are an interesting mix of native Irish families and of Scots-Irish who came to
the county from the 17th century. It is also one of the counties that experienced a high level of
emigration to North America, as well as Scotland and North of England.
This updated edition sets out the range of records available for the county. And it devotes a chapter to each source
type explaining what information each contains, and where each record can be accessed, and how they can be used to best effect in tracing Donegal families.
It is fully and comprehensively indexed, and contains illustrations of the types of records likely to be found.
Common names in the county include: O'Neill, O'Donnell, Bonner, Barr, Bradley, Duffy, Friel,
Gormley, O'Kane, Gallagher, Harkin, McBride, McCafferty, McDaid, Patton, Morrissey,
Ward, and Sweeney.
2. How to Use this Book
3. Administrative Divisions and Guides
4. Civil Registration
5. Censuses and Census Substitutes
6. Church Records
7. Land and Estate Records
8. Gravestone Inscriptions
9. Wills and Administrations
10. Commercial and Social Directories
12. Education Records
13. Emigration Records
14. Surnames and Family Histories
16. Useful Addresses and Websites