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Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

Genealogical research in Ireland has always depended on records that are more fragmented, localized and difficult to access than anywhere else. The Internet is changing that. More and more records are coming online and this book is an indispensable guide to what these records are, where they are, and what they mean. This fourth edition of Tracing Your Irish Ancestors embraces online research as an essential part of any Irish family history project. Grenham includes detailed guides to Irish online records throughout the book, discussing the idiosyncrasies of the digital versions of sources and outlining research strategies. The sheer scale of digitization can make it both easier and more confusing to do research, and makes a guide such as this all the more essential. John Grenham is well-established and detailed guide has thorough descriptions of all the relevant sources and county-by-county reference lists all expanded, updated and indexed to make the book easier to use than ever before.

Author: John Grenham

Price $28.00


Research Irish Testamentary Records

Using wills and estate records pre-1858, before the system of administration changed, & post-1858; which is consistent to the present time in Ireland. A discussion of the value of these records during these time periods, availability of the records in both periods, as well as comments on some research strategies for using these collections are included.

Author: Brian W. Hutchison

Price $6.75


Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors [Ulster 1600-1800]

One of the greatest frustrations for generations of genealogical researchers has been that reliable guidance on sources for perhaps the most critical period in the establishment of their familys
links with Ulster, the period up to 1800, has proved to be so elusive. Not any more. This book can claim to be the first comprehensive guide for family historians searching for ancestors in seventeenth and eighteenth-century Ulster. Whether their ancestors are of English, Scottish or Gaelic Irish origin, it
will be of enormous value to anyone wishing to conduct research in Ulster prior to 1800. A comprehensive range of sources from the period 1600-1800 are identified and explained in very clear terms. Information on the whereabouts of these records and how they may be accessed is also provided. Equally important, there is guidance on how effectively they might be used. The appendices to the book include a full listing of pre-1800 church records for Ulster; a detailed description of nearly 250 collections of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century estate papers; and a summary breakdown of the sources available from this period for each parish in Ulster. William Roulston is Research Officer with the Ulster Historical Foundation. He is a native of Bready, County Tyrone, and has researched and written on a number of aspects of the history of Ulster in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Author: William J. Roulston

Price $23.96


Tracing Your Kerry Ancestors

This books details the records available for those interested in families from Co. Kerry, Ireland. It describes a significant range of types of records (Church and civil records, Newspapers, Commercial Directories, Wills, Censuses, Gravestones inscriptions, Land records and others) and describes sources of each for the county, where they can be found, and how they can be used to best effect in tracing Kerry families. Ilustrations of many of these record types are also provided, together with maps of the administrative divisions in the county.

Author: Michael H OConnor

Price $27.95


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