South Mayo Family Research Centre

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The South Mayo Family History Centre was appointed by the Irish Family History Foundation as the official family history research centre for the southern half of County Mayo. Located in Ballinrobe, it offers a full service to those inquiring about their family history.

  • Emigrants from Mayo in the early 1700s settled in Jamaica and Monserrat.
  • By the end of the 1700s emigrants were leaving for Australia, the U.S.A. and Canada.
  • Emigration from South Mayo as a result of the Great Famine was chiefly to New York, Boston, Philadelphia and the north of England.
  • By the end of the 19th century the bulk of South Mayo emigrants went to the US cities of New York, Jersey City, Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago, and the English cities of Liverpool, London and Manchester. 
Address South Mayo Family Research Centre, Main Street, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo, Ireland
Phone + 353 (0) 94 9541214
Email soumayo@iol.ie
Website https://www.rootsireland.ie/mayo-south-family-research-centre/
Parish(es) Ballinrobe (Mayo)
Category (ies) Heritage/Culture Local Organisation