FREE Irish Ancestry Research Sources – The Start — Part 1

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THE PRIMARY Research information needed for researching  Irish Ancestors (at the start) from Irish records are:

a) Their  SURNAMES (last name, “correct” spelling (how they spelled it) and spelling variations including phonetics. Consider Irish Brogue and check with those who speak Irish usually, and the pronunciation. Next their Christian (or First) Name,  Middle name, (and nickname they were called by their friends) — also any other information might be useful if a common name;

and

b) The  Townland  — in the correct County where your Ancestor’s lived, leased, or farmed, as this is critical to Record keeping. It is probably something heard when the Ancestor spoke of “Home” (and as with Surnames, again spelling variations is going to be important). Using “fuzzy logic” in the variations– and never assume how you spell,  is how they (or others) spelled it. Check local spelling and search using different variations, order, and errors of spelling if uncertain (and play around with spellings using phonetics);

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FIRST, CONTACT ANY LIVING RELATIVES/ANCESTORS  FIRST AND FOREMOST IF POSSIBLE ! THIS IS IMPORTANT AS WHY SEARCH IF SOMEONE KNOWS THE ANSWERS !

Talking to any Living Relatives is important as it gets, and doing so on several, hopefully ongoing, discussions is important as memories often need to “get flowing” over time – this is simply how Human memories, for most part, work in most people …! Do it immediately.  Why search for information that  your living relations might already know? And, record it if possible (no one can note takes at the speed most people speak at). This information will be used throughout your research  - It is so very important that We include it here first.

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PAID ANCESTRY RESOURCES ARE GREAT TODAY – AMAZING IN FACT!

BUT  — USE ALL THE FREE RESOURCES (Like this Site) FIRST ! It costs nothing.

ONLY PAY FOR DATA (ON ANCESTRY OR OTHER SITES) WHEN YOU HAVE SEARCHED HERE IF YOUR PEOPLE ARE FROM SOUTH SLIGO AREA.

ALL THE FREE BMD SITES, GENEALOGY SOCIETIES AND OTHER ANCESTRY PLACES HAVE BEEN ONLINE FOR DECADES  — ALSO TALKING WITH OTHERS ON ANCESTRY’S FREE MESSAGE BOARDS IS ALSO SOMETHING TO DO BEFORE PAYING ANY MONEY FOR ANCESTRY DATA ACCESS.

 

WHEN AND IF YOU DO PAY FOR ANCESTRY. COM , THEN AT FIRST ONLY PAY FOR A SINGLE  MONTHS’ ACCESS (And be careful as they try to get people to pay under the annual plan which is paying for a year by the month — a small difference, but a big one- again, check the boxes (usually presented) VERY CAREFULLY !

DISCOUNTS  ARE COMMON (ANCESTRY PROMO CODES) THROUGH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES (AS THEY OFTEN HAVE DISCOUNTED PRICES FOR ANCESTRY ACCESS) — AND FREE DAYS ARE OFTEN GIVEN AT TIMES THROUGH THE YEAR —

USE SEARCHING FOR “ANCESTRY.COM PROMO CODES” THROUGH GOOGLE, BING,  YAHOO — and vary your SEARCH TERMS (e.g. “Discounted Ancestry access”) USING DIFFERENT WORD, In Different Order (as putting one word, before the other word, and vice-versa,  matters) !!

MANY GENEALOGICAL PLACES OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR ANCESTRY SUBSCRIPTIONS SO SEARCH AROUND BEFORE BUYING ANYTHING AT ANCESTRY (or others)  —

ALSO, ANCESTRY.COM YOU CAN HAVE AN ACCOUNT WITHOUT HAVING PAID ACESS TO THE DATABASES (“WORLD”).

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You can always pay for another month if you feel it is worth it. We use free sources, and then one month a year, pay to search on Ancestry’s databases for one month out of the year.

Also, many other search sites offer “Free” searching from time to time, for Ireland, usually around March, and March 17 St. Patrick;s Day — so if you set an alert on Google, for “Free Ancestry Re-Searching” (or other such terms), it can notify you about these. Be smart spending you money as Certs, are what end up costing the most (and many ways to save on these – see other page for Certs).

We see many people that do not know they are paying ancestry month-after-month because they wanted to save $3 and used the YEARLY subscription (instead of one month option) ! And they didn’t even search during the remaining months  — some of  these “Subscriptions” often also AUTO renew without telling you — so ONLY get the minimum subscription that you need immeditaely as paying for year round access is silly — if you search for a week and then only a few times after that your paying them for nothing !!  Ancestry is good at fooling people on the sign up page but the price per month by the month (*as opposed to by the year) is minimal

Talk to people on the message boards first ……then sign up as needed.

