Marriages in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tuam, Ireland, 1821-1829

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Marriages in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tuam, Ireland, 1821-1829 - Helen M. Murphy and James R. Reilly, C.G.R.S.. “The diocese of Tuam encompasses the southern part of Co. Mayo, the northern area of Co. Galway and two civil parishes along the western border of Co. Roscommon.” These Irish marriage records (almost four thousand) are organized in three different sections by groom, bride, and parish. Entries in the groom’s section cover the full name of the groom, full name of the bride, marriage date, place(city), and the witnesses’ names. The index of brides gives her full name and the name of the groom. The parish index lists of men’s names only, alphabetically by parish. “Among the restrictions imposed by the English government in an effort to eradicate the Catholic faith in Ireland, was the law of 1709 that forbade the keeping of Catholic sacramental registers of baptism and marriage. This collection is a unique treasure among the few extant Catholic registers.” (1993), 2010. 8½x11, paper, index, 202 pp. 101-M3812 ISBN: 1556138121