Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors: The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster

Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors: The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster

by William J Roulston

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Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors: The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster by William J Roulston

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 family’s 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781903688991
Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation
Publication date: 06/01/2005
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 306,277
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

William Roulston is Research Director 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.

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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 family’s 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.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
By the author's own admission, "the destruction of the Records Office in Dublin in 1923 was catastrophic", and this book is obviously a guide for those who live IN Ireland, as, also, by the author's own admission,"the records that are available in the US on microfiche through the Latter Day Saints are NOT completely to be trusted", therefore, what real use IS this book except to those either who live IN Ireland, or have the wherewithal to make the many, many trips back and forth necessary to ensure the possibility of succeeding in securing the documentation of even ONE line?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago