The Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Ancestors in Ireland

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 240 pages
Author: C. Santry
Year: 2017
ISBN: 9781440345180
Other: b&w photos, maps, appendixes, index
Publisher: Family Tree Books

Trace your Irish ancestors from distant shores back to the Emerald Isle. This in-depth guide from Irish genealogy expert Claire Santry will take you step-by-step through the exciting (and challenging) journey of discovering your Irish roots.

You'll learn how to identify your immigrant ancestor, find your family's county and townland of origin, and locate key genealogical resources that will breathe life into your family tree. 

With historical timelines, sample records, resource lists, and detailed information about where and how to find your ancestors online, this guide has everything you need to uncover your Irish heritage.

In this book you'll find:
 - the best online resources for Irish genealogy
 - Detailed guidance for finding records in the old country, from both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
 - Helpful background on Irish history, geography, administrative divisions, and naming patterns
 - Case studies that apply concepts and strategies to real-life research problems



Part 1. Linking Your Family Tree to Ireland
1. Discovering Your Irish Heritage
2. Jump-Starting Your Irish Research
3. Identifying Your Immigrant Ancestor

Part 2. Getting to Know the Old Country
4. Understanding Irish History
5. Understanding Irish Geography
6. Deciphering Irish Names and Surnames
7. Civil Registrations
8. Church Records
9. Census Records
10. Land and Property Records
11. Printed Records
12. Probate, Law and Order, Military, and Occupational Records

Part 3. Answers to your Research Questions
13. Putting it all Together
14. What to do When You Get Stuck

Appendix A. Latin in Irish Catholic Parish Registers
Appendix B. Irish Genealogy Research Societies
Appendix C. Irish Graveyard Research
Appendix D. Archives, Libraries and Other Repositories
Appendix E. County and Heritage Genealogy Societies
Appendix F. Publications and Websites

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