13 February 2020

New Irish Resources

The first newsletter for 2020 of www.rootsireland.ie and the Irish Family History Foundation lists records added since the last issue:

• 30,000 new Kilkenny records;
• 75,000 new Clare records.
Records uploaded in 2019 were:
• 18,000 records of various types (census substitutes and baptisms) for Counties
Laois and Offaly;
• East Galway records including Cappatagle & Kilreekil RC baptisms, 1766-1915;
Woodford RC baptisms, 1909-1917; Civil records updated and extended; Roman
Catholic marriages extended to 1917;
• 18,500 civil marriage records for County Waterford, 1864-1912;
• 38,000 Church of Ireland Waterford baptisms;
• 9000 Armagh confirmations;
• 3200 RC baptisms and marriages for Adamstown, Co. Wexford;
• 1295 Cork marriage records – Donerail, Killavullen, Cloyne & Kilshannig Civil
• 1398 RC baptismal, marriage and deaths records for Camolin, Co. Wexford. 
There's lots of other news about Irish events too.

On the Special Collections Blog at Queen's University Belfast is a post Newly Digitised: Maps of the Escheated Counties of Ireland, 1609.

What's Escheated you ask?  I did. It doesn't sound pleasant! 

Definition of Escheat: Reversion of property to the state in the absence of legal heirs or claimants.

The counties are Armagh, Cavan, Coleraine (renamed Londonderry), Donegal, Fermanagh and Tyrone. 

The map images in the blog post very nice but not the first. Google finds several other previous sources.

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