|The family history unit has now compiled a complete database of all the major genealogical resources relating specifically to the North Mayo catchment area, which comprises 29 parishes. The specially designed database now contains nearly a million records for North Mayo. Records for the remaining parishes of Co Mayo are held at the south Mayo family history centre in Ballinrobe at firstname.lastname@example.org A close relationship exists between both centres North & South and frequent consultations take place to make sure all sources are covered for each piece of research carried out for clients.
The database now includes all births deaths and marriages of both church and state up to 1900,( with some church parishes imputed up to 1925 ) the 1901 census, 50% of the 1911 census, gravestone inscriptions of all graveyards of North Mayo, land records, some rental books, some school roll books, and many literary and historical references relating to North Mayo.
The family history unit has become an integral part of roots tourism and is a point of reference for a significant number of visitors to the North Mayo area. The unit deals with genealogical queries by email, post, and by callers to the centre.