I've also taken the opportunity to tidy up quite a few of the pages and add some new content where I could. For example, I've added links to the appropriate town or city editions of the Royal Irish Academy's Historic Towns Atlas to the relevant county pages. These are lovely resources with lots of historical insight in the essays and some innovative clear maps. As you might expect, the cities of Dublin, Belfast, Limerick and Kilkenny feature on their list, but you might be pleasantly surprised to find smaller but historically important places too, like Carlingford and Downpatrick as well.
To complement the completely updated Church of Ireland Parish Record Finder spreadsheets (see previous blog post), I have also completely revamped the Church of Ireland Parishes & Registers page. Hopefully, this makes it much clearer about where to look, methodically, for surviving records.
The PRONI "Guide to Church Records" also revealed that this repository has a large number of Methodist church records, not just for the north of Ireland but also for circuits further afield in the rest of the island of Ireland. So, there's now a prominent link to that document on the Methodist Church in Ireland page. The same document also has details of Presbyterian, Baptist and other Protestant dissenting churches, including the wonderfully named Moravian church which has its roots in Eastern Europe but set up shop in Ireland too and was blessed with diligent scribes when it came to record keeping.
So, a new colour scheme and a few highlights of the fruits of my labours. Enjoy!
P.S. Old blog posts still have all their links in green though.