Friday 13 March 2020

FindMyPast adds Waterford and Galway PLU records

While the gap between online launches of Irish genealogy collections may be stretching out, you can always rely on the lead up to St Patrick's Day bringing some new records for us to get stuck into! And this year is no exception.

Sample from St George Mansergh Estate in Co Galway
Today, FindMyPast has added Poor Law Union (PLU) records from Counties Waterford and Galway, and Estate Records from Co Galway.

Galway, St George Mansergh Estate Records: In the Headford area of the county (Cargin Parish), the St George Mansergh Estate was held by Richard St George. These estate records, digitised by Galway County Council, include maps of the estates and a list of tenants on the land. They span from 1775 to 1832. When viewing an image, use the left/right arrows to browse through the documents and learn more about the estate

Waterford Poor Law Union, Board of Guardians Minute Books : More than 163,000 records from the Dungarvan and Lismore Unions are now available for the first time online and join some 250,00 other PLU records for the county. In Irish poor law, the Board of Guardians operated the workhouses and administered poor relief. If your ancestor worked in a Waterford workhouse, was a supplier or an inmate, they could be mentioned in these records. You'll also find inmate marriage announcements, the names of orphaned children, and details of those who asked for help with emigration.

Galway Poor Law Union Records: These records, digitised by Galway County Council and now transcribed and indexed by FindMyPast, include Board of Guardians Minute Books and Poor Rate Collection lists dating from 1849 to 1921. They cover seven of the county's 10 PLUs: Ballinasloe, Clifden, Glenamaddy, Gort, Mountbellew, Portumna and Tuam. Other types of records are included for specific Unions, like Medical registers for Portumna, and Indoor Relief registers for Tuam. Some 188,119 transcriptions are in this collection,

Galway County Burials: This collection of 3,485 records from burial plot books and registers of interment relate to burials in the area of Tuam between 1882 and 1920. They include transcripts and copies of the original documents.

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