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''[[Ireland|Ireland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] County Sligo'' [[Image:County Sligo.jpg|thumb]]   
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''[[Ireland|Ireland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] County Sligo'' [[Image:County Sligo.jpg|thumb|County Sligo.jpg]]   
  
 
== General County Research Information  ==
 
== General County Research Information  ==
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[http://www.ancestryireland.com/ <font color="#0066cc">www.ancestryireland.com/</font>]  
 
[http://www.ancestryireland.com/ <font color="#0066cc">www.ancestryireland.com/</font>]  
 
== '''Civil Jurisdictions''' and Parish Research Information  ==
 
 
A map of the Civil Parishes of County Sligo is available at [http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/fuses/civilparish/index.cfm?fuseaction=GetMap&CityCounty=Sligo&UserID= Irish Times] site.
 
  
 
== Archives and Libraries  ==
 
== Archives and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.nationalarchives.ie/ National&nbsp;Archives of Ireland]
 
*[http://www.nationalarchives.ie/ National&nbsp;Archives of Ireland]
  
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Online resources:  
 
Online resources:  
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*FHL (Family History Library) has&nbsp;few transcription copies of&nbsp;Church of Ireland parishes
 
*FHL (Family History Library) has&nbsp;few transcription copies of&nbsp;Church of Ireland parishes
  
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==== Presbyterians  ====
 
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#[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1408347 Civil Registration of (Protestant) Marriages for Ireland - 1845-1864] online
 
#[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1408347 Civil Registration of (Protestant) Marriages for Ireland - 1845-1864] online
  
== Civil Jurisdictions  ==
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== Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information ==
  
A map of the Civil Parishes of County Sligo is available at [http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/fuses/civilparish/index.cfm?fuseaction=GetMap&CityCounty=Sligo&UserID= Irish Times] site.  
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A map of the Civil Parishes of County Sligo is available at [http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/fuses/civilparish/index.cfm?fuseaction=GetMap&CityCounty=Sligo&UserID= Irish Times] site. <br>
  
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A map of the Catholic Parishes of County Sligo is available at [http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/counties/rcmaps/sligorc.htm Irish Times] site.
  
 
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{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" width="90%" align="center"
 
|-
 
|-
! width="30%" | [[C genealogical glossary terms|Civil Parish]]  
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! width="25%" |  
! 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="30%" | Catholic Parish&nbsp;
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! width="15%" | [[B genealogical glossary terms|Barony]]  
! width="30%" | Catholic Diocese
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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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|-
 
| [[Achonry Civil Parish, County Sligo|Achonry]]  
 
| [[Achonry Civil Parish, County Sligo|Achonry]]  
 
| Leyny  
 
| Leyny  
 
| Tobercurry  
 
| Tobercurry  
|  
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| Clonacool; Achonary and Curry
|  
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| Achonry
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Aghanagh Civil Parish, County Sligo|Aghanagh]]  
 
| [[Aghanagh Civil Parish, County Sligo|Aghanagh]]  
 
| Tirerrill  
 
| Tirerrill  
 
| Boyle  
 
| Boyle  
|  
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| Aghanagh
|  
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| Elphin
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Ahamlish Civli Parish, County Sligo|Ahamlish]]  
 
| [[Ahamlish Civli Parish, County Sligo|Ahamlish]]  
 
| Carbury  
 
| Carbury  
 
| Sligo  
 
| Sligo  
|  
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| Ahamlish
|  
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| Elphin
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Ballynakill Civil Parish, County Sligo|Ballynakill]]  
 
| [[Ballynakill Civil Parish, County Sligo|Ballynakill]]  
 
| Tirerrill  
 
| Tirerrill  
 
| Sligo  
 
| Sligo  
|  
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| Sowey, Riverstown
|  
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| Elphin
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Ballysadare Civil Parish, County Sligo|Ballysadare]]  
 
| [[Ballysadare Civil Parish, County Sligo|Ballysadare]]  
 
| Leyny  
 
| Leyny  
 
| Sligo  
 
| Sligo  
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| rowspan="3" | Ballysadare and Kilvarnet<br><br>  
| rowspan="3" | <br><br>
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| rowspan="3" | Achonry<br><br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Ballysadare Civil Parish, County Sligo|Ballysadare]]  
 
