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Galway Genealogy Resources
E-Podunk - Galway
A maritime county of the province of Connaught, bounded on the
east by the counties of Roscommon, King's county, and Tipperary, from the former
of which it is separated by the Suck, and from the two latter by the Shannon; on
the north, by those of Roscommon and Mayo; on the west, by the Atlantic Ocean;
and on the south, by Galway bay and the county of Clare.
Old Newspapers -
The links below will take you to the articles
currently on our site and organized by county of publication, year and month.
These pages are updated frequently so be sure to check back often for your
particular interests.Contains information from various old newspapers of Galway, including births, deaths, marriages etc.
County Galway Surname List
Welcome to the County Galway Surname List.
These Surnames are currently being researched in the Galway area on the West
Coast of the Republic of Ireland. These surnames are listed with their
researchers' e-mail or postal addresses to assist in making connections with
researchers with similar interests.
Galway Public Library
Welcome to Galway County Library, please select a
branch to search from the list below.
Ballinasloe Public Library
Bark Irvine Passenger List - Galway to New York, 1851 Transcribed by Joe Beine
British Bark Irvine. This ship sailed from Galway
to New York. Arrived 17 September 1851 The passenger list is dated 18 September
1851 from National Archives Microfilm M237-105; List 1377, Ship's Master: John
Whitty. For all passengers... Destination: USA; Native Country: Ireland
Ellis Island Foundation - Passenger Search
Search the database for immigrant passengers who sailed to Ellis Island and the Port of New York
1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through
the portal of Ellis Island, a small island in New York Harbor. Ellis Island is
located in the upper bay just off the New Jersey coast, within the shadow of the
Statue of Liberty. Through the years, this gateway to the new world was enlarged
from its original 3.3 acres to 27.5 acres mostly by landfill obtained from ship
ballast and possibly excess earth from the construction of the New York City
Galway Emigrant Index 1828 - 1860, compiled by
The index covers only those emigrants who came directly to New
South Wales (Australia) and Moreton Bay (Queensland) from Galway, Ireland, under
the “assisted immigration” schemes of the day, to the end of 1855. Only those
people who gave Galway as their “native place” are detailed in full, plus a few
others that I deemed necessary for clarity or to give the "full picture".
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
We are the "Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild" aka "ISTG". We
were founded by a small group of people in late September of 1998. Today, we
have over 500 volunteers who work diligently to decipher and transcribe
passenger lists which are then uploaded to our website
Walton Gaol H M Prison - List of Staff and Prisoners, 1881 Listed alphabetically. Includes both male and female prison wardens and prisoners, their occupations, age, and where they were born. Compiled by Martin Moore
Go Ireland.com - Complete List of Towns - County Galway -
compiled by Brian Randell. "Galway, a
county of Ireland,
in Connaught, 82 m. long and 42 broad; bounded W by the Atlantic, N by Mayo and
Roscommon, E by Roscommon, King's county, and Tipperary, and S by Clare and
Galway bay; it contains 2593 square miles, is divided into 116 parishes, and
sends 2 members to parliament. The greater part is very fertile; but towards the
N and W the soil is coarse. It abounds with rivers and lakes: of its rivers, the
principal are the Shannon, the Suck, and the Blackwater: lakes, lough Corrib,
lough Reagh, and lough Contra. Pop. 286,921. Chief town, Galway." [From The
New London Gazetteer (1826)]
Irish Family History Foundation : Galway
Information on both West and East
Galway Family History Societies. From here you can visit the
Irish Roots message board.
It covers every county in Ireland and it is a free service. You can choose a
link directly to the county you are interested in from the menu on the left. If
you are not sure of the county your ancestors are from use the "Ireland
Galway, Ireland :
Galway is a
county of Ireland, in Connaught, 82 miles long and 42 miles wide; bounded on the
west by the Atlantic Ocean, north by County Mayo and Roscommon, east by
Roscommon, King's county, and Tipperary, and south by County Clare and Galway
bay; it contains 2593 square miles and is divided into 116 parishes.
The greater part is fertile, but towards the north and west the
soil is very coarse and difficult to farm. Galway abounds with rivers and lakes:
major rivers are the Shannon, the Suck, and the Blackwater lakes: lough Corrib,
lough Reagh, and lough Contra.Largest town, City Galway. Pop. 286,921 (1826).
The Galway Advertiser
Two hundred years ago, Salthill was made up of agricultural land
which had little or no strategic or military importance. It consisted of a small
cluster of fishermen’s cottages which extended from roughly where Seapoint is
today to the ‘Bal’. There was another smaller group of cottages at Blackrock,
and also one in Rockbarton near where the stadium is today. Much of the land was
owned by a couple of landlords.
Little Bit of Ireland, hosted by Cathy Joynt Labath
An excellent site which includes a range of Galway records. Their
mission is to:
Foster an interest in research of those Irish born
persons who came to Iowa
Research individuals who left Beagh Parish, Galway
Ireland Genealogy Resources
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International Genealogical Index (IGI) -
The International Genealogical Index is one of the world’s
largest collection of genealogical records. Information comes from individual
research and original records. The majority of the names are from records of
people who lived between 1500 and 1885. Other records have been submitted by
members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The index contains:
- Names of millions of deceased persons from throughout the
- Dates and places of births, christenings, marriages, and
National Library of Ireland
Includes a section on
Family history research in the National Library
Welcome to the National Library of Ireland
The world's largest collection of Irish documentary material: books,
manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, drawings, photographs, maps...