Again, if we saved you any funds a couple dollar donation (look for the paypal button) to keep our Bandwith costs down will help. We never charge to let other search here so donations are becoming more important month by month. Over 1000 people are now hitting this site daily and bandwith is costing more.

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IRELAND / IRISH research is Building a “Three-Legged-Stool ” from the 3 Main Genealogical Record resources still available in Ireland today (as many have been lost or destroyed)–using these three 3 PRIMARY SOURCES to build on from known to unknown….. explained (and linked) below:

(1) The 1901/1911 Irish Census (LINK BELOW), (census of Ireland-wide people/farms Ten Years apart – the “base” of any Irish Ancestors’ research (a good explanation of these Census’ is located at: (link to actual census pages are lower down the page “Moving on to DATA” ):

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/help/about19011911census.html

(2) The Griffith’s Primary Valuation of Tenements (LINK BELOW) a/k/a “Griffiths”, (a survey for taxes  promulgated by the Irish Poor Law of 1838), done  continuously from 1848 to 1864 and (really to present through other records, including land valuation office) any post 1850s research starts with the Valuation  (a good explanation of what Griffiths is about, what was done, and the time frame is located  at (actual link to Griffith’s is lower down on this page titled “Moving on to DATA”):

http://www.rootsireland.ie/index.php?id=39

and the third leg:

(3) The Tithe “Defaulters” (circa 1831) -a List of People/Persons, (mainly Roman Catholic Religion) who would not pay or “defaulted” on an alleged debt imposed on them (without any consent or input) by the then Gov. to support the “Established (State sanctioned) Church” of Protestant Religion- (a Good explanation of what the “Tithe Defaulters list” was about, how and when created and executed is at (actual link to the list is lower on the page) – it is commonly known as a “census substitute” as no good census prior to the 1901/1911 have survived with information that Helps researchers (some census survived but it is mainly statistical information on numbers in counties- no  names or Family records), so here is several links that explain the Tithe “list”:

http://www.findmypast.ie/articles/world-records/full-list-of-the-irish-family-history-records/census-land-and-substitutes/1831-tithe-defaulters

http://www.origins.net/help/resarticle-io-tithe.aspx

http://www.nationalarchives.ie/genealogy1/genealogy-records/tithe-applotment-books-and-the-primary-griffith-valuation/

http://www.brandis.com.au/genealogy/readers/kate001.html

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THE MOST IMPORTANT DATA YOU NEED IS YOUR ANCESTOR’S

(1) SURNAME, Christian name, Middle name

and

(2) TOWNLAND THEY LIVED IN.

—Moving on to SEARCHABLE DATA—–

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THE “FREE IRISH RESEARCH LIST”

In proper order (below) if you search the County, Townland, and your Ancestor’s Surname, through the three PRIMARY SOURCES listed below, you will efficiently search your Ireland Ancestors. You can then narrow, or widen your search depending on the results (narrow if you have many results, widen if you have few or none)  – just follow the order below:

1. Irish Census 1901 and 1911

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/

2. Griffiths Valuation

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/

3. Tithes Applotments

http://www.genealogy.nationalarchives.ie/

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Mayo Mapping Tool (Mayo Library)

http://www.mayolibrary.ie/maptool

 

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AND FINALLY WE ORDER OUR ANCESTOR’S  B, M, or D CERTIFICATES TO GAIN MORE INFORMATION, (USUALLY THE PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS NAMES SO THAT WE CAN CONFIRM THE PARENTS SUR or CHRISTIAN NAMES (AS THEY ARE SOMETIMES  LISTED ON BIRTH/MARRIAGE/ DEATH CERTS) — but often not in the general Census Records. The CERTS generally can cost from around 20+ EUROS IN IRELAND GRO *(which is outrageous price gouging by the GRO, Complain to them all )*, not to mention plus postage  — and depending on where you order them the price could be different, as in the UK it is much cheaper). THIS IS A ONGOING LIST OF IRELAND RECORDS AND LINKS TO THE RESOURCES SO ONE CAN “ZERO-IN” AND CROSS-REFERENCE THE ANCESTORS TO OTHER RECORDS OR LISTINGS — AT DIFFERENT TIMES — AND BY BUILDING THESE  “PICTURES” OF THEIR LIVES AT CERTAIN TIME AND KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR RESEARCH (AND MAKING SURE THE NAMES *ARE*  YOUR RELATIONS is very important) –just because the same name appears in the same Townland does NOT mean this someone with the same name is your Ancestors (as this is very, very common mistake) as many many people have the exact same names in Ireland ! Check middle names, if any. Check dates — could they be a child of someone who was 16? Could, but it brings into question. Knowing Irish History and the Mores of the time is important (and things experienced researchers can bring to the table if you have done all you can and find the going impossible.
 

