County Mayo Ireland 

Useful Irish Information:

Griffiths Valuation, a property assessment of all properties in Ireland, took place during the years 1848 to 1864.

Griffiths Valuation - Mayo 1856-57

Pat Connors' Mayo Site
Need a birth certificate or a marriage certificate from Ireland??

Birth certificates include the date and place of birth; the name; the sex; the name, surname and residence of the father; the name, surname, maiden surname of the mother; the rank, profession or occupation of the father; and the name and qualifications of the informant, usually a family member. A given name was not obligatory, so some entries are Kelly, Male or Clarke, Female. The FHLC holds microfilm copies of the index and certificates for 1864-1955.

Marriage certificates include the date and place of marriage; groom's name, age, marital status, occupation or title, and residence; bride's name, marital status, age, occupation or title, and residence. The names of the fathers of both parties and their occupations or titles are given which makes them particularly relevant to genealogy. The church and the names of two witnesses are also listed. Witnesses to the marriage are commonly family members and may add clues to family linkages. Full age indicates that the person was at least 21 years old.

Registration of non-Catholic marriages began in 1845 in Ireland. Registration of births, marriages and deaths, regardless of religion, began January 1, 1864. Certificates for births, marriages and deaths for all of Ireland until 1922 and for the Republic until the present are housed in Dublin. Belfast has the records for Northern Ireland from 1922 to present.
General Register Office
Joyce House
8-11 Lombard St.
East, Dublin 2

Fees are payable in Euro Dollars. A photocopy of an entry will contain the same details as a certificate but is not suitable for administrative matters. However, it is ideal for genealogical purposes. What is required for search: Name in full, date of event, place of event. or to get the currency exchange rate for the day.

Looking for your seaman?
For those wishing to trace the career of a British merchant seaman, the following information may be useful.
Official Logs of British Merchants
Seaman's Career
Death of a British merchant seaman at sea.
Tracing a seaman in any one of the census years
Tracing the career of a Customs or Excise Officer
20th Century career of a British Merchant Seaman
Researching the career of a British Master Mariner
Master Mariner
First Steam Ship to cross the Atlantic
The White Star Line
Crew lists and related documents
contributed by Debbie Beavis
To find out more join The Mariner's Mailing list

List of contact addresses for various archives, maritime organisations or institutions whose collections include the primary documents required in tracing British Merchant and Royal Navy ships and seamen.
The Public Record Office,
Ruskin Avenue,
Surrey, TW9 4DU

The Family Record Centre,
Myddleton Place,
London EC1 1UW

The National Maritime Museum
Romney Road,
London SE10 9NF

The Guildhall Library
London EC2P 2EJ

The Registry of Shipping and Seamen,
Anchor House,
Cheviot Close,
Cardiff CF4 5JA

Lloyds Register of Shipping
100 Leadenhall Street,

Maritime History Archive
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St John's,

Canada A1C 5S7

Ministry of Defence
Bourne Avenue,

New Mayo Queries:

Visit our query Board
If you have any additions or corrections to this list, please let me know. Send email to Admin

Ireland Coordinator:
Christina Hunt

Former Admins

Loretta Barnard

Barbara Lavin

Lookup Volunteers are needed. Do you have an old history book with an index and would you be willing to check to see if someone's ancestor is listed? You might have Tax Lists, Census Records, Courthouse Records, Death Records. Someone needs your information. We would love to have your help.

Please e-mail me if you are interested
Mary Ann Lubinsky

"Cuimhnich air na daoine o'n d'thainig thu"
~Remember the men from whom you are sprung ~
An Irish Blessing
 May you be poor in misfortune,
 rich in blessings,
 slow to make enemies, 
 quick to make friends, 
 but rich or poor, 
 quick or  slow,
 may you know nothing but happiness
 from this day forward.

Jan 23, 2002

Visit the IGP MAYO Archives

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Cemetery Transcriptions

Mayo Homepages


LOFTUS Family website
Not just a homepage but has some great Irish links too!!!

"James Kelly Sites"

Moyne Abbey

Catholic Encyclopedia -  Killala

Tour of Killala and Ballina

Views of Killala

Wikipedia Killala

Pigot's Directory 1824

Slater's Directory 1846

Ceide Fields


Mayo Towns & Ballycastle

Mayo Links

2009 Accony School Reunion

Adoptees from Mayo

Mayo Genealogy Queries

Mayo - GenForum

Irish Genealogy - Mayo
Has some cemetery records on it

Mayo Links

Mayo Family History Centres,  

Mayo Map

History of County Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland

Out of Mayo Ireland

GenUKI - Mayo

Mid West Radio, Mayo, Ireland

Search the Archives of RootsWeb mailing lists
Except those withdrawn by the listowner

Irish Resources
1824 Survey of Irish Schools


Irish Genealogy and Coats of Arms
A place to buy how to guides

The Tide of Emigration to The United States And to The British Colonies.

The Irish Times

The National Library of Ireland

The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA)

Ireland & Northern Ireland - Cyndi's List

Irish Ancestors
a comprehensive genealogical guide for those interested in exploring their Irish heritage.

United Kingdom and Ireland

National Maritime Museum

Public Record Office - National Archives

Royal Naval Reserves

UK and Ireland

The UK Street Map Page

both offer online contemporary maps of the UK and the world respectively. As far as the UK goes, UK Streetmap provides more detail.

International Resources

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
provides personal and service details and places of commemoration for the 1.7 million members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First or Second World Wars.

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild

The Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies
It directs you to the home pages of the different countries you're researching. For example, there is a "Prussia Home Page" for those whose roots are in "Germany."

Accessing Telephone Records
International Phone Book

Translation of documents
This Altavista site will translate several languages. Text can be copied & pasted into the translator and you will get the translation.

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