Find out more
The General Register Office, Dublin
The central civil repository for records relating to Births, Deaths and Marriages in the Republic of Ireland.
The General Register Office (Oifig An Ard-Chláraitheora) is the central civil
repository for records relating to Births, Deaths and Marriages in the Republic
of Ireland . It is concerned with civil registration matters only, and
does not engage in Genealogical/Family History research. Our records of
marriages other than Roman Catholic marriages date back to 1st April 1845 .
Records of Births, Deaths and Roman Catholic Marriages date back to 1st January
1864 . See also the
Research Page on this site.
1824 Survey of
Irish Schools on Microfiche
Under the terms of the Gavelkind Act, the (Protestant) Irish
Parliament in 1704 enacted Penal Laws intended to make sure that the Catholic
majority would never again endanger the Protestant Ascendancy. Among other
things, these laws provided that "No Catholic may attend a university, keep a
school, or send his children to be educated abroad. 10 pounds reward is offered
for the discovery of a Roman Catholic teacher."
Find A Grave
Free searchable data base. Search 8.2 million grave records, Search for a cemetery, Add burial records, etc. Surname index and Social Security Death Index (SSDI)
Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add 'virtual flowers'
and a note to a loved one's grave, etc.
Ireland-Australia transportation database Online database
A valuable source of records, including information on the registration of Births, Marriages
Northern IrelandGenWeb - hosted
by Sue Seibert
Tracing your ancestors in Northern Ireland
Famine Irish Passenger Record Data File
Searchable database of Records for Passengers Who Arrived at the Port of New York During the Irish Famine
Ballinasloe.org, hosted by Damian Mac Con Uladh
Local history of Ballinasloe. Includes articles, archival and
newspaper transcripts, photos and a forum.
Gateway To Connaught
Links to resources for the five counties of Connaught : Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo
IGP - The Ireland Genealogical Project
Galway is a county of Ireland, in
Connaught, 82 miles long and 42 miles wide; bounded on the west by the Atlantic
Ocean, north by County Mayo and Roscommon, east by Roscommon, King's county, and
Tipperary, and south by County Clare and Galway bay; it contains 2593 square
miles and is divided into 116 parishes.
Golden Pages Online
- Irish phone directory online
Genealogy resources, Irish placenames, surnames etc.
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Researching Irish Names
On surname lists, it really pays to take the time to go
down the whole thing carefully! Often names have been spelled many ways, and one
needs to play with them phonetically in order not to miss one's goal due to
"odd" spellings! Also, don't forget to look through the Mc's, Mac's, O's... and
also, if you have a prefix, check for those who've dropped it!
Most Wanted Kelly
Post your most want Kelly or Kelly relations to this page..very active....updated weekly
Free BMD (Births, Marriages and Deaths Database)
hosted by Graham Hart, Ben Laurie and Camilla von Massenbach for Rootsweb
Cyndi's UK and Irish Sites
NZ's Genweb Project for Wellington, Manawatu & Horowhenua, hosted by Helen Cormack
This site contains many names of people from Ireland
Family Tree Makers: Irish Research
The Irish Ancestral Research
Association TIARA (The Irish Ancestral Research Association)
is a nonprofit organization established to develop and
promote the growth, study and exchange of ideas among people and organizations
interested in Irish genealogical and historical research and education. Our
monthly meetings educate and entertain our members, as well as foster
interaction with other Irish researchers. We do NOT provide individual
genealogical research services.
Irish Genealogical Society, Int'l Homepage
British Library Newspaper Library
Welcome to British Library Newspapers, the national archive
collections in the United Kingdom of British and overseas newspapers.
1901 Census of Clare, District Electoral Division: Doora , Townland:
DED Number: 32/10
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Galway Public Library
Telephone: 00 353 91 562471
Fax: 00 353 91 565039
Blacoe Jewellers, Galway, Ireland Makers of the famous Claddagh ring and also The Story of Galway Ring and The Story of Mayo
Ring. For information see the Robert Blacoe Exclusive Collection
Coats of Arms from Ireland and around the World,
by Eddie Geoghegan
The western dramatic coastline, green pastures to the East and the performing
arts festivals of County Galway fits the bill of what tourists expect and hope
to see in Ireland.
Hotels in Ireland Hotel Ireland
Irish accommodation and hotel booking service.
The Galway City and County Website, hosted by Eoin O'Malley
Includes information on Travel, Accommodation, Sightseeing, Festivals, Pubs/Restaurants
Tours of Galway and Area -
The Suck Valley Way on the borders of West Roscommon and East Galway,
incorporating part of the O'Sullivan Bere walking way, offers you an opportunity
to experience the beauty, peace and tranquility of this beautiful walk in
Maybe you only have one in particular in mind, or maybe you want a complete
guide to all the symbols of your Irish Celtic heritage. I have in-depth articles
about all the most popular Irish Celtic symbols for you to explore...and many
more on the way!
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