Leitrim-Roscommon

http://www.leitrim-roscommon.com/index.shtml

GRO (General Register Office)

http://www.groireland.ie/ ————   ==

THE REMAINING PART OF THE “FREE” LIST :  http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/records/church/catholic/#Church Information you need to start: SURNAME, COUNTY, and TOWNLAND.

Roman Catholic Parishes

http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/counties/rcmaps/sligorc.htm http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/counties/rcmaps/

Links by County

http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/links/counties/sligo.htm#links/ http://www.isogg.org/wiki/Autosomal_DNA

DNA Testing and Family Ancestry Research – the FUTURE and ability to break “brick Walls”

http://www.isogg.org/wiki/Autosomal_DNA ————————————- —————————————————— —————————————————————–

Ireland History In Maps

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlkik/ihm/moremaps.htm   top – Census (1901/1911), Griffiths Val., and Tithe records http://www.genealogy.nationalarchives.ie/

Ordinance Survey Drill Down to Farm Level (Highlight) when you know the townland

http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,588882,739883,0,10 Ireland Google Earth Map http://maps.google.co.uk/ http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/google_map_ireland.htm http://www.trigtools.co.uk/irish.cgi?gr=Q%2082655%2012849&c=25 http://mardevino.com/an-road-map-of-ireland/

Find Townlands at SeanRaud

http://www.thecore.com/seanruad/

1901 and 1911 Irish Census Free online for every County

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/ Ireland National Archives Simple/Advanced/Expert Searches

http://www.nationalarchives.ie/search-the-archives/

 

Explaination of Public Offices pre-Free State

http://homepage.eircom.net/~seanjmurphy/nai/puboffs.htm#

Tithe Tithe Applotment Search

http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1270

http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/records/land/tiap.htm

http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/records/state/research.htm#vol#

GRO Ask about Ireland

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=name

Search Ancestry Sligo Message Board (post requests, see if someone responds) http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.britisles.ireland.sli.general/2109.2113.1.1.1/mb.ashx

Ask About Ireland main page

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/

Leitrim Rosscommon (Many more than those 2 Counties)

http://www.leitrim-roscommon.com/index.shtml

UK BMD Free

http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/

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IN DEPTH- Start With Census, then Griffith, then the Tithe Defaulters, then specific County records, and finally Townland records:

take time so these Names and Research done is the “BASE” for any future Ireland research – if you get it wrong here, you might be searching the wrong people from then out —  Surnames are based in the Townlands’ for 99% of People so make darn sure they are your relations before moving on to other records from the Census:

http://www.findmypast.com/ http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ http://www.censusfinder.com/ireland.htm http://www.youririsheyes.com/index.html

Irish Census Lists 1821-

http://www.youririsheyes.com/census.html

Tithes Applotments from the National Archives of Ireland.

http://www.genealogy.nationalarchives.ie/

Property Ireland

https://www.mypropertytitle.ie/praMap.aspx# http://www.landdirect.ie/eng/landdirect_ie/About_landdirect_… http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlsli/censussligo1749open… CERTS: FREE–check Here first, dig it is there (and information you can use to help order the correct paid cert)!! http://www.freebmd.org.uk/

PAID

http://www.bmd-certificates.co.uk/

US CENSUS

http://research.archives.gov/description/5832399 

IRELAND LAND VALUATION OFFICE

http://www.valoff.ie/search/search.asp

Registered Building Registry

http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/Surveys/Buildings/

Co. Sligo Library DIGITAL Ordnance Survey (Use IE for best results)

http://www.sligolibrary.ie/sligolibrarynew/LocalStudies/GeneralGuidetoCollection/DigitalCollections/

 

Beneda

http://www.sligoheritage.com/archbenada.htm

 

 

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PAGE 2 – FOR MORE RESEARCH continue to part 2

