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County Roscommon
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County Roscommon

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County Town is Roscommon


County Library, Abbey Street, Roscommon

Roscommon Family History Society
Extracts from the Roscommon Weekly Messenger for 1848-1854 and 1855-59
listing the Birth, Deaths & Marriages are published by the
County Roscommon Family History Society from whom copies of these booklets,
and lists of other publications are available.
Maureen. Secretary.
County Roscommon Family History Society,
Bealnamullia, Athlone, Co.Roscommon, Eire (Ireland).
email [email protected]

County Roscommon Heritage and Genealogy Society
Strokestown, Co. Roscommon

Registrar General, Western Health Board
The Courthouse, Roscommon
Ardagh and Clonmacnoise Historical Society Journal (1926-51), NL Ir.794105

Roscommon Historical and Archaeological Society Journal (annual)
Mr. M. Kelly, Hon. Secretary, Ederaun, Elphin, Co. Roscommon

Roscommon County Library, Abbey Street, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon, Ireland

Strokestown Heritage Centre, Church St., Strokestown, Co. Roscommon (conducts a research service
and has an index to parish records)

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County Roscommon On-Line


Co Roscommon Data
Co Roscommon 1911 Census FHLC numbers 
Co Roscommon Roman Catholic FHLC numbers 

Co Roscommon Church of Ireland Records from DH
Co Roscommon Roman Catholic Records from DH

Other OnLine Resources

Roscommon Genuki
Roscommon Data - Genuki

County Roscommon, IGW

Leitrim-Roscommon Genealogy homepage
Co Roscommon
Leitrim-Roscommon Genealogy Surnames
Brennan Births, St. John's Parish Roscommon 1841-1880
Brennan Deaths, St. John's Parish Roscommon 1861-1875
Civil Registration of Ireland-Deaths of Brennans 1864-1867
Census - 1901 - partial
Griffiths Valuation - Partial
Marriages - 1878 - 1909 - Kilmaine Parish..some

Welcome to Ballykilcline is a wonderful web site with genealogical and historical information from Co. Roscommon. If you have ancestors who you think might be from the west of Ireland, check it out. Almost the whole town of Ballykilcline left after all the tenants cottages were leveled by the landowner. It also lists the names of the tenants. They were sent to Liverpool from where their ship left to go to America during the Famine.


ed. Richard J.Hayes, Edward Keane; National Library of Ireland.
Typescript lists of surnames of householders and occupiers of land and buildings in Ireland in the 19th Century; as recorded in the Tithe Applotment Books or TABs, and in the Griffith Valuation. The Griffith fiche indexes A-IH and AJM are alphabetical full name indexes to the Griffith Valuation records only, and do not include entries in the TABs; some are available in the National Archives.

County Roscommon was published in 1965. Griffith covers 1852-58. TABs covers 1824-53.


Although the range of dates extends over the period 1848-64, most Griffith Valuations date to the 1850s; and they cover roughly 70-80 per cent of the occupiers of property in Ireland.

The published valuation records are available on paper and in microfiche format. The dates of the Tithe Applotment Books or TABs depend on the parishes. The range of dates extends over the period 1803-62. However, most of them date to the 1820s and 1830s.

County Roscommon names:

ConroyDillon, EarlFrench
MacBrennan, ChiefMacDermott, PrinceMacDowell
MacKeogh, ChiefMacManusMacOriaghty, Lord
O'Beirne, ChiefO'ConcannonO'Connelan, Chief
O'Connor, KingO'ConorO'Conor, Don, Roe
O'DuigenanO'FallonO'Feenaghty, Lord
O'FihellyO'Flannagan, LordO'Flynn, Lord
O'GlennonO'Hanley, ChiefO'Kelly, Prince
O'LomanO'MalbrideO'Maol Conroy, Chief
O'MeaneyO'Monahan, ChiefO'Moran
O'MolloyO'Mulrenin, ChiefO'Mulvihil
O'Noron, Chief

Wills - Adminstrations - Probates from DH

A discussion of the types of records, where they are held, their availability and value is given in the Wills Section of the Introduction of the book, "Researching Your Irish Ancestry"> The availability of prerogative wills, administrations, and marriage license records is also described in the relevant parts of the same section. Where available, published sources of these records are given in the Miscellaneous Sources. Section. Those with SLC film numbers (Salt Lake City) can be ordered through your local Family History Center.

Pre-1858 Wills and Administrations

Prerogative Wills. see p. xli.

Consistorial Wills. County Roscommon is in the dioceses of Elphin, Achonry, Clonfert, Tuam, and Ardagh. The guide to Catholic parish records in this chapter shows the diocese to which each civil parish belonge4d. The wills of residents of each diocese were usually proven within that diocese (see the Wills section for exceptions). The following records survive:

Wills. see p. xxxvii.

Abstracts. see p. xxxvii.

Indexes. Elphin (1650-1858) Tuam (164801858), Clonfert and Ardagh (1691-1845), PRO: SLC film 100869. Tuam (1661-17509) PRO: SLC film 100872

Post-1858 Wills and Administrations

This county was served by the District Registry of Tuam. The surving records are kept in the PRO (Public Record Office)

Marriages Licenses

Indexes. Elphin and Achonry (1740-1850) PRO: SLC 100868, Clonfert and Ardagh (1691-1845) PRO: SLC Film 100869, Tuam (1661-1750) PRO: SLC film 100872

Newspapers from DH

There are no newspapers published in this county before 1828. Papers from surrounding counties shuold be searched, starting with those in the county adjacent to the area of interest.

TitlePublished in:NLI Holdings:<./b>BL Holdings:
Boyle GazetteBoyle, 18911-7.1891207.1891
Roscommon and Leitrim GazetteBoyle 1822-821.1841-12.18444.1822-6.1882
Roscommon ConstitutionalistBoyle, 1886-ca. 18911.1889-11.18914.1889-11.1891
Roscommon HeraldBoyle, 1859-Current1.1882-11.19201.1921 - in process
Roscommon JournalRoscommon, 1828-192711.1841-12.1927 (with gaps)7.1828-9.1832, 11.1832-1.1848, 8.1849-12.1918, 3-1919-12.1925
Toscommon ReporterRoscommon, 1850-603.1850-3.1851, 2.1856-3.1859, 10.1860.
Roscommon Weekly Messenger (continued as Roscommon Messenger in 1861) Roscommon 1848-19361.1902-12.19355-145-12.1886, 1.1888-12.1935

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