Baptisms, marriages and burials for St Patrick’s Catholic Church, St Thomas’ Mount, Chennai 1837 are now online on the FIBIS database website. Our thanks go to Peter Bailey who videoed the original registers when he visited the church in 1990 and has now been working on transcribing them for the website. Peter has provided the following description:
These records were originally found in the presbytery at St. Patrick’s Church during a first visit in 1990. The Parish Priest kindly gave his permission to me for their copying and transcription. He also introduced me to Rev. Fr. Vijay Kiran, formerly Secretary to the Archbishop of Madras and Mylapore and, by chance, he was a qualified Archivist. Father Kiran had organized the collection of all the records of the R.C. Churches in the Diocese of Madras-Mylapore and their assembly for photographing by the Genealogical Society of Utah (the LDS). He had seemingly a complete copy of these records in his office at the time of our visit to which he kindly allowed me access. It has taken time but I have finally been able to commence transcribing and publishing them.
It may be emphasized that these records are generally not the same as those accumulated by the India Office at the British Library and do not feature in the “N” series records copied and published for them by FindMyPast. However, they do feature in the LDS Microfilm Series and can be checked in their Microfilm No.: 2049162.