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Local/Family History

Can I get information on local history and tracing my family tree?

Yes.  Central Library, Letterkenny houses the main local studies/family history collection for County Donegal and most other libraries house smaller relevant local collections.  Use this Local/family history link for more detailed information on available resources.


Can I view old newspapers?

Yes. All libraries keep back copies of current newspapers. Use this Opening Hours link to contact your local library for details.  In Central library, Letterkenny, Buncrana, Na Rosa and Bundoran libraries, old newspapers and back issues of current newspapers can be viewed digitally on microfilm.  These can also be printed at a cost of 70 cent per A3 sheet.

Archives of some National newspapers can viewed free of charge on the Library Service’s online database.  Use this Online Resources link.

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