Tracing Ancestors

The Clan has access to extensive databases that include: All Births in Ireland for O’Dowd and the main variant’s from when Parish records began to 1900 by County and Parish, plus Marriages and Deaths for the same up to 1860(it is planned to update these to 1900 before the next gathering. All UK Births Deaths and Marriages for O’Dowd and the main variant’s from 1837 to 1900. All Irish Census records from 1822 to 1911. Passenger Ship records (this is currently being expanded)
This information is available to all registered members. You can contact us via the Genealogy section in the Forum (which is visible to all members) or email me direct.

There are also many useful websites that can help …

The County Sligo Heritage and Genealogy Society, Stephen Street, Sligo, has a website at and can also be contacted through

The e-mail address for the Society is

Mayo North Family History Research Centre , Ennicoe, Castlehill, Ballina, can also provide a service and can be contacted by e-mail at or at their website

In addition,Conor Machale is prepared to undertake research in O’Dowd (and related) family histories. Based in Dublin, he has access to a very wide range of resources, and his involvement with the O’Dubhda Clan goes back to the very early days.

His e-mail address is

If you are contacting him, having a note of the full name of the person you are researching, their dates (if available) and the townland, barony and county in which they resided would be helpful.