Ireland Quaker Records

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Around 1653 Quakers emigrated from England to Ireland. Quakers held both weekly and monthly meetings. Births, marriages, and deaths were reported in the monthly meetings. Around 1655 Quakers began keeping records of their meetings. Irish Quaker records are held in two regional Quaker repositories: the Dublin Friends Historical Library and the Religious Society of Friends. The Dublin Friends Historical Library only has records for the Republic of Ireland. The Religious Society of Friends, Ulster Quarterly Meeting mainly has records for Northern Ireland. Both repositories contain minutes of meetings; birth, marriage, and death records; diaries; pedigrees; wills; and other records. The addresses for these repositories are:

The National Library of Ireland in Dublin and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland both have copies of some Quaker records. The Family History Library also has some film copies of some Quaker records. Follow these steps to find them in the catalog.

  1. Go to www.familysearch.org
  2. Click the Library tab
  3. Click Family History Library Catalog.
  4. Click Place Search.
  5. Type the name of a parish and click Search.
  6. Click on the name that matches your request.
  7. Scroll down and click the topic Church' Records'.
  8. Click on a title.
  9. Click View Film Notes to find the film numbers.