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Further information about County Leitrim is available at;  
 
Further information about County Leitrim is available at;  
  
&nbsp;[http://genuki.org.uk/big/irl/LET/ Genuki Leitrim]<br>&nbsp;[http://www.ancestryireland.com/ www.ancestryireland.com/]
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&nbsp;[http://genuki.org.uk/big/irl/LET/ Genuki Leitrim]<br>&nbsp;[http://www.ancestryireland.com/ www.ancestryireland.com/]  
  
 
== <br>Cemeteries  ==
 
== <br>Cemeteries  ==
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*the local parish  
 
*the local parish  
 
*local archives and libraries  
 
*local archives and libraries  
*FHL (Family History Library) has&nbsp;few transcription copies of&nbsp;Church of Ireland parishes
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*FHL (Family History Library) has&nbsp;few transcription copies of&nbsp;Church of Ireland parishes<br>
 
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==== Presbyterians  ====
 
==== Presbyterians  ====
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You must conduct exhaustive, thorough&nbsp;studies to determine to which Presbyterian denomination your ancestor belonged; and to then, determine&nbsp;the&nbsp;whereabouts of surviving registers--if any. The following most likely places to start your search to&nbsp;find and search&nbsp;Presbyterian registers starts with checking at the following locations:  
 
You must conduct exhaustive, thorough&nbsp;studies to determine to which Presbyterian denomination your ancestor belonged; and to then, determine&nbsp;the&nbsp;whereabouts of surviving registers--if any. The following most likely places to start your search to&nbsp;find and search&nbsp;Presbyterian registers starts with checking at the following locations:  
  
*the local Presbyterian congregation/church (if still in use)  
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*the local Presbyterian church/chapel (if still in use)  
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*distant Presbyterian chapels (if the local chapel closed) as registers transferred usually to the next nearest chapel
 
*town libraries  
 
*town libraries  
 
*county archives/libraries  
 
*county archives/libraries  
*PRONI (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland)  
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*PRONI (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland) - has&nbsp;significant collections
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*The National Archives, Dublin  
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*The National Library of Ireland  
 
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*Presbyterian Historical Society, Belfast - has older registers for some chapels/congregations
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*for Presbyterian ancestry for especially earlier years after the church&nbsp;was created, be sure to look in&nbsp;the Church of Ireland parish registers for vital events.
  
 
'''Other:'''  
 
'''Other:'''  
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==== Methodist  ====
 
==== Methodist  ====
  
[http://www.rootsireland.ie/ifhf/generic.php?filename=sources.tpl&selectedMenu=sources RootsIreland.i]e has 7 chapels' data available online currently, from as early as 1842.  
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Most&nbsp;Methodist Church registers of baptisms and marriages are still held locally at the Methodist churches. You must contact the minister office of each chapel, bearing in mind that they may or may not conduct ancestral searches on your behalf.
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PRONI (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast) possesses the largest collection of Methodist registers which is mostly available only on microfilm.
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The Wesley Historical Society Archives, at Edgehill College, in Belfast also has significant record holdings in both microform format of records and hard copy registers. You may initially contact them; however, they will not perform genealogical searches for you. You will likely need to contact a professional researcher or a record agent on your behalf. Here is the contact information for W.H.S.A.:
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Edgehill Theological College 9 Lennox Vale Belfast BT9 5BY United Kingdom Tel: 028 9068 5870 Email: archives@irishmethodist.org.
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[http://www.rootsireland.ie/ifhf/generic.php?filename=sources.tpl&selectedMenu=sources <font color="#0066cc">RootsIreland.ie</font>] has 7 chapels' data available online currently, from as early as 1842. In the future this web site might have some Methodist data available to researchers online. Keep checking back often.  
  
