Professional Family History Research Provider for the East Galway Area

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Find Your Ancestors in East Galway

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

Caring for our local heritage

As well as decades of experience in genealogical studies the East Galway Family History Society has a proud record of supporting and working with the local community

Community Support

The Society holds yearly lecture series, it hosts local artists in the heritage centre and has active participation in local events

Unique Literature

We produce a range of publications covering the history of East Galway. We also sell and can source other Irish history publications

Connecting Past and Present

We can arrange meetings with people who can connect you with your past, through your ancestors or the places they lived

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 local genealogical experts can offer you help and guidance for every step of your way to building your own family tree

With the help of the local community we can often provide additional information that adds “life” to your knowledge

Our Online Shop

We sell a variety of historical publications relating to the East Galway area and Ireland more generally

We also sell collections of old photographs 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