| [[Ballysadare Civil Parish, County Sligo|Ballysadare]]  
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| Tirerrill  
 
| Tirerrill  
 
| Sligo  
 
| Sligo  
|  
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| Sowey, Riverstown
|  
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| Elpin
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Calry Civil Parish, County Sligo|Calry]]  
 
| [[Calry Civil Parish, County Sligo|Calry]]  
 
| Carbury  
 
| Carbury  
 
| Sligo  
 
| Sligo  
|  
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| Sligo
|  
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| Elpin
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Castlecomer Civil Parish, County Sligo|Castlecomer]]  
 
| [[Castlecomer Civil Parish, County Sligo|Castlecomer]]  
 
| Tireragh  
 
| Tireragh  
 
| Dromore West  
 
| Dromore West  
|  
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| Castleconor
|  
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| Killala
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Castleconor Civil Parish, County Sligo|Castleconor]]  
 
| [[Castleconor Civil Parish, County Sligo|Castleconor]]  
 
| Tireragh  
 
| Tireragh  
 
| Ballina  
 
| Ballina  
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| rowspan="2" | Castleconor<br>  
| rowspan="2" | <br>
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| rowspan="2" | Killala<br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Castleconor Civil Parish, County Sligo|Castleconor]]  
 
| [[Castleconor Civil Parish, County Sligo|Castleconor]]  
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| Corran  
 
| Corran  
 
| Tobercurry  
 
| Tobercurry  
|  
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| Kilshalvey, Kilturra, and Cloonoghill
|  
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| Achonry
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Dromard Civil Parish, County Sligo|Dromard]]  
 
| [[Dromard Civil Parish, County Sligo|Dromard]]  
 
| Tireragh  
 
| Tireragh  
 
| Dromore West  
 
| Dromore West  
|  
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| Skeen and Dromard
|  
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| Killala
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Drumcliff Civil Parish, County Sligo|Drumcliff]]  
 
| [[Drumcliff Civil Parish, County Sligo|Drumcliff]]  
 
| Carbury  
 
| Carbury  
 
| Sligo  
 
| Sligo  
|  
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| Drumcliff
|  
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| Elphin
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Drumcolumb Civil Parish|Drumcolumb]]  
 
| [[Drumcolumb Civil Parish|Drumcolumb]]  
 
| Tirerrill  
 
| Tirerrill  
 
| Boyle  
 
| Boyle  
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| rowspan="2" | Riverstown<br>  
| rowspan="2" | <br>
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| rowspan="2" | Elphin<br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Drumcolumb Civil Parish|Drumcolumb]]  
 
| [[Drumcolumb Civil Parish|Drumcolumb]]  
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| Corran  
 
| Corran  
 
| Boyle  
 
| Boyle  
|  
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| Drumrat
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| Achrony
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Easky Civil Parish, County Sligo|Easky]]  
 
| [[Easky Civil Parish, County Sligo|Easky]]  
 
| Tireragh  
 
| Tireragh  
 
| Dromore West  
 
| Dromore West  
|  
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| Easky; Kilglass
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| Killala
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Emlaghfad Civil Parish, County Sligo|Emlaghfad]]  
 
| [[Emlaghfad Civil Parish, County Sligo|Emlaghfad]]  
 
| Corran  
 
| Corran  
 
| Boyle  
 
| Boyle  
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| rowspan="3" | Emlefad and Kilmorgan<br><br>  
| rowspan="3" | <br><br>
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| rowspan="3" | Achrony<br><br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Emlaghfad Civil Parish, County Sligo|Emlaghfad]]  
 
| [[Emlaghfad Civil Parish, County Sligo|Emlaghfad]]  
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| Coolavin  
 
| Coolavin  
 
| Boyle  
 
| Boyle  
|  
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| Castlemore and Kilcolman
|  
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| Achrony
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Kilfree Civil Parish, County Silgo|Kilfree]]  
 
| [[Kilfree Civil Parish, County Silgo|Kilfree]]  
 
| Coolavin  
 
| Coolavin  
 
| Boyle  
 
| Boyle  
|  
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| Kilfree and Killaraught
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| Achrony
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Kilglass Civil Parish, County Sligo|Kilglass]]  
 