 
==== Roman Catholic  ====
 
==== Roman Catholic  ====
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#[http://cmcrp.net/forum.php?forum=24 Leitrim County Surname Query board] is here  
 
#[http://cmcrp.net/forum.php?forum=24 Leitrim County Surname Query board] is here  
 
#[http://cmcrp.net/static/listbapt.php?t=Mayo CMCRP Project (Leitrim)] - has a few records for the county  
 
#[http://cmcrp.net/static/listbapt.php?t=Mayo CMCRP Project (Leitrim)] - has a few records for the county  
#[http://www.from-ireland.net/irish-civil-registrations.php?name=Name&s_district=District&s_county=Mayo&category=births Civil Registration of births marriages and deaths for County Leitrim], online, 1864, on
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#[http://www.from-ireland.net/irish-civil-registrations.php?name=Name&s_district=District&s_county=Mayo&category=births Civil Registration of births marriages and deaths for County Leitrim], online, 1864, on<br><br>{{Ireland counties}}
  
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== '''Civil Jurisdictions''' and Parish Research Information  ==
 
== '''Civil Jurisdictions''' and Parish Research Information  ==
  
 
A map of the Civil Parishes of County Leitrim is available at [http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/fuses/civilparish/index.cfm?fuseaction=GetMap&CityCounty=Leitrim&UserID= Irish Times] site.  
 
A map of the Civil Parishes of County Leitrim is available at [http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/fuses/civilparish/index.cfm?fuseaction=GetMap&CityCounty=Leitrim&UserID= Irish Times] site.  
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A map of the Catholic parishes of County Leitrim is also available at [http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/counties/rcmaps/leitrimrc.htm Irish Times] website.&nbsp;
  
 
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! width="30%" | [[C genealogical glossary terms|Civil Parish]]  
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! width="30%" | [[B genealogical glossary terms|Barony]]  
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[[C genealogical glossary terms#Civil_parish.2C_Ireland|Civil Parish - Church of Ireland]]  
! width="30%" | [[P genealogical glossary terms|Poor Law Union]]
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! width="15%" | [[B genealogical glossary terms|Barony]]  
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! width="20%" | [[P genealogical glossary terms|Poor Law Union]]  
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! width="25%" | [[C genealogical glossary terms#Catholic_parish.2C_Ireland|Catholic Parish]]<ref name="Ryan">Ryan, James G. Irish Records: sources for family and local history. USA: Ancestry.com, 1997. FHL 941.5 D23r</ref>
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! width="15%" | [[C genealogical glossary terms#Catholic_diocese.2C_Ireland|Catholic Diocese]]<ref name="Ryan">Ryan, James G. Irish Records: sources for family and local history. USA: Ancestry.com, 1997. FHL 941.5 D23r</ref>
 
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| [[Annaduff Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Annaduff]]  
 
| [[Annaduff Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Annaduff]]  
 
| Leitrim  
 
| Leitrim  
| Cark-on-Shannon
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| Cark-on-Shannon  
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| rowspan="2" | Annaduff
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| rowspan="2" | Ardagh
 
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| [[Annaduff Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Annaduff]]  
 
| [[Annaduff Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Annaduff]]  
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| [[Carrigallen Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Carrigallen]]  
 
| [[Carrigallen Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Carrigallen]]  
 
| Carrigallen  
 
| Carrigallen  
| Bawnboy
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| Bawnboy  
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| rowspan="2" | Aughavas &nbsp; Carrigallen
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| rowspan="2" | Kilmore
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Carrigallen Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Carrigallen]]  
 
| [[Carrigallen Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Carrigallen]]  
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| [[Cloonclare Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Cloonclare]]  
 
| [[Cloonclare Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Cloonclare]]  
 
| Drumahaire  
 
| Drumahaire  
| Manor Hamilton
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| Manor Hamilton  
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| rowspan="2" | Cloonclare
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| rowspan="2" | Kilmore
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Cloonclare Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Cloonclare]]  
 
| [[Cloonclare Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Cloonclare]]  
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| [[Cloone Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Cloone]]  
 
| [[Cloone Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Cloone]]  
 
| Carrigallen  
 
| Carrigallen  
| Mohill
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| Mohill  
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| rowspan="2" | Cloone &amp;&nbsp;Gortletteragh
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| rowspan="2" | Ardagh
 
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|-
 
| [[Cloone Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Cloone]]  
 
| [[Cloone Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Cloone]]  
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| [[Cloonlogher Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Cloonlogher]]  
 
| [[Cloonlogher Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Cloonlogher]]  
 
| Drumshaire  
 
| Drumshaire  
| Manor Hamilton
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| Manor Hamilton  
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| Drumlease &amp; Killarga
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| Kilmore
 