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OTHER SOURCE RECORDS, NAME, DATE, SOURCE LOCATION (I, NI)
Date Source Location
798 Spinning wheel Premium List SLC
1659 Penders Census of Ireland SLC 925648
1665 Hearth Money Rolls Irish Manuscripts Commission
1967 1749 Religious Census of Elphin Dioceses SLC 101781
1796 Voters List for Co. sligo Sligo County Library
1813 Petition by Sligo Protestants NLI
1824 J. Pigot’s City of Dublin and Hibernian Provincial Directory Sligo County Library
1839 List of Persons who obtained Game Certificates in sligo Parl. Papers
1837 1839 Sligo Independent’s SLC 100179
1843 Voters Lists Nai
1846 Slater’s National Commercial Directory of Ireland Sligo County Library
1852 Names of Electors for Co. Sligo NLI
1853 Rental of the Crofton Estate – Dromard and Templeboy Parishes NAI
1856 Slater’s National Commercial Directory of Ireland Sligo County Library
1858 Griffiths Valuation SLC
1870 Slater’s Directory of Ireland Sligo County Library
1876 Owners of Land in Co. sligo Sligo County Library
1881 Slater’s Royal National Directory of Ireland Sligo County Library
1889 Sligo Independent directory of Ballymote, Cliffoney, Easkey, Coolaney, Drumcliff, Collooney, Carney, Dromore West, Rioverstown and Bunnermadden, Rosses Point and Enniscrone, Sligo, and Tubbercurry. Sligo County Library
1894 Slater’s Royal National Directory of Ireland Sligo County Library
1901 Census SLC 851582-851605 1911 Census NAI “
1856 Sligo Independent Almanac Sligo County Library .
BOOKS NOTING SLIGO CONNECTION:
Further Notes on the High Sheriffs of Co. Sligo Sligo County Library .
History of Ballymote and the Parish of Emlaghfad Sligo County Library .
From Plain to Hill – A Short History of the Parish of Achonry Sligo County Library .
Killoran and Coolaney, a local History Sligo County Library .
Statistcial Survey of co. Sligo Sligo County Library .
A Bibliographical Introduction to the Antiquities and History of Co. Sligo Sligo County Library .
History of Sligo, Town and Country Sligo County Library .
History of Sligo Sligo County Library 1691-1845
Kilmore and Ardagh SLC 100869
1698-1838 Killala and Achonry Wills SLC 824242
1698-1838 Index to Killala and Achonry Wills SLC 941.5 A1
1705-0732 Sligo county wills NLI
1734-1825 Estate records of Owen Wynne’s Estate Sligo County Library
1740-1900 Estate records of the Lord Lorron Estate Sligo County Library
1760-86 Major Tenants of the Stafford Estate NLI
1760-87 Rental of the Boswell Estate – Ahamlish and Drumrat Parishes NLI
1760-88 Rental of the O’hara Estate Parishes of Achonry, Ballysadare, Killoran and Killvarent NLI
1775-1872 Estate records of the cooper Family Sligo County Library
1792-1804 Rental Records of Sir Thomas Dundas Estate NLI-96 Alphabetical List of Sligo Freeholders NLI
1823-37 Tithe Applotment Survey NLI
1832-37 List of Voters Registered in the Borough of Sligo SLC
1865-1899 Ballina District Will Books SLC 100868
Family History Pedigrees of Co. Sligo Families, McDonagh Sligo County Library Family History
A History of the Protestant Downeys of Cos. Sligo, Leitrim, Fermanagh and Donegal Sligo County Library Family History Hillas of Co.
Sligo Sligo County Library Family History Irinw (see Co. Roscommon) Sligo County Library Family History
The McDermots of Moylurg Sligo County Library Family History
Pedigrees of the McDonagh Clan of Corann and Tirerill and other Families of Co. Sligo Sligo County Library Family History
The O’connor Families, Families of Daniel and Matthias O’Connor of Corsallagh Hosue, Achonry, Co. Sligo, Ireland Sligo County Library Family
History The Family of Wood, Co. Sligo Sligo County Library Family
History The Wynnes of Sligo and Leitrim
Sligo County Library Gravestone Inscriptions Indexed by Sligo Heritage Center Sligo Heritage Center Library Sligo County Library
Courthouse Sligo, Ireland . Library Co. Sligo Heritage and Genalogy Society Aras Reddan Temple St Sligo, Ireland .
Library Ballymote Heritage society . Library Sligo Field Club .
Irish State top two -

Census and Tithe records (plus Soldiers Wills, And Administration) http://www.genealogy.nationalarchives.ie/

Ordinance Survey Drill Down to Farm Level (Highlight) http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,588882,739883,0,10

Ireland Google Earth Map

http://maps.google.co.uk/ http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/google_map_ireland.htm

http://www.trigtools.co.uk/irish.cgi?gr=Q%2082655%2012849&c=25

http://mardevino.com/an-road-map-of-ireland/

Ireland National Archives Simple/Advanced/Expert Searches

http://www.nationalarchives.ie/search-the-archives/

Explaination of Public Offices pre-Free State http://homepage.eircom.net/~seanjmurphy/nai/puboffs.htm#Tithe

