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Subject: IRISH METHODISTS - WHERE DO I START ?
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 20:06:55 -0400 (EDT)
COUNCIL OF IRISH GENEALOGICAL ORGANISATIONS (CIGO)
EXPLORING IRISH GENEALOGY - NO 1 (ISSN: 1393-9645/1)
The Council of Irish Genealogical Organisations would like to announce its new publication series entitled EXPLORING IRISH GENEALOGY. The first in the series to be released is IRISH METHODISTS - WHERE DO I START ? As the title suggests, its subject is the
understanding, locating and using of Irish Methodist church records. The author, Steven C. ffeary-Smyrl, a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland, guides the reader through the background of Irish Methodism, the types of record
s that can be found and where they can be located. A handy table is also included of the Methodist circuits included in the Irish Wesleyan Methodist Connexional Baptismal Register (IWMCBR), c1816-c1850. This IWMCBR, available on microfilm at the Public Re
cord Office of Northern Ireland, is a transcript of all but three of the circuit baptismal registers of the Irish Wesleyan Methodist Connexion. The publication also contains an extensive county list of almost every Wesleyan Me!
thodist chapel in Ireland, and the circuit each was attached to, c1863.
It is CIGO's intention that the coming titles in the series will deal with the Church of Ireland, Presbyterians and Roman Catholics. IRISH METHODISTS - WHERE DO I START ? runs to 31 pages and is modestly priced at IR3 (ST3.75, US$6, both figures include
postage; others prices can be obtained on request) and is available from:
Mr Des Clarke
Council of Irish Genealogical Organisations
21 St Brigid's Grove