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ROSCOMMON RESOURCES & LINKS
« on: Sunday 14 June 09 10:31 BST (UK) »
Resources and Links in this Section organised by the following catagories:

Census Records
Church Records & Graveyards
Land Records & Maps
Directories
Places
People & Families
Libraries, Museums & History Groups
Schools, Workhouses, Institutions, Occupations

Roscommon County Council website: www.roscommoncoco.ie

Irish Genealogical Project- Roscommon- lots of links NEW
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Re: ROSCOMMON RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 14 June 09 10:33 BST (UK) »
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

To find townlands, parishes, etc. in Ireland: www.thecore.com/seanruad
(change default setting from exact match to search for part of a word)

Co.Roscommon Townland Index and Notes UPDATED

Griffith's Valuation: www.leitrim-roscommon.com/GRIFFITH/lrgrif.html
Also this site to search by name or place, view original pages and sometimes maps: http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/
For an excellent article on the work of Sir Richard Griffith go to:
www.leitrim-roscommon.com/GRIFFITH/more_to_griffiths.html
(go to bottom of page, select a Word or PDF version of article)

Tithe Applotment Books http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/search/tab/home.jsp  (online November 2012 )
The Tithe Applotment Books are a vital source for genealogical research for the pre-Famine period, given the loss of the 1821-51 Census records. They were compiled between 1823 and 1837 in order to determine the amount which occupiers of agricultural holdings over one acre should pay in tithes to the Church of Ireland (the main Protestant church and the church established by the State until its dis-establishment in 1871). 

1777/8 Taylor & Skinner Road Maps of Ireland- "This remarkable and exceptionally rare edition of the first road map of Ireland. The maps were commissioned by the House of Commons in Ireland, and contain 289 pages of maps. The index for these detailed maps shows distances in English and Irish miles. The maps themselves show copious topographical details, like forests, hills, farm land, mills, houses, churches, etc. The large houses also give the owners names." www.failteromhat.com/taylorskinner.php
(note: page says 1877 which is incorrect)

As a result of Local Government (Ireland) Act of 1898, several townlands were transferred from the counties of Mayo and Galway, to the county of Roscommon. These transfers have resulted in a perplexing issue for many researchers as the family "stories", and many times the actual Irish records, will produce seemingly conflicting accounts of just where our ancestors originated. The following list can help to clear up those issues that are associated with the changing boundaries that occurred as a result of the above Act.
www.leitrim-roscommon.com/transferred_towns.html

Reply #7 on this topic explains some reasons for Mayo/Roscommon confusion Added 22/6/10

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Re: ROSCOMMON RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 14 June 09 10:34 BST (UK) »
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Re: ROSCOMMON RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 14 June 09 10:34 BST (UK) »
Places

Argina, Co. Roscommon- history of coal mining in area, etc.
Ballaghadereen

"The Parish of Ballinagare" commissioned by Ballinagare Parish Development Committee, written by Mary Naughton (published 2002).

If you are a descendant of, or related to, a Ballykilcline Evictee and would like to participate in the Ballykilcline website please click here to contact one of the site's webmasters. There's already a large amount of useful information on the site.

Grevisk House
Strokestown Park House
Laughil townland, Killtullagh Parish NEW

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Athlone Live Forum:-
Old / historical photo's of Athlone Town:-
http://www.athlonelive.com/forum/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=7
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Re: ROSCOMMON RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 14 June 09 10:34 BST (UK) »
People & Families

DeFreyne Family- estate records, family letters, etc. (Frenchpark)

Passenger List- 1847 "Mekota" to N.Y. via Liverpool, England
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Re: ROSCOMMON RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 14 June 09 10:35 BST (UK) »
Libraries, Museums & History Groups

Roscommon Family History Society NEW
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Re: ROSCOMMON RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 14 June 09 10:35 BST (UK) »
Schools, Workhouses, Institutions, Occupations

Workhouses- Boyle, Castlerea, Roscommon town, Strokestown

Also: Roscommon Town Workhouse Death Index -deaths of Inmates from the mid 1800's to the 1900's in alphabetical order. Broken Link 4/11

Updated link: http://www.workhouses.org.uk/
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