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LONGFORD RESOURCES & LINKS
« on: Tuesday 16 June 09 16:55 BST (UK) »
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  Census Records & Census Substitutes
  Church Records & Graveyards
  Land Records & Maps
  Directories
  Places
  People & Families
  Libraries, Museums & History Groups
  Schools, Workhouses, Institutions, Occupations
  Misc. Links

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Re: LONGFORD RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 16 June 09 16:56 BST (UK) »
Census Records & Census Substitutes

1901 and 1911 census

1901 Census Ballagh townland (extracts): www.igp-web.com/longford/census/1901census_267.htm
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Re: LONGFORD RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 16 June 09 16:56 BST (UK) »
Church Records & Graveyards

Co. Longford Church records on IGP Web: link

various church records: www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/links/counties/longford.htm

At the present date the Corboy Presbyterian church   is a small community of about ten families. The church was established in the mid 1600s. It was the first congregation in the county, which in its heyday boasted three churches, Corboy, Tully and Longford Town. Today only Corboy remains and it has two distinctions: It is the oldest surviving congregation in the Irish Midlands as well as being the oldest Presbyterian church in continual use outside Ulster. The 'From Ireland' © website of Dr Jane Lyons contains an article which may interest those RootsChatters whose ancestors came from Co. Longford. It's title is "The Presbyterian Exodus from Co. Longford in 1729" by Thomas J. Barron which was published in Breifne.

Longford is a Cathedral town and is the seat of the Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise. Saint Mels Cathedral and Saint Johns Church both date from the 19th century. The town is located within the Church of Ireland (Anglican/Episcopalian) Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh. 

Edgesworthstown Parish St Mary's Church: http://tinyurl.com/4doqn6

Old Drumlish Cemetery: www.interment.net/data/ireland/longford/drumlish/old.htm
Saint Patrick Churchyard, Ardagh : http://www.interment.net/data/ireland/longford/stpat/index.htm
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Re: LONGFORD RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 16 June 09 16:58 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: www.thecore.com/seanruad (change default setting from exact match to find part of a word)
Also: www.logainm.ie/?menuItem=about&uiLang=en

Griffith's Valuation: http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml
Griffith's Valuation, Longford: www.failteromhat.com/longford.htm

Map- Ballymacormick Parish: http://longford.ca/Ballymacmap.html
Map- Clongish Parish: http://longford.ca/clongishmap.html#Clongish%20Map
Map- Killashee Parish: http://longford.ca/kilmoff.html
Map- Kilcommock & Moydow Parish: http://longford.ca/KilcomMoymap.html
Map- Templemichael Parish: http://longford.ca/Templemichaelmap.html#Templemichael%20Map

Co. Longford land records: www.igp-web.com/longford/land.htm
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Re: LONGFORD RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 16 June 09 16:58 BST (UK) »
Directories

1824 Pigot's Directory, Longford Town: www.igp-web.com/longford/1824_directory.htm
1824 Pigot's Directory, Granard: www.igp-web.com/longford/1824_directory2.htm

1894 Longford Town directory: www.igp-web.com/longford/directory.htm

1846 Slater's Directory : includes Longford town, Athlone (part Longford), Ballymahon, Granard, Edgesworthtown, see : Leinster listing
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Re: LONGFORD RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 16 June 09 16:58 BST (UK) »
Places

Ardagh: Link is no longer working
Ballinalea, Clonbroney Parish: http://web.archive.org/web/20090504061056/http://www.iol.ie/~longcomm/ballinalee.htm
Castleforbes: http://web.archive.org/web/20110629080128/http://www.iol.ie/~newtownf/castleforbes.html
Columbkille: www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,296818.0.html
Edgeworthstown: www.mostrim.org
Granard: www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,205642.0.html
Moate: www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,290019.0.html

Places in Co.Longford: www.longfordtourism.ie/events.php?action=9&cid=5&scid=18

Lewis' Topgraphical Dictionary: www.from-ireland.net/long/lewis/longfordindex.htm

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Re: LONGFORD RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 16 June 09 16:59 BST (UK) »
People & Families

Moffatt Family Case Study:http://mikefamhis.tk/Longford_Voters_list_1790.php
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Re: LONGFORD RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 16 June 09 17:00 BST (UK) »
Libraries, Museums & History Groups

Various sites in Co. Longford listed here:
www.countylongford.com/longford_heritage_museum.htm

Co. Longford Library Service: www.longfordlibrary.ie/local_lib.html

Co. Longford Historical Society: www.longfordcic.ie/organisations.php?action=1&cat_id=2&id=49
Their journals (TEATHBHA): www.xs4all.nl/~tbreen/Journals/teathbha.htm

Co. Longford Family History website - photographs, short items of genealogical & historical interest:  http://longford.ca/landscapes/index.php

Longford Westmeath Argentina Society:
www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,285805.0.html
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Re: LONGFORD RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 16 June 09 17:00 BST (UK) »
Schools, Workhouses, Institutions, Occupations

Pigot's and Slater's Topography of the British Isles stated that in 1843, there were thirty national schools in the county. These were attended by a total of over four thousand children.

St Mel's College opened in September 1865 with forty eight  boarders and twenty five dayboys www.stmelscollege.ie/history.htm

Saint Michaelís Boys National School, St. Melís Road, is the oldest school in the county. Its roots stretch back to 1853. http://homepage.eircom.net/~stmichaelsbns

Workshouses, Co. Longford:
Ballymahon: http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Ballymahon/
Granard: http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Granard/
Longford Town: http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Longford/

Co. Longford records- military & constabulary: www.igp-web.com/longford/military.htm
Co. Longford R.I.C. men names + details: www.igp-web.com/longford/ric1.htm
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