| [[Kilglass Civil Parish, County Sligo|Kilglass]]  
 
| Tireragh  
 
| Tireragh  
 
| Dromore West  
 
| Dromore West  
|  
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| Kilglass
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| Killala
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Killadoon Civil Parish, County Sligo|Killadoon]]  
 
| [[Killadoon Civil Parish, County Sligo|Killadoon]]  
 
| Tirerrill  
 
| Tirerrill  
 
| Boyle  
 
| Boyle  
|  
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| Geevagh
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| Elphin
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Killaraght Civil Parish, County Sligo|Killaraght]]  
 
| [[Killaraght Civil Parish, County Sligo|Killaraght]]  
 
| Coolavin  
 
| Coolavin  
 
| Boyle  
 
| Boyle  
|  
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| Killfree and Killaraught
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| Achrony
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Killaspugbrone Civil Parish, County Sligo|Killaspugbrone]]  
 
| [[Killaspugbrone Civil Parish, County Sligo|Killaspugbrone]]  
 
| Carbury  
 
| Carbury  
 
| Sligo  
 
| Sligo  
|  
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| Sligo
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| Elphin
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Killerry Civil Parish, County Sligo|Killerry]]  
 
| [[Killerry Civil Parish, County Sligo|Killerry]]  
 
| Tirerrill  
 
| Tirerrill  
 
| Sligo  
 
| Sligo  
|  
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| Killenumerry and Ballintogher
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| Ardagh
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Killoran Civil Parish, County Sligo|Killoran]]  
 
| [[Killoran Civil Parish, County Sligo|Killoran]]  
 
| Leyny  
 
| Leyny  
 
| Sligo  
 
| Sligo  
| rowspan="2" | <br>
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| rowspan="2" | Killoran<br>  
| rowspan="2" | <br>
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| rowspan="2" | Achrony<br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Killoran Civil Parish, County Sligo|Killoran]]  
 
| [[Killoran Civil Parish, County Sligo|Killoran]]  
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| Tirerrill  
 
| Tirerrill  
 
| Boyle  
 
| Boyle  
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| rowspan="2" | Riverstown<br>  
| rowspan="2" | <br>
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| rowspan="2" | Elphin<br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Kilmacallan Civl Parish, County Sligo|Kilmacallan]]  
 
| [[Kilmacallan Civl Parish, County Sligo|Kilmacallan]]  
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| Carbury  
 
| Carbury  
 
| Sligo  
 
| Sligo  
|  
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| Sligo
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| Elphin
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Kilmacshalgan Civl Parish, County Sligo|Kilmacshalgan]]  
 
| [[Kilmacshalgan Civl Parish, County Sligo|Kilmacshalgan]]  
 
| Tireragh  
 
| Tireragh  
 
| Dromore West  
 
| Dromore West  
|  
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| Kilmacshalgen
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| Killala
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Kilmacteige Civil Parish, County Sligo|Kilmacteige]]  
 
| [[Kilmacteige Civil Parish, County Sligo|Kilmacteige]]  
 
| Leyny  
 
| Leyny  
 
| Tobercurry  
 
| Tobercurry  
|  
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| Kilmacteige
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| Achrony
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Kilmactranny Civil Parish, County Sligo|Kilmactranny]]  
 
| [[Kilmactranny Civil Parish, County Sligo|Kilmactranny]]  
 
| Tirerrill  
 
| Tirerrill  
 
| Boyle  
 
| Boyle  
|  
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| Geevagh
|  
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| Elphin
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Kilmoremoy Civil Parish, County Sligo|Kilmoremoy]]  
 
| [[Kilmoremoy Civil Parish, County Sligo|Kilmoremoy]]  
 
| Tireragh  
 
| Tireragh  
 
| Ballina  
 
| Ballina  
|  
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| Killmoremoy
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| Killala
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Kilmorgan Civil Parish, County Sligo|Kilmorgan]]  
 
| [[Kilmorgan Civil Parish, County Sligo|Kilmorgan]]  
 
