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Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

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The new edition has been revised to include more broadly relevant material, such as a listing of copies of Roman Catholic records, covering dates, locations and formats. This edition also includes details of the Family History Centres of the Mormon Church, one of the world's richest genealogical archives.
Paperback, Third Edition, 526 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Genealogical Publishing Company (first published January 1993)
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Ray Richard
Feb 12, 2017 Ray Richard rated it really liked it
A good read helpful when navigating the foggy waters of Irish genealogy.
Tory Wagner
Aug 06, 2016 Tory Wagner added it
Shelves: genealogy
This is the third edition of the book published in 2006. Gresham has done a suburb job of directing the reader to sources of information for those tracing their family to Ireland. The first few chapters concentrate on specific types of information eg births, marriages, deaths, census, church records, land records, wills, emigration, newspapers, while the bulk of the book deals with specific counties in Ireland. The upshot seems to be that most records are at the county level, so genealogists nee ...more
Aug 07, 2014 Meg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: genealogy, read-2014
While I still feel daunted by sorting out the genealogy on the Irish side, this book assured me that it's not just me. Phew. An essential guide and I'll be getting my own copy.
Jan 16, 2016 Ed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seems thorough, I have started my Irish research and I like this book. It not only gives where to find the data but what the data means and some of the history behind the data.
Gary Barton
Jul 05, 2012 Gary Barton rated it really liked it
Shelves: reference
Chock full of good recommendation (and examples) for tracing your Irish ancestors. This is a "must have" reference book!
Patrick Hurley
Nov 25, 2016 Patrick Hurley rated it really liked it
Good information if you have Irish family that you want to gain information about them, then this a good resource. It gives you hints and tips for searching within Ireland itself.
Sep 26, 2012 Jim rated it liked it
Slightly more dry than psoriasis, but extremely useful for us shanty Irish types as we trace our roots.
Mar 25, 2009 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: genealogy
I find myself going back to this book constantly. It has to be the most thorough volume on Irish research.
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Good Reference book, third edition is out now
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