Digitisation enables us to do two very important things, preserve by making a digital copy and make accessible by providing on-line access to a global audience. Therefore in the coming years we are committed to making important collections available on-line, to be used and enjoyed by all. A selection – a small quantity - of the Archives important and most requested collections and records have been digitised and are available on-line. Digitisation is very expensive, and it will take many years before we have a comprehensive selection available in this way. Researchers are advised to consult each collection’s descriptive list to learn about its content. Alternatively consult other finding aids, such as the on-line catalogue, which is designed to provide visitors to our web-site the opportunity to find out more about our holdings. Due to their size some items may take a short while to download. All items are in adobe acrobat (PDF) format.
Several of Galway County Council Archives' collections have been indexed by FindMyPast and made available on its website, which holds over two billion family history records. The Galway Collection includes the Poor Law Union collections for Ballinasloe, Clifden, Gort, Mountbellew (part of) and Tuam, and also a Portumna Medical Register (1881-1884) and the St George Mansergh Headford Estate Survey (1775).