"Next month we will be publishing more than 10 million Catholic Parish records from Ireland on Ancestry. The collection means that Ancestry will have over 55 million Irish records and will provide the largest collection of Irish Catholic parish records available online.
The records consist of Baptism, Marriage and Burial records from over 1,000 Catholic parishes across Ireland and Northern Ireland. Baptism and Marriage records make up the majority of the collection and Burial records can be found primarily for parishes in the northern regions."
Looks like this will be a separate index to the one findmypast announced at RootsTech. and will link directly to the National Library of Irelands record set. It will be interesting to see who comes up with the better set of transcriptions.
Findmypast add three new record sets.
Over 10,000 records have been added to the Ireland, Non-Conformist Congregational Records. There are three collections represented in these records; Ireland Down Anaghlone Presbyterian communicants 1868-1913, Ireland Down Ballyroney Presbyterian communicants 1861-1913 and Limerick non-conformist congregational records 1911-1945.
Down Anaghlone Presbyterian communicants comprises the Communicant Rolls for the Presbyterian community of Anaghlone (Annaclone) near Banbridge, County Down. A communicant roll is a yearly roll call of communities' members. Notations in the register include changes to women's names on marriage, the date a member died, or the date a member left the community, often through emigration.
Ireland Down Ballyroney Presbyterian communicants is the Communicant Rolls for the Presbyterian community of Ballyroney near Banbridge, County Down. Again, notations were provided to record name changes, death dates of members, and dates of departure from the congregation, as with those immigrating to new lands.
Limerick non-conformist congregational records included communicant rolls dating from 1911-1945 and Ballinacurra Sunday school rolls from 1914 to 1919, provided by Joint Presbyterian and Methodist Congregation of Christ Church, Limerick. Each result includes both a transcript and image.
Just under 1,000 records have been added to Ireland, Non-Conformist Marriages. The collection consists of four separate collections of non-conformist marriage records; Ireland Down Anaghlone Presbyterian marriages 1845-1913, Ireland Down Ballyroney Presbyterian marriages 1831-1906, Registers of the French non-conformist churches Dublin 1702-1731 and Limerick non-conformist marriages, 1813-1946. Non-conformist marriages refer to those performed by Protestant churches not aligned with the Church of Ireland.
Each result includes both a transcript and image of the original document. Transcripts will list the couple's names, denomination, birth years, occupations, townland, parish, county and father's name.
The images of the original registers will usually include additional information to that which is found on the transcript such as the names of any witnesses. The names of signed witnesses can provide useful clues in your family history research, as witnesses were often close family members or friends of the couple.
Over 2,000 records have been added to Ireland, Non-Conformist Births & Baptisms. The collection is comprised of several different registers of births and baptisms from Ireland's non-conformist churches between 1701 and 1913. Non-conformist refers to Protestant churches that were not aligned with the Church of Ireland.
Each entry includes both a transcript and an image of the original document. The information provided on each transcript will vary depending on where the records originated and what details were provided, but most will include a combination of your ancestor's name, denomination, birth date, birth place the names of their parents, their parent's address and the date of their baptism.
Images will sometimes provide additional information, such as the name of the individual who officiated the baptism. Some of the images are in French as they are from the registers of French non-conformist churches in Dublin.