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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ireland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] County Offaly [[Image:County Offaly.jpg|thumb]] '''County Offaly''', in [[Ireland]] was formerly known as '''King’s County'''. It is located in the Irish Midlands in the province of '''Leinster''' and consists of 771 square miles with its greatest length being 52 miles from the River Ollatrim near Moneygall to the boundary near Edenderry.
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Anciently, it was part of the '''Kingdom of Ui Failghe''' from which it gets its present name. The British began occupation in the thirteen century, but did not gain control until the sixteen century when it was named King’s County in 1547 in honour of King Philip II of Spain. Its name was changed to Offaly in 1920 and it became part of the Republic of Ireland on its formation in 1921.
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In 1821, the population was 131,088. It increased to 146,857 in 1841, but then began to decrease to 52,592 in 1926. In 2006, the population was 70,868. In 1871, 88.8% of the population were Roman Catholic with 9.9% of the Church of Ireland, 0.4% Presbyterians and 0.5% Methodists. In 1926, 92.6% were Roman Catholic with 6.5% Church of Ireland.
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== General County Research Information  ==
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Further information about County Offaly is available at the [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/OFF/index.html GenUKI] site.
 
 
 
== Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information  ==
 
 
 
A map of the Civil Parishes of County Offaly is available at [http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/fuses/civilparish/index.cfm?fuseaction=GetMap&CityCounty=Offaly&UserID= Irish Times] site.
 
 
 
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| colspan="2" style="text-align:center;background: #C8C8C8; font-size:14pt"|'''[[Ireland Genealogy|Ireland Wiki Topics]]'''
! width="30%" | [[B genealogical glossary terms|Barony]]
 
! width="30%" | [[P genealogical glossary terms|Poor Law Union]]
 
 
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| [[Aghancon Civil Parish, County Offaly|Aghancon]]  
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| colspan="2" style="text-align:center; background: #F8F8F8; padding:14px; font-size:12pt"|[[File:Flag of Ireland.png|center|250px]]
| Ballybritt
 
| Roscrea
 
 
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| [[Ardnurcher or Horseleap Civil Parish, County Offaly|Ardnurcher or Horseleap]]
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| colspan="2" style="text-align:center; background: #C8C8C8; font-size:14pt"|'''Beginning Research'''
| Kilcoursey
 
| Tullamore
 
 
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| [[Ballyboy Civil Parish, County Offaly|Ballyboy]]  
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| Ballyboy
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*[[Ireland Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]  
| Parsonstown
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*[[Ireland Record Finder|Record Finder]]
 
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| [[Ballyburly Civil Parish, County Offaly|Ballyburly]]  
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| colspan="2" style="text-align:center;background: #C8C8C8; font-size:14pt"|'''[[Ireland Genealogy|County Offaly<br>Wiki Topics]]'''
| Lower Philipstown
 
| Edenderry
 
 
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| [[Ballyburly Civil Parish, County Offaly|Ballyburly]]  
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| Warrenstown
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*[[County Offaly Catholic Parishes|Catholic Parishes]]
| Edenderry
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*[[County Offaly Civil Parishes|Civil Parishes]]
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*[[Ireland 1901 Offaly Census Townland Index|1901 Townland Index]]
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| [[Ballycommon Civil Parish, County Offaly|Ballycommon]]  
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| colspan="2" style="text-align:center; background: #C8C8C8; font-size:14pt"|'''Ireland Record Types'''
| Lower Philipstown
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| Tullamore
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*[[Ireland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[Ireland Census|Census]] 
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*[[Ireland Church Directories|Church Directories]]
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*[[Ireland Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[Ireland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]] 
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*[[Ireland Court Records|Court Records]]
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*[[Ireland Directories|Directories]]
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*[[Ireland Emigration and Immigration|Emigration & Immigration]]
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*[[Ireland Compiled Genealogies|Genealogy]]
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*[[Ireland Heraldry|Heraldry]]
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*[[Ireland Land and Property|Land & Property]]
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*[[Ireland Military Records|Military Records]]
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*[[Ireland Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization & Citizenship]]
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*[[Ireland Newspapers|Newspapers]]
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*[[Ireland Nobility|Nobility]]
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*[[Ireland Occupations|Occupations]]
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*[[Ireland Online Genealogy Records|Online Records]]
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*[[Ireland Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Ireland Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc|Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc.]]
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*[[Ireland Probate Records|Probate Records]]
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*[[Ireland Record Loss|Record Loss]]
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*[[Ireland Schools|School Records]]
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*[[Ireland Taxation|Taxation]] 
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*[[Ireland Websites|Websites]]
 
