(former USA Vice President)
his Irish Finnegan Ancestors.
Registers - Gaelic.
above, some details in the Gaelic language appeared
on the Cooley Parish registers.
The original registers, that have been scanned and
available on the National Library of Ireland [NLI]
website (registers.nli.ie), are in some parts
difficult if not impossible to read.
For the period 1841 to 1844 the original entries of
baptisms, marriages and burials were all mixed
together at the back of the first register beginning
in 1811. The number of entries also seem small
compared to previous years. In 1909 they were
copied, according to the note below in the Irish
language, to the part of the register where they
should have been originally written. At present
(August 2016) these old entries are not among the
scanned images on the NLI website. However they are
on the scanned images of the parish register on
baptisms were transcribed in eight pages as another
the names etc. as transcribed were incorrectly spelt
and the contributions paid were not listed. See the
following. The first are two of the original baptism
entries mixed in with marriage and burial entries
and the next is the transcription of the same
entries inserted in the Baptism Register after 11
So if a baptism entry is
located, in the index, in the 1841 to 1843 period it
would be best to look at the original old entries
The Baptism Register for the rest of 1844 to 1846 is
mixed up in places and it appears as though there
could be missing entries.
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