County Mayo, Ireland Genealogy

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General County Research Information

Further information about County Mayo is available at the <a href="http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/MAY/index.html">GenUKI</a> site.

Archives and Libraries


Online resources:

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 <a href="http://ireland.anglican.org/information/63">Representative Church Body Library</a> 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 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 <a href="http://mayo.rootsireland.ie/">rootsireland</a> web site for County Mayo has some Presbyterian data now available online for 7 different chapels; some from as early as 1819.
  2. The FHL (Family History Library) has but few transcription copies of Presbyterian chapels

Methodist

The <a href="http://mayo.rootsireland.ie/">rootsireland web site </a>for County Mayo has some Methodist data now available online for about 5 different chapels in the county from as early as 1829.

Roman Catholic

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

The <a href="http://mayo.rootsireland.ie">rootsireland.ie web site </a>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. <a href="http://www.irelandgenweb.com/~irlmay/records.htm#church">GenWeb Ireland</a> - has numerous online links to data-rich lists of Mayo County families
  2. <a href="http://www.irelandgenweb.com/~irlmay/records.htm#church">Aghamore and Knock</a> Roman Catholic Parish data online from 1864, on (only)
  3. <a href="http://www.mayoancestors.com/default.aspx">Mayo Ancestors</a> has lots of County Mayo ancestors listed mostly in the 19th C.
  4. <a href="http://www.johngrenham.com/links/counties/mayo.shtml">John Grenham's web site</a> has several helpful links for Mayo names
  5. <a href="http://cmcrp.net/forum.php?forum=24">Mayo County Surname Query board</a> is here
  6. <a href="http://cmcrp.net/static/listbapt.php?t=Mayo">CMCRP Project (Mayo)</a> - has a few records for the county
  7. <a href="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 Mayo</a>, online, 1864, on

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information

A map of the Civil Parishes of County Mayo is available at <a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/fuses/civilparish/index.cfm?fuseaction=GetMap&CityCounty=Mayo&UserID=">Irish Times</a> site.