Tithe Applotment Search

http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1270 http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/records/land/tiap.htm http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/records/state/research.htm#vol#GRO

Ask about Ireland

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=nameSearch

Ancestry Sligo Message Board (post requests, see if someone responds)

http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.britisles.ireland.sli.general/2109.2113.1.1.1/mb.ashx Ask About Ireland main page http://www.askaboutireland.ie/ Leitrim Rosscommon (Many more resources than those counties – one of the Best!) http://www.leitrim-roscommon.com/index.shtml

UK BMD Free

http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/

Marquis of Sligo (George John Browne, the 3rd Marquis of Sligo)

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlmayo2/marquisofsligo_mayolandlords.html

http://www.findmypast.com/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/

http://www.censusfinder.com/ireland.htm

http://www.youririsheyes.com/index.html

Irish Census Lists 1821-

http://www.youririsheyes.com/census.html

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Names and Townlands of the Lough Talt and Lough Easkey Area

 

 

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Paid (at times the offer free access) and others:

 

Property Ireland

https://www.mypropertytitle.ie/praMap.aspx#https://www.mypropertytitle.ie/praMap.aspx#

 

https://www.landdirect.ie/pramap.aspx/…

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlsli/censussligo1749open…

CERTS: FREE–check Here first BEFORE ordering a paid cert from GRO)!!

http://www.freebmd.org.uk/

PAID

http://www.bmd-certificates.co.uk/

US CENSUS

http://research.archives.gov/description/5832399

http://article.wn.com/view/2013/02/17/1940_census_Massachuse…

http://www.origins.net/help/aboutio-irishdirs.aspx?utm_source=SendBlaster&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Irish%20Directories&utm_content=Irish%20Directories&utm_campaign=Newsletter%20-%20Irish%20Directories%20%5BMay%202013%5D

Land

http://www.valoff.ie/search/search.asp

LDS Family Search

https://familysearch.org/

Registered Building Registry http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/Surveys/Buildings/

Co. Sligo Library DIGITAL Ordnance Survey (Use IE for best results) http://www.sligolibrary.ie/sligolibrarynew/LocalStudies/GeneralGuidetoCollection/DigitalCollections/

http://www.origins.net/help/aboutio-irishdirs-coll.aspx SHIPS

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~fianna/migrate/index.html

http://www.irish-genealogy-toolkit.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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Date Source Location(s) of OTHER sources (secondary):

798 Spinning wheel Premium List SLC

1659 Penders Census of Ireland SLC 925648 1665

Hearth Money Rolls Irish Manuscripts Commission

1967 1749 Religious Census of Elphin Dioceses SLC 101781

1796 Voters List for Co. sligo Sligo County Library

1813 Petition by Sligo Protestants NLI

1824 J. Pigot’s City of Dublin and Hibernian Provincial Directory Sligo County Library

1839 List of Persons who obtained Game Certificates in sligo Parl. Papers 1837

1839 Sligo Independent’s SLC 100179

1843 Voters Lists Nai

1846 Slater’s National Commercial Directory of Ireland Sligo County Library

1852 Names of Electors for Co. Sligo NLI

1853 Rental of the Crofton Estate – Dromard and Templeboy Parishes NAI

1856 Slater’s National Commercial Directory of Ireland Sligo County Library

1858 Griffiths Valuation SLC

1870 Slater’s Directory of Ireland Sligo County Library

1876 Owners of Land in Co. sligo Sligo County Library

1881 Slater’s Royal National Directory of Ireland Sligo County Library

1889 Sligo Independent directory of Ballymote, Cliffoney, Easkey, Coolaney, Drumcliff, Collooney, Carney, Dromore West, Rioverstown and Bunnermadden, Rosses Point and Enniscrone, Sligo, and Tubbercurry. Sligo County Library

1894 Slater’s Royal National Directory of Ireland Sligo County Library

1901 Census SLC 851582-851605

1911 Census NAI

“1856 Sligo Independent Almanac Sligo County Library .

Further Notes on the High Sheriffs of Co. Sligo Sligo County Library . History of Blalymote and the Parish of Emlaghfad Sligo County Library .

From Plain to Hill – A Short History of the Parish of Achonry Sligo County Library .

Killoran and Coolaney, a local History Sligo County Library .

Statistcial Survey of co. Sligo Sligo County Library .

A Bibliographical Introduction to the Antiquities and History of Co. Sligo Sligo County Library .

History of Sligo, Town and Country Sligo County Library .

