are an interesting mix of native Irish families and of Scots-Irish who came to
the county from the 17th century. It experienced a high level of
emigration both to North America and also to Scotland and North of England.
This new and greatly expanded edition sets out the range of Donegal genealogical
sources available to the family history researcher. It devotes a chapter to each source
type explaining what information each contains, and where each record can be accessed.
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.
It is also one of the counties which experienced a high level of emigration to
North America and elsewhere.
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