John C. McTernan, Rest in Peace
It is with deep regret that we learned of the lamented death of our esteemed founding director of the County Sligo Heritage and Genealogy Society, John McTernan. John has been central to the development of the County Heritage and Genealogy services for many years. A distinguished librarian, historian, genealogist and author of several publications that are vital resources to assist successive generations of people in their historical and genealogical researches, he was a true gentleman and embodied all that is good and noble of humanity. He will be sorely missed by all of us.
The County Sligo Heritage & Genealogy Centre has over twenty-five years of experience in carrying out ancestral research, enabling countless people to discover their family lineage. We offer a comprehensive range of genealogy research services and products to people tracing their County Sligo roots from all over the world.
The researching staff endeavour to give every assistance to enquirers & are fortunate in having a wealth of genealogical information at their disposal. As a not for profit community and world service your support is greatly appreciated.
The County Sligo Heritage and Genealogy Centre is part of a national network of genealogical centres in Ireland and is a member of the Irish Family History Foundation. We are the officially designated Genealogy Research Centre for County Sligo.
County Sligo is an area of stunning beauty situated on the North West coast of Ireland in the province of Connacht. Like many other Irish counties, it has suffered greatly from emigration over the last two centuries.
According to the Census returns, a staggering 75,660 emigrated from Sligo between 1851-1901. Prior to 1855, most of those emigrating from the port of Sligo took their passage directly to North America, usually to New York, Boston, Quebec & Saint John New Brunswick. Since the 1850s, the majority of the emigrants took the coastal steamers to Glasgow or Liverpool from whence most of them crossed the Atlantic in purpose-built steamers. This emigration has created a Sligo Diaspora or scattering of Irish persons worldwide who can trace their “roots” to County Sligo.
Co. Sligo Heritage & Genealogy Centre is supported by the Department of Rural & Community Development and POBAL through the Community Services Programme.
County Sligo Heritage & Genealogy Society also gratefully acknowledges the assistance of Sligo County Council and Co. Sligo Leader Partnership Co. Ltd.
Funding for this website upgrade was provided by the Local Diaspora Engagement Fund.