Created to help you find your family in County Cork (Ireland), this book
focuses specifically on families within the county, it includes an introduction
to research and sources in Cork. The most numerous families from birth records
are given, as well as rather rare Cork 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Foundation, this book was originally made for members researching in Cork.
This work includes copies of actual records (some worn, torn and faded), from
the Irish Genealogical Foundation 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 Cork.
'The Book of Irish Families Great and Small' gives hundreds of family
histories from County Cork and the surrounding areas. "Genealogy and Family
History from County Cork", expands upon that coverage with added families and
new resources just for Cork. In this way both books can work together as a set
if desired, or they may be used independently for research. This book is also a
companion volume to the larger work "Families of County Cork, Ireland.
This volume includes the census of 1659 complete for Cork, County Map,
listing of modern parishes, plus coats of arms of families in Cork taken from
the Irish Book of Arms.
Among the families given as most numerous in the 19th century in County Cork are
Sullivan, Murphy, McCarthy, Mahoney, Donovan, Walsh, O'Brien, Callaghan
(Callahan), Leary, Crowley, Collins, Driscoll, Connell and Barry. Among other
numerous families in the 19th century birth index in Cork are: Cronin, Buckley,
Daly (Daily), Sheehan, Riordan (Reardon), Kelleher (Kelliher), O'Connor, Hurley,
Regan (Reagan), O'Keefe, Harrington, Fitzgerald and O'Neill.
Includes the previous "A Census of Co. Cork, Ireland, with family notes and
coats of arms of her families 1700-1900 a.d." .......... ' which was the first
edition of this work. Additionally, extracts on specific family history from
O'Harts work on Irish pedigrees are included, along with local and national
resources for researching Cork ancestors.
A Census and More..... The first part of this work contains the 'complete
returns of the census of 1659 for Co. Cork' including townlands, tituladoes,
first and last names, and principal names of every area within the county.
...The second section of this work is a selection of illustrated coats of arms
(as they appear in more ancient works) of the leading families of Cork, with the
many settler families of the day and it is entitled 'Coats of Arms and
Genealogical Notes of Cork Families 1700 A.D.- 1900 A.D.. A supporting book to
the hardbound 'Families of Co. Cork, Ireland." This can be considered a valuable
source for researchers in Cork, including all the place names and location
details from the census.
- List of Books
- National Resource List
- Introduction to Sources; Birth Index
- Local Resources in Cork
- Names in Cork as found in "Irish Families"
- Member Searches in County Cork
- Map of Cork denoting baronies
- The Complete Existing returns from the 'census' of 1659, showing the
methods of spelling family and place names at that time
- A List of Nobles from Centuries Past
- Coats of Arms and Genealogical Notes
- Arms connected in some way to the county, as taken from the "Irish
Book of Arms"
- A 19th Century Map of Cork with a Selection of place names for
- Family History Notes from "Irish Pedigrees"
- Map of the Four Masters: Families in Co. Cork