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| [[Drumlease Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Drumlease]]  
 
| [[Drumlease Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Drumlease]]  
 
| Drumahaire  
 
| Drumahaire  
| Manor Hamilton
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| Manor Hamilton  
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| Drumlease or Drumlish
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| Kilmore
 
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| [[Drumreilly Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Drumreilly]]  
 
| [[Drumreilly Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Drumreilly]]  
 
| Carrigallen  
 
| Carrigallen  
| Bawnboy
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| Bawnboy  
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| rowspan="2" | Ballinglera &amp; Drumreilly Upper &amp; Corlough &amp; Drumreilly Lower
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| rowspan="2" | Kilmore
 
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|-
 
| [[Drumreilly Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Drumreilly]]  
 
| [[Drumreilly Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Drumreilly]]  
 
| Drumahaire  
 
| Drumahaire  
| Cark-on-Shannon
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| Cark-on-Shannon&nbsp;&nbsp;
 
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| [[Fenagh Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Fenagh]]  
 
| [[Fenagh Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Fenagh]]  
 
| Carrigallen  
 
| Carrigallen  
| Bawnboy
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| Bawnboy  
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| rowspan="3" | Fenagh
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| rowspan="3" | Ardagh
 
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| [[Fenagh Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Fenagh]]  
 
| [[Fenagh Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Fenagh]]  
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| [[Inishmagrath Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Inishmagrath]]  
 
| [[Inishmagrath Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Inishmagrath]]  
 
| Drumahaire  
 
| Drumahaire  
| Manor Hamilton
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| Manor Hamilton  
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| Inishmagrath (Drumkeerin)
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| Kilmore
 
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| [[Killanummery Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Killanummery]]  
 
| [[Killanummery Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Killanummery]]  
 
| Drumahaire  
 
| Drumahaire  
| Manor Hamilton
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| Manor Hamilton  
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| Killenumerry &amp; Ballintogher
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| Ardagh
 
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| [[Killarga Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Killarga]]  
 
| [[Killarga Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Killarga]]  
 
| Drumahaire  
 
| Drumahaire  
| Manor Hamilton
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| Manor Hamilton  
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| Killarga &amp; Dromahair
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| Kilmore
 
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| [[Killasnet Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Killasnet]]  
 
| [[Killasnet Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Killasnet]]  
 
| Rosclogher  
 
| Rosclogher  
| Manor Hamilton
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| Manor Hamilton  
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| Kilasnet
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| Kilmore
 
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| [[Kiltoghert Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Kiltoghert]]  
 
| [[Kiltoghert Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Kiltoghert]]  
 
| Leitrim  
 
| Leitrim  
| Cark-on-Shannon
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| Cark-on-Shannon  
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| Murhaun &amp; Kiltoghert &amp; Bornacoola
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| Ardagh
 
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| [[Kiltubbrid Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Kiltubbrid]]  
 
| [[Kiltubbrid Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Kiltubbrid]]  
 
| Leitrim  
 
| Leitrim  
| Cark-on-Shannon
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| Cark-on-Shannon  
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| Kiltubrid
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| Ardagh
 
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| [[Mohill Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Mohill]]  
 
| [[Mohill Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Mohill]]  
 
| Leitrim  
 
| Leitrim  
| Cark-on-Shannon
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| Cark-on-Shannon  
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| rowspan="2" | Mohill-Manachain
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| rowspan="2" | Ardagh
 
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| [[Mohill Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Mohill]]  
 
| [[Mohill Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Mohill]]  
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| [[Oughteragh Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Oughteragh]]  
 
| [[Oughteragh Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Oughteragh]]  
 
| Carrigallen  
 
| Carrigallen  
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| rowspan="2" | Oughteragh (Ballinmore)&nbsp;
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| rowspan="2" | Kilmore
 
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| [[Oughteragh Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Oughteragh]]  
 
| [[Oughteragh Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Oughteragh]]  
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| [[Rossinver Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Rossinver]]  
 
| [[Rossinver Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Rossinver]]  
 
| Rosclogher  
 
| Rosclogher  
| Ballyshannon
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| Ballyshannon  
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| rowspan="2" | Kinlough &amp; Glenade &amp; Rossinver
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| rowspan="2" | Kilmore
 