| Corran  
 
| Corran  
 
| Sligo  
 
| Sligo  
|  
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| Emlefad and Kilmorgan
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| Achrony
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Kilross Civil Parish, County Sligo|Kilross]]  
 
| [[Kilross Civil Parish, County Sligo|Kilross]]  
 
| Tirerrill  
 
| Tirerrill  
 
| Sligo  
 
| Sligo  
|  
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| Sowey
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| Elphin
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Kilshalvy Civil Parish, County Sligo|Kilshalvy]]  
 
| [[Kilshalvy Civil Parish, County Sligo|Kilshalvy]]  
 
| Corran  
 
| Corran  
 
| Boyle  
 
| Boyle  
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| rowspan="2" | Kilshalvey, Kilturra and Cloonoghill<br>  
| rowspan="2" | <br>
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| rowspan="2" | Achrony<br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Kilshalvy Civil Parish, County Sligo|Kilshalvy]]  
 
| [[Kilshalvy Civil Parish, County Sligo|Kilshalvy]]  
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| Corran  
 
| Corran  
 
| Tobercurry  
 
| Tobercurry  
|  
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| Kilshalvey, Kilturra and Cloonoghill
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| Achrony
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Kilvarnet Civil Parish, County Sligo|Kilvarnet]]  
 
| [[Kilvarnet Civil Parish, County Sligo|Kilvarnet]]  
 
| Leyny  
 
| Leyny  
 
| Tobercurry  
 
| Tobercurry  
|  
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| Balysodare and Kilvarnet
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| Achrony
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Rossinver Civil Parish, County Sligo|Rossinver]]  
 
| [[Rossinver Civil Parish, County Sligo|Rossinver]]  
 
| Carbury  
 
| Carbury  
 
| Sligo  
 
| Sligo  
|  
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| Rossinver
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| Kilmore
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Shancough Civil County Sligo|Shancough]]  
 
| [[Shancough Civil County Sligo|Shancough]]  
 
| Tirerrill  
 
| Tirerrill  
 
| Boyle  
 
| Boyle  
|  
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| Geevagh
|  
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| Elphin
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Skreen Civil Parish, County Sligo|Skreen]]  
 
| [[Skreen Civil Parish, County Sligo|Skreen]]  
 
| Tireragh  
 
| Tireragh  
 
| Dromore West  
 
| Dromore West  
|  
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| Skreen and Dromard
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| Killala
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[St Johns Civil Parish, County Sligo|St. Johns]]  
 
| [[St Johns Civil Parish, County Sligo|St. Johns]]  
 
| Carbury  
 
| Carbury  
 
| Sligo  
 
| Sligo  
|  
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| Sligo
|  
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| Elphin
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Tawnagh Civil Parish, County Sligo|Tawnagh]]  
 
| [[Tawnagh Civil Parish, County Sligo|Tawnagh]]  
 
| Tirerrill  
 
| Tirerrill  
 
| Sligo  
 
| Sligo  
|  
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| Riverstown
|  
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| Elphin
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Templeboy Civil Parish, County Sligo|Templeboy]]  
 
| [[Templeboy Civil Parish, County Sligo|Templeboy]]  
 
| Tireragh  
 
| Tireragh  
 
| Dromore West  
 
| Dromore West  
|  
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| Templeboy and Kilmacshalgan
|  
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| Killala
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Toomour Civil Parish, County Sligo|Toomour]]  
 
| [[Toomour Civil Parish, County Sligo|Toomour]]  
 
| Carran  
 
| Carran  
 
| Sligo  
 
| Sligo  
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| rowspan="3" | <br>Drumrat, Toomore<br>  
| rowspan="3" | <br><br>
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| rowspan="3" | <br>Achrony<br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Toomour Civil Parish, County Sligo|Toomour]]  
 
| [[Toomour Civil Parish, County Sligo|Toomour]]  
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Government-sponsored registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1845 (Protestant marriages only) and 1864 (whole population). To find information on the vital events of your irish ancestor, here are some helpful websites for obtaining critical information:  
 
Government-sponsored registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1845 (Protestant marriages only) and 1864 (whole population). To find information on the vital events of your irish ancestor, here are some helpful websites for obtaining critical information:  
  
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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".  
 
