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Griffith's Primary Valuation
This  the first standard valuation of all real property in Ireland  lists householders and lessors by townland, parish, poor law union, and barony.  We hold a full set for Donegal, in volumes arranged by barony.  Although the publication dates for County Donegal are stated to be 1857-58, there is strong evidence to suggest that the valuation was carried out up to a decade earlier.  It is known, for instance, that some persons listed as being present in 1857-58 had died in the Famine.  The maps relating to Griffith's Valuation are in the Valuation Office, Dublin. Entries for all the Donegal Unions are in book form.  The entries for the rest of Ireland are on *Microfiche.
Genealogical and family history information is also to be found in some monographs e.g. Amy Isabel Young's Three hundred years in Inishowen Belfast: McCann, Stevenson & Orr, 1929, Charlie Conaghan's History and antiquities of Killybegs Ballyshannon, 1975, and in many local community publications. 
Hamilton Estate Rentals (Fintown) 1818-1849 (microfilm)
List of tenants in the townlands of Ballydermott, Ballydavitt, Ballinamore, and Magherybeg comprising the Hamilton estate; acreage rented, rents and arrears.  *Microfilm
On the same microfilm:
Manorvaughan and Dutton Estate records of the Third Earl of Leitrim for the year 1836.
Includes such townlands as Cooladerry, Rinmore, Magheradrummond, Fanavolty, Rosapenna, Ba;;ynabrocky, Ballyvehill.  Names of tenants, population statistics, land valuation, annual rents, some of the Earl's observations about his tenants.
 A 3. Other Sources in Central Library
Royal Irish Constabulary index 1816-1922 (microfiche)
An alphabetised listing of men who joined the RIC between 1816 until its disbandment in 1922.
Name; age; married or single; native county; year of enlistment; whether emigrated and to where.  *Microfiche
Passenger Lists
We hold a number of published passenger lists (mainly for vessels leaving Derry Port) and of US immigration lists.  The earliest records date from 1735.  They include:
Donegal passengers on the Assisted Passenger Lists from Plymouth, England to Sydney Australia 1848-1868 compiled by Richard Reid.
Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 by Frances McDonnell.
Passengers from Ireland: lists of passengers arriving at American ports between 1811 and 1817 / by Donald M. Schlegel.
Irish passenger lists 1847-1871: lists of passengers sailing from Londonderry to America on ships of the J & J. Cooke Line and the McCorkell Line / complied by Brian Mitchell.
Passenger list of the Invercargill' which sailed to New Zealand 1878 (65 passengers from County Donegal [photocopy].
Immigration of Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania 1682-1750
The Famine Immigrants, listing Irish immigrants arriving at the Port of New York [7 volumes]
Volume 1:             Jan 1846                       June 1847
Volume 2:             July 1847                       June 1848
Volume 3:             July 1848                      March 1849
Volume 4:             April 1849                     Sept 1849
Volume 5:             Oct 1849                       May 1850
Volume 6:             June 1850                     March 1851
Volume 7:             April 1851                     Dec 1851
The Search for Missing Friends: Irish immigrant advertisements placed in the Boston Pilot [8 volumes]
Volume 1:             1831                 1850
Volume 2:             1851                 1853
Volume 3:             1854                 1856
Volume 4:             1857                 1860
Volume 5:             1861                 1865
Volume 6:             1866                 1870
Volume 7:             1871                 1876
Volume 8:             1877                 1920.
Parish Registers available in Central Library
We have Church of Ireland parish registers for Inver, Mountcharles, Killaghtee and Killybegs, all in the South of the County.  The Inver records (Baptisms and Marriages) begin in 1805, Killybegs Baptisms in 1809 and Marriages in 1838, Killaghtee Marriages begin in 1857 and baptisms in 1873, and Mountcharles Marriages in 1861 and Baptisms in 1877.
 *Microfilm.  No printouts 

Index to parish records of:- Years available
First Letterkenny Presbyterian Church 1845-1899
Gortlee (Letterkenny) Reformed Presbyterian Church 1872-1898
Letterkenny Second Presbyterian Church 1821-1858
Letterkenny Third Presbyterian Church 1841-1899
Milford Presbyterian Church 1838-1899
Rathmullan Presbyterian Church 1845-1899
Fanad Presbyterian Church 1827-1899

Gravestone Inscriptions
Typescript records of gravestone inscriptions for the following graveyards, some include maps:
Old Inver                                     
Church of Ireland, Inver                
Old Killaghtee                     
Church of Ireland, Killaghtee
St. Catherine's, Killybegs 
St. Eunan's Cathedral, Raphoe
A number of gravestone inscriptions have been published:
Assaroe Abbey
in Ó Gallachair, Pádraig. Assaroe Cemetery' Donegal Annual Vol. 3 (3). 1957. pp81-107.
Ballyshannon, Church of Ireland
in Begley, Anthony. Graveyard inscriptions at St. Anne's Church of Ireland, Ballyshannon'. Donegal Annual Vol 12 (2). 1978. pp320-358.
Carne, Pettigo
in Ó Gallachair, Pádraig, Slevin, P., and Cunningham, John Carne graveyard, Pettigo, Co. Donegal' Donegal Annual Vol. 41, 1989.  pp135-156.
in Ó Gallachair, Padraig Where Erne and Drowes meet the Sea [s.l.: s.n.] 1961.
Machaire Gathláin (Maheragallon)
in Irish Family History 5, 1989. pp. 
Trade Directories 
We hold a range of directories which list the merchants, professionals, clergy  and  gentry in each town. These include:
Slater's Directory of Ireland 1846, 1856, 1870, 1881 and 1884.  *Microfiche
Pigot's Directory of Ireland 1820, 1821, 1822 and 1824. *Microfiche
Porter's Guide to the manufacturers and shippers of Ireland  1908.  Book
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