Another volume in the 'Irish Families' series, this illustrated, well
indexed book, was created exclusively to help you find your family in County
Longford, Ireland. Focusing specifically on families within the county, it
includes an introduction to research and sources in Longford.
The most numerous families from birth records are given, as well as rather
rare Longford 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originally made for members researching in Longford.
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 Longford - some family history is
included - but not a large amount. For that see 'The Book of Irish Families
Great and Small', the first book in the Irish Families series by O'Laughlin.
That book gives hundreds of family histories from County Longford, and the
surrounding areas. "Genealogy and Family History of County Longford" expands
upon that coverage with added families and new resources just for Longford. In
this way both books can work together as a set if desired, or they may be used
independently for research.
The most numerous families here in the 19th century were
Some of the earlier families of Longford were Gaynor (Gainer);
Leavy; Tuite; Mac Gilna; Forbes; Aungier; Edgeworth;
Harman; King; and Lane (Layne, Lain).
- List of Books
- Illustration from an earlier work
- Introduction to Sources; Birth Index
- National Resource List
- Local Resource List
- Names in the County
- The Complete Existing returns from the 'census' of 1659, showing the
methods of spelling family and place names at that time
- Coats of Arms and Genealogical Notes
- Arms connected in some way to the county, as taken from the "Irish
Book of Arms"
- Finding Locations
- County Map
- Index of Place Names, Ancient and Modern
- Notes on Families from the works of O'Hart