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| [[Rossinver Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Rossinver]]  
 
| [[Rossinver Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Rossinver]]  
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| Manor Hamilton
 
| Manor Hamilton
 
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== Civil Registration of Births, Marriages &amp;&nbsp;Deaths  ==
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Government-sponsored registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1845 (Protestant marriages only) and 1864 (whole population) for all births, marriages and deaths. To find information on the vital events of your irish ancestor, here are some helpful websites for obtaining critical information:<br>
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1.[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list FamilySearch.org ]- has online indexes for births, marriages and deaths; click "All Records Collections", then scroll down to and click&nbsp;"Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845 to 1959".
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2. To obtain&nbsp;certificates of birth, marriage or death for your ancestor[s], write to or contact the following record office; the cost is €10 (about $13) per certificate:
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&nbsp;&nbsp; General Register Office, Government Offices,<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Convent Road Roscommon.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Tel: +353 (0) 90 6632900<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; LoCall: 1890 252076<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Fax: +353 (0) 90 6632999<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Fax: +353 (0) 90 6632988<br>
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There are fees for performing particular&nbsp;searches; see [http://www.groireland.ie/fees.htm their website] for further information.<br>
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== Estate Records  ==
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Estate records may provide names of households in such records as leases, rents, and mortgages. These ought to be consulted and used when extant, especially when church registers do not exist for the time period being researched. Here are some web sites which hold estate records and some transcriptions of same:
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*[http://www.findmypast.ie/ FindMyPast]
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*[http://www.landedestates.ie/LandedEstates/jsp/index.jsp Connacht Province Landed Estate Database] (online)
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*[http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives/freeholders_records.htm Freeholders Records] -&nbsp;many Irish freeholders&nbsp;
  
 
== Genealogy  ==
 
== Genealogy  ==
  
Ashworth, Phyllis G. Entries From George Keane Johnston's Family Bible.&nbsp; Genealogy of George Keane Johnston, originally at Co. Leatrim, marries and lives in Cork, and emigrates to Australia between 1851-1856.&nbsp; Covers years 1817-1887.&nbsp; Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.III,no.2,1971, page 84. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i
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The following web sites provide online data for many County Leitrim families:
  
De Breffny, Brian.&nbsp; Letters From Connaught to a Wild Goose.&nbsp; The letters extracted here were written to Owen O'Rourke in Vienna, son of Con O'Rourke of Carra, Co. Leitrim. Dorothy his wife daughter of Brian O'Connor, Sligo.&nbsp; It includes pictures and genealogy covering 1736-1741. Article in the Irish Ancestor, vol. X. no.2. 1978, pages 81-98, Family History Library Salt Lake City Ref. 941.5 B2i vol. 10-11.
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#[http://www.ajmorris.com/dig/toc/leires.htm Digital Irish Genealogy Data] is a subscription web site which provides online transcribed data to several County Leitrim record sources.  
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#[http://www.from-ireland.net/county/leitrim From-Ireland web site] provides some links for County Leitrim ancestry--some&nbsp;of which is at no cost
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#[http://www.johngrenham.com/links/counties/leitrim.shtml John Grenham's web site]&nbsp;is an excellent one with several links for those with County Leitrim ancestors
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#The [http://www.leitrim-roscommon.com/url_links.html Leitrim-Rosscommon web site]&nbsp;also lists some links for this county. However, some links are&nbsp;old&nbsp;and&nbsp;do not work, i.e. The Emigrant Savings Bank Index Project.<br>
  
== Occupations  ==
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Ashworth, Phyllis G. Entries From George Keane Johnston's Family Bible.&nbsp; Genealogy of George Keane Johnston, originally at Co. Leitrim, marries and lives in Cork, and emigrants to Australia between 1851-1856.&nbsp; Covers years 1817-1887.&nbsp; Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.III,no.2,1971, page 84. Family History Library&nbsp;book call #941.5 B2i
  
