Professional Family History Research Provider for the East Galway Area

+ 353 (0) 909749309

Find Your Ancestors in East Galway

Welcome to the East Galway Family History Society based at the Woodford Heritage Centre

Looking after our Heritage

As well as many years of experience in family history research, our Society has a proud record of supporting and working with local communities within east Galway

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Community Support

We organise heritage and history talks, participate in local events, collaborate with community groups, host exhibitions for local artists and craftspeople


Unique Literature

We have for sale a range of publications on the various heritage and historical aspects of east Galway which are from several different publishers and authors


Connecting Past and Present

We can, if possible, arrange meetings with people who can connect you with where your ancestors lived and who also may be able to identify their final resting place

We offer help for every step of your journey

Online Database

We have the most comprehensive selection of historical records for the east Galway area searchable online on a subscription basis at
This website contains data from 34 county genealogy centres on the island of Ireland


Our team of experienced experts can offer you help and guidance for every step of your way to building your family tree and with the assistance of local communities we can often provide additional information that adds to your experience


Our Online Shop

We sell a variety of historical publications and have unique collections of photographs, publications and vintage postcards which can be printed in a variety of formats

Our Services


Involves researchers checking all available sources for a particular record which can be a baptism or birth record, marriage or death record
The results can be emailed or posted free of charge



Involves researchers conducting preliminary research using available sources to determine what level of research may be available
The results can be emailed or posted free of charge




One generation and includes research for the marriage of a couple and birth/ baptism records for any children of this union
The results can be emailed or posted free of charge


Face to Face Consultations

€40 per hour

This per-hour fee involves our professional locally based and experienced researchers assessing your ancestor’s information, offering guidance and tips to further your research using appropriate sources and websites

Family History Report

from €250

A Family History Report is a unique in-depth bound report that will enhance your knowledge of your ancestors and will be a treasure for you and your family.
A report will consist of all the available historical Church, State, Land, Census records for east Galway

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