Connacht, formerly anglicised as Connaught, is the western province of Ireland, consisting of the counties Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo. Its main urban centres are Galway in the south, and Sligo in the north. It is the smallest of the four Irish provinces, with a population of 542,039.
This page is being used at the moment ONLY for posting messages on the Connaught Message Board for people who know that there ancestors are (or were) based in Connaught, but do not know what county or parish they came from. If you know what county or parish your ancestors came from, please JOIN that parish and post your message on their message board - you'll get a quicker and more informed response that way.
The more information that you have about your ancestors, the better the response you should receive. Try to post as much information as possible:
- if they were married (and to whom)
- children's names
- descendants' names
- any thing else you can think of
When your query has gathered enough information for you to decide what county your ancestors came from, we can then more your query to that county's message board (and eventually to the message board of the parish from which your ancestors came).
This will be an exciting journey for you(and us).
Message Boards for Counties in Connaught
Resources for Connaught include:
Sligo Heritage & Genealogy Society - http://www.sligoroots.com/
Sligo County Library - http://www.sligolibrary.ie/sligolibrarynew/index.html
Leitrim Genealogy Centre - http://www.leitrimroots.com/
Leitrim County Library - http://www.leitrimcoco.ie/eng/Services_A-Z/Library/About-Library-Service/
Galway Family History Society West - http://galwaywest.rootsireland.ie/
Galway Family History Society East - http://galwayeast.rootsireland.ie/
Galway County Library - http://www.galway.ie/en/services/library/
Mayo Family History Centres - http://mayo.irishroots.net/Centres.htm
Mayo County Library - http://www.mayolibrary.ie/en/home/index.aspx
Roscommon Heritage & Genealogy Company - http://www.roscommonroots.com/
Roscommon County Library - http://www.roscommoncoco.ie/en/Services/Library/
The Certificate of Irish Heritage is a unique and personalized document that provides official recognition by the Irish Government of your Irish heritage.