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From: Gordon Lindsay <>
Subject: Re: [BELFAST] St Matthew's C of I - Shankill Parish, Belfast -Parish Records?
Date: Sat, 3 May 2003 20:45:29 -0400
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Brian,

According to Guide to Church Records, a publication by PRONI, Under
Belfast, C.I., St Matthew's (Connor diocese) it states:

[Earliest registers destroyed in Dublin]
Baptisms, 1846-71 T.679/12

Baptisms, 1871 -; marriages, 1856 -; burials, 1887-;
vestry minutes, 1858-. In local custody.

I would conclude from this that they do exist but you would have to
deal directly with the church authorities (which may or may not be
difficult).

I presume this is the church you are looking for. There is also C.I.
St. Annes, Shankill (Connor diocese) listed as follows:

Baptisms, 1745-1871; marriages, 1745-1845; burials, 1745-69,
1784-1809 and 1824-83; index to baptisms, marriages and burials,
1745-1823; index to baptisms, 1824-66.

T.679/224, 225, 237-246, 249-252, 254-256, 259-261

Baptisms, 1872-1901; index to baptisms, 1872-84; marriages, 1845-1900
MIC.1/178

Burials, 1884-; vestry minutes, 1808-1934; registers of vestrymen,
1870-. In local custody.

[There is a printed volume containing transcripts of marriage entries, 1745-99]

The microfilms (MIC) and documents (T) can be seen at PRONI in Belfast.

Hope this helps.

Gord Lindsay

>Hello Listers
>
>I have been trying to track down the Birth/Marriage/Death records of St
>Matthew's Church of Ireland Parish Church, Shankill, Belfast, 1870-1920.
>They don't seem to be listed by LDS nor do hey seem to be listed under
>the PRONI holdings. Does anyone know, please, if they still exist in any
>form or if they have perished?
>
>Any suggestions welcomed
>
>Thank you
>
>Brian Loughridge
>Warwickshire
>
>
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