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ePodunk Canada E-Podunk  - Galway A maritime county of the province of Connaught, bounded on the east by the counties of Roscommon, King's county, and Tipperary, from the former of which it is separated by the Suck, and from the two latter by the Shannon; on the north, by those of Roscommon and Mayo; on the west, by the Atlantic Ocean; and on the south, by Galway bay and the county of Clare.

Galway Ireland Old Newspapers - The links below will take you to the articles currently on our site and organized by county of publication, year and month. These pages are updated frequently so be sure to check back often for your particular interests.Contains information from various old newspapers of Galway, including births, deaths, marriages etc.

County Galway Surname ListWelcome to the County Galway Surname List. These Surnames are currently being researched in the Galway area on the West Coast of the Republic of Ireland. These surnames are listed with their researchers' e-mail or postal addresses to assist in making connections with researchers with similar interests.

Photograph of Island House, Library Headquarters.Galway Public Library - Welcome to Galway County Library, please select a branch to search from the list below.

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Ballinasloe Public Library
Carraroe Public Library
Galway City Library
Loughrea Public Library
Oranmore Public Library
Portumna Public Library
Tuam Public Library
Westside Public Library

Bark Irvine Passenger List - Galway to New York, 1851 Transcribed by Joe Beine . British Bark Irvine. This ship sailed from Galway to New York. Arrived 17 September 1851 The passenger list is dated 18 September 1851 from National Archives Microfilm M237-105; List 1377, Ship's Master: John Whitty. For all passengers... Destination: USA; Native Country: Ireland  

American Family Immigration History Center. Explore Your Family History at Ellis Island.  

Ellis Island Foundation - Passenger Search Search the database for immigrant passengers who sailed to Ellis Island and the Port of New York From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island, a small island in New York Harbor. Ellis Island is located in the upper bay just off the New Jersey coast, within the shadow of the Statue of Liberty. Through the years, this gateway to the new world was enlarged from its original 3.3 acres to 27.5 acres mostly by landfill obtained from ship ballast and possibly excess earth from the construction of the New York City subway system.

  Galway Emigrant Index 1828 - 1860, compiled by Peter Madden The index covers only those emigrants who came directly to New South Wales (Australia) and Moreton Bay (Queensland) from Galway, Ireland, under the “assisted immigration” schemes of the day, to the end of 1855. Only those people who gave Galway as their “native place” are detailed in full, plus a few others that I deemed necessary for clarity or to give the "full picture".

ISTG logo Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild - We are the "Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild" aka "ISTG". We were founded by a small group of people in late September of 1998. Today, we have over 500 volunteers who work diligently to decipher and transcribe passenger lists which are then uploaded to our website

Walton Gaol H M Prison - List of Staff and Prisoners, 1881 Listed alphabetically. Includes both male and female prison wardens and prisoners, their occupations, age, and where they were born. Compiled by Martin Moore Ireland's National Tourism Service Go - Complete List of Towns - County Galway -


Genuki Galway compiled by Brian Randell.  "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, and sends 2 members to parliament. 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: lakes, lough Corrib, lough Reagh, and lough Contra. Pop. 286,921. Chief town, Galway." [From The New London Gazetteer (1826)]

Irish Family History Foundation : Galway Information on both West and East Galway Family History Societies. From here you can visit the Irish Roots message board. It covers every county in Ireland and it is a free service. You can choose a link directly to the county you are interested in from the menu on the left. If you are not sure of the county your ancestors are from use the "Ireland Section".

IGP, Galway, Ireland : Galway is a county of Ireland, in Connaught, 82 miles long and 42 miles wide; bounded on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, north by County Mayo and Roscommon, east by Roscommon, King's county, and Tipperary, and south by County Clare and Galway bay; it contains 2593 square miles and is divided into 116 parishes. The greater part is fertile, but towards the north and west the soil is very coarse and difficult to farm. Galway abounds with rivers and lakes: major rivers are the Shannon, the Suck, and the Blackwater lakes: lough Corrib, lough Reagh, and lough Contra.Largest town, City Galway. Pop. 286,921 (1826).

Galway Advertiser The Galway Advertiser - Two hundred years ago, Salthill was made up of agricultural land which had little or no strategic or military importance. It consisted of a small cluster of fishermen’s cottages which extended from roughly where Seapoint is today to the ‘Bal’. There was another smaller group of cottages at Blackrock, and also one in Rockbarton near where the stadium is today. Much of the land was owned by a couple of landlords.

 A Little Bit of Ireland, hosted by Cathy Joynt Labath An excellent site which includes a range of Galway records. Their mission is to:

  • Foster an interest in research of those Irish born persons who came to Iowa

  • Research individuals who left Beagh Parish, Galway

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The International Genealogical Index (IGI) - The International Genealogical Index is one of the world’s largest collection of genealogical records. Information comes from individual research and original records. The majority of the names are from records of people who lived between 1500 and 1885. Other records have been submitted by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The index contains:

  • Names of millions of deceased persons from throughout the world.
  • Dates and places of births, christenings, marriages, and other events.