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:  
 
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:  
  
&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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&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>  
  
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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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  ==
 
== Estate Records  ==
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*[http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives/freeholders_records.htm Freeholders Records] -&nbsp;many Irish freeholders&nbsp;
 
*[http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives/freeholders_records.htm Freeholders Records] -&nbsp;many Irish freeholders&nbsp;
  
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== Genealogy  ==
 
== Genealogy  ==
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Storey, Anne M. The Rev. James Hopewell's Will.&nbsp; An interesting English Will that provides information on some Irish Families - names included, Griffen, Holdsworth, Briggs, Kerr, Enroe, Francis, Hays, Barkworth, Robinson, Oak and Hawkland. Covers years 1773-1917. The Irish Ancestor, vol. XVI, no.2, pages 8-9. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i.  
 
Storey, Anne M. The Rev. James Hopewell's Will.&nbsp; An interesting English Will that provides information on some Irish Families - names included, Griffen, Holdsworth, Briggs, Kerr, Enroe, Francis, Hays, Barkworth, Robinson, Oak and Hawkland. Covers years 1773-1917. The Irish Ancestor, vol. XVI, no.2, pages 8-9. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i.  
  
== Maps ==
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== Maps ==
  
[http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-xsligo-th.htm 1885 County Map]: Courtesy of London Ancestor
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[http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-xsligo-th.htm 1885 County Map]: Courtesy of London Ancestor  
  
 
== <br>Occupations  ==
 
== <br>Occupations  ==
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== 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 Sligo.] - click county "Sligo"; 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 Sligo.] - click county "Sligo"; 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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To view a list of Sligo web sites, visit [http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/sligo.htm FHLFavorites.info] for some great sites.  
 
To view a list of Sligo web sites, visit [http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/sligo.htm FHLFavorites.info] for some great sites.  
  
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/sligogenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy & Family History Network - Sligo]
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/sligogenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Sligo]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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Contents

General County Research Information

Further information about County Sligo is available at the following web sites:

GenUKI site.

GenUKISligo 

www.ancestryireland.com/

Archives and Libraries


Online resources:

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

Cemeteries

Online Resources

1. Various headstones of County Sligo

2. John Grenham's site has some graveyard transcriptions

FHL Resources

The FamilySearch.org web site has a catalog (FHLC) to the extensive collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. several County Sligo parishes have churchyard transcriptions available on microfilm or in book form.

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 find and search Presbyterian registers starts with checking the following locations:

  • the local Presbyterian congregation/church (if still in use)
  • distant Presbyterian chapels (if the local chapel closed)
  • town libraries
  • county archives/libraries
  • PRONI (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland)
  • The National Archives, Dublin
  • The National Library of Ireland

 

Other:

  1. The excellent rootsireland web site for County Sligo has some transcriptions from the "Presbyterian Circuit" dating from the year 1806.
  2. The FHL (Family History Library) has but few transcription copies of Presbyterian chapels

Methodist

The rootsireland web site for County Sligo has some Methodist circuit transcriptions now available online from as early as 1819.

Roman Catholic

The FHL (Family History Library) has copies of some of the original Roman Catholic parish registers of County Sligo 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 Sligo.

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 Sligo County families
  2. John Grenham's web site has several helpful links for Sligo names
  3. Sligo County Surname Query board is here
  4. CMCRP Project (Sligo) - has a few records for the county
  5. Civil Registration of births marriages and deaths for County Sligo, online, 1864, on
  6. Civil Registration of (Protestant) Marriages for Ireland - 1845-1864 online

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information

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

A map of the Catholic Parishes of County Sligo is available at Irish Times site.

