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The following information is a starting point for records about the civil parish of Ross. The information is based on locations and records before 1922.

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Historical Overview

History

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Localities

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Maps and gazetteers

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Records

Cemeteries

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Census

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Church records

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Catholic

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The Catholic parish of Kilbride and Ross included the civil parish of Ross, county Galway. The parish was divided about 1880, creating the Catholic parishes of Clonbur (formerly Ross) and Leenane (formerly Kilbride). These are baptism records of those attending the chapel at Kilbride or Leenane (also spelled Leenaun).

Family History Library (Transcripts on microfilm)
Baptisms 1853-1880 926,221 Item 2


Catholic Parish of Clonbur. "The parochial register of baptisms covering the period during which the parishes of Kilbride and Ross were united is in the possession of the Parish Priest of Ross (also called Clonbur or Cloonbur). In the year 1929, with the permission of the Parish Priest of Clonbur, and at the suggestion of the Archbishop, I made the following copies of entries in the register at Clonbur which refer to the parish of Kilbride. And I certify that it is a true copy, William Heaney, Parish Priest of Leenane." --Introd.

Includes registers of the Catholic parish of Kilbride and Ross, 1853-1880, and of the parish of Clonbur, 1880-1919. Clonbur Parish (also called Ross Parish) was created from the Ross portion of Kilbride and Ross.

Family History Library (on microfilm)
Baptisms 1853-1919 1,279,259 Items 6-10
Marriages 1883-1903


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Baptisms/Births 1853-1900 www.rootsireland.ie
Marriages 1853-1900
Church of Ireland

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Presbyterian

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Methodist

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Society of Friends

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Others

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Civil Registration

Government registration of births and deaths began in 1864. Registration of Protestant marriages began in 1845, with all marriages being registered by 1864. Go to the Ireland Civil Registration article to read more about these records.

Land records

The Registry of Deeds started in 1708. Land transactions were recorded, including immovable property passed on in a will and property given to a daughter at her marriage. Read more about these records in the Ireland Land and Property article.

Probate records

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School records

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Cluinbroon National School Registers 1888-1925

The registers provide details of the pupil's name, date of birth, religious affiliation, residence, occupation of parent or guardian and also details of the last National School attended.

Family History Library (on microfilm)
Infant boys & girls 1888-1925
2,356,396 Items 1-2

Tax records

The valuation of property for tax purposes was started in the 1840s by Richard Griffith. A tax paid to the church, call Tithe Applotments, began in the 1820s. Read about these records in the Ireland Taxation and Ireland Land and Property articles. Add records for this parish that you know about.

Web Sites

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Further Reading

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