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Guide to '''County Leitrim ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records. 
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==History==
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'''County Leitrim''' (Irish: '''Contae Liatroma''') is a county in [[Republic of Ireland|Ireland]]. It is located in the province of Connacht. Leitrim has the smallest population of the counties of Ireland. The county town is Carrick-on-Shannon.  
  
== Archives and Libraries ==
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== Archives and Libraries ==
  
 
*[http://www.nli.ie/ The National Library of Ireland]  
 
*[http://www.nli.ie/ The National Library of Ireland]  
*[http://www.nationalarchives.ie/ National&nbsp;Archives of Ireland]
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*[http://www.nationalarchives.ie/ National Archives of Ireland]
 
 
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Online resources:
 
 
 
*[http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/addresses/index.htm Irish Times], also lists&nbsp;all county Heritage Centres' addresses
 
  
== General County Research Information ==
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== General County Research Information ==
  
 
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/ AncestryIreland.com/]
  
== <br>Cemeteries ==
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== 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.  
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A nation-wide compilation of headstones was created some years ago. Visit the FamilySearch Catalog (online) under "Ireland" and Cemetery records - Indexes" for availability.  
  
== Church Records ==
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== Church Records ==
  
==== Church of Ireland  ====
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=== Church of Ireland  ===
  
 
The [http://ireland.anglican.org/information/63 Representative Church Body Library] has all surviving Church of Ireland registers. Some copies are held at:  
 
The [http://ireland.anglican.org/information/63 Representative Church Body Library] has all surviving Church of Ireland registers. Some copies are held at:  
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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<br>
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*FHL (Family History Library) has few transcription copies of Church of Ireland parishes
  
==== Presbyterians ====
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=== Presbyterian ===
  
 
The vast majority of Presbyterian chapel registers have never been centrally archived,&nbsp;and thus are found in various locations.&nbsp;[Regretably, preservation of these precious records and the rich Presbyterian heritage of&nbsp;local Presbyterians&nbsp;as well as&nbsp;descendants&nbsp;of same, at large whose&nbsp;roots&nbsp;originate from&nbsp;Ireland,&nbsp;are&nbsp;at risk unless and until such time as when these registers are all copied into&nbsp;at least microform or,&nbsp;better--a digitized format.]  
 
The vast majority of Presbyterian chapel registers have never been centrally archived,&nbsp;and thus are found in various locations.&nbsp;[Regretably, preservation of these precious records and the rich Presbyterian heritage of&nbsp;local Presbyterians&nbsp;as well as&nbsp;descendants&nbsp;of same, at large whose&nbsp;roots&nbsp;originate from&nbsp;Ireland,&nbsp;are&nbsp;at risk unless and until such time as when these registers are all copied into&nbsp;at least microform or,&nbsp;better--a digitized format.]  
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*town libraries  
 
*town libraries  
 
*county archives/libraries  
 
*county archives/libraries  
*PRONI (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland) - has&nbsp;significant collections
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*PRONI (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland) - has&nbsp;significant collections  
 
*The National Archives, Dublin  
 
*The National Archives, Dublin  
 
*The National Library of Ireland  
 
*The National Library of Ireland  
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'''Other:'''  
 
'''Other:'''  
  
#The excellent [http://leitrim.rootsireland.ie/ rootsireland]&nbsp;web site for&nbsp;County Leitrim&nbsp;has a few Presbyterian chapels' data now available online; some from as early as 1829.  
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#The excellent [http://leitrim.rootsireland.ie/ RootsIreland]&nbsp;web site for&nbsp;County Leitrim&nbsp;has a few Presbyterian chapels' data now available online; some from as early as 1829.  
#Search&nbsp;FHLC (Family History Library Catalog) to determine availability of&nbsp;transcription copies of&nbsp;Presbyterian&nbsp;chapels.<br>
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#Search&nbsp;FamilySearch Catalog (FamilySearch Catalog) to determine availability of&nbsp;transcription copies of&nbsp;Presbyterian&nbsp;chapels.<br>
  
==== Methodist  ====
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=== Methodist  ===
  
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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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.  
 
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.:  
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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:  
  
Edgehill Theological College 9 Lennox Vale Belfast BT9 5BY United Kingdom Tel: 028 9068 5870 Email: archives@irishmethodist.org.  
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W.H.S.A.
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Edgehill Theological College <br>
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9 Lennox Vale <br>
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Belfast BT9 5BY <br>
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United Kingdom <br>Tel: 028 9068 5870
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Email: archives@irishmethodist.org.  
  
