16 March 2020
FindMyPast has announced the release of an exclusive collections relating to Irish family history, in partnership with Galway County Council.
The release forms three individual collections that can be searched by name, year, location and keyword, including;
Galway Poor Law Union Records
Over 188,000 records covering 72 year of Irish history. The Galway poor law union records are a collection of the board of guardian minute books, indoor relief registers, medical register entries and poor rate collection lists. The board of guardians were responsible for the welfare of the poor and the maintenance of workhouses. The records span the years 1849 to 1921 and include 7 of Galway’s 10 poor law unions.
Galway county burials
Over 3,000 records taken from original burial ground plot books and registers of internments. Covering Tuam Burial ground between 1882 and 1920, these transcripts and images can reveal a combination of the deceased’s name, occupation, residence, burial year and the location of their grave.
Galway, St George Mansergh Estate Records
Records of the St George Mansergh estate in Headford, Galway. The records span from 1775 to 1832. The documents include descriptions and maps of the estate along with a rent roll of the estate.
Galway County Council archivist, Patria McWalter, said: “Galway County Council Archives is delighted to collaborate with FindMyPast on this project. The addition of some of our Poor Law Union collections on its searchable site broadens access to these amazing archive resources, and helps us connect with the diaspora and everyone researching their Galway descendants”.