County Donegal, Ireland Genealogy

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Guide to Guide to County Donegal ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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General County Research Information

  • County Donegal (Irish: Contae Dhún na nGall) is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Ulster and is the most north-westerly county of Ireland.
  • Further information about County Donegal is available at the GenUKI site.

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information


Collected by Folliott, Rosemary.  Game Licences in North-West Ulster in 1802. Continuing list of Game Certificated printed originally in the Londonderry Journal of 24 Aug. 1802, covering Londonderry, and Co. Donegal. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.VIII, no. 2. 1976, pages 84-86, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i v7-8.

Census Substitutes

A Muster Rolle of ye Province of Ulster, dated 1630, serves as a census substitute. An abstract is available for free online:

  • Mervine, William M. "The Scotch Settlers in Raphoe, County Donegal, Ireland: A Contribution to Pennsylvania Genealogy," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 36 (1912):257-272. digital version at Internet Archive - free.

Civil Registration

Land and Property


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