 
[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.  
 
[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  ====
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=== 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&nbsp;online at FamilySearch.org. IF you know the name of the civil parish in which your Catholic ancestor resided,&nbsp;or&nbsp;was from,&nbsp;click "Catalog" and type in the name of the parish and then highlight/click on "Church Records".<br>The National&nbsp;Library, Kildare Street, Dublin, is the custodian of <u>all</u> available Roman Catholic parish registers from throughout the country--including County Leitrim.  
 
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&nbsp;online at FamilySearch.org. IF you know the name of the civil parish in which your Catholic ancestor resided,&nbsp;or&nbsp;was from,&nbsp;click "Catalog" and type in the name of the parish and then highlight/click on "Church Records".<br>The National&nbsp;Library, Kildare Street, Dublin, is the custodian of <u>all</u> available Roman Catholic parish registers from throughout the country--including County Leitrim.  
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The [http://leitrim.rootsireland.ie rootsireland.ie web site ]has data from numerous Roman Catholic parishes&nbsp;now online for searching. There are fees attached (about $7 for each entry).  
 
The [http://leitrim.rootsireland.ie rootsireland.ie web site ]has data from numerous Roman Catholic parishes&nbsp;now online for searching. There are fees attached (about $7 for each entry).  
  
==== Useful Church Records Web Sites  ====
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== Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information ==
  
#[http://www.irelandgenweb.com/~irlleit/records.htm#church GenWeb Ireland] - has numerous online links to data-rich lists of Leitrim County families
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*List of [[County Leitrim Civil Parishes]]
#[http://www.johngrenham.com/links/counties/leitrim.shtml John Grenham's web site] has several&nbsp;helpful links for Leitrim names
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*List of [[County Leitrim Catholic Parishes]]
#[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://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 Registration of Births, Marriages &amp; Deaths ==
  
== '''Civil Jurisdictions''' and Parish Research Information  ==
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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.
  
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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*[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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*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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! width="30%" | [[B genealogical glossary terms|Barony]]
 
! width="30%" | [[P genealogical glossary terms|Poor Law Union]]
 
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| [[Annaduff Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Annaduff]]
 
| Leitrim
 
| Cark-on-Shannon
 
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| [[Annaduff Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Annaduff]]
 
| Mohill
 
| Mohill
 
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| [[Carrigallen Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Carrigallen]]
 
| Carrigallen
 
| Bawnboy
 
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| [[Carrigallen Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Carrigallen]]
 
| Carrigallen
 
| Mohill
 
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| [[Cloonclare Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Cloonclare]]
 
| Drumahaire
 
| Manor Hamilton
 
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| [[Cloonclare Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Cloonclare]]
 
| Rosclogher
 
| Manor Hamilton
 
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| [[Cloone Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Cloone]]
 
| Carrigallen
 
| Mohill
 
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| [[Cloone Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Cloone]]
 
| Mohill
 
| Mohill
 
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| [[Cloonlogher Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Cloonlogher]]
 
| Drumshaire
 
| Manor Hamilton
 
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| [[Drumlease Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Drumlease]]
 
| Drumahaire
 
| Manor Hamilton
 
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| [[Drumreilly Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Drumreilly]]
 
| Carrigallen
 
| Bawnboy
 
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| [[Drumreilly Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Drumreilly]]
 
| Drumahaire
 
| Cark-on-Shannon
 
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| [[Fenagh Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Fenagh]]
 
| Carrigallen
 
| Bawnboy
 
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| [[Fenagh Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Fenagh]]
 
| Leitrim
 
| Mohill
 
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| [[Fenagh Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Fenagh]]
 
| Mohill
 
| Mohill
 
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| [[Inishmagrath Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Inishmagrath]]
 
| Drumahaire
 
| Manor Hamilton
 
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| [[Killanummery Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Killanummery]]
 
| Drumahaire
 
| Manor Hamilton
 
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| [[Killarga Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Killarga]]
 
| Drumahaire
 
| Manor Hamilton
 
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| [[Killasnet Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Killasnet]]
 
| Rosclogher
 
| Manor Hamilton
 
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| [[Kiltoghert Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Kiltoghert]]
 