<a href="C genealogical glossary terms">Civil Parish</a> <a href="B genealogical glossary terms">Barony</a> <a href="P genealogical glossary terms">Poor Law Union</a>
<a href="Achill Civil Parish, County Mayo">Achill</a> Burrishoole Newport
<a href="Addergoole Civil Parish, County Mayo">Addergoole</a> Tirawley Ballina
<a href="Addergoole Civil Parish, County Mayo">Addergoole</a> Tirawley Castlebar
<a href="Aghagower Civil Parish, County Mayo">Aghagower</a> Burrishoole Westport
<a href="Aghagower Civil Parish, County Mayo">Aghagower</a> Murrisk Westport
<a href="Aghamore Civil Parish, County Mayo">Aghamore</a> Costello Claremorris
<a href="Aghamore Civil Parish, County Mayo">Aghamore</a> Costello Swineford
<a href="Aglish Civil Parish, County Mayo">Aglish</a> Carra Castlebar
<a href="Annagh Civil Parish, County Mayo">Annagh</a> Costello Claremorris
<a href="Ardagh Civil Parish, County Mayo">Ardagh</a> Tirawley Ballina
<a href="Attymass Civil Parish, County Mayo">Attymass</a> Gallen Ballina
<a href="Balla Civil Parish, County Mayo">Balla</a> Clanmorris Castlebar
<a href="Ballinchalla Civil Parish, County Mayo">Ballinchalla</a> Kilmaine Ballinrobe
<a href="Ballinrobe Civil Parish, County Mayo">Ballinrobe</a> Kilmaine Ballinrobe
<a href="Ballintober Civil Parish, County Mayo">Ballintober</a> Burrishoole Westport
<a href="Ballintober Civil Parish, County Mayo">Ballintober</a> Carra Ballinrobe
<a href="Ballintober Civil Parish, County Mayo">Ballintober</a> Carra Castlebar
<a href="Ballyhean Civil Parish, County Mayo">Ballyhean</a> Carra Castlebar
<a href="Ballynahaglish Civil Parish, County Mayo">Ballynahaglish</a> Tirawley Ballina
<a href="Ballyovey Civil Parish, County Mayo">Ballyovey</a> Carra Ballinrobe
<a href="Ballysakeery Civil Parish, County Mayo">Ballysakeery</a> Tirawley Ballina
<a href="Bekan Civil Parish, County Mayo">Bekan</a> Costello Claremorris
<a href="Bohola Civil Parish, County Mayo">Bohola</a> Gallen Castlebar
<a href="Bohola Civil Parish, County Mayo">Bohola</a> Gallen Swineford
<a href="Breaghwy Civil Parish, County Mayo">Breaghwy</a> Carra Castlebar
<a href="Burriscarra Civil Parish, County Mayo">Burriscarra</a> Carra Ballinrobe
<a href="Burriscarra Civil Parish, County Mayo">Burriscarra</a> Carra Castlebar
<a href="Burrishoole Civil Parish, County Mayo">Burrishoole</a> Burrishoole Newport
<a href="Castlemore Civil Parish, County Mayo">Castlemore</a> Costello Castlereagh
<a href="Cong Civil Parish, County Mayo">Cong</a> Kilmaine Ballinrobe
<a href="Cong Civil Parish, County Mayo">Cong</a> Kilmaine Oughterard
<a href="Crossboyne Civil Parish, County Mayo">Crossboyne</a> Clanmorris Claremorris
<a href="Crossmolina Civil Parish, County Mayo">Crossmolina</a> Tirawley Ballina
<a href="Dingle Civil Parish, County Mayo">Dingle</a> Corkaguiny Dingle
<a href="Doonfeeny Civil Parish, County Mayo">Doonfeeny</a> Tirawley Killala
<a href="Drum Civil Parish, County Mayo">Drum</a> Carra Castlebar
<a href="Inishbofin Civil Parish, County Mayo">Inishbofin</a> Murrisk Clifden
<a href="Islandeady Civil Parish, County Mayo">Islandeady</a> Burrishoole Westport
<a href="Islandeady Civil Parish, County Mayo">Islandeady</a> Carra Castlebar
<a href="Islandeady Civil Parish, County Mayo">Islandeady</a> Carra Westport
<a href="Kilbeagh Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilbeagh</a> Costello Castlereagh
<a href="Kilbeagh Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilbeagh</a> Costello Swineford
<a href="Kilbelfad Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilbelfad</a> Tirawley Ballina
<a href="Kilbride Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilbride</a> Tirawley Killala
<a href="Kilcolman Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilcolman</a> Clanmorris Claremorris
<a href="Kilcolman Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilcolman</a> Costello Castlereagh
<a href="Kilcommon Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilcommon</a> Erris Belmullet
<a href="Kilcommon Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilcommon</a> Erris Newport
<a href="Kilcommon Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilcommon</a> Kilmaine Ballinrobe
<a href="Kilcommon Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilcommon</a> Kilmaine Claremorris
<a href="Kilconduff Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilconduff</a> Gallen Swineford
<a href="Kilcummin Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilcummin</a> Tirawley Killala
<a href="Kildacommoge Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kildacommoge</a> Carra Castlebar
<a href="Kildacommoge Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kildacommoge</a> Gallen Castlebar
<a href="Kilfian Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilfian</a> Tirawley Ballina
<a href="Kilfian Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilfian</a> Tirawley Killala
<a href="Kilgarvan Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilgarvan</a> Gallen Ballina
<a href="Kilgeever Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilgeever</a> Murrisk Westport
<a href="Killala Civil Parish, County Mayo">Killala</a> Tirawley Killala
<a href="Killasser Civil Parish, County Mayo">Killasser</a> Gallen Swineford
<a href="Killedan Civil Parish, County Mayo">Killedan</a> Gallen Swineford
<a href="Kilmaclasser Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilmaclasser</a> Burrishoole Westport
<a href="Kilmainebeg Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilmainebeg</a> Kilmaine Ballinrobe
<a href="Kilmainemore Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilmainemore</a> Kilmaine Ballinrobe
<a href="Kilmeena Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilmeena</a> Burrishoole Newport
<a href="Kilmeena Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilmeena</a> Burrishoole Westport
<a href="Kilmolara Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilmolara</a> Kilmaine Ballinrobe
<a href="Kilmore Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilmore</a> Erris Belmullet
<a href="Kilmoremoy Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilmoremoy</a> Tirawley Ballina
<a href="Kilmovee Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilmovee</a> Costello Swineford
<a href="Kilturra Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilturra</a> Costello Swineford
<a href="Kilvine Civil Parish, County Mayo">Kilvine</a> Clanmorris Claremorris
<a href="Knock Civil Parish, County Mayo">Knock</a> Clanmorris Claremorris
<a href="Knock Civil Parish, County Mayo">Knock</a> Costello Claremorris
<a href="Lackan Civil Parish, County Mayo">Lackan</a> Tirawley Killala
<a href="Manulla Civil Parish, County Mayo">Manulla</a> Carra Castlebar
<a href="Mayo Civil Parish, County Mayo">Mayo</a> Athlone Claremorris
<a href="Mayo Civil Parish, County Mayo">Mayo</a> Clanmorris Ballinrobe
<a href="Mayo Civil Parish, County Mayo">Mayo</a> Clanmorris Castlebar
<a href="Mayo Civil Parish, County Mayo">Mayo</a> Clanmorris Claremorris
<a href="Mayo Civil Parish, County Mayo">Mayo</a> Kilmaine Ballinrobe
<a href="Meelick Civil Parish, County Mayo">Meelick</a> Gallen Swineford
<a href="Moorgagagh Civil Parish, County Mayo">Moorgagagh</a> Kilmaine Ballinrobe
<a href="Moygawnagh Civil Parish, County Mayo">Moygawnagh</a> Tirawley Killala
<a href="Oughaval Civil Parish, County Mayo">Oughaval</a> Murrisk Westport
<a href="Rathreagh Civil Parish, County Mayo">Rathreagh</a> Tirawley Killala
<a href="Robeen Civil Parish, County Mayo">Robeen</a> Kilmaine Ballinrobe
<a href="Rosslee Civil Parish, County Mayo">Rosslee</a> Carra Ballinrobe
<a href="Rosslee Civil Parish, County Mayo">Rosslee</a> Carra Castlebar
<a href="Shrule Civil Parish, County Mayo">Shrule</a> Kilmaine Ballinrobe
<a href="Tagheen Civil Parish, County Mayo">Tagheen</a> Clanmorris Claremorris
<a href="Templemore Civil Parish, County Mayo">Templemore</a> Gallen Castlebar
<a href="Templemore Civil Parish, County Mayo">Templemore</a> Gallen Swineford
<a href="Templemurry Civil Parish, County Mayo">Templemurry</a> Tirawley Killala
<a href="Toomore Civil Parish, County Mayo">Toomore</a> Gallen Swineford
<a href="Touaghty Civil Parish, County Mayo">Touaghty</a> Carra Ballinrobe
<a href="Turlough Civil Parish, County Mayo">Turlough</a> Carra Castlebar