History of Sligo Sligo County Library 1691-1845

Kilmore and Ardagh SLC 100869

1698-1838 Killala and Achonry Wills SLC 824242

1698-1838 Index to Killala and Achonry Wills SLC 941.5 A1 1705-0732

Sligo county wills NLI

1734-1825 Estate records of Owen Wynne’s Estate Sligo County Library

1740-1900 Estate records of the Lord Lorron Estate Sligo County Library 1760-86 Major Tenants of the Stafford Estate NLI 1760-87 Rental of the Boswell Estate – Ahamlish and Drumrat Parishes NLI 1760-88 Rental of the O’hara Estate Parishes of Achonry, Ballysadare, Killoran and Killvarent NLI 1775-1872 Estate records of the cooper Family Sligo County Library 1792-1804 Rental Records of Sir Thomas Dundas Estate NLI 1795-96 Alphabetical List of Sligo Freeholders NLI 1823-37 Tithe Applotment Survey NLI 1832-37 List of Voters Registered in the Borough of Sligo SLC 1865-1899 Ballina District Will Books SLC 100868 Family History Pedigrees of Co. Sligo Families, McDonagh Sligo County Library Family History A History of the Protestant Downeys of Cos. Sligo, Leitrim, Fermanagh and Donegal Sligo County Library Family History Hillas of Co. Sligo Sligo County Library Family History Irinw (see Co. Roscommon) Sligo County Library Family History The McDermots of Moylurg Sligo County Library Family History Pedigrees of the McDonagh Clan of Corann and Tirerill and other Families of Co. Sligo Sligo County Library Family History The O’connor Families, Families of Daniel and Matthias O’Connor of Corsallagh Hosue, Achonry, Co. Sligo, Ireland Sligo County Library Family History The Family of Wood, Co. Sligo Sligo County Library Family History The Wynnes of Sligo and Leitrim Sligo County Library Gravestone Inscriptions Indexed by Sligo Heritage Center Sligo Heritage Center Library Sligo County Library The Courthouse Sligo, Ireland . Library Co. Sligo Heritage and Genalogy Society Aras Reddan Temple St Sligo, Ireland . Library Ballymote Heritage society . Library Sligo Field Club . Roman Catholic Records   Parish Earliest Dates Location FHLC # Achonry (1) 1869-1942 LC, NLI, SHGS, 1279231 0926001 Achonry (2) Cloonacool pt. Tubbercury Curry pt 1865-1881 1867-1900 LC, NLI, SHGC 096006 1279230-31 1279231 0926007 Aghanagh 1800-1881 LC, NLI, SHGS 0989739 0989739 Ahamlish 1796 LC, NLI, SHGS Ballynakill Rivertown 1803-1881 0989737 Ballysadare 1842; 1803-1880 LC, NLI, SHGS 0926019 Ballysumaghan Sowey, See Kilmacallan not available Calry Sligo, See St. John’s not available Castleconor 1855-1880 LC, NLI, SHGS 1279204 Cloonoghil 1842-1877 1279233 Dromard 1817-1892 1279204 Drumcliff 1841-1880 LC, NLI, SHGS 0989735 Drumcolumb Riverstown 1803-1881 0989737 Drumrat (Keashe) 1843-1880 LC, NLI, SHGS 096008 1279231 Easky 1864-1880 LC, NLI, SHGS 1279204 Emlaghfad 1826-1880 LC, NLI, SHGS 0926016 Kilcolman See Castlemore, Co. Roscommon Carra Castle: 1847-1880 0926004 Kilfree see Killaraght not available Kilglass 1825-1880 LC, NLI, SHGS 1279204 Killadoon – Geevahg 1851-1880 0989742 Killaraght (Gurteen) 1840-1880 1844-1908 LC, NLI, SHGS 092610 1279230 Killaspugbrone See St. John’s St. Mary,Coolera 1858-1880 0989736 Killerry see Killanummery, Co. Leitrim 1828-1883 1279223 Killoran 1846; Riverstown 1803-1881 LC, NLI, SHGS 0989737 Kilmacallan 1803-1880 LC, NLI, SHGS 0989737 Kilmacowen Sligo, See St. John’s St. Mary,Coolera 1858-1880 not available 0989736 Kilmacshalgan 1868; Dromore-West 1868-1979 LC, NLI, SHGS 1279204 Kilmacteige also (Tourlestrane) 1845-1880 1845-1910 LC, NLI, SHGS 0926015 1279231 Kilmactranny 1851-1880 LC, NLI, SHGS 0989742 Kilmoremoy see Kilmoremoy, Co. Mayo 1823-1879 1279204 Kilmorgan see Emlaghfad not available Kilross see Kilmacallan not available Kilshalvy see Kilturara, Co. Mayo 1842-1933 0926018 Kilturra See Co. Mayo not available Kilvarnet see Ballysadare not available Rossinver see Rossinver Co. Leitrim not available St. John’s 1858; Sligo,St. Mary,Coolera 1858-1880 LC, NLI, SHGS0989736 Shancough Geevahgh, see Kilmactranny not available Skreen 1848-1892 LC, NLI, SHGS 0989742 Tawnagh Riverstown, see Kilmacallan not available Templeboy 1815-1880 LC, NLI, SHGS 1279204 Toomour part Drumrat, part Toomore, Co. Mayo Toomore(Foxford) 1833-1880 1870-1900 926022 1279231

