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Last updated on May 15, 2024
Many thanks go out to Roger McDonnell and his dedicated group of volunteers who are responsible for all the 1901 census records entered into the database on this site.
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I would also like to point out to the research community that Mr. McDonnell was the recipient of an award for being the volunteer of the year 2014 by "Ireland Reaching Out" the national Diaspora programme.  Click here to read the press release.

The resources available at the Leitrim-Roscommon site


SURNAME DATABASE  A searchable data base of surnames being researched in Leitrim & Roscommon. There are links to the researcher's personal genealogy support WEB page if one exists as well as the means of sending this researcher an email. These features are accessed by clicking on the "Profile" Icon in the surname data display.  Surnames can be submitted, or data changed from the Surname Page Feb 20, 2008
A searchable data base of all the Towns and Townlands in Leitrim and Roscommon as used for the 1851 census of Ireland, detailing the County, Barony, Civil Parish and Poor Law Union for that Town or Townland DB Complete
A searchable data base of ALL the Towns and Townlands in Ireland as used for the 1851 census, detailing the County, Barony, Civil Parish, Poor Law Union and Province for that Town or Townland DB Complete
GRIFFITHS DATABASE  A searchable data base containing data from the Griffiths Valuation of Galway, Leitrim, Limerick and Roscommon. The data base is under development and is on-line for limited searching. Now contains an option for search by SOUNDEX and a "One Name Study" Search May 14, 2003
1901 CENSUS DATABASE  A searchable data base containing data transcribed from the 1901 census of Ireland for Leitrim, Roscommon, Mayo & Sligo (and other cos.). The data base is complete for all of Roscommon, Leitrim, Mayo & Sligo. All of the other counties are still under development and are on-line for limited searching.   Now with SOUNDEX Search Option May 15, 2024
1749 ELPHIN CENSUS DATABASE  A searchable data base containing data transcribed from the Synge (Elphin) census in the Dioces of Elphin.  This census covers most of Roscommon and parts of Galway and Sligo.  The data base is under development and is on-line for limited searching. Jun 3, 2003


The Leitrim-Roscommon MAP PAGE  Here you will find outline maps for the Townlands, Civil Parishes, Baronies, Poor Law Unions and Catholic Parishes in both Leitrim and Roscommon. Dec 7, 2006


  Ed Finn's Genealogy  A list with links to many of the various records that Ed has accumulated while researching his ancestors in his family tree
1890 Surname Distribution in Ireland  A searchable database that will display the numeric distribution of your entered surname.  The data was derived from Robert R. Matheson's Special Report on Surnames in Ireland.  His statistical data is based on births registered in Ireland during the year 1890.
A Soundex Code Generator  This Windows application is a free gift from the programmers at the Leitrim-Roscommon site to all the researchers who have been helping each other through their postings and email support. We have a wonderful community here and I'm proud of you all....Many Thanks!
Terry McCormick has put together a tabulated listing of the population for all the townlands in the Civil Parish of Kilglass in County Roscommon between 1749 and 1881
TRANSFERRED TOWNLANDS  A listing of the townlands that were transferred from the counties of Mayo and Galway to Roscommon as a result of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898
BULLETIN BOARD  A bulletin board provided for the posting of messages that are directly related to your Leitrim or Roscommon genealogical research
 U.S. CATHOLIC DIOCESES Ginny Chung's United States Catholic Dioceses Address lookup page
 LAVIN MANUSCRIPT An updated version of the popular Lavin manuscript written by Patrick Lavin on the surname LAVIN, which contains detailed research pertaining to the early history of Ireland, centered around the province of Connaught
 MCMANUS MANUSCRIPT A manuscript written by Michael McManus, detailing some genealogical research done on the McManus line from County Roscommon
BRENNAN HISTORY History of the Brennans of Connacht authored by Pat Brennan
IRISH HERALDRY A very detailed article written by Pat Brennan dealing with Irish Heraldry that contains a considerable amount of reference to the province of Connaught
 OTHER USEFUL SITES The Leitrim-Roscommon page of other suggested sites to support your genealogical research
 IRELAND PHOTOS Photos of Ireland taken by Ed Finn during his 1996 Vacation
 THE L-R SITE STORY The story behind the beginning of the Leitrim-Roscommon Genealogy site
I felt these links were important enough to place on the home page.  "The Golden Pages" and "The Eircom Golden Pages" telephone directories for all of Ireland are now accessible online.
Learn about Griffiths Valuation A reprint of an article publish in the Journal of "The Irish At Home and Abroad" by James Reilly. A must read for anyone interested in getting the most out of the Griffiths Valuation data
The 1901 Census Centenary A Feature article written by Mike Carroll, the site administrator for the Lalley site, containing some interesting information surrounding the importance of the 1901 Census of Ireland.
Ellis Island Passenger Ship List The much waited for Ellis Island Passenger Ship database is now online as of April 17, 2001.
Commonwealth War
Graves Commission
A searchable database listing the name, DOD, and in some cases, the parents of the deceased. Many Irish listed in this database.
NARA Access to Archival Databases The National Archives and Records Administration has made many of their resources available on-line.

Please forward any corrections, suggestions or comments on this site to efinn@leitrim-roscommon.com