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The Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Ancestors in Ireland

The Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Ancestors in Ireland

by Claire Santry


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Discover your Irish roots! Trace your Irish ancestors from American shores back to the Emerald Isle. This in-depth guide from Irish genealogy expert Claire Santry will take you step-by-step through the exciting—and challenging—journey of discovering your Irish roots. You'll learn how to identify immigrant ancestor, find your family's county and townland of origin, and locate key genealogical resources that will breathe life into your family tree. With historical timelines, sample records, resource lists, and detailed information about where and how to find your ancestors online, this guide has everything you need to uncover your Irish heritage.

In this book, you'll find:

   • The best online resources for Irish genealogy
   • Detailed guidance for finding records in the old country, from both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
   • Helpful background on Irish history, geography, administrative divisions, and naming patterns
   • Case studies that apply concepts and strategies to real-life research problems
Whether your ancestors hail from the bustling streets of Dublin or a small town in County Cork, The Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide will give you the tools you need to track down your ancestors in Ireland.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440348808
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/29/2017
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 130,392
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Part 1 Linking Your Family Tree to Ireland

Chapter 1 Discovering Your Irish Heritage 9

Chapter 2 Jump-Starting Your Irish Research 19

Chapter 3 Identifying Your Immigrant Ancestor 37

Part 2 Getting to Know the Old Country

Chapter 4 Understanding Irish History 52

Chapter 5 Understanding Irish Geography 66

Chapter 6 Deciphering Irish Names and Surnames 86

Chapter 7 Civil Registrations 97

Chapter 8 Church Records 110

Chapter 9 Census Records 123

Chapter 10 Land and Property Records 144

Chapter 11 Printed Records 158

Chapter 12 Probate, Law & Order, Military, and Occupation Records 175

Part 3 Using Advanced Sources and Strategies

Chapter 13 Putting it All Together 186

Chapter 14 What to Do When You Get Stuck 193

Appendix A Latin in Irish Catholic Parish Registers 201

Appendix B Irish Genealogy Research Societies 207

Appendix C Irish Graveyard Research 211

Appendix D Archives, Libraries, and Other Repositories in Ireland 215

Appendix E County and Heritage Genealogy Centers 220

Appendix F Publications and Websites 225

Index 231

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