A Guide to Tracing Your Limerick Ancestors

A Guide to Tracing Your Limerick Ancestors

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This title sets out the records (including websites) available for tracing the history and genealogy of families in Co. Limerick, Ireland. The genealogical sources for Limerick are diverse because of the nature of the county, which contains both remote rural agricultural communities and an urban population in Limerick city. The most common family names include O'Brien, Ryan, Donovan, Sheehan, Hallinan, Hurley and Scanlan. Many Limerick people emigrated in the late 18th and 19th centuries. Almost 17 per cent of the population emigrated in the 1850's alone. This book will be of direct interest to the descendants of these emigrants. It details the types of records available, where they can be accessed and how they can best be used to trace ancestors in the county and city of Limerick. It is well illustrated with maps of administrative divisions, and examples of the types of records to be found. There is also a comprehensive index.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 142 x 228 x 14mm | 300g
  • Flyleaf Press
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1907990062
  • 9781907990069
  • 376,623

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- an excellent 'must have' for anyone trying to trace their Limerick ancestors Irish Lives Remembered Great book and an absolute must for tracing your Limerick ancestors! History & Heritage pillar for Limerick City of Culture 2014 Another wonderful publication from Flyleaf Press has been donated to the Society's archives recently. Tracing your Limerick Ancestors is an essential guide for anyone researching ancestors for the City and county of Limerick - This is a completely new and expanded edition of this valuable guide. Ireland's Genealogical Gazette Feb 2014 ..This volume largely consists of written sources of genealogical information, with general advice on Irish research. It is well illustrated with maps, examples of the records to be found, and other relevant material, and includes a comprehensive index. Ancestors Margaret Franklin is the local history specialist in Limerick County Library. In this book she has done a very thorough job of providing all the necessary information for anyone attempting to trace their ancestors in Limerick. If your ancestors came from Limerick , this book will prove invaluable. Yorkshire Family Historian
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About Margaret Franklin

Margaret Franklin has recently retired as the local history specialist in Limerick Library Service and has contributed articles on a range of aspects of Limerick history to local history and parish journals. She has also compiled a bibliography of Limerick city and county.
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Table of contents

Foreword 8 Abbreviations 10 Chapter 1 Introduction 11 Chapter 2 Getting Started 13 Chapter 3 Administrative Divisions 19 Chapter 4 Civil Registration Records 27 Chapter 5 Censuses and Census Substitutes 33 Chapter 6 Church Records 51 Chapter 7 Wills and Administrations 65 Chapter 8 Land Records 73 Chapter 9 Commercial Directories 87 Chapter 10 Newspapers 91 Chapter 11 Gravestone Inscriptions 99 Chapter 12 Family Names and Histories 109 Chapter 13 Miscellaneous Sources 129 Chapter 14 Further Reading 133 Chapter 15 Library, Archive and Society Addresses 145 Index 151
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