Tracing Your Galway Ancestors

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 160 pages
Author: P. O'Dowd
Year: 2010
ISBN: 9780956362421
Other: b&w photos, map, addresses, index
Publisher: Flyleaf Press

Galway country is home to a widely diverse population of peoples whose culture and history has been shaped by the barren landscapes of its Western seaboard, or the rich farmlands at its Eastern end. In the centre is the historic city of Galway, an ancient trading port and home to the 12 'Tribes' whose history is central to that of the county. Many of its people have emigrated, particularly in the aftermath of the Great Famine. Its population dwindled from 441,810 in 1841 to 214,712 in 1891.

Genealogical records are also diverse, varying from sparse in the Western areas to extensive for some of the inhabitants of Galway city. This book sets out the records available to the family history researcher, wherer they can be obtained and how to use each to best effect.

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Getting Started
Chapter 3. Administrative Divisions
Chapter 4. Civil Registration
Chapter 5. Censuses and Census Substitutes
Chapter 6. Church Records
Chapter 7. Gravestone Inscriptions
Chapter 8. Land and Reolated Records
Chapter 9. Wills, Administrations and Marriage Licences
Chapter 10. Commercial and Social Directories
Chapter 11. Newspapers
Chapter 12. Merchant Tribes and other Galway Familiesd
Chapter 13. Further Reading and Useful Sources
Chapter 14. Useful Addresses

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