Quillen's Essentials of Genealogy: Tracing Your Irish & British Roots

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More than 20 percent of Americans are of Irish or British descent and W. Daniel Quillen offers special advice just for these do-it-yourself genealogists.

More than 63 million Americans claim Irish or British ancestry. And many of those millions are searching for their ancestral roots. Most won’t be able to trace back many generations before they have to “leap across the pond” in search of their ancestors, and ...

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Overview

More than 20 percent of Americans are of Irish or British descent and W. Daniel Quillen offers special advice just for these do-it-yourself genealogists.

More than 63 million Americans claim Irish or British ancestry. And many of those millions are searching for their ancestral roots. Most won’t be able to trace back many generations before they have to “leap across the pond” in search of their ancestors, and Volume V in Quillen’s Essentials of Genealogy helps budding genealogists do just that.

Topics addressed in the book include:
· Where to find Irish and British records
· How to access these records
· How to use the Internet to help you in your search
· Necessary preparations for a trip abroad to do research in these countries
· Pitfalls and issues in obtaining such records
· Research tips specifically geared for England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593601560
  • Publisher: Cold Spring Press
  • Publication date: 9/11/2012
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

W. Daniel Quillen has been practicing and teaching genealogy for more than twenty years. He is the author of several books on genealogy including Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 9

2 The Basics 12

Patronymics 13

Spelling Woes 14

United States Records First 17

What's in a Name? 18

Know Your History 18

Ethnic Gatherings 19

Religion 19

3 Tracing Your Irish Roots 21

Family Tradition/Legend/Knowledge 22

United States Census Records 22

Immigration Records 27

Naturalization Records 34

Passport Applications 36

Histories/Biographies 38

Military Records 40

United States Records Summary 45

Records in Ireland 46

Irish Geographic Units 47

Irish Censuses 49

Civil Registration 56

Wills and Probate 60

Parish Records 61

Chancery Records 68

A Bold Idea 70

Surname Search 73

Favorite Websites for Irish Research 74

Irish Boys' and Girls' First Names 81

4 Tracing Your British Roots 84

Separated By A Common Language 84

United States Records 85

Family Tradition/Legend/Knowledge 86

United States Census Records 87

Immigration Records 91

Naturalization Records

Passport Applications 97

Military Records 98

United States Records Summary 101

Key English Records 102

British Census Records 102

Civil Registration 108

English Marriage Records 109

Parish Registers 111

Wills and Probate Records 120

Favorite Websites for British Research 122

British Boys' and Girls' First Names 129

Appendix A Irish Heritage Centres 132

Appendlx B Irish Surname Ancestral Home Counties 136

Appendix C British County Record Offices 143

Index 146

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