Contact Us

Use the form on the bottom right to contact us (including academic & media enquiries) or email

For those seeking information regarding the data in the records, documented within our archives, you must first register as a member. Please note that there are strict data protection regulations in place regarding access to these records (please read our Data Protection and GDPR policies). For these and ALL genealogical enquiries please use this form (Click the Link) 

We will be shortly opening membership for the ANSEO! Project. Members include volunteers, supporters, sponsors and those wishing to learn more of the records we hold. We appreciate the support both, financial and in volunteering, to help us in our work. Please use the form above if you wish to keep updated on this & other news.

You may also write to: The Manager, The ANSEO! Project,

Moygownagh Community Centre, Moygownagh,

Co. Mayo, Ireland, F26 XRR9.

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Founded by historian & actor Liam Alex Heffron, the ANSEO! project digitally archives our statutory national school records, by gathering the images of each page, of each record book, taken by our enthusiastic volunteers. The result is a unique archive of digital records from primary schools and their communities, holding a wealth of interest for genealogists, academics, historians and any of us who went to school in one of these schools.

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Data Protection & GDPR

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Data Protection & GDPR  

The actual programme of work of retrieving, cataloguing, photographing the record material was carried out with the approval of the individual schools involved and John Fleming, Bishop of Killala, as patron of the relevant National Schools and likewise with Rev Canon Doris Clements, Church of Ireland Board of Education, Killala, Tuam and Achonry diocese.

Kevin Long, Digital Data Curator of Inspiring Ireland 1916 and the Digital Repository of Ireland, at the Royal Irish Academy, provided outline advice on the best practice for digital archiving, and record compilation.

Hugh Jones, Privacy Officer of Sytorus provides advice and guidance on the implications of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect on the 25 May 2018 as it pertains to cataloguing the relevant historical records containing sensitive material under the Data Protection legislation. All images are created, recorded, backed-up and stored in accordance with best practice both from data integrity, security and protection aspects. No archival material is published on-line but it is hoped to create a search facility to direct approved and designated interested parties, to where they can peruse and study the information contained within the records via online finding aids. In any case this will all be carried out subject to the GDPR stated above and relevant data protection legislation.

Any and all responsibility for GDPR and general data protection adherence rests solely with the management of the ANSEO! project.