Author: Ian Cantwell
Series: Irish Memorial Inscriptions, Vol.1
Gravestone inscriptions and church memorials are an important source for genealogical research and local studies. This is especially the case when paper records have not survived the ravages of time, as is the case for many parish registers from the west of Ireland.
On this CD-ROM, Ian Cantwell provides comprehensive coverage for the western half of counties Galway and Mayo. This includes full transcripts of the surviving memorials found in the 128 graveyards in that part of Ireland.
This CD-ROM also contains detailed maps of the area covered. The CD also includes:
over 3,000 memorials up to 1901
over 8,000 names
indexes of names, addresses & occupations
Memorials were often erected by American relatives, and their details are included. The author presents a statistical analysis of rates and dates of death including the Famine period (1845-48). He also provides an entertaining commentary, a guide for further research, detailed maps, and introductory descriptions of each graveyard or church in the collection.
This CD-ROM is a must for all those studying the history and genealogy of the west coast of Connaught.