Useful Sources

Photo:Original 18th century Ballinrobe property documents

Original 18th century Ballinrobe property documents

Averil Staunton

Family Research

By Averil Staunton

Genealogical research is a step-by-step process. Information from one record will lead to research in another and you are likely to find yourself working in a number of different archives and libraries.  

Further Sources will be added over the next few months.

For a start some of the  repositories or research centres you may need to contact are as follows:

South Mayo Family Research Centre , Main Street, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo,

Tel +353 (0) 94 9541214, 

Fax +353 (0) 94 9541214



Heritage of Ireland website
Produced by the Department of Environment, Heritage & Local Government, this site provides an A-Z listing of historical sites, parks and gardens throughout Ireland.  Can be read through Irish, English, Fench, German, Italian & Spanish. Provides links to sites relating to Tourism, Arts, Heritage & Culture, Inland Waterways, Trade & Industry and Education.

Landed Estates Project

This is a comprehensive and integrated resource guide to landed estates and gentry houses in Connacht, c. 1700-1914.   It involved the distillation and collation of data from a broad range of historical sources, and the concise codification of these data on an estate/name basis.   A comprehensive list is sources is provided for futher research.   The Project was hosted by the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Ask About Ireland is the pilot portal site for access to local cultural content in libraries, museums and archives in Ireland.

 (The) Heritage Council
The Heritage Council was established as a statutory body under the Heritage act 1995. Its role is to propose policies and priorities for the identification, protection, preservation and enhancement of the national heritage. Has an extensive Publications section and a listing of heritage events.

Irish Architectural Archive
Very good database on historic buildings and architects.

Irish Traditional Music Archive
Multi-media reference archive and resource centre for the traditional song, music and dance of Ireland. This site gives details of all the general & special collections and catalogues which can be accessed by members of the general public.

National Archives of Ireland, Bishop St, Dublin 8. Phone 01 4072300

National Library of Ireland
Great digital historical exhibitions and collections of historic photographs.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 66 Balmoral Avenue, Belfast BT9 6NY.

Tel: (04890) 255905

General Register Office, 3rd Floor, Block 7, Irish Life Centre, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1. Tel: 01635 4000. Fax: 01 635 4001.

Representative Church Body Library, Braemor Park, Dublin 14. Tel: 01 492 3979 for Church of Ireland information.

Registry of Deeds, Henrietta Street, Dublin 1. Tel: 804 8429

Presbyterian Historical Society, Church House, Fisherwick Place, Belfast BT1 6WD.

Tel: (048 90) 322284

Religious Society of Friends Library, Stocking Lane, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. Tel: 495 6890

Irish Jewish Museum, 3-4 Walworth Street, South Circular Road, Dublin 8. Tel: 490 1857


This page was added by Averil Staunton on 02/05/2011.