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De Breffny, Brian.&nbsp; "Letters From Connaught to a Wild Goose."&nbsp; The letters extracted here were written to Owen O'Rourke in Vienna, son of Con O'Rourke of Carra, Co. Leitrim. Dorothy his wife daughter of Brian O'Connor, Sligo.&nbsp; It includes pictures and genealogy covering 1736-1741. Article in the Irish Ancestor, vol. X. no.2. 1978, pages 81-98, Family History Library&nbsp;Book&nbsp;call #941.5 B2i vol. 10-11.
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== Maps  ==
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[http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-xleitrim-th.htm 1885 County Map]: Courtesy of London Ancestor
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== Occupations&nbsp;  ==
  
 
== Place-Names  ==
 
== Place-Names  ==
  
Here are two important place-name aids/tools for locating your Irish place and its parish jurisdiction[s]:<br>
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Here are two important place-name aids/tools for locating your Irish place and its parish jurisdiction[s]:<br>  
  
 
#[http://www.seanruad.com/ List of All Townlands, Towns and Townships in County Leitrim.] - click county "Leitrim"; then click "Submit" to view a complete alphabetical listing of all townlands, towns and townships and the parishes in which they reside  
 
#[http://www.seanruad.com/ List of All Townlands, Towns and Townships in County Leitrim.] - click county "Leitrim"; then click "Submit" to view a complete alphabetical listing of all townlands, towns and townships and the parishes in which they reside  
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== Probates  ==
 
== Probates  ==
  
Abstracts of Some Ardagh, Clogher and Kilmore Diocesan Wills. Alphabetical list of Wills proved mainly 1739-1810, in the above Diocese. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.VI.no.2.1974. pages 112-121, Family Hi<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1314717173000_479" />story Library Ref. 941.5 B2i v5-6.  
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Here are two online County Leitrim probate sites to visit with data from early to at least 1810:
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*[http://www.from-ireland.net/genealogy/Will-Abstracts%3A-Ardagh-Diocese From-Ireland.com]
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*[http://www.leitrim-roscommon.com/url_links.html Leitrim-Roscommon web site]
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The Family History Library (FHL) has "''Abstracts of Some Ardagh, Clogher and Kilmore Diocesan Wills. Alphabetical list of Wills proved mainly 1739-1810'', in the above Diocese. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.VI.no.2.1974. pages 112-121, Family Hi<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1314717173000_479" />story Library Ref. 941.5 B2i v5-6. Possibly also available in most major university, research libraries&nbsp;and some larger public libraries.  
  
 
== Societies  ==
 
== Societies  ==
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
To view a list of Leitrim web sites, visit [http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/leitrim.htm FHLFavorites.info] for some great sites.  
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To view a list of Leitrim web sites, visit [http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/leitrim.htm FHLFavorites.info] for some great sites. Also see the "Genealogy" section (above) for more sites.
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/leitrimgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Leitrim]
  
 
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Contents

Archives and Libraries


Online resources:

  • Irish Times, also lists all county Heritage Centres' addresses

General County Research Information

Further information about County Leitrim is available at;

 Genuki Leitrim
 www.ancestryireland.com/


Cemeteries

A nation-wide compilation of headstones was created some years ago. Visit the Family History Library Catalog (online) under "Ireland" and Cemetery records - Indexes" for availability.

Church Records

Church of Ireland

The Representative Church Body Library has all surviving Church of Ireland registers. Some copies are held at:

  • the local parish
  • local archives and libraries
  • FHL (Family History Library) has few transcription copies of Church of Ireland parishes

Presbyterians

The vast majority of Presbyterian chapel registers have never been centrally archived, and thus are found in various locations. [Regretably, preservation of these precious records and the rich Presbyterian heritage of local Presbyterians as well as descendants of same, at large whose roots originate from Ireland, are at risk unless and until such time as when these registers are all copied into at least microform or, better--a digitized format.]

You must conduct exhaustive, thorough studies to determine to which Presbyterian denomination your ancestor belonged; and to then, determine the whereabouts of surviving registers--if any. The following most likely places to start your search to find and search Presbyterian registers starts with checking at the following locations:

  • the local Presbyterian church/chapel (if still in use)
  • distant Presbyterian chapels (if the local chapel closed) as registers transferred usually to the next nearest chapel
  • town libraries
  • county archives/libraries
  • PRONI (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland) - has significant collections
  • The National Archives, Dublin
  • The National Library of Ireland
  • Presbyterian Historical Society, Belfast - has older registers for some chapels/congregations
  • for Presbyterian ancestry for especially earlier years after the church was created, be sure to look in the Church of Ireland parish registers for vital events.

