Monday 25 April 2022 adds 4,500 census substitutes for East Galway

New census substitute records have been added to's East Galway database. There are more than 4,500 of them, split between two collections, as follows:
  • Galway Emigrant Index, 1829-1866 (2,746 records)
    This list, compiled by Peter Madden of Newcastle, Australia documents the immigration of people from Galway to New South Wales and Queensland.
  • Reproductive Loan Index (1,778 records)
    The Irish Reproductive Loan Fund was a scheme set up in 1824 that allowed local associations and committees to provide small loans to the 'industrious poor'. The records typically run from 1836 to 1848 and are available for the following associations in County Galway: Ahascragh, Ballygar, Castle Hackett, Clifden, Kilconickny, Outerard and Galway Town.

You can find out more about the East Galway Family History Society, the group that manages the local genealogy centre and continues to transcribe and gather historical records for the database, by clicking the logo above.

If you have ancestors from the area, you'll also want to view the full menu of online sources available for East Galway.