Digital Humanities

My latest foray into digital humanities is by far my most ambitious. Anpharoiste (“the parish”) will be a platform for curating and crowdsourcing the transcription of a remarkable genealogical resource that has become available online.

In July 2015, the National Library of Ireland (NLI) published digitized copies of microfilm images of Irish Catholic parish registers of baptisms and marriages on a dedicated free-to-access website.

The NLI website describes a collection of ~ 373,000 digital images from 550 microfilm reels of 3,500+ registers from 1,086 parishes in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Anpharoiste – Transcribing the Irish Catholic Parish Registers