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WESTMEATH RESOURCES & LINKS
« on: Friday 10 July 09 22:05 BST (UK) »
Resources and Links in this Section organised by the following categories:

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

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Re: WESTMEATH RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #1 on: Friday 10 July 09 22:06 BST (UK) »
Census Records & Census Substitutes

1870s Landowners

1901 and 1911 census

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Re: WESTMEATH RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #3 on: Friday 10 July 09 22:07 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)

Griffith's Valuation: search by name or place, view original pages and maps: http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml
For an excellent article on the work of Sir Richard Griffith (go to bottom of page, select a Word or PDF version of article)

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."
(note: page says 1877 which is incorrect)

Map of Irish Free State
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Re: WESTMEATH RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #4 on: Friday 10 July 09 22:08 BST (UK) »
Directories
(not all available online)

1820 J. Pigot, Commercial Directory of Ireland
1824 Pigot & Co., City of Dublin and Hibernian Provincial Directory
1846 Slater's National Commercial Directory of Ireland
1856 Slater's Royal National Commercial Directory of Ireland
1870 Slater's Directory of Ireland
1881 Slater's Royal National Commercial Directory of Ireland
1894 Slater's Royal Commercial Directory of Ireland

1915 Kelly's Directory of the Leather Trade
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Re: WESTMEATH RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #5 on: Friday 10 July 09 22:08 BST (UK) »
Places

Westmeath Buildings & Places

Athlone links
Moate links
Franciscan Friary, Multyfarnham

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« Reply #7 on: Friday 10 July 09 22:09 BST (UK) »
Libraries, Museums & History Groups

Westmeath Libraries
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« Reply #8 on: Friday 10 July 09 22:09 BST (UK) »
Schools, Workhouses, Institutions, Occupations

Workhouses- Athlone, Mullingar
(left side of page - Workhouse Locations, Irish Poor Law Unions, Westmeath)

Westmeath Schools
more Westmeath school details
Wilson's Hospital. Multyfarnham
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