Other:

  1. The excellent rootsireland web site for County Leitrim has a few Presbyterian chapels' data now available online; some from as early as 1829.
  2. Search FHLC (Family History Library Catalog) to determine availability of transcription copies of Presbyterian chapels.

Methodist

Most Methodist Church registers of baptisms and marriages are still held locally at the Methodist churches. You must contact the minister office of each chapel, bearing in mind that they may or may not conduct ancestral searches on your behalf.

PRONI (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast) possesses the largest collection of Methodist registers which is mostly available only on microfilm.

The Wesley Historical Society Archives, at Edgehill College, in Belfast also has significant record holdings in both microform format of records and hard copy registers. You may initially contact them; however, they will not perform genealogical searches for you. You will likely need to contact a professional researcher or a record agent on your behalf. Here is the contact information for W.H.S.A.:

Edgehill Theological College 9 Lennox Vale Belfast BT9 5BY United Kingdom Tel: 028 9068 5870 Email: archives@irishmethodist.org.

RootsIreland.ie has 7 chapels' data available online currently, from as early as 1842. In the future this web site might have some Methodist data available to researchers online. Keep checking back often.

Roman Catholic

The FHL (Family History Library) has several copies of the original Roman Catholic parish registers of County Leitrim parishes in its collection. You can identify these listed online at FamilySearch.org. IF you know the name of the civil parish in which your Catholic ancestor resided, or was from, click "Catalog" and type in the name of the parish and then highlight/click on "Church Records".
The National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin, is the custodian of all available Roman Catholic parish registers from throughout the country--including County Leitrim.

The rootsireland.ie web site has data from numerous Roman Catholic parishes now online for searching. There are fees attached (about $7 for each entry).

Useful Church Records Web Sites

  1. GenWeb Ireland - has numerous online links to data-rich lists of Leitrim County families
  2. John Grenham's web site has several helpful links for Leitrim names
  3. Leitrim County Surname Query board is here
  4. CMCRP Project (Leitrim) - has a few records for the county
  5. Civil Registration of births marriages and deaths for County Leitrim, online, 1864, on




    Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information

    A map of the Civil Parishes of County Leitrim is available at Irish Times site.

    A map of the Catholic parishes of County Leitrim is also available at Irish Times website. 

    Civil Parish - Church of Ireland

    Barony Poor Law Union Catholic Parish[1] Catholic Diocese[1]
    Annaduff Leitrim Cark-on-Shannon Annaduff Ardagh
    Annaduff Mohill Mohill
    Carrigallen Carrigallen Bawnboy Aughavas   Carrigallen Kilmore
    Carrigallen Carrigallen Mohill
    Cloonclare Drumahaire Manor Hamilton Cloonclare Kilmore
    Cloonclare Rosclogher Manor Hamilton
    Cloone Carrigallen Mohill Cloone & Gortletteragh Ardagh
    Cloone Mohill Mohill
    Cloonlogher Drumshaire Manor Hamilton Drumlease & Killarga Kilmore
    Drumlease Drumahaire Manor Hamilton Drumlease or Drumlish Kilmore
    Drumreilly Carrigallen Bawnboy Ballinglera & Drumreilly Upper & Corlough & Drumreilly Lower Kilmore
    Drumreilly Drumahaire Cark-on-Shannon  
    Fenagh Carrigallen Bawnboy Fenagh Ardagh
    Fenagh Leitrim Mohill
    Fenagh Mohill Mohill
    Inishmagrath Drumahaire Manor Hamilton Inishmagrath (Drumkeerin) Kilmore
    Killanummery Drumahaire Manor Hamilton Killenumerry & Ballintogher Ardagh
    Killarga Drumahaire Manor Hamilton Killarga & Dromahair Kilmore
    Killasnet Rosclogher Manor Hamilton Kilasnet Kilmore
    Kiltoghert Leitrim Cark-on-Shannon Murhaun & Kiltoghert & Bornacoola Ardagh
    Kiltubbrid Leitrim Cark-on-Shannon Kiltubrid Ardagh
    Mohill Leitrim Cark-on-Shannon Mohill-Manachain Ardagh
    Mohill Mohill Mohill
    Oughteragh Carrigallen Bawnboy Oughteragh (Ballinmore)  Kilmore
    Oughteragh Carrigallen Mohill
    Rossinver Rosclogher Ballyshannon Kinlough & Glenade & Rossinver Kilmore
    Rossinver Rosclogher Manor Hamilton

