Tipperary Parish Registers 1740 To 1880 Now Free Online

TipperaryMapAlmost 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.

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2 Responses to Tipperary Parish Registers 1740 To 1880 Now Free Online

  1. Trevor Fitzgerald says:

    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.

  2. Maureen Purcell says:

    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.

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