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"Mayo, a county of Ireland, province of Connaught, 62 m. long and 52 broad, bounded E by Roscommon, S by Galway, W and N by the Atlantic, and NE by Sligo, 54 m. long, and 48 broad, and containing 796,000 acres, divided into 68 parishes. It sends 2 members to parliament. The W coast is mountainous, and thinly inhabited; but the interior produces excellent pasturage, and is watered by several lakes and rivers. Pop. 297,538. Chief town, Castlebar." [From The New London Gazetteer (1826)]

"COUNTY MAYO, a maritime county of the province of Connaught, Ireland. It is situated in the N.W. part of the island, and is bounded by the counties of Sligo and Roscommon on the E., the ocean on the N. and W., and county Galway on the S. It lies between 53° 28' to 54° 21' N. lat., and 8° 25' to 10° 5' W. long., and extends over an area of 2,131 square miles, or 1,363,882 statute acres, of which 497,687 are arable, 56,976 are under water, 8,360 in plantation, 800,111 uncultivated, and 848 are occupied by the sites of towns, roads, &c. Its length from N. to S. is 58 miles, and its extreme breadth from E. to W. is 72 miles. The coast is rugged and forbidding, but is broken by numerous indentations, the principal of which are, the Bay of Killala, with its extensive fisheries, Broadhaven, Blacksod, Tulloghane Bay, Clew Bay, an expanse of water with numerous islands, Bullan Bay, Westport, &c. The principal promontories of the coast are, Belmullet, Benwee Head, with the Stag's rocks, Eagle island, with its lighthouse, Erris Head, Mullet peninsula, Achill Head, with its lofty cliffs, Achillbeg, Clare island, with lighthouse, Innisgort, with light, Runa Head, Innisturk, Bofin Bank, where cod are taken, the Killeries, and Inistegil.......More " [Description from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)]Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2018]

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Archives and Libraries

Mayo County Library

Local studies at Mayo County Library

National Museum of Ireland – Country Life (Turlough, near Castlebar, County Mayo)  -    on wikipedia

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Cemeteries

Mayo Cemetery Records - on IGP

Mayo Headstone Photos - on IGP

Mayo County Council Registers of Interments :- This collection consists of a small quantity of registers, with the earliest recorded interment being in 1913.

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Census

Mayo Census Records - on IGP

Mayo Census Substitutes - on IGP

Mayo; National Censuses/Substitutes - on fianna

1911 Census - Co Mayo FHLC numbers - on fianna

1901 Census for County Mayo,Ireland; East Mayo  - on fianna

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Church Records

Mayo Church Records  - on IGP

Mayo Roman Catholic Records - on Irish Ancestors

County Mayo; Roman Catholic Records - on fianna

Kiltimagh, Co Mayo Church Records, Baptisms; July 1861 to September 1880 - on fianna

Co MAYO Marriages - on fianna

Kiltimagh, Co Mayo, Roman Catholic Marriages - on fianna

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Civil Registration

Mayo Vital Records - on IGP

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Description and Travel

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Directories

Mayo Directory Records - on IGP

Mayo Directories - on fianna

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Emigration and Immigration

County Mayo Immigration Records - on IGP

Summary of Disposal of Holdings in Belmullet and Newport Districts - on IGP (Mayo Miscellaneous Records)

Emigration (May County Library)

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Gazetteers

The transcription for this county from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.

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Genealogy

Smith, B. A Guide to Tracing your Mayo Ancestors, Glenageary, Co. Dublin, Ireland, Amazon.Com Listing 96 p. [ISBN 0 9508466 7 8]

The Ireland Genealogy Project's County Mayo page, and its listing of the Project's available Mayo Records.

The Irish Ancestors website (subscription) has the following types of records: State Registration of Births, Marriages & Deaths, Census returns, Land records, Church records, Genealogical Office records, Gravestone inscriptions, Directories, Newspapers, Wills, Deeds, and Occupations.

Irish Ancestors' extensive County Mayo website.

The LDS FamilySearch Wiki's Ireland Online Genealogy Records for County Mayo.

The Fianna website's pages for County Mayo provide important addresses and extensive information about online and other genealogy resources.

Roots Ireland (subscription) "offers access to a unique database of more than 20 million Irish records". Its Mayo coverage includes Baptismal/Birth Records, Marriage Records, Burial/Death Records, Census Records and Griffith's Valuation (Free Access).

Genealogy resources at Mayo County Library

Mayo.ie - " allows you to share your genealogy findings with others by using the Mayo Family Tree facility. This lets you upload details of your ancestors which will add to the main “Mayo Family Tree”. By doing this, you will be able to see how your ancestors are connected to other members of Mayo’s global family, which will allow you to discover new facts about your genealogy and meet new relations along the way. ....."

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Historical Geography

Mayo Civil Parishes - on Irish Ancestors

See the county Mayo page on logainm.ie which has links to its civil parish pages

  • "The Placenames Database of Ireland was created by Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge in collaboration with The Placenames Branch (Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht). This is a comprehensive management system for data, archival records and placenames research conducted by the State. It is a public resource for Irish people at home and abroad, and for all those who appreciate the rich heritage of Irish placenames."
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History

Mayo History - on IGP

The Clans of Mayo (Mayo County Library)

The Famine in Mayo  (Mayo County Library)

War of Independence (Mayo County Library)

Addergoole Titanic Society “ In April 1912 fourteen men and women from Addergoole, in North Mayo, set sail from Queenstown, Cork for a new life in America. Within days, eleven had died in the icy waters of the North Atlantic. .....“

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Land and Property

Mayo Land Records - on IGP

Estate Rental Records (Mayo County Library)

Land Surveys & Maps (Mayo County Library)

Griffiths Valuation 1847/64 on the Ask about Ireland site. Use the search box to bring up entries showing Barony/Parish/Townlands and lists of Occupants

Tithe Applotment Books for county Mayo and its  parishes are available online on the National Archives of Ireland website (free).

  • The Tithe Applotment Books were compiled between 1823 and 1838 as a survey of land in each civil parish to determine the payment of tithes (a religious tax). Unlike Griffith's Valuation they do not cover cities or towns.
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Maps

Mayo Maps (Mayo County Library)

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Military Records

 Mayo Military & Constabulary Records (The Irish Constabulary) - on IGP

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Monumental Inscriptions

Mayo Headstone Photos - on IGP

Mayo Memorial Cards - on IGP

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Newspapers

Mayo Newspaper Records - on IGP

Newspapers (Mayo County Library)

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Obituaries

Mayo Obituaries - on IGP

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Periodicals

Local Journals (Mayo County Librasry)

From Fianna:

Bohola Post (annual),
Mr. P.J. Finan, Bohola, Claremorris, Co. Mayo

North Mayo Historical and Archaeological Society Journal (annual)
Mr. J. Garry, Editor, 26 Maple Drive, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Castlebar Parish Magazine (annual),
Mr. J. Mee, c/o Connaught Telegraph, Castlebar

Cathair na Mart (annual),
The Chairman, Westport Historical Society, Carrowholly, Westport, Co. Mayo

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Probate Records

Mayo Wills - on IGP

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Religion and Religious Life

Catholics in Mayo 1792 - on IGP  (Mayo Miscellaneous Records)

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Social Life and Customs

Mayo Photos (people) - on IGP

Mayo People (Mayo County Library)

Schools' Folklore Collection (Mayo County Library)

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Taxation

Poll Money Ordinance of 1660 (Mayo Miscellaneous Records)  - on IGP