16/03/2017 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

100m historic Catholic records to go online

34615826-7073-4b46-82b7-bf3c1679b045

Genealogy website Findmypast has launched a huge initiative to digitise up to 100 million historic Roman Catholic records.

 

The Catholic Heritage Archive promises to be the most comprehensive online collection of Roman Catholic records for Britain, Ireland and the US. The subscription site says it has developed a close collaboration with the Catholic Church to make the centuries-old records and images available to researchers, most for the first time, and many will be available to researchers for free. 

 

Join the Family Tree community  
Follow us on facebook
Follow us on twitter
Sign up for our free e-newsletter
Discover Family Tree magazine

 

Millions of Irish records were released last year and now Findmypast is putting its plans into action to publish all the historic sacramental registers for England, Scotland and the USA, starting with the English Archdioceses of Birmingham and Westminster, whose records begin in 1657, and registers for the USA’s Archdiocese of Philadelphia, which has records dating back to 1757.

 

The archive will include baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials, census records and more. Find more details on the Findmypast blog

 

Roman Catholic parish church image: by OrangeDog CC3.0 

 

Back to News

16/03/2017 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

Society of Genealogists supports Family Tree Live

The team behind the new family history show Family Tree Live are delighted to announce the Society of ...


AGRA recognition for Pharos family history course

The joint Pharos Tutors and Society of Genealogists Family History Skills & Strategies (Advanced) Distance ...


Battle-damaged jacket was from Waterloo, expert analysis reveals - video report

The authenticity of a jacket worn by a British Army officer at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 has been ...


Historic boats star in Traditional Boat Festival 2018 at Henley on Thames

A survivor from the Great War and a colourful but unhurried Royal spectacle will line up with a World beater ...


Other News

Become an archaeologist at interactive London exhibition

In a nod to Islington’s real and mythical past, American artist Goode will create a lost world at James ...


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Casualty List added to UNESCO Memory of the World Register

To mark International Archives Day on 9 June, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) and UNESCO ...


Represent! Voices 100 years on

The People’s History Museum has opened its exhibition Represent! Voices 100 Years On by recreating a defining ...


July issue Subscriber Club Offers

Find out what's on offer for Family Tree subscribers in this month's subscriber club deals. ...