Irish Family History Society

Connecting People With Their Irish Roots

National Archives Ireland Lecture on “Researching Your Church of Ireland Ancestors” by Accredited Genealogist Sandra Doble

28 Apr 2022 @ 18:00
National Archives

The National Archives is delighted to announce the third talk in our evening lecture series for 2022. Entitled ‘Researching your Church of Ireland ancestors’, the lecture will be given by professional genealogist Sandra Doble (member of Accredited Genealogists Ireland).

This lecture will introduce a brief history and examination of population figures of the Church of Ireland community in Ireland. It will cover records of genealogical interest produced by parishes such as church registers and vestry minute books. Access to these records will be outlined and advice given on using online transcriptions of baptism, marriage and burial records.

The many sources of information which can be of value to those researching Church of Ireland ancestors will also be discussed such as the Representative Church Body Library manuscript collection; the Church of Ireland Gazette; clergy biographies; school records; marriage licences and Charlton’s Endowment Charitable Trust Fund Marriage Certificates, which will be introduced and explained.


Having spent her earlier working life as an ACCA accountant, Sandra Doble switched career to pursue her passion for family history. She set up her own research company – Irish Family Footsteps – in 2012 and became a member of Accredited Genealogists Ireland in 2015.

Sandra holds a Diploma in Family History Research (Distinction) awarded by Independent Colleges and the Institute of Commercial Management. In addition to research for clients, Sandra also works alongside her colleagues in the Genealogy Advisory Service in the National Archives and she co-tutors and lectures for City College’s Family History Diploma.

Note: The lecture will be hosted on Zoom and the link to attend will be sent in advance of the event to the email address with which you registered.