Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Irish Ancestors: How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage

Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Irish Ancestors: How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage

by Radford, Kyle J. Betit
     
 

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A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Irish Ancestors helps you define the challenges of Irish family research, then provides strategies to overcome them. You'll learn how to investigate the various generations of your family, the events that shaped their lives, the details about how they lived, and the story of their emigration.

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A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Irish Ancestors helps you define the challenges of Irish family research, then provides strategies to overcome them. You'll learn how to investigate the various generations of your family, the events that shaped their lives, the details about how they lived, and the story of their emigration.

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Library Journal
In this expansion of their 1998 collaboration, Ireland: A Genealogical Guide, the authors begin with a recap of basic search strategies, such as understanding given names and surnames and options in research depending on whether or not an ancestor's place in Ireland is known. Several chapters are then devoted to resources for locating Irish immigrants in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and the British West Indies a vital approach, as many beginners want to "jump the pond" straight to Ireland while ignoring non-Irish sources that can provide valuable data. Coverage of Irish sources such as civil registrations, emigration lists, tax, estate and land records, military records, and cemetery, census, and church data includes the historical significance of the record types and what sort of information can be found within. Other topics covered are Irish place names and administrative divisions, heritage centers, Internet resources, inventories and catalogs, research guides, and society records. Each chapter refers the reader to numerous print sources, web sites, addresses of societies, and repositories and concludes with a suggested reading list. Copious icons and illustrations point out tips and techniques to make one's research more fruitful. An appendix of archives and libraries is also included. Where John Grenham's Tracing Your Irish Ancestors (LJ 5/15/00. 2d ed.) focuses more on identifying specific Irish records by location than general search strategies, this book puts more emphasis on introducing beginners to successful research methods as well as Irish and non-Irish sources. Highly recommended for public libraries; those with the means might purchase extra copies for circulation. The authors are the former publishers of the journal, The Irish at Home and Abroad. Elaine M. Kuhn, Allen Cty. P.L., Ft. Wayne, IN Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
A Genealogist's Guide To Discovering Your Irish Ancestors was specifically designed and written for the aspiring genealogist seeking guidelines for determining an Irish ancestor's place of origin. Dwight Radford and Kyle Betit effectively collaborate to present sound advice for researching Irish records both domestically and overseas; basic strategies essential to successful Irish research; special advice about tracing Scots-Irish ancestors; practical advice for accessing Irish cemeteries, land, church, estate, census, and military records; how to access civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths, as well as emigration lists; sources and strategies for researching Irish ancestors who settled in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Wales, and the Caribbean, as well as timely information on Internet resources and favorite sites on the World Wide Web. Highly recommended for personal and community library genealogical research reference collections, A Genealogist's Guide To Discovering Your Irish Ancestors offers both the novice and the experienced genealogist with everything necessary to trace and record their family's Irish history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558705777
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
02/01/1901
Series:
Discovering your Ancestors Ser.
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.42(w) x 10.91(h) x 0.87(d)

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