Genealogy & Local Heritage Killeshandra Cavan Ireland

Many people come to Killeshandra in search of their ancestors. There are many local people in the area who would willingly help you to trace your heritage. When you are booking your accommodation, ask for help with identifying someone who can help or to be put in touch with somebody who could point you in right direction.

The County Genealogy Research Centre is based in the Johnston Library & Farnham Centre in Cavan town (about 20km from Killeshandra) and offers a full genealogical research service for people with Cavan ancestry. The genealogy centre contains church records of baptisms, marriages, burials, civil records of births, deaths, marriages, census records, pre and post famine land records and numerous other records. The centre has computerised almost one million records relating to individuals who resided in County Cavan before 1901.

The Cavan genealogy research centre's church records include Roman Catholic records; the earliest date from the year 1751.The earliest Church of Ireland (Anglican/Episcopalian) records date from 1703. The final starting date of Church of Ireland parish records in County Cavan is 1854. Presbyterian records commenced in 1822. The centre also possesses computerised records of smaller denominations which have starting dates between 1835 and 1879.


Other genealogical records held by the genealogy research centre include:

Fiants , will indexes , Slater's and Pigot's directories , hearth money rolls , 1821 census , 1766 religious census , registry of freeholders , gravestone inscriptions, publications.

The research centre has publications for sale including:

‘Cavan - Essays on the History of an Irish county’
‘Diocese of Kilmore’, ‘A Genealogical History of the O'Reillys’
‘The Bréifne Historical Journal’.

Contact Cavan Genealogy Centre

Cavan Genealogy Centre
Johnston Library & Farnham Centre
Farnham Street, Cavan
t: +353 (0)49 4331942

Click here for the Irish Family History Foundation website

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