How to Trace Your Irish Ancestors: An Essential Guide to Researching and Documenting the Family Histories of Ireland's People

How to Trace Your Irish Ancestors: An Essential Guide to Researching and Documenting the Family Histories of Ireland's People

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By (author) Dr. Ian Maxwell

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  • Publisher: How to Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 222 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 18mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1845283759
  • ISBN 13: 9781845283759
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 225,325

Product description

The purpose of this book is to highlight the most important documentary evidence available to the family historian wishing to research their Irish ancestry. It is aimed primarily at researchers whose time in Irish repositories is limited, and who want to know what is available locally and online. It covers more than eighteen individual sources of information, making it simpler to organise your search and easier to carry it out both locally and on the ground.

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Author information

Ian Maxwell is a former Records Officer at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, and is now a freelance writer for "Family History Monthly" and "Ancestor" magazines contributing numerous articles on both Irish, Scottish and English history and genealogy and lecturing on these subjects too. Ian is also author of three other genealogy books: "Tracing Your Ancestors in Northern Ireland" (HMSO, 1997), "Researching Armagh Ancestors" (UHF, 2000) and "Researching Down Ancestors" (UHF, 2000).

Review quote

"'This clearly laid out book is a useful guide for anyone researching and documenting the family histories of Ireland's people.' Family Tree Magazine 'Offers remarkably detailed and wide ranging information to the sources and where they may be found.' Ancestors 'This splendid book does indeed cover the full gamut of resources and it contains a valuable list of up-to-date websites.' Family History Monthly 'A reliable and straightforward guide to researching Irish family history, with a factual focus and no waffle.' Your Family Tree 'Our firm favoirite, this book is accurately hailed as an essential guide to Irish research. Splendid book. Aimed at beginners as well as more experienced enthusiasts, it serves both group admirably. Lucid and practical and it contains a valuable list of up-to-date websites.'Family History Monthly"

Table of contents

1. Where to Begin; 2. Administrative Divisions; 3. Civil Registration; 4. Census Returns and Old Age Pension Claims; 5. Census Substitutes; 6. Wills and Testamentary Records; 7. Election Records; 8. Board of Guardian Records; 9. School Records; 10. Migration; 11. Emigration; 12. Landed Estate Records; 13. Taxation and Valuation Records; 14. Church Records; 15. Military Records; 16. Printed Records; 17. Law & Order; 18. Local Government; 19. Researching Online.