Finding Your Irish Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide

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Ancestry Publishing, Sep 1, 2005 - History - 180 pages
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Finding Your Irish Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide is the ultimate resource to help you learn if the luck of the Irish is in your blood or not. This easy-to-use guide will teach you to make use of the many Irish family history records that have become available in recent years. Explore the best family history sources in Ireland, including birth, marriage, and death records; church records; census records; and much more. Finding Your Irish Ancestors will help you discover Internet sites for searching Irish heritge and prepare for a successful family history trip to Ireland.
  

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The book gives you ideas about your Irish heritage and certainly encourages the reader to persue his history. It is a good starting point. Makes you think about your ancestors. Read full review

Contents

Basic Principles
1
Time Line of Irish History
13
Surnames and Given Names
15
Place Names and Land Divisions
21
The Irish Overseas
33
Birth Marriage and Death Certificates
53
Church Records
63
Censuses and Census Substitutes
79
National School Registers
125
Occupation Records
127
Internet Sites
133
The Family History Library
141
Irish Heritage Centres
147
Archives and Libraries
153
Visiting Ireland
159
Registration Districts
165

Land and Property Records
89
Gravestone Inscriptions
99
Newspapers
105
Commercial and Social Directories Ill Chapter 13 Wills and Administrations
120
Terms Used in Irish Family History
167
Recommended Reading
171
Index
173
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