Parish Registers

Church Records in the Parish of Crosserlough

The availability of Catholic church records in the Diocese of Kilmore varies from parish to parish. While the records for some parishes date back to the middle of the eighteenth century, others only commenced in the second half of the nineteenth century.

The recording of baptisms, marriages and deaths began in Crosserlough Parish in 1843. The parish registers are an invaluable primary source for anyone embarking on family history research. In fact, the registers are frequently the first port of call in genealogical research, owing in part to the fact that civil records did not commence in full until 1864 and also because other vital information was destroyed in a fire at the Four Courts in Dublin in 1922.

Our parish registers, together with civil and state records, enable those who have a ‘connection’ with Crosserlough Parish to dig a little deeper into the past.