Researching Your Irish Ancestors at Home and Abroad [NOOK Book]

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A one-stop guide for people seeking information about their ancestors in Ireland.

This book will help all those, no matter where they live, who are searching for ancestors in Ireland. David R. Elliott has taken eight research trips to Ireland on behalf of his clients and has worked in most archival repositories in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Dr. Elliott gives clues to finding your ancestral...

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Researching Your Irish Ancestors at Home and Abroad

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Overview

A one-stop guide for people seeking information about their ancestors in Ireland.

This book will help all those, no matter where they live, who are searching for ancestors in Ireland. David R. Elliott has taken eight research trips to Ireland on behalf of his clients and has worked in most archival repositories in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Dr. Elliott gives clues to finding your ancestral county, then the parish and townland within the county. He explains how Irish archival centres work and describes how you can flesh out your ancestors lives and what you might find in cemeteries.

An experienced genealogist and seasoned traveller, Dr. Elliott gives practical advice on preparing for your trip with tips on travel, driving, accommodation, and meals. Ireland’s unique history is outlined, as well as the impact that religion and politics have had on genealogical research. An annotated bibliography and a review of important websites round out this illustrated guide.



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Editorial Reviews

Anglo-Celtic Connections
Millions of Canadians have some Irish heritage yet many have scant knowledge of the connection. This book should find a ready market as they wake up to the urge to explore their Irish roots.
Theglobalgazette.com
“Researching Your Irish Ancestors at Home and Abroad is an excellent research tool for those searching for information on an Irish background. Dr. David R. Elliott has given researchers a well-written, readable publication which explains in detail the intricacies for finding information pertaining to Irish ancestors.”
From the Publisher
This book is a fine example of how one should up a research plan at home, and when abroad in Ireland. Families Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781459703995
  • Publisher: ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
  • Publication date: 5/12/2012
  • Series: Genealogist's Reference Shelf
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,347,227
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

David R. Elliott is a retired professor of Canadian and European history and the author of three previous books. He has operated a genealogical research company, Kinfolk Finders, for ten years. As well as lecturing on Irish research, he has indexed Irish cemeteries, parish registers, and poor law union registers. Dr. Elliott is the past-chair of the London/Middlesex branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and the vice-chair of the OGS Irish Special Interest Group. He lives in Parkhill, Ontario.


David R. Elliott is a retired professor of Canadian and European history and the author of three previous books. He has operated a genealogical research company, Kinfolk Finders, for ten years. As well as lecturing on Irish research he has indexed Irish cemeteries, parish registers, and poor law union registers. Dr. Elliott is past-chair of the London/Middlesex branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and vice-chair of the OGS Irish Special Interest Group. He lives in Parkhill, ON.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Understanding Religion and Politics in Ireland 13

Chapter 2 Finding Clues to the County in Ireland 43

Chapter 3 Zeroing in on the Parish and Townland 77

Chapter 4 Strategies for Travel to and Within Ireland 89

Chapter 5 Sleuthing the Irish Archival Centres 106

Chapter 6 Putting Flesh on Your Irish Ancestral Skeletons 149

Chapter 7 Digging Around in Irish Graveyards 165

Conclusion 189

Appendix A What to Research Before You Go to Ireland 193

Appendix B Things to Research While in Ireland 195

Appendix C Historical and Genealogical Websites for Irish Research 198

Annotated Bibliography 205

Index 213

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