Irish Church Records, Second Edition; edited by James G. Ryan; 207 pp; Paperback; Published: 2001; ISBN: 9780953997404; Illustrated; Item # FLP010
This book contains chapters by experts on the records of the 8 major Irish churches:
Church of Ireland
For each, it provides details of the record-keeping practices, their history as it affected record-keeping or record survival, and current availability of the records. It also describes the types of records and their relevance to Irish family, church and local history. The locations of the records of each church, and guidelines for their access are also provided. It is extensively illustrated and indexed.
"Irish Church Records continues to be the best guide available on the subject. It should be in all Irish collections."- FGS Forum
"This is a book that Irish researchers have been wanting for a long time... a must for any serious Irish researcher. Easy to use and an excellent index. "- The Septs 14 (4)
"This book is a must resource for anyone researching Irish roots or studying the establishment of various religious denominations in Ireland"- Connecticut Nutmegger
..In all, this is a needed guide to the still not fully accessible archives of ireland's religious institutions. ....Ryan's volume is a very welcome addition to the growing literature available on Irish historical source materials.". "- Catholic Historical Review