Key sources available when trying to trace your ancestors in Westmeath.
1823-1837 on microfilm * gives details of land owners, areas of farms, valuation and amount of tithe payable. Originals are held in the National Archives, Bishop St., Dublin, 8. Tel. 01 4783711.
Lists head of household only and if owner or tenant of the property ; also lists amount of property and valuation.
Available in Mullingar Library. Original maps in the Valuation Office, Irish Life Centre, Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1. Tel. 01 8171000. Online access available at www.askaboutireland.ie
available at each Parish Church, The National Library of Ireland, Kildare St., Dublin 2. Tel. 01 6030200 and at Dun Na Si Heritage Centre, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Tel. 090 6481183 or firstname.lastname@example.org Dun na Si charge a research fee.
for Mullingar Parish are held at the Local Studies Dept., Mullingar Library. Baptisms are indexed alphabetically under the child’s name and lists the fathers name and the mothers maiden name. Marriages are recorded in the bride’s parish and are indexed alphabetically under the husband’s name. Copyright belongs to Mullingar Parish.
are held at the base Church, the National Library of Ireland and at The Representative Church Body Library, Braemore Park, Churchtown, Dublin 14. Tel. 01 4923979
Non Catholic Marriages are recorded from 1845. All births, marriages and deaths are recorded from 1864. Research facilities are available at the General Register Office, Irish Life Centre, Abbey St. Lower, Dublin 1. Tel. 01 6354422. Queries with an exact date may be obtained from the General Register Office, Government Office, Convent Road, Roscommon. Tel. 090 6632900. Availability will depend on the event having being registered in the first place. Charges may apply.
listed in Westmeath Journal 1823-1826 and 1827-1834 by Simon L.M. de Montfort. Available at the Local Studies Dept., Mullingar Library, by kind permission of the author.
details of gravestone inscriptions exist for various cemeteries. Contact the Local Studies Dept., Mullingar Library for details.
The 1901 census is the first available census that lists all occupants residing in the house on the night of the Census. It records name, relationship to head of household, age, occupation, and County of origin. The reels are not indexed but townlands are listed alphabetically within the District Electoral Division.
edited by Seamus Pender lists the names of persons with title to land, the total number of English & Irish people living in each townland and the principal Irish names in each Barony.
is a useful guide when trying to locate a townland. It records County, Barony, Parish, Union and District Electoral Division.
Variety of directories on CD-Rom & Printed format including Pigots, Slators and Thoms contain valuable information on major towns within counties. Towns covered for Westmeath include Mullingar, Athlone, Castlepollard and Kilbeggan.
* denotes holdings in Local Studies Departments in Mullingar Library and Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone