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Re: Elizabeth Gardiner - Borris in Ossery
Posted by: David Boylan (ID *****3424) Date: November 18, 2007 at 20:12:07
In Reply to: Elizabeth Gardiner - Borris in Ossery by Chris Davidson of 551

Hello Chris,

Prior to the 20th century the town of Borris-in-Ossory was located in the Civil Parish of Aghaboe, Queens County, now County Laois.

The Latter Day Saints (LDS) have filmed the Catholic Church Parish registers for the Aghaboe Catholic Church, which may have been the church where Alexander was baptized when the family had lived in Borris-in-Ossory.

The church records go back to the year 1794.

It's also possible there are baptism records for Alexander's siblings and a marriage record for his parents in the Aghaboe Church registers.

Please see below for information and microfilm number for the church registers:

Parochial registers of Aghaboe (Leix), 1794-1880
Authors Catholic Church. Parish of Aghaboe (Leix) (Main Author)

Notes Microfilm of original manuscripts.

Poor filming quality; some text may be illegible.

The Catholic parish of Aghaboe includes all or parts of the civil parishes of Aghaboe, Coolkerry, Bordwell, Kildellig, and Killermogh.

Parochial registers, baptisms, 1796-1880; marriages, 1794-1880. FHL BRITISH Film 979700 Item 1

The Aghaboe Catholic Church registers can be found in LDS microfilm number 979700. You can order the film from your local Family History Center.

The LDS have also filmed the Catholic Church registers for Borris-in-Ossory, but these registers only begin in 1840, over 30 years after Alexander was born.

To see a Catholic Church parish map and to learn more about the availability of church records for County Laois and where they can be accessed, go to the Irish Times website link at:

Best of Luck Chris,

Dave Boylan

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