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County Laois Genealogy


"Queen's County , a county of Ireland, bounded N and W by King's county, E by Kildare and part of Carlow, S by Kilkenny, and SW by Tipperary, 32 English m. long, and as many broad. Along the W boundary runs a range of high and steep mountains, and in the E the Dysart hills form a prominent and picturesque object. Total area: 235,300 acres. "
from The New London Gazetteer 1826
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Cyndi's List - County Laois
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Genealogy Record Sources

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Griffiths Valuation
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CMC County Query Board
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800 Million Name Database
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1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers
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1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers

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