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For some time now, I have been looking for a record of the birth of Francis Crilley, born in 1811, or his wife, Eliza Kelly,  or his father, Dennis Crilley. They emigrated to Bristol England and were married around 1837. Any information would be most appreciated from this desacendant living in Canada


Friday 26th Oct 2012, 11:37PM

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  • Hi


    Most Catholic records are held locally - One site which might be of use is - - where you can ?browse? an overview of available records per county. If you have any difficulty, you could try writing to the parish priest for possible assistance.


    Church of Ireland parish registers for the period up to 1870-are public records. Registers are available for about one third of the parishes, however many were destroyed in the Public Records Office in Dublin in 1922. Most are still held by the local clergy, although some are in the National Archives of Ireland and others are in the Representative Church Body Library in Dublin. A list of all surviving registers is available in the National Archives. and


    Presbyterian registers are held in three main locations: in local custody, in the Public Records of Northern Ireland (PRONI) and at the Presbyterian Historical Society in Belfast. PRONI has microfilm copies of almost all registers in Northern Ireland and also lists of records held by the Presbyterian Historical Society. For the rest of Ireland, almost all records are in local custody. It can difficult to locate these as many congregations in the South have moved, amalgamated, or simply disappeared over the last sixty years.


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    Friday 30th Nov 2012, 12:19PM

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