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Mayo County Library

Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL:
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): MAY

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Central Library
Co. Mayo
Tel: 094 24444
Fax: 094 24774
[email protected]
Contact: Austin Vaughan, County Librarian

Opening hours:

Monday: closed
Tuesday: 1130-1300, 1400-2000
Wednesday: 1130-1300, 1400-2000
Thursday: 1130-1300, 1400-1700
Friday: 1130-1300, 1400-1700
Saturday: 1130-1300, 1400-1700

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes

Provided by local Record Office? The Registration Office
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations No

5. Census returns

All returns for 1901 Census of County Mayo

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories


6(b) City and Town Directories

1824 Pigot's: Castlebar, Ballina, Killala
1846 Slaters: Castlebar, Newport
1854 Slaters: Castlebar
1870 Slaters: Castlebar, Newport
1881 Slaters: Castlebar
1894 Slaters: Castlebar
1934 Thoms: all towns
1939 Thoms: all towns
1948 Thoms: all towns
1951 Thoms: all towns
1961 Thoms: all towns
1967 Thoms: all towns
1970 Thoms: all towns

6(c) Telephone Directories

Current only

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Current only

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)


9. Unpublished Indexes


10. Parish Registers


11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Cathair na Mart: Journal of the Westport Historical Society. All editions since first publication 1981
North Mayo Historical Journal. All editions since first publication in 1982
Journal of South Mayo Family Research. All editions since first publication in 1988

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

Valuation of the several tenements in County Mayo c.1856 (known as Griffiths valuations - lists of all property holders in County Mayo, who they leased property from and the size or nature of the holding)
Tithe Applotment Books - most County Mayo parishes. C.1820-1835

14. Guides to Collections


15. Local Record Offices

The Registration Office
Western Health Board
New Antrim Street
Co. Mayo
Tel: 094 23249
Fax: -
Email: -

Other information