County Donegal

"Donegal, a county of Ireland, in Ulster, 68 m. long and 44 broad; bounded W and N by the ocean, E by Londonderry and Tyrone, and S by Roscommon and the bay of Donegal, in a champaign country; containing 42 parishes, and sends 2 members to parliament; has extensive linen manufactures, and abounds with harbours. Pop. 249,483."
[From The New London Gazetteer (1826)]



  • Transcription of the 1630 Muster Roll can be found on Ancestry.


The transcription for this county from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.




Duffy, G.F., (Ed.). A Guide to Tracing your Donegal Ancestors, Glenageary, Co. Dublin, Ireland, Flyleaf Press - 96 p. - [ISBN: 0 9508466 6 X] - Ph.353 1 8370177 Fax 353 1 8370176


  • The Ireland Genealogy Project's County Donegal page, and its listing of the Project's available Donegal Records.
  • The Irish Ancestors website (subscription) has the following types of records: State Registration of Births, Marriages & Deaths, Census returns, Land records, Church records, Genealogical Office records, Gravestone inscriptions, Directories, Newspapers, Wills, Deeds, and Occupations.
  • Irish Ancestors' extensive County Donegal website.
  • The LDS FamilySearch Wiki's Ireland Online Genealogy Records for County Donegal.
  • The Fianna website's pages for County Donegal provide important addresses and extensive information about online and other genealogy resources.
  • Roots Ireland (subscription) "offers access to a unique database of more than 20 million Irish records". Its Donegal coverage includes Baptismal/Birth Records, Marriage Records, Burial/Death Records, Census Records, Gravestone Inscriptions, Griffith's Valuation (Free Access), and Census Substitutes.
  • On-line Irish Names Research Directory - surname listing for this county
  • Donegal Genealogy Resources - "this website consists of over 3000 pages and is a compilation of 18th to early 20th century resources."

Heritage Centres:

  • Donfam Ancestral Information Centre


From Fianna:


Donegal Annual,
Mrs. K. Emerson, Co. Donegal Historical Society, Ballyshannon