The first image is from a 1764 register of Donabate, Diocese of Dublin, and is ideally the kind of register you hope to find. The entries are readable with only a little effort required in order to interpret the flourish of the cursive writing. The other images are of pages in two different registers from Aughaval and Kilgeever in the Diocese of Tuam, County Mayo. Each one bears the kind of illegible scribbles, torn pages, and fading entries that give any researcher nightmares. Makes you want to hug a transcriber, doesn't it?
|An ideal find: Donabate Register April 1764|
|At least we know it's Leckanvy baptisms, and it's 1859, and they begin on the opposite page|
|Bottom entries decipherable; top ones, not so much.|
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