How to Trace your Irish Ancestors
An Essential Guide to Researching and Documenting the Family Histories of Ireland's PeopleBook - 2009
The purpose of this book is to highlight the most important documentary evidence available to the family historian wishing to research their Irish ancestry. It is aimed primarily at researchers whose time in Irish repositories is limited, and who want to know what is available locally and online. It covers more than eighteen individual sources of information, making it simpler to organise your search and easier to carry it out both locally and on the ground.
Contents: 1. Where to Begin; 2. Administrative Divisions; 3. Civil Registration; 4. Census Returns and Old Age Pension Claims; 5. Census Substitutes; 6. Wills and Testamentary Records; 7. Election Records; 8. Board of Guardian Records; 9. School Records; 10. Migration; 11. Emigration; 12. Landed Estate Records; 13. Taxation and Valuation Records; 14. Church Records; 15. Military Records; 16. Printed Records; 17. Law & Order; 18. Local Government; 19. Researching Online.