Scotch-Irish-L ArchivesArchiver > Scotch-Irish > 2002-07 > 1027177255
Subject: Re: [Scotch-Irish] Re: 1766 Religious Census on the Internet
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2002 08:06:39 -0700
>Linda Merle wrote:
>> You may be able to find individual parishes on line but apparently the entire 1766 religious census is on line only at Ancestry --
>I wish that were true but only fragments of the 1766 Religious census
> survived the fire at the Four Courts Building in 1921.
Well, obviously that is so. Since in the 101 course on Irish
genealogy we learn that no complete census survives for Ireland before
1901 do we really need to go over this again and again and again
from the very very very beginning??? It gets a little tedious. SO
you do webpages -- which no one reads. Ancestry provides this info in
the description of the record as well.
> What bothers me is that Ancestry apparently doesn't even show all of
> the records that have survived.
Ancestry didn't say that's where their index was from. They identified
the compiler -- it was a published source. Check the description again.
Bottom of the page says:
"Reakes, J., comp. Ireland 1766 Religious Census [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001. Original data: The 1766 Religious Census of Ireland. The Tennison Groves Papers on microfilm LDS Family History Centre, 100173, 1766. "
Reakes, J., Compiler -- She compiled it. SHE took it from
the Tennison Grove collection. Since she is an experienced, well
respected compiler, you might want to check her compilation to see
why those areas are missing. The source doesn't appear to be in LDS
though many of her other transcriptions are.
In any case this shows why you always check the source. In this case
two: Reakes and then Tennison Groves.
> I copied the Ahoghill portion and found a John Abram which is possibly an
>ancestor of mine but how do I prove that he really is a relative?
If I could teach you that in an email I would not be running this
list! Learn an awful lot about how to do Irish genealogy and how
to analyse data, like a detective. You will have to build a case
that would hold up in a court of law. Of course the basis of all
that is here:
http://genealogy.com/university.html -- excellent free courses in
immigration research. That website is the answer to this question.
By the way, the Ancestry description of the source provides a good
description of it and clearly explains that not all the records
What's irritating to me is they extract the 'records' so you can't
get to the front matter of the source, like you can at
www.familytreemaker.com 's library.
Of course we're talking here about an organization that when you
contact the help desk about a source you know is in their library,
tell you that it isn't there. Their tech support people do not have
a clue what is in the records collection. Grrr......
Still, they are worth it. I just don't expect to get any help from