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Galway Geographical Information
County Galway (Irish:
Contae na Gaillimhe) is located on
is in the
Irish province of
The county takes its name from the city of
Galway. It is
the second largest county in Ireland, after
Cork. There are several strongly Irish-speaking areas in the west of the
county. The population of the county at the
census was 159,052 (Figure does not include that of Galway City as it is a
separate administrative unit).
Queries relating to specific families should go to one of the query forums
listed or contact the
Ireland County Coordinator.
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These records are
searchable by entering your search interest in the box below. A search page will
appear with any reference to your entry on a separate page. The information will
be taken from the data contained on THIS website , not the internet.
Click on the links below to be taken to our online records submitted by our
volunteer's and misc. data sources.
Below are the pages of information that you can review containing mostly
information about County Galway and some references to Ireland as a whole. These
pages contain historical data and tolls that can be used for genealogy research
and family connection to the people of Galway.
This section lists all the townlands and parishs of County Galway
This is a table of the approximately 4,556 townlands in County Galway, Ireland
Check the surnames in our Ireland Surname Registry for your surnames. Add
your surnames for FREE to connect with others researching the same family names
buttons below to research locations in County Galway. There are interactive maps
as well as searchable maps
Current Project Pages
records available from the Glinsk Parish Transcription Project
Part One of this project is available for all baptisms between 1851-1876. These
records contain parents names, child sponsors, presiding priest, township and
Glinsk Transcription Project Part
1851 - 1876
Glinsk Transcription Project Part
1836 -1851 (NOW AVAILABLE)
Glinsk Transcription Project Part Three (3)
2009 Updated Volunteer Look-up page
Check out the newest information available from Cathy O'Neill
including "Old Pension Records" and St. Nicholas Parish Records
Featured Family Website Pages
GenWeb featured FAMILY WEBSITE
Feeney Family Website
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County Galway Surname Interests
Please check the Surname Interests section, as you may find others researching
the same surname! If you would like to add your surname interests, please use
our register HERE
County Galway Volunteer Researchers
NOTE: If you have any Galway records or information and would like to volunteer
to do Look-Ups for people PLEASE email me. I would love to be able to add more
to our Look-Up Volunteer page, and we would be delighted to have you join the
Galway Genealogy Resources Links to resources for county Galway
with sections on historical sites and Ireland tourism. There is also a section
for links to resources for the country of Ireland.
County Galway Family Homepages
Please check the Homepage section, as you may find others researching the same
surname! If you have a homepage dedicated to your family history research and
would like it added, please email me
Other Irish Pages of Interest
CHECK HERE FOR UNIQUE AND DIFFERENT INFORMATION AND ITEMS ABOUT IRELAND THAT
YOU DON'T USUALLY FIND ABOUT BOTH GALWAY AND IRELAND
Origin and Signification of the Name of Galway -
Galway took its name from a foreign colony alleged to have settled there at an
early period. Tradition informs us, that previously to the arrival of Henry II,
Galway was but an inconsiderable fishing village, under the protection of an
Irish dune or fortress.
Old Irish Naming Pattern
In search for names of your Irish ancestors, it might be helpful to identify a
family that is related to your by the names in each family. Below is a typical
pattern the Irish families would us when naming their children.
Irish Family Mottos
This site won the Links2go award in July 1998
There are 350 Irish surnames listed together with their mottos and their
Eighteenth & Nineteenth Century Census Substitutes,
provided by Patrick Hogan -
Here is a list of various records that could help in your research where
standard public documents have not produced the results you need. Search any of
the titles listed in an Internet Search engine to find out more.
Irish Emigrant Publications
- READ ABOUT -On the 24th April 1916, it was Easter Monday in Dublin,
the second city of the extensive British Empire which long included, among its
captured dominions, the four provinces of Ireland. At four minutes past noon,
from the steps of Dublin's General Post Office, the President of the Provisional
Government, Patrick Pearse, read the Proclamation of Independence.
First Arrival To Ellis Island -
She was Annie Moore, a thirteen year old
girl from Ireland, the first immigrant to step foot at the newly opened Ellis
Island Immigration Station. The year was 1892. They celebrate Annie’s heritage
every March 17, on St. Patrick’s Day!
Origin of the Rosary
Theologians have traced the origin of the Rosary back to the Ninth century
as a form of prayer that evolved in the monasteries of the early Irish church.
Prayer and labor filled the days of the Irish monks, and one of the most
important forms of monastic prayer was the daily chanting of the 150 psalms of
David. Lay people around the monastery would hear the psalms every day as they
were sung or recited, and the beauty of this form of prayer intrigued them. They
yearned to join in, but the psalms were too long to memorize, copies could not
be found since printing was rare, and few knew how to read Latin anyway.