| Leitrim
 
| Cark-on-Shannon
 
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| [[Kiltubbrid Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Kiltubbrid]]
 
| Leitrim
 
| Cark-on-Shannon
 
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| [[Mohill Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Mohill]]
 
| Leitrim
 
| Cark-on-Shannon
 
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| [[Mohill Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Mohill]]
 
| Mohill
 
| Mohill
 
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| [[Oughteragh Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Oughteragh]]
 
| Carrigallen
 
| Bawnboy
 
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| [[Oughteragh Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Oughteragh]]
 
| Carrigallen
 
| Mohill
 
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| [[Rossinver Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Rossinver]]
 
| Rosclogher
 
| Ballyshannon
 
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| [[Rossinver Civil Parish, County Leitrim|Rossinver]]
 
| Rosclogher
 
| Manor Hamilton
 
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== Civil Registration of Births, Marriages &amp;&nbsp;Deaths  ==
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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>
  
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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There are fees for performing particular&nbsp;searches; see [http://www.groireland.ie/fees.htm their website] for further information.<br>  
  
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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== Estate Records ==
 
 
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>
 
 
 
There are fees for performing particular&nbsp;searches; see [http://www.groireland.ie/fees.htm their website] for further information.<br>
 
 
 
== 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:  
 
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:  
  
*[http://www.findmypast.ie/ FindMyPast]  
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*[http://www.findmypast.ie/ findmypast]  
 
*[http://www.landedestates.ie/LandedEstates/jsp/index.jsp Connacht Province Landed Estate Database] (online)  
 
*[http://www.landedestates.ie/LandedEstates/jsp/index.jsp Connacht Province Landed Estate Database] (online)  
 
*[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;
  
== Genealogy  ==
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== Land and Property ==
  
The following web sites provide online data for many County Leitrim families:
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*'''1831 - 1856''' - {{RecordSearch|2329951|Ireland, Valuation Office Books, 1831-1856}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
 
#[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.
 
#[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
 
#[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
 
#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>
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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.
 
  
 
== Maps ==
 
== Maps ==
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[http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-xleitrim-th.htm 1885 County Map]: Courtesy of London Ancestor
 
[http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-xleitrim-th.htm 1885 County Map]: Courtesy of London Ancestor
  
== Occupations&nbsp;  ==
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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]:  
  
#[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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#[http://www.thecore.com/seanruad/ 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.libraryireland.com/topog/placeindex.php 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
 
#''[http://www.libraryireland.com/topog/placeindex.php 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 ==
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== Probates ==
  
 
Here are two online County Leitrim probate sites to visit with data from early to at least 1810:  
 
Here are two online County Leitrim probate sites to visit with data from early to at least 1810:  
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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.  
 
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 ==
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== 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.  
 
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 ==
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== 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. Also see the "Genealogy" section (above) for more 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. Also see the "Genealogy" section (above) for more sites.  
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/leitrimgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy & Family History Network - Leitrim]
 
  
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*Leitrim Resources and Help pages [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=67.0 RootsChat Leitrim Resources and Help pages. (Free)].
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*[http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/addresses/index.htm Irish Times], also lists&nbsp;all county Heritage Centres' addresses
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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>
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*[http://www.irelandgenweb.com/~irlleit/records.htm#church GenWeb Ireland] - has numerous online links to data-rich lists of Leitrim County families
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*[http://www.johngrenham.com/links/counties/leitrim.shtml John Grenham's web site] has several&nbsp;helpful links for Leitrim names
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*[http://cmcrp.net/forum.php?forum=24 Leitrim County Surname Query board] is here
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*[http://cmcrp.net/static/listbapt.php?t=Mayo CMCRP Project (Leitrim)] - has a few records for the county
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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
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Guide to County Leitrim ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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History

County Leitrim (Irish: Contae Liatroma) is a county in Ireland. It is located in the province of Connacht. Leitrim has the smallest population of the counties of Ireland. The county town is Carrick-on-Shannon.

Archives and Libraries

General County Research Information

Further information about County Leitrim is available at;

 Genuki Leitrim
 AncestryIreland.com/

Cemeteries

A nation-wide compilation of headstones was created some years ago. Visit the FamilySearch 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

Presbyterian

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 FamilySearch Catalog (FamilySearch 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).

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information

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.

  • 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".
  • 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:

Land and Property

Maps

1885 County Map: Courtesy of London Ancestor

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.