    Civil Registration of Births, Marriages & Deaths

    Government-sponsored registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1845 (Protestant marriages only) and 1864 (whole population) for all births, marriages and deaths. To find information on the vital events of your irish ancestor, here are some helpful websites for obtaining critical information:

    1.FamilySearch.org - has online indexes for births, marriages and deaths; click "All Records Collections", then scroll down to and click "Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845 to 1959".

    2. To obtain certificates of birth, marriage or death for your ancestor[s], write to or contact the following record office; the cost is €10 (about $13) per certificate:

       General Register Office, Government Offices,
       Convent Road Roscommon.
       Tel: +353 (0) 90 6632900
       LoCall: 1890 252076
       Fax: +353 (0) 90 6632999
       Fax: +353 (0) 90 6632988

    There are fees for performing particular searches; see their website for further information.

    Estate Records

    Estate records may provide names of households in such records as leases, rents, and mortgages. These ought to be consulted and used when extant, especially when church registers do not exist for the time period being researched. Here are some web sites which hold estate records and some transcriptions of same:

    Genealogy

    The following web sites provide online data for many County Leitrim families:

    1. Digital Irish Genealogy Data is a subscription web site which provides online transcribed data to several County Leitrim record sources.
    2. From-Ireland web site provides some links for County Leitrim ancestry--some of which is at no cost
    3. John Grenham's web site is an excellent one with several links for those with County Leitrim ancestors
    4. The Leitrim-Rosscommon web site also lists some links for this county. However, some links are old and do not work, i.e. The Emigrant Savings Bank Index Project.

    Ashworth, Phyllis G. Entries From George Keane Johnston's Family Bible.  Genealogy of George Keane Johnston, originally at Co. Leitrim, marries and lives in Cork, and emigrants to Australia between 1851-1856.  Covers years 1817-1887.  Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.III,no.2,1971, page 84. Family History Library book call #941.5 B2i

    De Breffny, Brian.  "Letters From Connaught to a Wild Goose."  The letters extracted here were written to Owen O'Rourke in Vienna, son of Con O'Rourke of Carra, Co. Leitrim. Dorothy his wife daughter of Brian O'Connor, Sligo.  It includes pictures and genealogy covering 1736-1741. Article in the Irish Ancestor, vol. X. no.2. 1978, pages 81-98, Family History Library Book call #941.5 B2i vol. 10-11.

    Maps

    1885 County Map: Courtesy of London Ancestor

    Occupations 

    Place-Names

    Here are two important place-name aids/tools for locating your Irish place and its parish jurisdiction[s]:

    1. List of All Townlands, Towns and Townships in County Leitrim. - click county "Leitrim"; then click "Submit" to view a complete alphabetical listing of all townlands, towns and townships and the parishes in which they reside
    2. Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel A. Lewis; at LibraryIreland.com - provides a rich 1837 historical perspective of each Ireland parish and large township; great for determining which churches existed in each parish--Church of Ireland or Nonconformist

    Probates

    Here are two online County Leitrim probate sites to visit with data from early to at least 1810:

    The Family History Library (FHL) has "Abstracts of Some Ardagh, Clogher and Kilmore Diocesan Wills. Alphabetical list of Wills proved mainly 1739-1810, in the above Diocese. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.VI.no.2.1974. pages 112-121, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i v5-6. Possibly also available in most major university, research libraries and some larger public libraries.

    Societies

    Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources or support its efforts.

    Web Sites

    To view a list of Leitrim web sites, visit FHLFavorites.info for some great sites. Also see the "Genealogy" section (above) for more sites.


    1. 1.0 1.1 Ryan, James G. Irish Records: sources for family and local history. USA: Ancestry.com, 1997. FHL 941.5 D23r