We are delighted to announce the uploading of 4524 new Galway census substitutes to our database at Roots Ireland. They are as follows:
GALWAY EMIGRANT INDEX 1829-1866 (2746 records)
This list, compiled by Peter Madden of Newcastle, Australia, documents the immigration of people from Galway to New South Wales and Queensland between 1829 and 1866.
PRODUCTIVE LOAN INDEX (1778 records)
The Irish Reproductive Loan Fund was scheme set up in 1824 to provide small loans to people who were termed the ‘industrious poor’. The records generally run from 1836-48 and are available for the following associations in County Galway: Ahascragh, Ballygar, Castle Hackett, Clifden, Kilconickny, Outerard and Galway Town.
Near the Spanish Arch, Galway
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