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| [[Ballykean Civil Parish, County Offaly|Ballykean]]  
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| colspan="2" style="text-align:center; background: #C8C8C8; font-size:14pt"|'''Ireland Background'''
| Geashill
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| Tullamore
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*[[Ireland Biography|Biography]]
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*[[Ireland Church History|Church History]]
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*[[Ireland Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
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*[[Ireland History|History]]
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*[[Ireland Language and Languages|Languages]]
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*[[Ireland Maps|Maps]]
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*[[Ireland Names Personal|Names Personal]]
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*[[Ireland For Further Reading|For Further Reading]]
 
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| [[Ballykean Civil Parish, County Offaly|Ballykean]]  
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| colspan="2" style="text-align:center; background: #C8C8C8; font-size:14pt"|'''Ireland Ethnicity'''
| Upper Philipstown
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| Mountmellick
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*[[Ireland Jewish Records|Jewish Records]]  
 
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| [[Ballykean Civil Parish, County Offaly|Ballykean]]  
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| colspan="2" style="text-align:center; background: #C8C8C8; font-size:14pt"|'''Ireland Local Research Resources'''
| Upper Philipstown
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| Tullamore
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*[[Ireland Archives and Libraries|Archives & Libraries]]
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*[[Ireland Societies|Societies]]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=ireland Family History Centers]  
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| [[Ballymacwilliam Civil Parish, County Offaly|Ballymacwilliam]]
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| Warrenstown
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[[Image:County Offaly.jpg|thumb]]  
| Edenderry
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| [[Ballynakill Civil Parish, County Offaly|Ballynakill]]
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Guide to '''County Offaly ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records. 
| Coolestown
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{{Click|File:Ireland ORP.png|Ireland Online Genealogy Records}}
| Edenderry
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==History==
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'''County Offaly''', in [[Ireland Genealogy|Ireland]] was formerly known as '''King’s County'''. It is located in the Irish Midlands in the province of '''Leinster''' and consists of 771 square miles with its greatest length being 52 miles from the River Ollatrim near Moneygall to the boundary near Edenderry.
| [[Birr Civil Parish, County Offaly|Birr]]  
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| Ballybritt
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Anciently, it was part of the '''Kingdom of Ui Failghe''' from which it gets its present name. The British began occupation in the thirteen century, but did not gain control until the sixteen century when it was named King’s County in 1547 in honour of King Philip II of Spain. Its name was changed to Offaly in 1920 and it became part of the Republic of Ireland on its formation in 1921.
| Parsonstown
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In 1821, the population was 131,088. It increased to 146,857 in 1841, but then began to decrease to 52,592 in 1926. In 2006, the population was 70,868. In 1871, 88.8% of the population were Roman Catholic with 9.9% of the Church of Ireland, 0.4% Presbyterians and 0.5% Methodists. In 1926, 92.6% were Roman Catholic with 6.5% Church of Ireland.
| [[Borrisnafarney Civil Parish, County Offaly|Borrisnafarney]]
 
| Clonlisk
 
| Roscrea
 
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| [[Castlejordan Civil Parish, County Offaly|Castlejordan]]
 
| Coolestown
 
| Edenderry
 
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| [[Castlejordan Civil Parish, County Offaly|Castlejordan]]
 
| Warrenstown
 
| Edenderry
 
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| [[Castletownely Civil Parish, County Offaly|Castletownely]]
 
| Clonlisk
 
| Roscrea
 
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| [[Clonmacnoise Civil Parish, County Offaly|Clonmacnoise]]
 
| Garrycastle
 
| Parsonstown
 
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| [[Clonsast Civil Parish, County Offaly|Clonsast]]
 
| Coolestown
 
| Edenderry
 
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| [[Clonyhurk Civil Parish, County Offaly|Clonyhurk]]
 
| Upper Philipstown
 
| Mountmellick
 
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| [[Corbally Civil Parish, County Offaly|Corbally]]
 
| Ballybritt
 
| Roscrea
 
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| [[Corbally Civil Parish, County Offaly|Corbally]]
 
| Clonlisk
 
| Roscrea
 
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| [[Croghan Civil Parish, County Offaly|Croghan]]
 
| Lower Philipstown
 
| Edenderry
 
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| [[Cullenwaine Civil Parish, County Offaly|Cullenwaine]]
 
| Clonlisk
 
| Roscrea
 
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| [[Drumcullen Civil Parish, County Offaly|Drumcullen]]
 
| Eglish
 
| Parsonstown
 
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| [[Dunkerrin Civil Parish, County Offaly|Dunkerrin]]
 
| Clonlisk
 
| Roscrea
 
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| [[Durrow Civil Parish, County Offaly|Durrow]]
 
