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Church of Ireland registers are going to be digitised
« on: Monday 10 September 18 15:10 BST (UK) »
Irish Genealogy News says that project funding for the digitisation of Church of Ireland (Protestant) registers has been received from the Irish government - https://www.irishgenealogynews.com/2018/09/church-of-ireland-parish-registers-to.html

This is fantastic news not just for researchers with CofI ancestors. As the Established Church until 1870, there are records of people of many denominations in the collection.

Can't wait!

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Re: Church of Ireland registers are going to be digitised
« Reply #1 on: Monday 10 September 18 16:19 BST (UK) »
Excellent news.
That will make life a lot easier for a lot of people.

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Re: Church of Ireland registers are going to be digitised
« Reply #2 on: Monday 10 September 18 23:34 BST (UK) »
Wonderful!! 👏👏☘🍀
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Re: Church of Ireland registers are going to be digitised
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 11 September 18 00:12 BST (UK) »
Dolmen - you are my hero of the week  :) - Thank you for posting this information.

No idea how long this project will take to complete, but as it was announced 10 Sep 2018 with a grant of up to 100,000 Euros it's a biggie!

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Re: Church of Ireland registers are going to be digitised
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 11 September 18 18:51 BST (UK) »
Thanks Dolmen, great news.

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Re: Church of Ireland registers are going to be digitised
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 12 September 18 01:06 BST (UK) »
Good news, however (just as in England) it will not be the one stop shop that the Irish Census & GRO sites are. When researching any future database it is going to be important to refer to The List of Parish Registers of the Church of Ireland (link to Sep 2018 copy) https://www.ireland.anglican.org/cmsfiles/pdf/AboutUs/library/registers/ParishRegisters/PARISHREGISTERS.pdf as throughout Ireland but especially in Northern Ireland many remain in Local Custody and are not in the Church Library ie the ones without any colour coding in the pdf. PRONI hold some originals rather than the RCB, and of course some were lost 1922.
For completeness here is PRONI's 2011 list / guide as to what exists & is available within their walls on microfilm https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/publications/proni-guide-church-records
or has been recently digitised by them https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/digitised-church-records-proni Some more are due soon http://britishgenes.blogspot.com/2018/06/new-digitised-northern-irish-church.html

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Re: Church of Ireland registers are going to be digitised
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 12 September 18 12:15 BST (UK) »
Good news, however (just as in England) it will not be the one stop shop that the Irish Census & GRO sites are. When researching any future database it is going to be important to refer to The List of Parish Registers of the Church of Ireland (link to Sep 2018 copy) https://www.ireland.anglican.org/cmsfiles/pdf/AboutUs/library/registers/ParishRegisters/PARISHREGISTERS.pdf as throughout Ireland but especially in Northern Ireland many remain in Local Custody and are not in the Church Library ie the ones without any colour coding in the pdf. PRONI hold some originals rather than the RCB, and of course some were lost 1922.
For completeness here is PRONI's 2011 list / guide as to what exists & is available within their walls on microfilm https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/publications/proni-guide-church-records
or has been recently digitised by them https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/digitised-church-records-proni Some more are due soon http://britishgenes.blogspot.com/2018/06/new-digitised-northern-irish-church.html

The news I read said there will be an effort made to digitise records held in local custody.

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Re: Church of Ireland registers are going to be digitised
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 12 September 18 13:52 BST (UK) »
Hilary
You are quite correct, I had not clicked the link to the Church of Ireland press release at the bottom of the Irish Genealogy News.
"The project will, over time, be extended to include register collections currently in local parish custody, and ultimately to index the content and share information from these sources with a worldwide audience in collaboration with the Department through the state website: www.irishgenealogy.ie "
one can only hope that there is sufficient Irish state funding to include digitisation on the Northern parishes too, they did do so for the GRO data.
There is a Facebook video of the Minister visiting the Library https://www.facebook.com/JosephaMadiganFG/videos/285347352192773/UzpfSTM5MzYzNzc1NzM2NzY3MjoyMDE2OTM3Mjk4MzcxMDM1/

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Re: Church of Ireland registers are going to be digitised
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 12 September 18 14:13 BST (UK) »
100,000k won't go far especially if there are any travelling and hotel bills to be included.