A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Irish Ancestors

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Betterway Books, Feb 24, 2012 - Reference - 296 pages
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Discover your roots!

Everything you need to start your Irish ancestry is in this book. You'll learn how to investigate the various generation of your family, the events that shaped their lives, the details about how they lived, and the story of their emigration.

Inside you'll find:Guidelines for determining an Irish ancestor's place of originAdvice for accessing Irish cemetery, land, church, estate, census, and military recordsCivil registration of births, marriages and deaths as well as emigration listsSources and strategies for researching Irish ancestors that settled in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Wales, and the Caribbean

Plus answers to common questions: How far back in time can you expect to trace your family; and how does Protestant Irish research differ from Catholic Irish research?


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A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Irish Ancestors: How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage

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The Basic Strategies
United States
New Zealand 6 Great Britain
The British West Indies
An Introduction to Irish Research
Estate Records
Heritage Centres
Internet Resources
Inventories and Catalogs
Land Records
Military Records
Research Guides and Reference Material
Society Records

The Key to Irish Research
Cemetery Records
Censuses and Name Lists 12 Church Records
Civil Registration
Emigration Lists
Taxation Records
Wills and Administrations
APPENDIX Archives and Libraries

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