Co. Sligo Heritage & Genealogy Society
County Sligo Heritage & Genealogy Society (CSHGS) was founded in 1985 as a voluntary group to identify, collect, record and computerise all genealogical information relating to County Sligo.
The Society manages and operates the County Heritage and Genealogy Centre, which is based within the Regional Tourism Offices located in Temple Street, Sligo.
The main activity of this ‘not for profit’ centre involves the provision of a comprehensive genealogical research service to people tracing their County Sligo roots from the local community and worldwide.
The Society is also active in the development of local diaspora, heritage tourism and other community related activities through annual seminars, training events and community workshops.
County Sligo Heritage & Genealogy Centre is the designated genealogy centre for County Sligo and has been in operation for over thirty years. It is part of a national network of genealogical centres in Ireland and is a member of the Irish Family History Foundation.
Based in Temple Street in Sligo Town, the centre provides a unique and comprehensive research service, with options ranging from single & multi-generational record searches to family history reports.
Our experienced researchers have an in-depth knowledge of the locality and have access to an extensive range of ancestral source material pertaining to the County. They are available for advice on research and one-to-one consultations by prior appointment.
The Centre has a wealth of source records computerised which is available to the staff who carry out research on behalf of those wishing to trace their County Sligo Ancestry.
The main Church records include:
- Roman Catholic
- Church of Ireland
Other major sources include
- The 1901 & 1911 Census for County Sligo
- Griffith’s Valuation records 1856
- Tithe Applotment Books 1823
- The Elphin Diocesan Census of 1749
- Gravestone inscriptions
The total number of records on the Sligo Centre computer database now exceeds 450,000 and is still growing. Generally speaking the vast majority of these records relate to people who were baptised, married, lived or died in Co. Sligo over the past 250 years.
Additional sources include gravestone inscriptions, cemetery records, biographical notices, trade directories and wills.
County Sligo Heritage & Genealogy Centre, Aras Reddan,
Temple Street, Sligo, Co Sligo, F91 X77K
Phone: +353 719143728
Some comments from our clients:
“County Sligo Heritage & Genealogy Centre: You all are so fabulous, helpful and kind. Thank you from 2017 when you helped me find my family!” Anne, USA.
“Wonderful. Claire was so helpful with finding where my family farmed, where they were buried. She has great knowledge of the land & history.” Colleen, British Columbia
“I was able to find my great grandparents’ grave, my second cousin, the home my great grandfather built 140 years ago! Warm friendly people!” Lorraine, USA