Carter surname study



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Catholic Church in downtown Louisburgh


This list is for the discussion of the Genealogy, Culture and History of the Irish people who lived and/or passed through the townland of Louisburg, County Mayo.  Discussion of migration  patterns, immigration, heraldry, historical sketches, settlements, census data, wills, family Bibles, vital records, web sites, recipes, music, dance, books, etc. is encouraged. 

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Do not impose any other rules or conditions, expressed or implied elsewhere, upon this list.      Rules of other forums may not necessarily apply here.  Do not try to regulate this list.  THAT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY.   If you do not like the way someone formats their queries or responses, or the content of their subject titles, take it up with ME personally, NOT on the list. 

Try to keep quoting to a minimum. "Quoting" is repeating text of the message you are  replying to.  Some quoting is necessary to remind other readers what the thread is about but do try to use good judgment. Quoting the previous writer's signature block or surname list is totally  unnecessary. 

Sending a list of the Surnames you are searching is okay but please try to limit them to one or two names. Any more than that and many people just won't read them.  Try keeping several small lists and rotate them with each succeeding message.  By all means do not put "roll call" as  the sole subject line.  List the surnames themselves in the subject line.  It is also helpful to list the  time frame. 




Feile Chois Cuain, Louisburgh
May 6, 2001



Accuracy is important and sources are vital.  Ancestor lists are worthless if the information is wrong. 

All information need not be accompanied by source citations, but I do recommend strongly that posts either include sources or a note stating that they are available on request. 

If information is speculation then label it as such until it is proven or commonly accepted as

When posting your query try to give as much information as you know, i.e. dates and places  of  all vital events if known, along with enough other family members so that the reader can positively identify if they are researching the same family. "Anyone out there researching O'MALLEYs?" is way to broad and most likely won't get you any results. 

When posting your query it is helpful to make the message as readable as possible.  One paragraph, a page long, full of names and dates, is too difficult to decipher and most people won't bother to take the time to do so. 

Write surnames in CAPITAL letters. They are much easier to read and are the  generally accepted way to write surnames. 

Avoid writing your entire message in capital letters.  It is very difficult to read and is also considered "shouting." 

When replying to the list (this also can apply to private replies) try to quote some  portions of the previous message so that other readers are reminded what the "thread" is about.  Make it clear what is quoted material and what you are adding. Most mail readers take care of  this for you by inserting greater-than signs ">" at the beginning of each quoted line or possibly double brackets "<<" before and ">>" after the quoted piece.  Use standard Windows procedures to "cut" unnecessary material. 

Post your query frequently if you have not yet found the information you are seeking regarding your ancestor. New people are joining the list all the time and they may have the info
you need. 

Please send all replies to the list, not just to the original poster. Other members may  benefit from the data helpful you provide. 




Kilgeever Abbey New Cemetery, Louisburgh



Louisburgh, Co Mayo, Ireland

Mayo on the Move, Louisburgh Page

My Irish Eyes from Co. Mayo Ireland

Louisburgh, the Meadow of Buttercups

The O'Malley Clan

The Griffiths Valuation for Town of Louisburgh
(includes actual pages and an index)


Louisburgh, Killeen History




Sheep in old cemetery at Kilgeever Abbey, Louisburgh




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