Friday, 7 October 2011

Waterford baptisms online

Waterford is the latest county to present records on the excellent RootsIreland platform (www.rootsireland.ie). The county's new site currently hosts 534,075 records, all Roman Catholic.

Amongst those records held are some for Carrick-on-Suir, but that is actually in County Tipperary - records for Carrickbeg are also included, on the other side of the River Suir, and indeed in Waterford. It might be worth looking for any overlap on other border counties!

For those interested, records for Carrick-on-Suir are also on the Tipperary page - but those are civil and Catholic records, so I can only assume that some Catholic Carrick-on-Suir records perhaps got lumped in with those for Carrickbeg? Worth consulting both - I have my wife's great great grandfather's civil birth record listed under one surname on one site, but the Catholic baptismal surname listed under another on the other - discovered that a while back, which led to a whole new mystery to unravel, as the entire family hid under an alias for twenty years!

The Waterford page is directly accessible at http://waterford.rootsireland.ie

One other point - the site appears to have a bit of a makeover also - looks the business!

(With thanks to Claire Santry @Irish_Genealogy on Twitter)

Chris

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