Cork News gives publicity to Campaign to get Cork Church records online

I would like to thank The Cork News and Maria Tracey for publishing an article, which discusses the situation regarding the lack of online records for the Deanery of Cork and the Parish of St. Mary & St. Anne (aka North Parish) in particular. The Catholic church records (baptisms and marriages) for the Parish of St. Mary & St. Anne began in the 1740s (not 1730s)and are generally the only records available, upto the start of civil records in 1864, for most of the population who lived in the Parish of St. Mary & St. Anne and other parishes.

The solution to the ongoing situation would be for the Catholic Church to allow these records to be uploaded to the free website: Irishgenealogy.ie

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One Response to Cork News gives publicity to Campaign to get Cork Church records online

  1. Barb says:

    Thanks for the article Margaret and thanks for continuing to speak up and out. Not sure why the church is so concerned at this point. The film is at the Library for anyone to see. Some of the film is at the local LDS churches. Ancestry. Com has tons of Irish records on line. The IFHS has 20 million records on line, Irishgenealogy.ie has thousands more on their site. The records are not private any longer since they are available on all of these various sites. Bishop Buckley’s excuse doesn’t hold water at this stage.

    Barb

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