Civil Parish - Church of Ireland

Barony Poor Law Union Catholic Parish[1] Catholic Diocese[1]
Achonry Leyny Tobercurry Clonacool; Achonary and Curry Achonry
Aghanagh Tirerrill Boyle Aghanagh Elphin
Ahamlish Carbury Sligo Ahamlish Elphin
Ballynakill Tirerrill Sligo Sowey, Riverstown Elphin
Ballysadare Leyny Sligo Ballysadare and Kilvarnet

Achonry

Ballysadare Tirerrill Sligo
Ballysadare Tirerrill Tobercurry
Ballysumaghan Tirerrill Sligo Sowey, Riverstown Elpin
Calry Carbury Sligo Sligo Elpin
Castlecomer Tireragh Dromore West Castleconor Killala
Castleconor Tireragh Ballina Castleconor
Killala
Castleconor Tireragh Dromore West
Cloonoghil Corran Tobercurry Kilshalvey, Kilturra, and Cloonoghill Achonry
Dromard Tireragh Dromore West Skeen and Dromard Killala
Drumcliff Carbury Sligo Drumcliff Elphin
Drumcolumb Tirerrill Boyle Riverstown
Elphin
Drumcolumb Tirerrill Sligo
Drumrat Corran Boyle Drumrat Achrony
Easky Tireragh Dromore West Easky; Kilglass Killala
Emlaghfad Corran Boyle Emlefad and Kilmorgan

Achrony

Emlaghfad Corran Sligo
Emlaghfad Corran Tobercurry
Kilcolman Coolavin Boyle Castlemore and Kilcolman Achrony
Kilfree Coolavin Boyle Kilfree and Killaraught Achrony
Kilglass Tireragh Dromore West Kilglass Killala
Killadoon Tirerrill Boyle Geevagh Elphin
Killaraght Coolavin Boyle Killfree and Killaraught Achrony
Killaspugbrone Carbury Sligo Sligo Elphin
Killerry Tirerrill Sligo Killenumerry and Ballintogher Ardagh
Killoran Leyny Sligo Killoran
Achrony
Killoran Leyny Tobercurry
Kilmacallan Tirerrill Boyle Riverstown
Elphin
Kilmacallan Tirerrill Sligo
Kilmacowen Carbury Sligo Sligo Elphin
Kilmacshalgan Tireragh Dromore West Kilmacshalgen Killala
Kilmacteige Leyny Tobercurry Kilmacteige Achrony
Kilmactranny Tirerrill Boyle Geevagh Elphin
Kilmoremoy Tireragh Ballina Killmoremoy Killala
Kilmorgan Corran Sligo Emlefad and Kilmorgan Achrony
Kilross Tirerrill Sligo Sowey Elphin
Kilshalvy Corran Boyle Kilshalvey, Kilturra and Cloonoghill
Achrony
Kilshalvy Corran Tobercurry
Kilturra Corran Tobercurry Kilshalvey, Kilturra and Cloonoghill Achrony
Kilvarnet Leyny Tobercurry Balysodare and Kilvarnet Achrony
Rossinver Carbury Sligo Rossinver Kilmore
Shancough Tirerrill Boyle Geevagh Elphin
Skreen Tireragh Dromore West Skreen and Dromard Killala
St. Johns Carbury Sligo Sligo Elphin
Tawnagh Tirerrill Sligo Riverstown Elphin
Templeboy Tireragh Dromore West Templeboy and Kilmacshalgan Killala
Toomour Carran Sligo
Drumrat, Toomore

Achrony
Toomour Corran Boyle
Toomour Corran Sligo

Civil Registration of Births, Marriages & Deaths

Government-sponsored registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1845 (Protestant marriages only) and 1864 (whole population). 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

Here are some 'gateway' web sites for County Sligo, worth visiting:

Storey, Anne M. The Rev. James Hopewell's Will.  An interesting English Will that provides information on some Irish Families - names included, Griffen, Holdsworth, Briggs, Kerr, Enroe, Francis, Hays, Barkworth, Robinson, Oak and Hawkland. Covers years 1773-1917. The Irish Ancestor, vol. XVI, no.2, pages 8-9. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i.

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 Sligo. - click county "Sligo"; 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

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 Sligo web sites, visit FHLFavorites.info for some great 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

Web Sites

To view a list of Sligo web sites, visit FHLFavorites.info for some great sites.


Gallery

 




Genealogy

Strutt, Hon. Guy. Entries From The Bible of Mrs. Robert Gordon.  Article contains 10 entries of births and deaths from the Bible of Mrs. Robert Gordon, including places Fort William, Edinburgh, Scotland, Dublin, Corke, and Sligo,. years 1748-1764. Article in The Irish Ancestor,vol.III no.1, 1971 pages 51-52, Family History Ref. 941.5 B2i