How to join this site
Simply email us and let us
However, if this site is
really going to be a first class free resource then we need members to share. We
don't want your trees that you have worked hard to assemble. What we are after
is raw data. If you want to know why we set up this site then read the
saga of our trip to Galway!
Here is a list of the sort of
things that you might be able to email to us for the site - hope
it's not too overwhelming. If your information doesn't fit any of these
categories we will set up a new one. This is only our brainstorm of
what WE have that can go on the site plus a brainstorm of what you MIGHT
have already or be looking for.
Obviously you are not going to
send EVERYTHING at once!
First and Foremost (and probably the
Your own interests:
Include these in an email in the way you would like them set out so we can
paste them into the site. Include your current location if you wish. Tell us
whether you would like us to put your contact details as your name e.g. Joe or
as an alias or as your email address e.g. email@example.com
Church Records: e.g. Date, Child’s name, parents
names, any additional information
·Griffiths Valuation (not Tuam and Dunmore – we already have those)
but any others or further details for Tuam and Dunmore.
Civil Registrations (references only) If you have further details that
you would be willing to share then say so and we will add an email link so
others can contact you directly
·Census information. We have this for our own Brennan’s and some of
these show other families
We have found some amusing court accounts in newspapers. They read
like Judge Judy! Also we have how to make a Tuam chair. Any suggestions for
this section appreciated
There are a few people with Tuam blood who have become famous or
infamous in the accepted meaning of those words.
· But there may also be people in your tree, from humble roots possibly,
who have made their mark in their own way. This is where we could enter their
names and some details of how they have made good (or otherwise! Include, as
exactly as possible, birth and death dates and place of birth as accurate as
possible e.g. 12 Shop Street, Tuam (only if you have it of course). If you are
proud of them let’s share your pride.
Where Did They Go?
·Ports of arrival perhaps, where they settled (and any in between
points if you wish) Why did your ancestor leave Tuam?
Where are they now?
This would be the original ancestor plus current surnames and
Missing relatives (living)
Are you searching for an individual or family that has Tuam links? Submit as
many details as you can and we can post them here. It goes without saying that
you will need to omit anything that might upset someone.
Are there any websites that you have found extremely useful and that
you would like included. If you have a personal family history site this could
go here too
Tuam was a military town and many young men joined the army. One of
Joe’s great uncles (Bernard Simon Brennan) enlisted from Tuam but was killed
in action. Bernard’s father was 40 years in the army. He returned to Tuam
and was a Chelsea Pensioner.
There are quite a few websites out there with the history of the town. Do you
have any good links?
What might be best on the site itself would be any social history you have
that is probably unpublished. It might be handed down oral stories. Or social
(Not a good title for this section but
can’t think of another one – awaiting inspiration or suggestions)
·Again there are quite a few good websites out there. Do you know of any?
· Maps clear street maps (for different dates) but unclear ones will
have to suffice if nothing else is available.
· Parish maps
· Listings of parishes or anything else you can suggest.
· Do you know of any good ones? We know of at least one that is still in
print. Do you have a reference for any and where others can get hold of a
· Is there a particular document or group of documents that you think
someone else might have? We can post these in this section
Dublin Record Office
Do you know what documents there are relating to Tuam.
Latter Day Saints (LDS)
Do you know what is available on this site for Tuam. Once again, no No worry
if you don’t – we’ll be visiting their site to find out. But have you
consulted any of them and have you extracted any information that might be
ANYTHING ELSE YOU CAN SUGGEST