Tracing Your Cork Ancestors

Tracing Your Cork Ancestors


By (author) Tony McCarthy, Illustrated by Eoin Ryan


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  • Publisher: Flyleaf Press
  • Format: Paperback | 162 pages
  • Dimensions: 146mm x 226mm x 14mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 31 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Dublin
  • ISBN 10: 1907990011
  • ISBN 13: 9781907990014
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 213,196

Product description

This book sets out the records available for research on the history of County Cork families, where they can be accessed, and how they can be used to best effect. For each type of record, it describes the background to their compilation, and the categories of people and data included. It also provides background on the social history of County Cork and how this history has affected the keeping and survival of records. Cork is the largest Irish county and was a major emigration county.

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Author information

Tony McCarthy is a Corkman and a writer and researcher on Irish genealogy. He was a founder of the magazine "Irish Roots" although no longer involved in its management. In addition to 'Tracing your Cork Ancestors, he has also published "The Irish roots guide" Lilliput Press (Dublin) 1991.

Review quote

'For anyone with Cork Ancestors this book is a must because of its clear focus on a specific county and references to local materials. This book also has value for those still seeking a place of origin in Ireland because the descriptions are very clear on how and why the records were created and how they can be used' (FGS Forum, 1998)

Table of contents

Emigration and emigration sources; administrative divisions; censuses; civil registration; Griffith's valuation; tithe applotment books; Catholic church records; Church of Ireland parish records; commercial and postal directories; newspapers; records of the graveyard; electoral lists; occupational sources; family histories; miscellaneous sources; researching in Cork; researching in Dublin; useful information.