"Roscommon, a county of Ireland, province of Connaught, bounded E by Longford and Westmeath, S by Galway, W by Mayo, N by Sligo, and NE by Leitrim, 50 English m. long, and 37 broad. It is a flat open coutry, in some places sprinkled with rocks, in many interrupted by extensive bogs, and but little diversified by hills. The Shannon divides it from Longford and Westmeath, and the Suck from Galway. It has excellent pastures. Pop. 207,777."
[From The New London Gazetteer (1826)]
The transcription for this county from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
- The Ireland Genealogy Project's County Roscommon page, and its listing of the Project's available Roscommon 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 Roscommon website.
- The LDS FamilySearch Wiki's Ireland Online Genealogy Records for County Roscommon.
- The Fianna website's pages for County Roscommon 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 Roscommon coverage includes Baptismal/Birth Records, Marriage Records, Burial/Death Records and Griffith's Valuation (Free Access).
- The Leitrim-Roscommon Home Page
On line resources:
- WorldGenWeb - Roscommon Queries
- The Leitrim-Roscommon Surnames List
- The Leitrim-Roscommon Townland search engine - an extensive and very useful database
Farrell, Noel. Roscommon Town. (In the "Exploring Family Origins" Series.). Noel Farrell, Park Road, Longford, Ireland (1998).
- Searchable database of Griffiths Valuation for Leitrim and Roscommon
The Leitrim-Roscommon Home Page provides the following maps:
- Locations of catholic parishes
- Locations of civil parishes
- Locations of poor law unions
- Locations of baronies
- Townlands in the Catholic Parish of Ballintubber
- Townlands in the Catholic Parish of Fairymount
- Townlands in the Catholic Parish of Frenchpark
- Townlands in the Catholic Parish of Loughglynn
- Townlands in the Catholic Parish of Tulsk
- Townlands in the Civil Parish of Moore