The Book of Irish Families, Great & Small

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Irish Roots Cafe, 2002 - Reference - 385 pages
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This is the master volume to the 28 book set on Irish Family History from the Irish Genealogical Foundation, known as the Irish Family Project. The largest and most comprehensive of the series, this volume includes family histories from every county in Ireland and Northern Ireland. It also has, for the first time, the complete surname index for the entire series. The 27 other books which are indexed in this volume will provide additional information on even more families.

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The Book of Irish Families: Great & Small, Third Edition

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Although touted as an "All New Master Index" that contains more Irish family surnames, locations, and sources than any work in print, this book is far from all-encompassing. In fact, O'Laughlin ... Read full review

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Where the hell are the Dowling's (O'Dunlaing)??? This is an ancient name, dating back to at least 400AD, of very powerful Kings and Chieftains of Ossory and Leinster, that played a large roll in shaping the medieval period to the plantation period. I found cousins of the O'Dunlaing, such as Kensella and lessor clans, such as Brennan and the information on those clans were vague and poorly researched at best. It's a stretch to considered this book comprehensive.  

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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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