Tuesday, June 24, 2008

bandon leases and church records

We have now have access to data relating to Bandon leases from the 1700s which we will be posting shortly on the Bandon Genealogy website. We can also research information for people in some of the local parish records. Please take a look at the index page of our site under the category entitled 'coming shortly'. If you need us to check any names for you in any of the categories listed which you think are relevant to your family, please get in touch with us at bandon.genealogy@gmail.com

We hope that you will find our website useful.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Michael Leader Collection at the Irish Genealogical Research Society in London

For those people researching protestant families in the Bandon area who are based near London, The Irish Genealogical Research Society holds the Michael Leader collection. It contains copies of most of the Church of Ireland records for the Bandon area. The library is only open on Saturday afternoons and is manned by volunteers. The collection is a tremendous resource.


Bandon Area Church of Ireland Records held at the National Archives

Most of the Church of Ireland records for the Bandon area are either held locally or at the RCB.

The following records are held on microfilm at the National Archives in Dublin.

Desertserges 1811-1871 MFCI 27
Killowen 1833-1874 MFCI 28 (no marriages)
Knockavilly 1837-1883 MFCI 28
Murragh 1800-1843 MFCI 27
Templemartin 1845-1879 MFCI 24 (no marriages)
Lislee 1809-1861 MFCI 20


Monday, June 9, 2008

Roman Catholic Parish Records for Cashel and Emly

The National Library has reopened public access to its microfilm copies of the registers for some areas which have been closed for 15 years because in 1992 the Catholic Bishop of Cashel and Emly claimed copyright. Since then, data from the records could only be obtained by paing for a search at the diocese's heritage centre. This decision affects records in an area covering half of Co Tipperary and a large part of East Limerick. The registers were microfilmed in the 1950s and 1960s

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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Leighmoney Church near Innishannon

Today we had a fruitless search for the ruins of Leighmoney Church near Innishannon. We found the house Leighmoneymore but couldn't find any trace of a church in the surrounding area. We will have to check with the RCB to see if they can give us directions. We have a photo of what the church looked like. We know that it was located on a hill.


Saturday, June 7, 2008

Bandon Lease information 1600-1800s

We have been researching leases in the Bandon area that fall between the 1600 and 1800s. These leases are full of family information including family members and relationships. We are posting some of this information on the site today which we hope that researchers will enjoy. Some of these leases are difficult to read so some errors may well occur in transcription. In spite of any potential errors, these leases are a treasure for Bandon researchers as many contain information not found elsewhere.

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