13 March 2020

New Records for Galway and Waterford from Findmypast

Findmypast continues to bring us new Irish records, courtesy of St Patrick!

Waterford Poor Law Union Board Of Guardians Minute Books
The addition of over 163,000 records from the Dungarvan and Lismore Unions to those already online from the Waterford Union brings the collection to almost 400,000 entries. They are from the 1840s to the early 1920s.
Available are transcripts of the vital details and images of the original minute book. You might find a family member who was on the staff, a guardian, supplier, received outdoor relief for work such as breaking stones, paid or collected the poor rates, made a request for assistance with emigration, married while an inmate, was an orphan or deserted child or other special circumstances.

Galway Poor Law Union Records
A collection of the board of guardian minute books, indoor relief registers, medical registers and poor rate collection lists spanning 1849 to 1921. They are for 7 of Galway’s 10 poor law unions:  Ballinasloe, Clifden, Glenamaddy, Gort, Mountbellew, Portumna and Tuam. People in a variety of roles, as above for Waterford, may appear. There are 188,119 entries.

Galway County Burials
There are 3,485 entries from Tuam, dating from 1880 to 1920, or which 2,130 are Roman Catholic. Be sure to check the linked original record image for additional information.

Galway, St George Mansergh Estate Records
A small collection, just 285 results, maps and rent lists for the land of the Richard St George Mansergh Estate in Headford, County Galway. The records dating from 1775 to 1832 are from Galway County Council.

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