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Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources, or support its efforts.

Addresses of the societies are for the most part where their meetings are held as they are by-and-large not brick-and-mortar institutions.

Regional Society[edit | edit source]

Western Family History Association
Lackagh Parish Centre
Lackagh, Galway
Website: Western Family History Association
Website #2: Western Family History Association

Home counties of Association members include Galway, Clare, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, and Leitrim, with some members coming from as far afield as Cork. It is a self-help group for its members and does not carry out research. The Association provides a continually expanding library of genealogical and historical books for members’ usage, which is available monthly.

Sligo Societies[edit | edit source]

Ballymote Heritage Group
The Teagasc Centre
Carrownanty, Ballymote F56 A585
Telephone: 086 3542905
Email #2:
Website: Ballymote Heritage Group

The Group has continued to devote itself to its stated aim of raising awareness of all matters of Heritage and in particular promoting knowledge of and interest in all aspects of local history, archaeology, culture, folklore, and all the many things that make up the unique character of any given area.

Friends of Sligo Gaol
Riverside Hotel
Abbeyquarter North, Sligo
Website: Friends of Sligo Gaol
Website #2: Friends of Sligo Gaol

The aim of Friends of Sligo Gaol is to provide community support for the conservation of Sligo Gaol and to promote greater understanding and public awareness of its history and heritage.

Sligo Field Club
Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre, IT Sligo Campus
Ash Ln
Bellanode, Sligo F91 YW50
Website: Sligo Field Club
Website #2: Sligo Field Club

SFC objectives are to promote interest in the environment, both natural and man-made, through lectures, guided field trips, and other methods considered appropriate. The SFC’s general areas of interest are Archaeology, History, Natural History, & Environmental Quality.