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Record No: mha00000225
Title: Irish Parish Records collection
Dates: Microfilmed [196-?] (originally created 1671-1900)
Location: MHA microfilm cabinet
Creator: Maritime History Archive (coll.)
Extent: 41 microfilm reels
Source of Supplied Title: Title based on the contents of the collection
Restrictions: No restrictions.
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: The Maritime History Archive (MHA) was established at Memorial University in 1971 with a mandate to collect and preserve original documents and copies of documents relating to the history of sea-based activities in the North Atlantic region. A major focus of the MHA archival holdings are records relating to the fishery, trade and settlement of Newfoundland.
Scope and Content: The Maritime History Archive commenced the collection of Irish parish records during the period 1973-1980. The parish records document the genealogical origins of Newfoundland families whose ancestors had emigrated from Ireland before the twentieth century.
     The collection consists of microfilmed copies of many Roman Catholic parishes in the Irish counties of Clare, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford and Donegal, as well as many Church of Ireland parishes in counties Cork and Waterford. There are also vestry books for two parishes in County Clare: Castletown Arra and Killahoe.
Terms Governing Use: Copyright held by the National Library of Ireland.
Language Note: English. Also includes Latin
Custodial History: Filmed by Micro Publishing Division, Dublin for the National Library of Ireland and bought from them by MHA.
Finding Aids: MHA finding aid 98, indexed chronologically by parish. See the online finding aid at the MHA web site
Subject: Church records and registers.
Authors_Corporate Name: Church of Ireland.


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