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The East Galway Family History Society Co. Ltd. is based in the village of Woodford, in southeast County Galway. It is located at the Woodford Heritage Centre - a former school building dating back to 1834 located on Barkhill, at the southern end of the village. Set up in 1991, the Society was established to provide a genealogical research service for national and international clients through the collection, transcription and computerisation of historical records for the East Galway area. It is a designated centre of the Irish Genealogical Project which is a countrywide network of centres that transcribes and computerises genealogical records along with providing an ancestry tracing service for the public.
East Galway Family History Society is a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation with all profits being used to enhance and improve the services provided by the Society for the local community and visitors alike.
The Society has carried out genealogical research on behalf of a considerable number of clients over the years. People from countries such as the USA, New Zealand, Canada, Mauritius, Hong Kong, Japan, etc. have availed of the ancestral research services available at the Centre. In recent years the Society has noted an increase in research enquiries from the UK and Ireland. Please click here to see some comments from people who have used our research services.
Additionally, the Society promotes tourism, business and heritage awareness in the east Galway area and also participates in local and national events in heritage related activities.