Foklore Comission-Kilmactigue

http://www.irishnewsarchive.com/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=SVBSLzE5MzYvMDIvMjcjQXIwMDYyMQ%3D%3D&Mode=Gif&Locale=english-skin-custom ——————————————————————— FHS Library Catalog – Only lists books available, not useful for online searching (use FHL Family Search for that see below link for Family Search Link) https://familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=6717&subject_disp=Ireland%2C+Sligo&columns=*,0,0   http://maps.thefullwiki.org/Gaelic_Ireland http://www.genealogy-quest.com/pensions/ ———————   Information about “Irish Roots” or Sligo Genealogical Society : It is NOT recommended anyone use their services, as noted above, they will use the exact same resources listed here that you can use for free, but they will try, or will, charge you. Why someone would pay for something that is available for free, I do not know. The reason for this post is they have missed persons ancestors in the past, are not through, and the issue of being set up primarily to capitalize on “tourist dollars” as opposed to doing a good job and offering value for money! If this changes and they get things together We will be the first to recommend them, but given our Ten (10)+ years experience researching Our Ancestors in Sligo — which includes many Cousins living there — We just cannot recommend them ! http://www.sligoroots.com/

 

 

The Below Link is From Co. Mayo (but generally applicable to most of the Northwest Ireland).http://www.maggieblanck.com/Mayopages/Customs.html

Co. Sligo Registration Districts 1864-1888:

Sligo: 1 Sligo, 2 Dromore West, 3 Ballina, 4 Tobercurry, 5 Boyle

 

Co. Sligo Registration Districts 1864-1888:

Sligo: 1 Sligo, 2 Dromore West, 3 Ballina, 4 Tobercurry, 5 Boyle

The Below Link is From Co. Mayo (but generally applicable to most of the Northwest Ireland). http://www.maggieblanck.com/Mayopages/Customs.html

 

 

OK, onto the next page you need to go it’s title is

 

Free Ireland Research Sources — UPDATES and DNA:

 

http://kilmacteige.com/?page_id=760

 

OR TRY PART 1 of 4

http://kilmacteige.com/?p=1126

 

 

 

 

 

http://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ireland_Civil_Registration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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area links

http://www.lissadellhouse.com/

http://sligolive.ie/

http://www.shipoffools.com/mystery/2005/1147.html

http://www.sligotown.net/

 

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KILMACTEIGE or KILMACTIGUE PARISH:

- Ox Mountains area, by Land Description, are described as:
 http://www.gsi.ie

The “South Sligo” area includes the Village of Aclare, Townlands of Lislea, Knockbrack, Claddagh, Tourlestrane, Banada, (and many more, see townland page) – Many of the records in full here are from these areas collected in more than a decade of researching Families from the area. We add records regularly.  SOUTH SLIGO AREA INCLUDES OF KILMACTEIGE area .

Irish Ancestry research essentiall

Kilmacteige Parish Records

(County Sligo, Ireland)

FREE Ireland Research sources –

UPDATE Sept 30, 2014 — We have uploaded image of Kilmacteige Parish Baptism 1845-1880, Marriages 1845-1881, on  FHL File 092613. It at this time is in IMAGE format (.jpeg mostly), meaning the information in text on the Image or Picture of the Ledger Pages. We hope to have Google’s Servers to “pull” the information from to images of the text, translating it to plain text files. This is a work in process as taking text from images is difficult and usually needs Human viewing.

 

YOU Can Research your Irish Ancestors using the same information as Professional Geneologists, and do so for free as this site is free and hosts the actual files –

This is an Ongoing and frequently updated list of free research sources on Ireland’s People, concentrating on the South Sligo area around the Townland(s) of Kilmacteige, Civil and Church Parishes of Kilmactigue — and hosting as many Records as possible (as our Ancestors’   information are contained in those records providing a snap-shot in time of their Life Events (Birth/Baptism, Marriage, Deaths)

We thus use these pieces of information from Documents to create a snap-shot in time of our Ancestors in Ireland, to weave a picture of Ancestor’s over time !

