Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials

There is little difference in the types of record generated by the three historic Presbyterian denominations, though there may be occasional differences in emphasis. Therefore, the different categories of Presbyterian records can be considered together. One point to make at this stage is that it is always worth looking at Church of Ireland registers for baptisms, marriages and burials involving Presbyterians. This is because until 1870 the Church of Ireland was the established or state church in Ireland and because of its status many people who ordinarily belonged to another denomination can turn up in the pages of its registers. Even Catholic records should not be discounted for there was much more intermarriage in Irish society than is often supposed.