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This website is a compilation of 18th to early 20th century resources, provided to assist amateur genealogists with their family history research in Donegal

It is the work of myself and other researchers. If you would like to contribute any records to this website, it would be very much appreciated!

 

There are now more than 2,825 pages pages of transcriptions online, with more to come!

You will find project pages, where a large collection of records have been compiled on a subject/event or parish, as well as general indexes to BDM, census or land records, where full or partial transcriptions have been compiled. There are also maps, photographs and indexes to all available records and published works.

I have been researching my Donegal ancestors for many years - the research is difficult and a lot of the records hard to navigate, but once you understand these available records, you can put together a good family history. Donegal records are limited however - civil registration didn't start until 1864 for the general population, church registers in the mid 1800s, though a lucky few start earlier; and very few 19th century census exist; the earliest universally available is 1901.


ALL records on this website are in the public domain and should all be free of copyright. If there are any records which you believe are under copyright, or have been reproduced here without permissions/the correct acknowledgements, please contact me with the details of the file.

 

This website is totally FREE to access and is intended to be used by amateur genealogists researching their Donegal roots.

If you would like to copy sections of any records for your family history, please advise the submitter of the record/s and request permission to do so.

 

Copying of anything contained within this website for commercial purposes is not permitted

The copying & selling of any of these records for your own profit is expressly forbidden (I do know who you are!)

 

Please note that I cannot undertake research for anyone, even if I'd like to!

Aside from this research being much more enjoyable & satisfying if you do it yourself, the more time I spend on queries,

the less time I have to transcribe and add records to this website

Everything you need is in the links below & contained within this website, especially in the How To section under General

 

Boyd's Gen Booklet - Getting Started With Your Donegal Family Research

Genealogy Toolkit

 

 Resources -

 

 General -

 

 Projects -

Births, Deaths, Marriages & Wills

Archive & Library Resources

Donegal Relief Fund

Census Records

Books

 Researchers -

Commercial Directories

County, Parish & Townland Websites

Surnames A to K / Surnames L to Z

Convicts

How & where to get Records

 Extra -

Donegal Families

Irish Names/Place Names in Donegal

Derryveagh Evictions 150th Anniversary 2011
Famine & Famine Relief Life in Donegal Donegal Books Collection

Headstone Inscriptions

Maps and Parish & Townlands Lists

Donegal Diaspora & Donegal Gathering

Land Records

New Donegal Photographs

Donegal Holiday 2008

Newspaper Extracts

Old Donegal Photographs

Donegal Holiday 2010

Occupation-related Indexes

Passenger Lists

Donegal News Media

School Records

Research Addresses Webrings & Links

 

 

 Parish Projects -  
These are on-going projects - information & records are still being added for each Parish

Aghanunshin

Fahan Lower

Kilteevoge

Allsaints Fahan Upper Leck
Aughnish

Gartan

Lettermacaward

Burt

Glencolumbkille

Mevagh

Clonca Inch Mintiaghs or Barr of Inch

Clondahorky

Inishkeel

Moville Lower

Clondavaddog

Inishmacsaint

Moville Upper

Clonleigh Inver Muff
Clonmany Kilbarron Raphoe
Convoy Kilcar Raymoghy

Conwal & Glenswilly

Killaghtee

Raymunterdoney

Culdaff Killea

Stranorlar

Desertegny Killybegs Lower

Taughboyne

Donagh Killybegs Upper Templecarn
Donaghmore Killygarvan Templecrone & Arranmore
Donegal Killymard Tullaghobegly & Gweedore
Drumhome Kilmacrenan & Termon Tullyfern
    Urney

 

Announcements

 

2015 was a quiet year for me - after more than 14 years of maintaining this website, I needed a bit of a break :-)

 

2016 looks like it is going to be a big year - I am working on new transcripts, including the Taughboyne Parish Church Vestry Books from 1796,

Deaths in Scotland of people born in Donegal for 1855, and More Petty Sessions & Dog Licence Registers

 

I am also working on producing some County Donegal Resource Books, which will be a very big project! To help with that and raise funds to have the books published,

I have a small handcraft shop on Etsy Ireland where I am selling hats I have knitted using Donegal Tweed yarn from Kilcar (there are also hats made with NZ wool, silk & possum fur!)

 

The shop is called Glendowan and can be found by clicking on the link

 

I will also be selling some excess Donegal books and a few old Crolly dolls - the page for those will be online soon!

 

July/August this year will be spent solely in travelling around Donegal, for research & photography, so I will not be attending to many emails during that time

 

 

Additions & Updates - 10 Feb 2016

 

Big update of 1901 census notes for Knocknafaugher and Swillybrin, Clondahorky Parish

Updated Falchorrib, Croagnashallog & Mullaghderg, Templecrone Parish

 Updated Cloghgore, Convoy Town & Treantaboy, Convoy Parish

Taughboyne Vestry Minutes Apr 1796 - 23 Feb 1819

 

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All money received will be used solely to help me pay for the books and resources I need to build my website and make even more information freely available.

Thankyou!

I hope you enjoyed your visit!

 

Lindel Buckley

Donegal Genealogy Resources