Discover the History of your Family in Mayo

The South Mayo Family Research Centre

The South Mayo Family Research Centre offers a Full Service to enquirers. The centre is amongs the busiest of the Irish Family History Foundation's network of centres, because of the high volume of emigration from South Mayo since the time of the Great Famine and the resultant high volume of enquiries. The centre has computerised over one million records.

The Centre specialises in the production of individually researched Family History Reports researched by a team of dedicated and professional genealogical researchers. You can commission your exclusive Report by simply filling in the application form on this site.


The centre has computerised over two million 19th and early 20th century genealogical records relating to South Mayo. The records held at the South Mayo Family Research Centre include:

  • Roman Catholic records, the earliest of which date from 1794.
  • Church of Ireland (Anglician/Episcopalian) records commencing in 1744.
  • Presbyterian records commencing in 1819.
  • Methodist Church records which date from 1829

In addition to these sources the centres also hold Civil records of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Gravestone Inscriptions, Rent Rolls, School Roll-books, Tithe Applotment Books, Griffiths Valuation of Tenements, 1901 and 1911 Census, RIC Police Indexes, Lists of Emigrants and Migrants, Old Age Pension Census Search Forms and has access to a variety of other genealogical sources including 19th century local and national newspapers, court and prison records.



Main Street,
Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, Ireland
F31 K661
GPS 53.6235094, -9.222576
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