Although the Irish Ancestry Branch is resting at the moment, the work of the volunteers continues.
Our volunteers specialise in transcribing Catholic Church records and have acquired considerable knowledge of handwriting, the formats of various record books, of Latin phrases and Latin-ised names. It will not come as a surprise to anyone accustomed to working with old records to know that not all Priests and clerks were particularly skilled in Latin, and our volunteers are adept at working out, occasionally, which Latin phrase the scribe was attempting to write!
All our visitors are invited to search our Catholic church records index by using the orange Search box at the top of every page. If a record of interest is found, and some of the transcriptions are quite detailed, there is usually a link to our shop, where the corresponding CD can be bought.
All Society meetings, including those with an Irish interest, will be featured in the Eventbrite Bookings on the Society Home Page, and Irish interest meetings will also appear on the Meetings page in this section. Although the Irish Ancestry Group is resting, we will continue to cover Irish interests because, for so many of our members, Irish history really is in their DNA.