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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


 Researchers -

Commercial Directories

County, Parish & Townland Websites

Surnames A to K / Surnames L to Z


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


Fahan Lower


Allsaints Fahan Upper Leck






Clonca Inch Mintiaghs or Barr of Inch



Moville Lower



Moville Upper

Clonleigh Inver Muff
Clonmany Kilbarron Raphoe
Convoy Kilcar Raymoghy

Conwal & Glenswilly



Culdaff Killea


Desertegny Killybegs Lower


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




Please bear with me while I catch up with updates and records - I've not been too well the last month or so and I am now soooooo behind with things!



Additions, Updates & News -27 Apr 2015


Updated Alt Upper, Urney

Added 1901 census Rockhill, Drumhome

Clondahorky and Raymunterdoney Parish pages updated

Belcruit, Glenahilt, and Tory Island pages updated

1901 Census Fearn, Urney Updated

1901 Ramelton Townland, Aughnish

1901 Milford Town, Tullyfern

1901 Cashelnagor, Tullaghobegley

1901 Census Burn's Mountain, Killymard

Templecrone Parish Updates for Crohy, Dungloe Townland, Roshin North

Templecrone Parish Updates for Magheraclogher

Donegal-born People in the Marriage records St. Malachi's Chapel, Saint John, New Brunswick (Canada) 1828-30

Added 1901 census Ballymagrorty Irish, Ballynacarrick & Carrick Upper & Lower Barr, Drumhome Parish

Ardara Petty Sessions Jan 1852 to Dec 1853

Dunfanaghy Dog Licence Register - First 200 Dogs registered (1866)

Letterkenny Petty Sessions July to December 1858

Magee's Maggie, The Wool From Donegal Knitting Patterns

Ratepayer's Petition to the Parliament at Westminster Opposing the Erection of a Workhouse in Letterkenny, 1840

Templecrone People in the Glenties Workhouse 1851

1781 Survey of the Manor of Magavelin & Lismochery, Co Donegal

Dungloe National School registers - Boys 1873-1881 & Girls 1862-1881

Old Age Pension Applications/1851 Census Search Forms Templecrone Parish

My Donegal Books Collection Updated

Glebe National School (with Donegal, Clar, Tullynaught & Killymard) Reunion 2013


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Lindel Buckley

Donegal Genealogy Resources