Local history By Appointment Only from Monday to Friday between 11am and 4:40pm

Monaghan County Library is dedicated to preserving the area’s local history, the materials that document the history of County Monaghan and to make these materials available to researchers and the general public.

The goal of the library is to collect and maintain these materials in trust for future generations.

Our Local History includes the political, social and economic history of County Monaghan past and present.

We also host a range of Genealogy records that can assist with the study of your family history. Many of these are available online but some, such as the Local Newspaper ‘The Northern Standard’ Obituaries have been compiled in-house and are only available to view in a Co. Monaghan Branch Library. You can however view the index to these Obituaries (see link below).  You may also like to have a look at our recommended websites or our Local History Video series which demonstrates the various online sources listed below.

Local History & Genealogy Research Facilities:

There are 3 Microfilm readers & printers located in the Clones Library.

It is advisable to book in advance for use of the microfilm reader by contacting the staff at Clones Library 047-74712

Access Hours for the Microfilm reader is as follows:

Monday 11:00am -8:00pm
Tuesday to Friday 11:00am -5:00pm

How To Trace Your Ancestors in County Monaghan (PDF)
Northern Standard Obituaries
Index to Obituaries
Census 1901 & 1911
Census of Ireland 1901 & 1911
Griffiths Valuation Books 1847 - 1864
Griffiths Valuation Books 1847 – 1864
 Tithe Applotment Books 1823 – 1837
Tithe Applotment Books 1823 – 1837
The Monaghan Story by Peadar Livingstone
Local Studies Book Collection
National Folklore Collection 1930’s Co. Monaghan Schools
National Folklore Collection 1930’s
Co. Monaghan Schools
Gallery of Old Photographs
Gallery of Old Photographs

You may also be interested in searching for Church Records and Civil Records which have been provided online by the National Archives through their Genealogy Website www.irishgenealogy.ie




Interviewing older relatives for family researchFor those of you who are blessed with living elderly relatives, you still have access to a treasure trove of memories, details, and more when it comes to your genealogy research. You can supplement all your online and other methods of research with interviews specifically geared toward these elderly relatives so you can gain valuable information.  OurPublicRecords.org have put together a really useful article entitled ‘How to Interview Elderly Relatives for Genealogy Research’.