| Ballycowan
 
| Tullamore
 
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| [[Eglish Civil Parish, County Offaly|Eglish]]
 
| Eglish
 
| Parsonstown
 
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| [[Ettagh Civil Parish, County Offaly|Ettagh]]
 
| Ballybritt
 
| Roscrea
 
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| [[Ettagh Civil Parish, County Offaly|Ettagh]]
 
| Clonlisk
 
| Roscrea
 
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| [[Finglas Civil Parish, County Offaly|Finglas]]
 
| Clonlisk
 
| Roscrea
 
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| [[Gallen Civil Parish, County Offaly|Gallen]]
 
| Garrycastle
 
| Parsonstown
 
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| [[Geashill Civil Parish, County Offaly|Geashill]]
 
| Geashill
 
| Tullamore
 
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| [[Geashill Civil Parish, County Offaly|Geashill]]
 
| Upper Philipstown
 
| Edenderry
 
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| [[Geashill Civil Parish, County Offaly|Geashill]]
 
| Upper Philipstown
 
| Mountmellick
 
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| [[Geashill Civil Parish, County Offaly|Geashill]]
 
| Upper Philipstown
 
| Tullamore
 
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| [[Kilbride (Ballycowen) Civil Parish, County Offaly|Kilbride]]
 
| Ballycowan
 
| Tullamore
 
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| [[Kilbride (Kilcoursey) Civil Parish, County Offaly|Kilbride]]
 
| Kilcoursey
 
| Tullamore
 
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| [[Kilclonfert Civil Parish, County Offaly|Kilclonfert]]
 
| Lower Philipstown
 
| Tullamore
 
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| [[Kilcolman Civil Parish, County Offaly|Kilcolman]]
 
| Ballybritt
 
| Parsonstown
 
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| [[Kilcolman Civil Parish, County Offaly|Kilcolman]]
 
| Clonlisk
 
| Parsonstown
 
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| [[Kilcolmin Civil Parish, County Offaly|Kilcolmin]]
 
| Clonlisk
 
| Roscrea
 
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| [[Kilcumreragh Civil Parish, County Offaly|Kilcumreragh]]
 
| Kilcoursey
 
| Tullamore
 
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| [[Killaderry Civil Parish, County Offaly|Killaderry]]
 
| Lower Philipstown
 
| Tullamore
 
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| [[Killoughy Civil Parish, County Offaly|Killoughy]]
 
| Ballyboy
 
| Tullamore
 
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| [[Kilmanaghan Civil Parish, County Offaly|Kilmanaghan]]
 
| Kilcoursey
 
| Tullamore
 
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| [[Kilmurryely Civil Parish, County Offaly|Kilmurryely]]
 
| Clonlisk
 
| Roscrea
 
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| [[Kinnitty Civil Parish, County Offaly|Kinnitty]]
 
| Ballybritt
 
| Parsonstown
 
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| [[Lemanaghan Civil Parish, County Offaly|Lemanaghan]]
 
| Garrycastle
 
| Parsonstown
 
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| [[Lemanaghan Civil Parish, County Offaly|Lemanaghan]]
 
| Garrycastle
 
| Tullamore
 
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| [[Letterluna Civil Parish, County Offaly|Letterluna]]
 
| Ballybritt
 
| Parsonstown
 
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| [[Lusmagh Civil Parish, County Offaly|Lusmagh]]
 
| Garrycastle
 
| Parsonstown
 
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| [[Lynally Civil Parish, County Offaly|Lynally]]  
 
| Ballycowan
 
| Tullamore
 
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| [[Monasteroris Civil Parish, County Offaly|Monasteroris]]
 
| Coolestown
 
| Edenderry
 
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| [[Rahan Civil Parish, County Offlay|Rahan]]
 
| Ballycowan
 
| Tullamore
 
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| [[Reynagh Civil Parish, County Offaly|Reynagh]]
 
| Garrycastle
 
| Parsonstown
 
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| [[Roscomroe Civil Parish, County Offaly|Roscomroe]]
 
| Ballybritt
 
| Parsonstown
 
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| [[Roscomroe Civil Parish, County Offaly|Roscomroe]]
 
| Ballybritt
 
| Roscrea
 
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| [[Roscrea Civil Parish, County Offaly|Roscrea]]
 
| Ballybritt
 
| Roscrea
 
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| [[Roscrea Civil Parish, County Offaly|Roscrea]]
 
| Clonlisk
 
| Roscrea
 
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| [[Seirkieran Civil Parish, County Offaly|Seirkieran]]
 
| Ballybritt
 
| Parsonstown
 
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| [[Seirkieran Civil Parish, County Offaly|Seirkieran]]
 
| Ballybritt
 
| Roscrea
 
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| [[Shinrone Civil Parish, County Offaly|Shinrone]]
 
| Clonlisk
 
| Roscrea
 
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| [[Templeharry Civil Parish, County Offaly|Templeharry]]
 
| Clonlisk
 
| Roscrea
 
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| [[Tisaran Civil Parish, County Offaly|Tisaran]]
 
| Garrycastle
 
| Parsonstown
 
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| [[Wheery or Killagally Civil Parish, County Offaly|Wheery or Killagally]]
 
| Garrycastle
 
| Parsonstown
 
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== Maps ==
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== General County Research Information ==
  