This can paint a Portrait of past Generations in Sligeach from Ancient  times to Present time.

 

 

MAKE SURE YOU, RIGHT NOW, **KEEP TRACK OF YOUR WORK AND BACK IT UP REGULARLY (and back-up your computer regularly for that matter)** – DO THIS ON A PORTABLE HARD DRIVE, COMPUTER BACK-UP SOFTWARE (Carbonite), OR THUMB-DRIVE IN THE 64GB RANGE, and you could simply keep track of your work by WRITING ON PAPER, LISTING WHO, WHAT RECORDS, AND WHERE YOU SEARCHED  ! (BUT THIS DOES NOT BACKUP YOUR RECORDS which is very, very important. Keep backups at different physical locations (childrens house in case of catastrophic loss like a fire) – We cannot urge this enough as many loose everything from years of work every week (don’t be one of these people-backup your data regularly).

As the Irish Gov. Genealogy Website states :

ONE RULE TO BIND THEM ALL:

As far as research is concerned, the only cast-iron rule is that you start from what you know and use it to find out more — think of yourself as a detective, taking each item of information as potential evidence and using it to track down more information that in turn becomes evidence for further research.

 

 

STARTING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY

BEFORE YOU GO NEAR A RECORD:
Talk to your family. It makes no sense to spend days trawling through databases to find out your great-grandmother’s surname if someone in the family already knows it. So first, talk to parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents etc., and find out what they know. Most families have at least one individual who keeps track of the extended network of relatives, and if you can trace her (it usually is a woman), you’re off to a good start.

SURNAMES AND NAMING:
You can’t place any importance on the precise spelling of any of the surnames you’re dealing with. Although the spelling matters to us now, before the 20th century extraordinary variations regularly occur in different records – illiteracy was widespread and large numbers spoke Irish as their native language. Most people simply had more important things on their minds than how their name might be spelt in a record in a foreign language. Having enough to eat, for example.

Dates of Birth between the 1901 Irish Census, and the 1911 Irish Census (a period of ten years) are notoriously wrong.

Between 1901 and 1911 some people only aged a Year! The Census forms in many areas were completed by or collected by the RIC (Royal Irish Constabulary, essentially Hired Police but of different mores and ideas of the value of the indigenous Irish Peoples). The RIC in many areas did the Census Forms and Information gathering. The RIC was “the Government.”  The RIC  were not a protecting force to most Farmers (to say the least) and the ‘regular’ people generally resented them and their “law enforcement” tactics –  some information given to them in these areas was intentionally misrepresented (or simply not given)-

How you would answer questions if the person asking them had really harassed you in the last years, or so….?

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http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/irish-genealogical-research-getting-started/how-to-start-your-family-history/Education/Sites+Walks+Field+Trips/Walks+in+the+Ox+Mountains.htm
Go to another page (below) here:
http://www.failteromhat.com/lo1876/sligo.pdf
 and here:

http://kilmacteige.com/?page_id=81

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ox+Mountains,+Co.+Sligo,+Ireland/@54.0320985,-8.9120508,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x485ecbd98c66868f:0x1a528fd49c8de27f

Irish Ancestry research is not that difficult because of the limited records available. It is the same source records no matter if you or an expert is researching Ancestors (with some exceptions).

 

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http:

 

 

//timeline.ie/tracing-irish-ancesto

 

 

rs-online/

 http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/sligo/photos/tombstones/sligo-kilvarnet/index.html

So, without more, lets get going!

The area mainly covered here:

http://www.logainm.ie/ga/1166732

Search Source additions going live July 3, 2014 — ENHANCED RECORDS IRISH GOV. SOURCE RECORDS !

http://irish-genealogy-news.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/major-news-enhanced-gro-indexes-launch.html

Tracing_your_Irish_Ancestors_on_the_Internet

http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/

 

CHURCH RECORDS:

http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/

Northern Ireland Library:

http://www.nli.ie/

And, One can lookup the surname/area in IRISH PHONE BOOK:

http://www.eircomphonebook.ie/

Ireland is normally Five (5) HOURS ahead of the USA E.S.T.,

 

— IRISH RESEARCH STEPS AND SOURCE RECORDS —

 

THE KEYS TO IRISH ANCESTRY RESEARCH: are Surname and Townland, as well as the County of Residence (or Birth, or Marriage, or Death).

Finally,This is a marathon — NOT a sprint -- so take your time, do it right and verify everything your research !

 

Enough said- lets get to work with the Source Records

Data: Best (top) working to Better (bottom):

 

 

 

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