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County Galway Genealogy

 
Description

"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, 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"
from The New London Gazetteer 1826
Genuki - County Galway
Genuki is the largest collection of research information
on the net for UK
Neighbouring Counties
 
Mayo, Roscommon, Tipperary, Offaly, Clare
Co. Galway GenWeb
maintained by volunteers in an effort to help researchers
find local resources and reference information
Archives and Libraries
 
  Galway Public Library
County Galway Message Board
post and read about County Galway genealogy with other researchers
Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
Cyndi's List - County Galway
largest private collection
of genealogy links on the web
 




 
 
 

County Galway Genealogy Record Sources

many of these sites can provide source records of ancestors:
 
FIANNA
over 100,000 records of Irish births, marriages, deaths, burials,
cemeteries, wills, immigration, census from 1600-1874
Ireland Top Databases - Over 45 Million Records
over 45 million records including  Irish B,M & Ds 1864-1958 and
5 million church births & baptisms 1620-1881
Griffiths Valuation
This valuation can be used as an excellent census substitute for the years after the Great Famine as censuses prior to 1901 were destroyed
CMC County Query Board
post your queries and get answers about your surnames here
600 Million Name Database
search 800 million UK/Irish records and over 60 individual databases, including
Irish Flax Growers List 1796, Irish Wills, Irish Independant Newspaper Obits
records of births, marriages, deaths, burials, cemeteries, wills, immigration, census from 1600-1874
Land Owners in Ireland 1876
The names of every land owner in Ireland 1876 who had at least one acre of land.
Cemeteries
links to cemetery transcriptions here
 
Censuses
 
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers
 
 
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