Occupations

Web Sites

To view a list of Mayo web sites, visit <a href="http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/mayo.htm">FHLFavorites.info</a> for some great sites.




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General County Research Information

Further information about County Mayo is available at the following gateway websites:

 <a href="http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/MAY/index.html">GenUKI</a> 


Other

<a href="http://www.ancestryireland.com/">www.ancestryireland.com/</a>

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information

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

Presbyterians

Symthe-Wood, Patrick.  A Record of Presbyterians in Co. Antrim. This article contains a description of the book Millrow Congregation, Antrim, names of seatholders & families, extracted from records of the Parish and other documents. Covers 1801-1839.  Genealogy of William Wallace who married Ellen Nicholson 1801 included. Article in The Irish Ancestor Vol. 1. no. 2, 1969 pages 95-96 Family History Library 941.5 B2i  Also available at <a href="http://sources.nli.ie/Records">http://sources.nli.ie/Records</a> and <a href="http://www.worldcat.org/title/the-irish-ancestor">www.worldcat.org/title/the-irish-ancestor</a>

Methodist

Roman Catholic

Occupations

De Breffny, Brian.  Businessmen Who Issued Tokens in Ireland 1653-1679.  Due to an acute shortage of small change after the death of Charles 1, tradesmen, innkeepers and some local authorities began minting their own substitutes in the form of private tokens.  This list of 800 names, gives occupation and place.  Article in the Irish Ancestor, vol.X. no.1. 1978, pages 51-60. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i vol.10-11

contributed by Ffolliott, Rosemary. Some Lists of Mid-18th Century Linen Drapers in Sout-East Ulster.  Lists of Linen Drapers from the Belfast Newsletter covering years 1750-1764. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.XI. no.1.1979, pages 9-14, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i vol10-11.


Place-Names

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


  1. <a _fcknotitle="true" href="List of All Townlands, Towns and Townships in County Mayo">List of All Townlands, Towns and Townships in County Mayo</a>. Use your Windows "search" (Cntrl-"F") function (then type in townland name) in order to quickly locate a townland or place/jurisdiction in this database.
  2. Lewis' <a href="http://www.libraryireland.com/topog/placeindex.php">A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)</a> is available for searching online, <a href="http://www.libraryireland.com/topog/placeindex.php">here</a>.

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.