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DONEGAL CHURCH RECORDS & GRAVEYARDS
« on: Sunday 24 May 09 12:01 BST (UK) »
General history of various denominations in regard to records
Information on various denominations
Sources for church records- Donegal records start page 185 but all pages may not be available to view
Various Co. Donegal marriage records
Some birth, marriage and death records

lots of photographs of Co. Donegal churches here NEW 9/2011

Church of Ireland:
Dioceses & parishes

Diocese of Derry & Raphoe website

Roman Catholic:
www.from-ireland.net/don/rc/donindex.htm
Culdaff Parish: www.culdaffparish.com/071007.htm
Donaghmore: www.from-ireland.net/don/rc/donaghmorebapts1.htm
Killybegs: St Catherine's Church and Graveyard. The Church was built in the mid 1800s.
Mevagh Parish baptisms 1877 (partial):
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~donegal/mevaghbaps.htm
St. Eunan's Cathedral, Letterkenny: www.letterkennyguide.utvinternet.com/cathedral.htm
St. Mary's Church, Stranorlar: www.finnvalley.ie/places/stmarys
Abbeys & Priories in Co. Donegal
Derry Diocese website: http://www.derrydiocese.org/parishes.asp NEW 5/8/11

Presbyterian:
Crossroads Presbyterian Church is situated in East Donegal just off the main R237 road between the City of Derry, County Londonderry in the north of Ireland and the village of Newtowncunningham in the Republic of Ireland approximately one mile form the border. The website contains some incomplete but fairly comprehensive records of Births, Marriages and Deaths.
Presbyterian Church Records
The present Kilmacrennan Presbyterian Church building dates from 1846.

Click here to read about the history of the Presbyterian Church in Letterkenny which dates back to the 17th century when the Rev. William Semple officiated from 1648 to 1674.

Urney Presbyterian Church has been in existence since 1654. A book commemorating the 350th Anniversary was written by William Haire and Craig Maxwell.

Methodist:
Click for a map of the North West District of the Methodist Church in Ireland (including churches in Donegal).


See list of graveyard inscriptions available online below-
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Re: DONEGAL CHURCH RECORDS & GRAVEYARDS
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 24 May 09 12:22 BST (UK) »
Graveyard transcriptions (partial and complete):
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~donegal/mis.htm

Annagary Rc Cemetery, Templemore
Arranmore Island, Templemore
Assaroe Graveyard, Ballyshannon
Carrick Graveyard, Glencolumbkille
Church of All Saints Graveyard
Cloon Cemetery, Clondahorky
Donaghmore Presbyterian graveyard, Liscooly NEW
Drung Graveyard, Moville Upper
Dungloe RC Cemetery, Templemore
Edenfinfreagh Cemetery, Inishkeel
Fanavolty, Clondavaddog
Finner, Bundoran (also www.interment.net/data/ireland/donegal/finner_graveyard.htm)
Fintown, Inishkeel
Gartan Graveyard
Glenswilly, Conwal
Gortahork, Tullahobegley
Inch Presbyterian
Kill R.C. Graveyard, Dunfanaghy
Killea Parish Church (Carrigans Church of Ireland)
Kilmacrenan R.C. Graveyard
Kilmonaster Graveyard, Clonliegh
Kilteevoge Graveyard
Leck Cemetery
Magheragallon Old Graveyard, Tullaghobegley
Malin Church of Ireland & Presbyterian
Massmount Graveyard, Clondavaddog
Mevagh Church Graveyard
Moville Presbyterian & Church of Ireland
Old Burt Graveyard, Castlecooly (Burt)
Old Glenties Cemetery, Inishkeel
Old Graveyard, St. Johnston (moxed religion)
Rathmullen Priory, Killygarvan
Redcastle Church of Ireland
St. Anne’s, Ballyshannon
St. Bridget’s, Toom (Lettermacaward)
St. Comlumba’s (Termon, Kilmacrenan)
St. Crone’s Church of Ireland, Templemore
St. Mary’s, Ballybrack (Moville Lower)
St. Mary’s, Convoy
St.Mary’s, Kincasslagh (Templecrone)
St. Ninian’s Church of Ireland, Convoy
St. Patrick’s, Iskaheen (Muff)
Strahack Graveyard, Inch
Taughboyne Church of Ireland
Templedouglas, Conwal
Termon, Templemore
Tory Island, Tullahobegley
Trenta Presbyterian, Conwal
Tullahobegley

Also: The Carrick Online website has a photo of Carrick graveyard and an alphabetical list of graves with photographs of them.
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Re: DONEGAL CHURCH RECORDS & GRAVEYARDS
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 24 May 09 12:59 BST (UK) »
We have just spent a week looking for rellies in Co Donegal on the Inishowen Peninsula.

We took lots of photos of headstones that may (or may not) be of family interest - the names are some we recognise and may find a connection later.

It occured to me that other Rootschatters may have a connection and like to use the photos.

You can find them on
http://picasaweb.google.com/lanlivery/UlsterHeadstones#

Good hunting

Ellen
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Re: DONEGAL CHURCH RECORDS & GRAVEYARDS
« Reply #3 on: Friday 14 August 09 11:24 BST (UK) »
Ireland's Gravestone Index- pay site but search is free and can be quite useful (although there are some errors with people being listed twice in wrong parishes)
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Re: DONEGAL CHURCH RECORDS & GRAVEYARDS
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 20 December 09 15:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

One resource not mentioned above is The kirk Session Book of Burt it contains the following information: Baptisms 1676-1683, Marriages 1678-1715/16, Elders 1691, 1692, & 1698 a wealth of information on first and second generation Planters available almost nowhere else as far as I am aware.

The book is available free online in PDF format here: http://www.clanewing.org/research/KirkSessionBook/Rekirkbookintroduction.pdf

I am unsure as to why this valuable resource is not more wildly known (It is never mentioned in any of the genealogy source book lists or most websites for Ireland that I have read) I am also unsure as to where the original document can be found. It was transcribed by a Oliver D. Cresswell, Belfast, Ireland Dec 1995.



   
McCorkell, Clarke, Williams, Craig, Baird, Peoples, MacDonald, Wray and associated families, Counties Donegal and Londonderry, Ireland and America

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Re: DONEGAL CHURCH RECORDS & GRAVEYARDS
« Reply #5 on: Monday 21 December 09 09:00 GMT (UK) »

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Re: DONEGAL CHURCH RECORDS & GRAVEYARDS
« Reply #6 on: Monday 28 February 11 08:05 GMT (UK) »
New website IrishGraveyards.ie has some Donegal graveyards surveyed (includes both inscription and photo)- location maps shows existing coverage and future surveys. Drop-down menu on search page lists names of graveyards. Keep checking for updates as new ones will be added.

Thanks, Wicklow Rose for posting the details.
www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,517375.new.html#new
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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 02 March 11 11:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi All,
  Just seen this message :

 " The Irish Family History Foundation's Online Research Service (ORS) are pleased to announce the availability of an additional 90,000 civil death records from Donegal Ancestry along with other corrections and updates including 6500 new birth records.

Just go to the following site and login using your existing IFHF login details.
http://donegal.rootsireland.ie

We now have over 18 million records online. "

Mike.
Carsons in Ballyshannon, Donegal, Ireland
Ellis in Leitrim, Ireland
Horne in Ridgmont & Stewkley, Bucks
Boman in Theale & Padworth, Berkshire
Davis in Ashamstead
Walker in Gloucestershire & Hampstead Norris
Kelly in Donegal , Ireland
Wiggins in Reading, Berls
Dormers in Reading, Berks
Wheeler's in London & Reading
Moths in Eversely