County Cavan, Ireland Genealogy

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County Cavan (Irish: Contae an Chabháin) is a county in Ireland. It is part of the province of Ulster. The county town is Cavan.

General County Research Information

Further information about County Cavan is available at the GenUKI site.

Archives and Libraries

County Cavan Genealogy Research Centre Cana House, Farnham Street Cavan Town County Cavan, Ireland TEL: (049) 4361094 FAX: (049) 4331494

Cavan County Library Farnham Street, Cavan Town County Cavan, Ireland E-mail: or E-mail:

Includes Barron, Famham Estate, and other related papers. Also includes Griffith Valuation maps, legal papers, including rentals and wills for Cavan 18th and the 19th century. Also includes photography collections.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) 66 Balmoral Avenue Belfast BT9 6NY E-mail: Internet:

 The above is the official repository for the public records of Northern Ireland. PRONI also collects records from private sources.


Doherty, Paul Martin.  Tombstones of Some Irish Emigrants in the Catholic Cemetery at Andover, Massachussetts. Covers Thomas McEnroe died 25 Dec 1861. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.IV, no. 1. 1972 pages 23-26, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i


Census for the 1841 parish of Killeshandra, survives and is available to search at:

Church Records

Indexes to Church of Ireland Marriage License Bonds for the Diocese of Kilmore and Ardagh

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information


1885 County Map: Courtesy of London Ancestor


Abstracts of Some Ardagh, Clogher and Kilmore Diocesan Wills. Alphabetical list of Wills proved from the above Diocese covering years 1739-1810. Article in The Irish Ancestor  ,, pages 112-121, Family History Ref. 941.5 B2i v5-6.


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