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The Province of Connacht Team looks after the Counties of:
County Galway
County Leitrim
County Mayo
County Roscommon
Welcome to the Connacht Province Team.


Connacht Province Team Leaders

The co-leaders of the Connacht Province team are Alicia McCormack and Ian Hunter
For details of all the Counties members please see Ireland Project Counties Teams Members where you will find the detail of teams to which members of the project belong.
To join this or any other team send your request to the Ireland Counties Coordinator, Jen Hutton or Rich Devlin or any of the team leaders above.

What we do

Ireland Project - County Teams
A PDF file giving an introduction to inform you of the role of the county teams, to explain the structure of the teams and to let you know what is expected of you as a member. This PDF is hosted on the Google Drive of David Loring so if you have any problems accessing it please contact him. The PDF is downloadable from the viewer.
Whilst familiarizing ourselves with Styles and Standards and 'standard' Wikitree 'best practice' goals such as merging duplicate profiles, sourcing, cleaning and adding biographies, linking profiles to the wider family tree and general Profile Improvement, as a member of the Connacht Team you will be assisting in helping people locate their ancestors in counties of the Province of Connacht. There are various ways in which we can do this, some through the sub-projects of the Ulster counties and some by providing the framework whereby records are grouped together, categorized, under various aspects such as towns, townlands, parishes, electoral districts and census records etc.
Please remember Communication Before Editing.

Helping as a member

A part of being a member of the Ireland Project and of the Connacht Province Team is giving a little bit of your time if possible to tidying up the profiles we oversee as the team. Some of these profiles such as the Unknown Locations and Unsourced need a bit of TLC from the Team members. In particular those that have been orphaned for what ever reason and no longer have a profile manager to watch over them need our attention. Any little bit of time you can spare will be appreciated you may be assured. Resolving sources for unsourced profiles and determining locations of birth and / or death where such information does not currently exist will benefit the whole WikiTree community.
See the Profiles Needing Work link below in the status section for details of what is needing to be done.
For other Sub-Categories for Connacht see the main County category for each of the Connacht counties. Some examples of the sub-Categories are:
See Ireland Sub-Projects for other Irish projects you might be interested in.
It is highly recommended that you start a One Name Study or more for your surnames. It is a great place to store your research notes, sources such as web sites, books, etc. and a place to connect to other genealogists who are working on that name.

Connacht Province Status Pages

Go to the Parishes of Connacht (Status) page which displays the progress of parish CIB and Space pages and the current version number. This also just happens to be a useful list of every civil parish in Connacht Province.
This free space page show the profiles, by county in Connacht province, that are in need of some TLC from the team. Connacht Profiles Needing Work (Status)
Elements of these categories may also be connected to Connacht province:
Ireland Unsourced Profiles
Category: Ireland Project Needs Biography
Category: Ireland Project Needs GEDCOM Cleanup
Data Doctor's Ireland error list

Your own Profiles that need work

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A considerable amount has gone into and is still on going on the determination of the correct townland names and locations and the categorization of these. In order that we present a uniform format for location categories please visit this page for help with creating Geographic Categories for Ireland
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Which place do you use when documents name several for the one event? Example: Eskerboy, Ballinasloe, and Kiltormer, are all named as the place of birth. Which one should I use? Or a combination of?

(This one has been giving me a real headache.)

posted on County Galway Team (merged) by Melanie Paul
My Kavanagh ancestors were from Drumshanbo, but I'm not sure if that's where they originated. All I have is a marriage on October 8, 1846, between Johanna Kavanagh and William Nicholson in the Church of Ireland. Her age was 22 and her father was John Kavanagh, Farmer. William Nicholson was 19. Family information says that he was from Scotland, and he may have joined the British Army as a way to escape poverty. He was a private in the 41st foot, stationed at the Black Rock Barracks in Drumshanbo.
posted on County Leitrim Sub Project (merged) by Carol Collins
My Rielly decendants came from Leitrim. They settled in Quebec ( Lower Canada ) about 1835. There is a pioneer cemetery ( Reilly Cemetery) near Rupert Quebec. The 1851 census shows their family. I can send the JPG of the census if you would like to see it. William Rielly. Rielly-28
posted on County Leitrim Sub Project (merged) by William Rielly
Hi. I have several details on my great grandfather Patrick Lynch. Born in 1831, he was apparently a saddle maker in Armagh who had two brothers, Martin, and John (who left for America), and some unnamed sisters. Patrick married Catherine McIlveen in 1854 but they may have moved to Belfast where my grandfather Joseph was raised. They had cousins in a Joyce and a Moore family.

However, all I know of Patrick's father was that his name was Richard and he lived in Galway. I assume he was born between 1780 and 1810.

There's a definite resemblance between several in my own family and one of the 20thc descendants of Patrick 'Lydican Castle' Lynch whose son Patrick went to Argentina in the 1740s, so I am expecting to find a direct lineage connection in Galway at some point.

posted on County Galway Sub Project (merged) by Sandeha Lynch