National Library of Ireland - Includes a section on Family history research in the National Library Welcome to the National Library of Ireland The world's largest collection of Irish documentary material: books, manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, drawings, photographs, maps... Find out more    As Gaeilge

Eire Logo The General Register Office, Dublin The central civil repository for records relating to Births, Deaths and Marriages in the Republic of Ireland. The General Register Office (Oifig An Ard-Chláraitheora) is the central civil repository for records relating to Births, Deaths and Marriages in the Republic of Ireland . It is concerned with civil registration matters only, and does not engage in Genealogical/Family History research. Our records of marriages other than Roman Catholic marriages date back to 1st April 1845 . Records of Births, Deaths and Roman Catholic Marriages date back to 1st January 1864 . See also the Research Page on this site.

1824 Survey of Irish Schools on Microfiche - Under the terms of the Gavelkind Act, the (Protestant) Irish Parliament in 1704 enacted Penal Laws intended to make sure that the Catholic majority would never again endanger the Protestant Ascendancy. Among other things, these laws provided that "No Catholic may attend a university, keep a school, or send his children to be educated abroad. 10 pounds reward is offered for the discovery of a Roman Catholic teacher."

Find A Grave Find A Grave Free searchable data base. Search 8.2 million grave records, Search for a cemetery, Add burial records, etc. Surname index and Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add 'virtual flowers' and a note to a loved one's grave, etc.


Ireland-Australia transportation database Online database

Irish Times - A valuable source of records, including information on the registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths.

Northern IrelandGenWeb - hosted by Sue Seibert Tracing your ancestors in Northern Ireland

  Famine Irish Passenger Record Data File - Searchable database of Records for Passengers Who Arrived at the Port of New York During the Irish Famine, hosted by Damian Mac Con Uladh - Local history of Ballinasloe. Includes articles, archival and newspaper transcripts, photos and a forum.

 Gateway To Connaught - Links to resources for the five counties of Connaught : Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo

IGP - The Ireland Genealogical Project  Galway is a county of Ireland, in Connaught, 82 miles long and 42 miles wide; bounded on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, north by County Mayo and Roscommon, east by Roscommon, King's county, and Tipperary, and south by County Clare and Galway bay; it contains 2593 square miles and is divided into 116 parishes.

   Golden Pages Online - Irish phone directory online - connecting people NI-online - Genealogy resources, Irish placenames, surnames etc. New Topics: All registered users may post new topics in this forum.
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old photo Researching Irish Names  On surname lists, it really pays to take the time to go down the whole thing carefully! Often names have been spelled many ways, and one needs to play with them phonetically in order not to miss one's goal due to "odd" spellings! Also, don't forget to look through the Mc's, Mac's, O's... and also, if you have a prefix, check for those who've dropped it!


  Most Wanted Kelly - Post your most want Kelly or Kelly relations to this page..very active....updated weekly

 Search FreeBMD  Free BMD (Births, Marriages and Deaths Database) - hosted by Graham Hart, Ben Laurie and Camilla von Massenbach for Rootsweb

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet  Cyndi's UK and Irish Sites

   NZ's Genweb Project for Wellington, Manawatu & Horowhenua, hosted by Helen Cormack This site contains many names of people from Ireland

   IreAtlas, Townland Database  Family Tree Makers: Irish Research

  The Irish Ancestral Research Association TIARA (The Irish Ancestral Research Association) is a nonprofit organization established to develop and promote the growth, study and exchange of ideas among people and organizations interested in Irish genealogical and historical research and education. Our monthly meetings educate and entertain our members, as well as foster interaction with other Irish researchers. We do NOT provide individual genealogical research services.

 IGSI LOGO  Irish Genealogical Society, Int'l Homepage

The British Library - The World's Knowledge  British Library Newspaper Library  Welcome to British Library Newspapers, the national archive collections in the United Kingdom of British and overseas newspapers.

1901 Census of Clare, District Electoral Division: Doora ,  Townland: Creggaun
DED Number: 32/10

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Galway Library

Galway Public Library
Island House
Cathedral Square

Telephone: 00 353 91 562471
Fax: 00 353 91 565039

Blacoe Jewellers, Galway, Ireland Makers of the famous Claddagh ring and also The Story of Galway Ring and The Story of Mayo Ring. For information see the Robert Blacoe Exclusive Collection

Coats of Arms from Ireland and around the World, by Eddie Geoghegan

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Galway View

The western dramatic coastline, green pastures to the East and the performing arts festivals of County Galway fits the bill of what tourists expect and hope to see in Ireland.

Hotels in Ireland Hotel Ireland -  Irish accommodation and hotel booking service.

The Galway City and County Website, hosted by Eoin O'Malley - Includes information on Travel, Accommodation, Sightseeing, Festivals, Pubs/Restaurants   

Walking Tours of Galway and Area - The Suck Valley Way on the borders of West Roscommon and East Galway, incorporating part of the O'Sullivan Bere walking way, offers you an opportunity to experience the beauty, peace and tranquility of this beautiful walk in Ireland.

Fantasy Ireland  - Maybe you only have one in particular in mind, or maybe you want a complete guide to all the symbols of your Irish Celtic heritage. I have in-depth articles about all the most popular Irish Celtic symbols for you to explore...and many more on the way!


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