*[http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-xkings-th.htm 1885 County Map]: Courtesy of London Ancestor | Note that during this time period it was known as King's County
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Further information about County Offaly is available at the [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/OFF/index.html GenUKI] site.
  
== Occupations ==
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== Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information ==
  
Game Licences for Co. Offaly and Co. Galway in 1821.&nbsp; List of Game Licences for each applicant of Co. Offaly and Co. Galway published in the Limerick Crhronicle.&nbsp; Each entry gives name, and their residential address. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. XVII no. 1. 1985 pages 23-25. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i
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*List of [[County Offaly Civil Parishes]]
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*List of [[County Offaly Catholic Parishes]]
  
== Probates  ==
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== Civil Registration ==
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*'''1845-1913''' - {{RecordSearch|2659409|Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1845-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1408347|Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
Abstracts of Wills.&nbsp; Article&nbsp; has a collection of Will Abstracts, gathered from many sources including Owine Dempsie, of Cloinguaine, King's County 24 Feb. 1637.&nbsp; Article found in The Irish Ancestor, vol.II, no. 2 1970 page 117-127, Family History Ref. 941.5 B2i
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== Land and Property ==
  
Goodbody, Olive C. Quaker Inventories. Deaths and inventories of some Quakers in Co. Kildare, Dublin and Offaly including Robert Fayle, a farmer at Killone (Killowen) in the parish of Castlejordan in the northern part of Offaly, whose Will was proved in Prerogative Court in 1758. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.III. no.1.1971 pages 52-62, Family History Ref. 941.5 B2i
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*'''1831 - 1856''' - {{RecordSearch|2329951|Ireland, Valuation Office Books, 1831-1856}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
Abstract of Wills.&nbsp; Article lists heirs of John Baldwin of Coroghlanty, Kings Co. dies 1699. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vo.V. no.1.1973 pages 53-61. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i v5-6.
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== Maps ==
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-xkings-th.htm 1885 County Map]: Courtesy of London Ancestor | Note that during this time period it was known as King's County
  
To view a list of Offaly web sites, visit [http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/offaly.htm FHLFavorites.info] for some great sites.
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== Websites ==
  
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*[http://www.ireland.com/en-us/destinations/republic-of-ireland/offaly?gclid=Cj0KEQiAwPCjBRDZp9LWno3p7rEBEiQAGj3KJjgvi3WC6k1atq9tGewRVYihizAtJhXnw_s9JW2fTmAaAjem8P8HAQ County Offaly Website]
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*[http://offaly.rootsireland.ie/ RootsIreland.ie]
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*[http://www.offaly.ie/eng/Services/Heritage/Genealogy_/ Offaly County Council, Genealogy]
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*[https://www.offalyhistory.com/ Offaly Historical and Archaeological Society]
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*[http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=74.0 RootsChat Offaly (Kings) Resources and Help pages. (Free)].
  
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Guide to County Offaly ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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History

County Offaly, in Ireland was formerly known as King’s County. It is located in the Irish Midlands in the province of Leinster and consists of 771 square miles with its greatest length being 52 miles from the River Ollatrim near Moneygall to the boundary near Edenderry.

Anciently, it was part of the Kingdom of Ui Failghe from which it gets its present name. The British began occupation in the thirteen century, but did not gain control until the sixteen century when it was named King’s County in 1547 in honour of King Philip II of Spain. Its name was changed to Offaly in 1920 and it became part of the Republic of Ireland on its formation in 1921.

In 1821, the population was 131,088. It increased to 146,857 in 1841, but then began to decrease to 52,592 in 1926. In 2006, the population was 70,868. In 1871, 88.8% of the population were Roman Catholic with 9.9% of the Church of Ireland, 0.4% Presbyterians and 0.5% Methodists. In 1926, 92.6% were Roman Catholic with 6.5% Church of Ireland.

General County Research Information

Further information about County Offaly is available at the GenUKI site.

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information

Civil Registration

Land and Property

Maps

  • 1885 County Map: Courtesy of London Ancestor | Note that during this time period it was known as King's County

Websites