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  Ireland Genealogy and Family History: Sligo
Ireland Genealogy and Family History: Sligo


 
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Media: BOOK - spiral, 50 pages
Author: M. O'Laughlin
Year: 2007
Other Data: sketches, maps, index
ISBN: 094013456X

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This illustrated, well indexed book, was created exclusively to help you find your family in County Sligo, Ireland. Focusing specifically on families within the county, it includes an introduction to research and sources in Sligo. The most numerous families from birth records are given, as well as rather rare Sligo families found in heraldic records. Included you will find a full page county map from the Atlas of Ireland, along with a listing of modern parishes and old townlands, along with the address and location of records for more research.

This work includes copies of actual records (some worn, torn and faded), from the Irish Genealogical Foundation Library. It also includes rough sketches of family coats of arms and notes from centuries past - seldom found elsewhere. The resources provided here will help research any family in the county, including old Irish families, and settler families from England, Scotland, Wales and the continent. This book is a hands on guide for finding your family in Sligo - some family history is included - but it is not a gigantic collection of family histories, for that see 'The Book of Irish Families Great and Small'.

Covering the whole of Ireland, that book includes information on hundreds of family histories from County Roscommon, and the surrounding areas. "Genealogy and Family History of County Sligo" expands upon that coverage with added families and new resources just for Roscommon, so in this way both books work together, but can be used independently for research.

The parish is an important subdivision of the county. Parish records can be vital to research in the county. The following modern parishes are listed as in Co. Sligo in this work: Achonry, Aghanagh, Ahamlish, Ballynakill, Ballysadare, Ballysumaghan, Calry, Castleconor, Cloonoghil, Dromard, Drumcliff, Drumcolumb, Drumrat, Easky, Emlaghfad, Kilcolman, Kilfree, Kilglass, Killadoon, Killaraght, Killaspugbrone, Killerry, Killoran, Kilmacallan, Kilmacowen, Kilmacshalgan, Kilmacteige, Kilmactranny, Kilmoremoy, Kilmorgan, Kilross, Kilshalvy, Kilturra, Kilvarnet, Rossinver, Shancough, Skreen, St. John's, Tawnagh, Templeboy and Toomour. Keep in mind the spelling of place names and parishes can change over time. Be flexible in your research when looking for these names.

Among the most numerous families given in the county were (variant spellings follow the main spelling given):
Brennan.....Brannon.....Brenon,
McLoughlin.....McLaughlin....MacLaughlin,
Gallagher.....Gallaher.....Gallaghar,
Kelly.....Kelley.....Kellie,
Harte.....Hart.....Heart,
McGowan.....McCowan.....Gowan,
Walsh.....Welsh.....Welch,
Kennedy.....Kenedy.....Cannady,
Durkan.....Durkin.....Durken,
Henry.....Henrie,
Flynn.....Flinn.....Flyne,
Gilmartin.....Kilmartin.....Gilmartyn,
Leonard.....Lenard.....Leonerd,
Scanlon.....Scanlan.....Scanlane,
Connolly.....Conolly.....Connelly,
O'Hara.....Hara,
Feeney.....Feeny.....Feaney,
Stenson.....Stinson.....Stinsen,
Conway.....Convey.....Conwey,
Sheridan.....Sheridane.....Sharidan.

Other noted families of Sligo included O'Dowd; MacFirbis; McDonough; and Coleman. Major towns include Sligo, Enniscrone, Ballymote and Collooney.

Contents:
 - List of books
 - Illustration from an earlier work
Part One
 - Introduction to Sources; Birth Index
 - National Resource List
 - Local Resource List
 - Names in County Sligo
Part Two
 - The Complete Existing returns from the 'census' of 1659, showing the methods of spelling family and place names at that time
Part Three
 - Coats of Arms and Genealogical Notes
 - Arms connected in some way to the county, as taken  from the "Irish Book of Arms"
Part Four
 - Finding Locations
 - County Map
 - Index of Place Names, Ancient and Modern
 - Passenger List, 1824 Directory, Clans of Sligo
 - Index


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