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DONEGAL RESOURCES, LINKS & LOOK-UP OFFERS
« on: Sunday 24 May 09 13:05 BST (UK) »
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Census Records
Land Records & Maps
Directories
Places
People & Families
Libraries, Museums & History Groups
Schools, Workhouses, Institutions, Occupations

Irish Genealogical Project- Donegal- lots of links NEW
Various Co. Donegal links NEW

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Re: DONEGAL RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 24 May 09 13:06 BST (UK) »
DONEGAL CENSUS RECORDS

1901 census for all Ireland NOW ONLINE 3/6/2010
1901 Ballyargus, Moville Upper
1901 Ballyboes, Moville Lower
1901 Craig, Muff Parish
1901 Magheragallen, Tullaghobegly
1901 and 1911 Owey Island
1911 Moville Lower Parish

1911 Census for all Ireland now online!  NEW
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search

Abstracts from 1841 and 1851 census (from Old Age Pension applications)
You will find a transcription (by surname, not by parish) of Donegal census abstracts on Ben Palmer's Moville Resources site.
http://www.movillerecords.com/census_extracts_home.html
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Re: DONEGAL RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 24 May 09 13:07 BST (UK) »
DONEGAL LAND RECORDS & MAPS
Townlands, Parishes, etc.
Counties are made up of parishes and parishes are made up of a group of townlands. If you are doing any research in Ireland these divisions become extremely important.
For further information:
http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/records/land/townland.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Townland
http://www.ancestryireland.com/database.php?filename=townlands
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To find Townlands, Parishes, etc. in Ireland: www.thecore.com/seanruad
(be sure to change default setting from exact match to find part of a word)
Also: www.logainm.ie/?menuItem=about&uiLang=en   NEW
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Griffith's Valuation
Civil Parishes and Townlands
Map of Townlands, Civil Parishes and Baronies (lovely coloured map)

Clonmany Civil Parish map
Co. Donegal landlords
1835 Abercorn Estate Townlands
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Re: DONEGAL RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 24 May 09 13:08 BST (UK) »
DONEGAL PLACES
Ardara Parish, Buncrana, Carrick and Teelin, Finn Valley, Gweedore, Kilcar & the families living there,
Laggan area, East Donegal, Moville, Ramelton, Raphoe

Donegal Islands:
The Islands, Arranmore Island, Arranmore in the Famine, Arranmore Island, Inis Bo Finne, Inis Fraoigh,
Tory Island

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Re: DONEGAL RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 24 May 09 14:23 BST (UK) »
LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS, HISTORY GROUPS

Donegal County Library: www.donegallibrary.ie  NEW

Letterkenny Library list of Genealogical sources available at the Central Library, Main Street, Letterkenny.

Moville Library historical project
Raphoe Library- project coming in the future?:

Killybegs Maritime and Heritage Centre

County Donegal Historical Society (founded 1946)
Rathmullan & District Local History Society

Donegal Ancestry (pay site)
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Re: DONEGAL RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 24 May 09 14:40 BST (UK) »
SCHOOLS, WORKHOUSES, INSTITUTIONS, OCCUPATIONS

Co. Donegal School Records
Ardbatt, Ardlaghan & Teevogue Schools

Workhouses: Ballyshannon, Donegal, Dunfanaghy, Glenties, Inishowen, Letterkenny, Milford, Stranorlar
Workhouses in Co. Donegal sent orphan girls to Australia under Earl Grey scheme

Lifford Courthouse

The Congested District Board [CDB] was established by the British Government in 1891 to encourgae economic and social development in the 'congested' districts of the West, North West and South West of Ireland. The article mentions a Mr Wrench, who was a member of the board, having a meeting with Alexander Morton who owned a textile business in Darvel, Ayrshire at a horse show in Belfast in 1897. As a result of their meeting, the following year, Alexander opened a carpet factory, employing four hundred workers, in Killybegs. 

Donegal-born Men in Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) 1840-1880
Garda Siochana Museum & Archives
 
Co. Donegal Railway records
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