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Offline RoisininIreland

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Where would this church record be held now?
« on: Monday 14 June 10 11:22 BST (UK) »
I found my great great grandparents marriage record on the Roscommon Heritage & Genealogy Company website.  It states they were married in 1861 in the Parish/District of Strokestown.  I'm trying to find their father's names and I guess their marriage is the only place to find out.  Unfortunately, these names aren't included on the record.

Can anyone tell me where the church records are now kept so I can check it out?  As it's pre-1864, I doubt the GRO will have the registration.  Their 1st surviving son was born in Gortoose parish of Bumlin in 1864.

Can anyone help me out?

Thanks for your time.

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Re: Where would this church record be held now?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 14 June 10 11:26 BST (UK) »
Civil registration of non-Catholic marriages started in 1845 and this includes Registry Office marriages so it wouldn't hurt to check the civil index just in case the record is there-
http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails&c=fs%3A1408347

Also check LDS site www.familysearch.org as they have some early extracted marriages.

And this part of LDS Pilot site:
http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails&c=fs%3A1584964
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Re: Where would this church record be held now?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 14 June 10 11:38 BST (UK) »
If the record is RC, then the place to check for the marriage is National Library in Dublin. They hold microfilms of the available RC registers. The records for the RC parish of Strokestown are on films Pos. 4608 & 4609. See Strokestown Parish on the Irish Times website.

The level of detail included in parish records can vary quite abit, and some are very sparse compared to Civil records.


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Re: Where would this church record be held now?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 15 June 10 23:26 BST (UK) »
The Strokestown Catholic parish records are on LDS film and can be viewed worldwide at major public libraries and Family History libraries as well as LDS Family History Centres.  Kiltrustan, Lissonuffy & Cloonfinlough 1830 - 1864, film 989745
Also available on the LDS British Isles Vital Records set of 16 CDs as follows:
Kiltrustan (C) 1843-1862: Lissonuffy 1831-1848: Strokestown 1830-1865: Strokestown (M) 1830-1864
Suggest you visit:
 http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start
and
http://www.leitrim-roscommon.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=51430
Check your local library for the “Resource County Roscommon 2009 CD” for a map showing the location of townlands in Strokestown Catholic parish
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