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GALWAY COUNTY LOOK-UP PAGE

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  • MARRIAGES IN THE RC DIOCESE OF TUAM 1821-29
    Please note that these records cover ALL of the diocese, i.e. 25 mayo parishes and 21 galway parishes. Tuam parish is NOT included however, because their records pre-date these fragments and are readily available.

Cathy O'Neill
  • The following all relate to the ARAN ISLANDS ONLY, Inishmore, Inishmaan and Inishsheer:

  • PARISH REGISTERS -Baptism, Marriage and Burials- 1872-1905

  • TITHE APPLOTMENTS of 1834

  • OAP SEARCH FORMS (From 1841/1851 Censuses)

  • 1821 CENSUS RECORDS

  • GRIFFITHS' VALUATION AND REVISION LISTS 1857-1936

  • 1901 CENSUS RECORDS

  • 1911 Census of Aran Islands
    Inisheer, Inishmaan and Inishmore now complete

  • CIVIL REGISTRATION:
    Birth, Marriage and Death Records
Cathy O'Neill
  • Coastguards, Lighthouse Keepers:

    It can be difficult to locate these men in the Indexes, as they were posted all over Ireland, and their children born in several different counties. I am building a database containing the records which cover these occupations, extracted from Civil Registration and other sources, covering Galway, Mayo, parts of Clare, Cork, Wexford, Waterford, Tipperary(south), Kilkenny(south).

 

  • RIC Service Numbers (added 2009)

    If you think your ancestor may have been employed in one of these occupations, or you are trying to find where his children were born, I might have the record you need.

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Cathy O'Neill
  • Parish of St. Nicholas (Church of Ireland Records)

  • 1792 - 1840 Baptism, Marriage and Burial Records

Note: St Nicholas Parish CATHOLIC records can be found on LDS Film # 926070

Cathy O'Neill
  • OLD AGE PENSION SEARCH FORMS (GALWAY WEST)

    Baronies of: Ballynahinch, Galway, Moycullen, and Ross

    These Baronies include the following Parishes:

    Ballinchalla (Mayo)

    Ballindoon

    Ballynakill

    Cong

    Kilcummin

    Killannin

    Moycullen

    Moyrus

    Omey

    Rahoon

    St. Nicholas

    From 1908, Old Age Pensions became payable to certain individuals over 70 on proof of age. In the absence of birth certificates, applicants could request a search of the 1841 and 1851 censuses to support thier claim. These forms were completed between 1909 and 1922, when the censuses were destroyed by fire.

    The detail contained is variable, from names of parents and townlands, to full listings of siblings, and occasionally the entire census transcript.

     

Cathy O'Neill
  • BOOK : "BALLYMACWARD, The Story of an East Galway Parish", by John S. Flynn. This book contains a 4 page index of Persons, Families and Groups.

  • BOOK : "FAMILIES OF COUNTY GALWAY", by Michael C. O'Laughlin. A 206 page book which gives general information on Galway surnames, "from the earliest times to the 20th century, including Irish family surnames with locations and origins, including English, Scots and Anglo Norman settles and Settlements". Many times a specific person is mentioned, but usually NO DATES OF BIRTH, MARRIAGE OR DEATH ARE INCLUDED.
  • BOOK : "Memorial Inscriptions & Related History of Kiltullah, Killimordaly and Esker Graveyards."
  • No more than two surnames in each request please; Subject line should contain the word "Lookup Request"... followed by the name of the book.

Carol Granville
  • 1901 and 1911 CENSUS : for the townlands of Glentrasna, Lettermore na' Coille, and Muckanagh in the Parish of Kilcummin

  • VALUATION LIST "REVISION" BOOK (dates about 1860-1934) : for the townlands of Glentrasna, Lettermore na' Coille, and Muckanagh in the Parish of Kilcummin
Susan Toulson
  • BOOK: "THE HISTORY OF KILTULLAGH-KILLIMORDALY", a parish in East Galway. This book has fragments of the 1821 census for the parish. The Tithe Applotment Records and Griffith Valuation records are listed. There is also lots of other information relating to the parish history from 1500 to 1900. Kieran would be willing to 'look-up' names or other items for those interested.
Kieran Jordan.
  • BOOK: "A GUIDE TO IRISH CHURCHES AND GRAVEYARDS" by Brian Mitchell Each county is included and lists all the civil parishs. It lists the Townland, Town or Street where a church or graveyard exists. It also tells the demonination of the church (Roman Catholic, Church of Ireland, Presbyterian, etc). It tells if the graveyard is next to a church or completely by itself. It does not tell the actual name of the church or graveyard.
Shannon Guillen.
  • Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes and Baronies of Ireland 1851.
    (This volume can help identify the baronies, civil parishes, counties, etc. from the name of the townland or town.)
  • 1901 Census for the area surrounding Spiddal in Co. Galway including the townlands of Finisklin, Killough, Knock, Knockalough, Lettermass, Letterpeak, Lippa, Park, Shannagarraun, Sheeaunroe, Spiddal East, Spiddal Middle, Spiddal West, and Spiddal Town.
Betsy Murphy
  • Killascobe: the Church at the Crossroads - Menlough Parish Records
    The files contain most of the records of Marriages in the parish from 1806-1903 and Baptisms from 1862 to 1903.
    The period from June 8, 1847- to July 25, 1849 are missing from the records. In addition, it appears that the records from 1806-1847 were for the parishes of Moylough, Aghiart, and Killascobe; after that date they were only from Killascobe.

Michael Ruane
and
Michael Ruane
Please send lookup requests to both of the addresses above, so as to ensure your enquiry reaches Michael
  • LDS British Isles Vital Records Index, 1530 to 1906
    Please note, not all the records are covered by the Index
Joan Sharkey


If anyone has any Galway records or books, and would be willing to donate some time doing look-ups for people please email me, and I will add you to this page. We would be delighted to have you join the team!


 


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