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The following information is a starting point for records about the parish of Athlone.

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Historical Overview

History

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Localities

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Maps and gazetteers

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Records

Cemeteries

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Census

The purpose of a census was to gather information about people who lived in an area. While the government began census taking in 1821, only fragments exist before 1901. Censuses for 1901 and 1911 are available at www.nationalarchives.ie.. Read more about the records in the Ireland Census article.

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Church records

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Catholic

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Church of Ireland

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Earliest Records Baptisms and Marriages1845.  For 1845 also see Civil Registration of Ireland.

These records are available through local custody and the Roscommon Heritage and Genealogical Society.  See www.rootsireland.ie

Presbyterian

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Methodist

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www.rootsireland.ie has Methodist records of Baptism starting 1842 and marriages starting 1873.  These records are in local custody and also available through the Roscommon Heritage and Genealogical Society.  There may also be records for Marriage through Civil Registration starting in 1845.

Society of Friends

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Others

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Civil Registration

Government registration of births and deaths began in 1864. Registration of Protestant marriages began in 1845, with all marriages being registered by 1864. Go to the Ireland Civil Registration article to read more about these records.

Land records

The Registry of Deeds started in 1708. Land transactions were recorded, including immovable property passed on in a will and property given to a daughter at her marriage. Read more about these records in the Ireland Land and Property article.

Probate records

Probate dealt with the property of a deceased person. Read more about these records in the Ireland Probate Records article.

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School records

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Tax records

The valuation of property for tax purposes was started in the 1840s by Richard Griffith. A tax paid to the church, call Tithe Applotments, began in the 1820s. Read about these records in the Ireland Taxation and Ireland Land and Property articles. Add records for this parish that you know about.

Web Sites

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Further Reading

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