The following is a list of descendant charts and links
to other family trees from Co. Mayo. The parish
shown is the main location associated with the family
and not necessarily the birth place of the oldest
ancestor. Some descendants appear in more than
one tree, depending on their ancestors. Details of
living people have been omitted for reasons of privacy.
Gallagher, Michael (1847 - 1898) Kilfian (descendants chart, PDF)
Garvin, Thomas (c1780 - ) Mayo (descendants chart, PDF) courtesy of Chris Cavagnaro Golden, Thomas (c1820 - after 1873) Doonfeeny (Golden family page) Golden Y-DNA results Healy, Bryan (c1820 - c1906) Kilbride (descendants chart, PDF)
Heffron, John (c1845 - 1909) Ballyglass (descendants chart, PDF)
Courtesy of Parker Anderson
Joyce, Patrick (1821 - est1890) Belmullet (descendants chart, PDF) courtesy of Dennis Joyce
Accuracy of genealogical records:
Prior to the 20th century many Irish could not read or write so, spelling of names often relied upon the best guess of a priest or census enumerator who was recording the event. Many of the limited records that have survived are incomplete or difficult to read because of the handwriting or damaged documents, and sometimes include errors made by the original author. Hand-copied and digital records usually include additional transcription errors. Although, baptised with one name, it was not uncommon to become known by a "middle name" or nick-name. Typically, birthdays were not celebrated and so,
many people did not know their date of birth, while some understated
their age, perhaps due to vanity. Consequently, it is not unusual for
census and marriage records, etc. to show conflicting ages or dates
of birth and even name spellings for one individual. Hence, please
take these issues into account and independently verify any information
presented in these pages where possible, and please let me know if
you do find any errors.
_______________________________________________________________________________ Share your family tree?
If one or more of your ancestors came from the North Mayo area and you would like to share your family tree, I would be pleased to post it (above) or provide a link to your own web page. If the names are not properly formatted, I may be able to help you organise it into a suitable format, such as a descendant chart.
"North Mayo area" includes: Civil parishes of Doonfeeny, Kilbride, Kilfian, Kilcummin, Lacken, Templemurry, Rathreagh, Killala, Moygawnagh, and
other parishes north of a line from Bangor to Ballina in County Mayo.
Requirements: one or more of the listed ancestors had a birth, marriage or death in the above parishes. Also, please provide a contact (e.g. Email) in case visitors want to contact you.
Restrictions: the family tree or chart should not include names of any living people unless they have provided written permission.
The following table indicates how common some of the above surnames were by county during the 1848-1864
Griffiths Valuation. If the surname is very rare, then it is more likely that a name which matches your ancestor's,
is the correct person. If the name is common, then you may need more details to verify the match. This
information is available for most surnames at the Irish Times web site.
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