt 1852. Both settled in same small town of Worthington, Iowa. Looking for Maurice’s parents and connection to the senior Maurice Tobin.
Looking for Cornelius Burns born 1801 in Co. Tipperary. He was married to Mary Ann Egan. I am not sure how many children they had but I know of three sons three sons: Patrick, John Cornelius, and George (1838) . The latter was born in Essex county, Ontario.
I cannot find any information about this family prior to emigrating. His parents may have been Michaelus Burns & Eliza Fitzpatrick.
Looking for information on Mary Pearson born around 1747 she married James Mooney 5he family lived in the Templederry area.
I’m looking for any information regarding my great great grandfather Francis Carden born May 1835 in Tipperary, possibly Clonmel. I believe his father’s name was John Carden, possibly born around 1813. I’ve not been able to find any other information relating to Ireland.
Francis moved to England and lived in the Sussex area. He married a Catherine Fisher in Eastbourne (Sussex) in 1872. They had 5 children, including my great grandfather Arthur James Carden who was born in London.
I don’t have any information regarding my Irish ancestors, so any information would be greatly appreciated.
I have a family tree set up on ancestry.co.uk under the name Jade Ann Carden
Hi I am looking for Ellen Bodley born Drangan Tipperary 1792. Records only seem to start 1800. I believe she is my gg grandfathers Thomas Bodley’s sister. Unable to find his birth record either.
Any help appreciated. Mary
Hi, I’m looking for an ancestor of mine that came from Tipperary. She is said to have been born in 1795 but I have no other details. She married Mr John Powell in Shropshire in 1817 in Shawbury. It is very possible, that this is my only ancestor linked to my Irish DNA results. Could anyone please help. Thank you Gaynor
Hello, I am looking for an ancestor born in Tipperary Co in the late 19th century. Her name was Annie Agnes Hannon. Her father was Michael and her mother Mary Mara. Michael was a physician, I believe.
My ancestor William Sullivan stated he was from the parish of Dudley Tipperary when he joined the British army in 1804 before eventually ending up here in Australia. I have been unable to locate a village Dudley in Tipperary. The only Dudley I could find was Mt Dudley near Roscrea. Is this likey to be the place or is there another Dudley?
I’m struggling to find the birth records for my great grandfather Cornelius Sheehan O’Meara born around 1866. I know my family is from a small town called Emly in Tipperary but I can’t figure out why the birth record is so hard to find. Does anyone know where I could find this information online? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Kathleen, I can’t help with your ancestor but just to let you know it is so difficult to find particular people as there are so many small towns in the parishes. Emly/Cashel is just one parish with several towns. I’ve been scouring through the registers and having trouble finding my ancestors also.
Hello Kathlen, Irish civil registration commenced in 1864 so you should be able to apply for a birth certificate.
Looking for records of Thomas Edward Dwyer my Great Grand Father. He may have been a convict and transported to Tasmania. I believe he was from Tipperary Ireland
Errol RYAN says:
I’m for information about Cornelius and Catherine Ryan nee Ryan of Glenbeg, Parish of Upperchurch, County Tipperary who raised 3 sons that I know of in that area, Edward born about 1811, Cornelius born about 1815 and Thomas born about 1830. All 3 travelled to Australia: Edward sentenced to Transportation in 1832, Cornelius sentenced to Transportation in 1839 and Thomas emigrated in Dec 1854. Their father, Cornelius, was deceased by then.
Hello! I’m looking for the birth/baptism record of Michael Fleming, who was apparently born in Fethard, Tipperary. He was supposedly born in 1795, and my ultimate goal is to find at least one of his parents. Michael moved to Newfoundland, Canada sometime before 1845, likely well before the famine. He had one child that I know of, Edward Joseph Fleming.
I am looking for a marriage between a Mr Ponsonby and a Miss Rowan in Ireland prior to 1825. My great great grandfather Patrick Ponsonby was born 1825 in Limerick City. He immigrated to New Zealand and married Bridget Fitzgerald also from Ireland. Our family farm is called Thurles. Named after where we came from. I am hoping someone can give me a little more information, as we have been stuck for a long time.
Looking for information on the Carty/McCarthy family. Denis born 1835 (cannot find birth) married Mary McGrath (born 1847 cannot find birth) in 1870 in Sollaghed Tipperary. States Denis’s father was Denis and Mary’s father John. Denis and Mary had children John, Mary, Michael, Patrick and Denis.
Looking for any information on Carty/McCarthy and McGrath families.
Im looking to find my Great Grandfather CORN CAHILL and his son JOHN CAHILL they lieved in Tipperary John was born in 1799 and married a woman last name Kennedy C ORN ?
thanks for your time
Dennis John Cahill
by the way was CORN short for Cornelius in the late 1700’s
Looking for any information on 3brothers in the13thlight dragoons?
Lt col brooks Lawrence,Major George Lawrence,James Lawrence?
Lt col very noted at Waterloo,in the hussars for 38 years!
Died in 1823 Brompton Westminster
Major George was a poor knight of Windsor!1809,
Where did they live in the early years?
Any information most welcome
I’m looking for information on my grandmother’s side of the family (Costello). They lived in Killenaule. She left Ireland to train as a nurse in England. Her family lived in River Street. I would like to know, about my great grandmother Ellen, who’s maiden name was Dumpy.
Good day I am looking for information, names etc of my ancestors who came from Tipperary. My great grandfather was Frederick William Mason , he had 2 brothers and 1 sister, as far as I can tell his dad’s name was Charles William Mason. Charles was a farmer owning 3 or 4 farms and an auction house in the town of Tipperary. I know Frederick was born around 1877 -1880.
If anyone has any information I would appreciate it. Thanks. Isla.
I’m trying to trace my gt grandfather, Robert Hanna, who was born in Tipperary in 1846. His father was James Hanna.
Robert moved to England where he married Mary Gaynor from Queens County
Any clues or hints would be warmly received
Looking for information on Thomas McGrath son of Denis McGrath and Ellen Dwyer
My great grandfather was Scott Doing, a horse trainer from the Eastern Shore of Va, who eventually moved to near the Pimlico Race Track. I found a muster out record for (perhaps) his father – also a name Scott Doing, who did fight for the North during American Civil war. That is all I know. It seems to be such an uncommon name. I did find there is perhaps variations of that name in Tipperary. Any thoughts would be so appreciated.
Looking for information on Tobin family. Peter left for U.S in 1898. Keiran left in 1910 or so. Their mother was Johanna Purcell. Thank you.
I have been searching for the birth place of my G Grandfather Augustine Ansboro. On all his army records he states he was born in 1852 in Cloughjordan, Roscrea. He settled in India where he spent many years in the army and when he finished his service he became a member of the police on the railways. All his sons were in the army in India. I have yet to have this info what he gives as “true” because I have a very high brick wall where he is concerned. I have all birth and marriage certs for his kids but not him. He also states his father was Martin Ansboro. I would be ever so grateful if anybody can help me. Thank you.