Tracing Your Irish Ancestors: The Complete Guide. Fourth Edition

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors: The Complete Guide. Fourth Edition

by John Grenham

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$41.50

Overview

The best book ever written on Irish genealogy, this new edition of Tracing Your Irish Ancestors retains the familiar structure of previous editions but is now more useful than ever. Combining the key features of a textbook and a reference book, it describes the various steps in the research process while at the same time providing an indispensable body of source materials for immediate use.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806318974
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/11/2012
Edition description: 4
Pages: 606
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     XIII
Abbreviations     XIV
List of Illustrations     XVII
Preface to the Third Edition     XVIII
Introduction     XIX
Where to start     XIX
What you can expect to find     XX
USA sources for identifying Irish place of origin     XXI
Canadian sources for identifying Irish place of origin     XXII
Australian sources for identifying Irish place of origin     XXIII
British sources for identifying Irish place of origin     XXIII
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints     XXIV
Part 1
General Register Office Records     1
History and Access     1
Information Given     3
Genealogical Relevance     5
Research in the Indexes     7
Research Techniques     10
Living Relatives     11
Late Registrations, Army Records, etc.     11
Using Civil Records with Other Sources     12
Census Records     14
Official Censuses in Ireland     14
1901 and 1911     14
Nineteenth-century Census Fragments     19
Census Substitutes     22
Church Records     32
The Parish System     32
Roman Catholic Records     32
Church of Ireland Records     38
Presbyterian Records     42
Methodist Records     43
Quaker Records     44
Property and Valuation Records     47
Irish Place Names     47
Tithe Applotment Books     48
Griffith's Valuation     49
Indexes to Griffith's and Tithe Books     50
Valuation Office Records     52
Estate Records     55
Part 2
Wills     57
Background     57
A Reference Guide     64
The Genealogical Office     72
Genealogical Office Records     73
Archives     77
Research in Genealogical Office Manuscripts     77
Indexes     78
Emigration and the Irish Abroad     80
Emigration Records     80
The Irish Abroad     82
Africa     82
Australasia     83
Europe     89
North America     93
General     93
Passenger Lists     95
Canada     97
Mexico      100
USA     100
West Indies     119
South America     120
The Registry of Deeds     125
The Scope of the Records     125
Registration     126
The Indexes     126
The Nature of the Records     127
Newspapers     131
Information Given     131
Persons Covered     132
Dates and Areas     133
Locations     134
Indexes     134
Directories     136
Dublin Directories     136
Countrywide Directories     139
Provincial Directories     140
The Internet     142
Starting Points     142
Major Sources     144
Other Sources     146
Commissioning Research     149
Occupational Records     150
Army, Lawyers, Medics, Clergy, Teachers, Police     150
Checklist of Sources     158
Part 3
County Source-Lists     166
Census Returns and Substitutes     166
The Internet     166
Local History     166
Local Journals     166
Gravestone Inscriptions      167
Estate Records     167
Place names     167
Source Lists
Antrim     169
Armagh     176
Carlow     182
Cavan     186
Clare     191
Cork     197
Derry/Londonderry     211
Donegal     218
Down     224
Dublin     234
Fermanagh     243
Galway     248
Kerry     256
Kildare     262
Kilkenny     267
Laois     273
Leitrim     276
Limerick     279
Longford     287
Louth     291
Mayo     297
Meath     302
Monaghan     309
Offaly     314
Roscommon     318
Sligo     323
Tipperary     327
Tyrone     333
Waterford     339
Westmeath     344
Wexford     350
Wicklow     354
Roman Catholic Parish Registers     360
Antrim     361
Armagh     364
Belfast      367
Carlow     368
Cavan     371
Clare     374
Cork East     378
Cork North-west     382
Cork South-west     385
Derry/Londonderry     388
Donegal     391
Down     395
Dublin     399
Dublin City     403
Fermanagh     405
Galway West     407
Galway East     409
Kerry     415
Kildare     420
Kilkenny     423
Laois (Queen's)     428
Leitrim     431
Limerick East     434
Limerick West     437
Longford     440
Louth     443
Mayo     446
Meath     453
Monaghan     457
Offaly (King's)     460
Roscommon     463
Sligo     467
Tipperary North     470
Tipperary South     473
Tyrone     476
Waterford     480
Westmeath     483
Wexford     487
Wicklow     491
Variant Names of Roman Catholic Parishes      494
Research Services, Societies, Repositories and Publishers     517
Research Services     517
Societies     523
Repositories     524
Publishers     526

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This book is the gold standard for Irish genealogy. It is enjoyable to read and for all the far flung Irish around the world good luck.