County Sligo, Ireland, genealogy and family history notes

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Irish Roots Cafe, Jan 1, 2001 - Reference - 42 pages
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Finding Your Family in County Sligo 

This illustrated, well indexed book, was created exclusively to help you find your family in County Sligo, Ireland. Focusing specifically on families within the county, it includes an introduction to research and sources in Sligo. The most numerous families from birth records are given, as well as rather rare Sligo families found in heraldic records. Included you will find a full page county map from the Atlas of Ireland, along with a listing of modern parishes and old townlands, along with the address and location of records for more research. Published by the Irish Genealogical Foundation, this book was originally made for members researching in Sligo.
What this book does This work includes copies of actual records (some worn, torn and faded), from the IGF Library. It also includes rough sketches of family coats of arms and notes from centuries past - seldom found elsewhere. The resources provided here will help research any family in the county, including old Irish families, and settler families from England, Scotland, Wales and the continent. This book is a hands on guide for finding your family in Sligo- some family history is included - but it is not a gigantic collection of family histories . (For that see 'The Book of Irish Families, great & small', the first book in the Irish Families series by O'Laughlin.)

The Irish Families Project for Sligo The Master book to the 29 volume Irish Families series is 'The Book of Irish Families, great & small'. That book gives hundreds of family histories from County Sligo, and the surrounding areas. " County Sligo Genealogy and Family History Notes", volume 24 in the series, expands upon that coverage with added families and new resources just for Sligo. (In this way both books can work together as a set if desired, or they may be used independently for research.)

Table of Contents P a r t O n e
O'Gara extract from King James Irish Army List
Introduction to Sources;
Birth Index..
National Resource List .
Local Resource List.
Names in Sligo
Town Hall of Sligo Town (illus)


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 Mike is a one of a kind resource. Since 1978, he has authored 12 hardbound books, 34 Irish genealogy county books, 40 CD's/videos, 300 podcasts, 7 broadcast series', and 1,000 articles. O'Laughlin also publishes rare works by 10 authors, including 'The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters' and 'The Irish Book of Arms' (60 works in all). His web pages have tallied over 100 million visitors.

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