Sunday, August 24, 2008

Cloyne, Cashel and Emly Roman Catholic Church Records

The National Library recently released for viewing microfilm copies of historic parish registers for the Diocese of Cloyne and those of Cashel and Emly. Access to the records was closed in 1992 after the Archbishop of Cashel and Emly, Dr Clifford claimed copyright. Since then the National Library has taken legal advice and data from the records could only be obtained by paying for a search at the Diocese's Heritage Centre.

The National Library's collection of microfilms covers the surviving pre 1881 baptismal and marriage records of almost all Catholic parishes throughout Ireland.


Records of Officers of the First Irish Police Force

Records of more than 80,000 officers from the first Irish Police Force from between 1816 and 1921 are now available at It includes names, year and place of birth, age on enlistment and marital status. Thousands of officers emigrated to Ireland from the US, Australia and the UK to enlist in the force. In 1920 alone there were 10,000 new recruits.


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Search Function added to our Bandon Genealogy website

We have now added a search function to which will enable users to perform specific searches within the website. We have positioned it at the bottom of the index page.


Sunday, August 10, 2008

Ballymodan 1846 census

We have now posted the complete Ballymodan 1846 census on We hope that this will be a useful resource for those searching for their ancestors in Bandon in the 1840s. We apologize for any errors as some of the manuscript was difficult to read.


Friday, August 8, 2008

The 1911 online census

A recent article in the Sunday Times suggests that a staggering 31 million searches have been made on the 1911 census of Dublin. What is so surprising is the number of Irish residents who are now interested to search for their ancestors.

Gradually more counties are being added to the online census and it is expected that 1911 and the 1901 census for the entire country of Ireland will be fully completed by mid 2009

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New additions to the Bandon Genealogy Website

We have added over forty new files to the Bandon Genealogy website today. These include some parish entries for Abbeymahon, Templemartin, Killowen, Knockavilly, Lislee, Desertserges, Timoleague and Murragh. There are also many more Bandon records including rent rolls from 1650 onwards, a full 1717 survey of Bandon with very good descriptions of houses, additional Bandon lease and tenancy information as well as several more entries under miscellaneous lists.

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