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Ireland Genealogy and Family History: Monaghan

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Media: BOOK - spiral, 52 pages
Author: M. O'Laughlin
Year: 2004
Other Data: sketch, maps, index
ISBN: 0940134691

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Product Code: IRC039
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This illustrated, well indexed book, was created exclusively to help you find your family in County Monaghan, Ireland. Focusing specifically on families within the county, it includes an introduction to research and sources in Monaghan. The most numerous families from birth records are given, as well as rather rare Monaghan 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.

This work includes copies of actual records (some worn, torn and faded), as well as including 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 Monaghan - some family history is included - but not a large collection of family histories, for that see 'The Book of Irish Families Great and Small'.

That book gives family histories from all over Ireland including hundreds from County Monaghan, and the surrounding areas. "Genealogy and Family History of County Monaghan" expands upon that coverage with added families and new resources just for Monaghan. In this way both books work together, but can be used independently.

The most numerous families here in the 19th century were:

Some of the old Irish families of Monaghan were : O'Byrne; Boylan; McWard; Treanor; MacArdle- MacArdell; MacGilmartin; Callan; McNany-McNeny; Mc Gowan (Smith); Finnegan; Cassidy; McPhillip also changed to Phillips. Settler names included Davidson; Stewart; Buchanan; MacKenzie; Cameron; Walker; Patterson; Sinclair; and McCutcheon.

- List of Books
- Illustration from an earlier work
Part One
- Introduction to Sources; Birth Index
- National Resource List
- Local Resource List
- Names in the County
Part Two
- The Complete Existing returns from the 'census' of 1659, showing the methods of spelling family and place names at that time
Part Three
- Coats of Arms and Genealogical Notes
- Arms connected in some way to the county, as taken from the "Irish Book of Arms"
Part Four
- Family history notes from older works including O'Hart's "Irish Pedigrees'
Part Five
- Finding Locations
- County Map
- Index of Place Names, Ancient and Modern
- Index

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