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Tracing Your Donegal Ancestors

Publisher: Flyleaf Press

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 162 pages
Author: H. Meehan & G. Duffy
Year: 2014
ISBN: 9781907990229
Other: 3rd ed., b&w photos, map, addresses, index
Publisher: Flyleaf Press

Donegal families
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.


Abbreviations Used

1. Introduction

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

11. Newspapers

12. Education Records

13. Emigration Records

14. Surnames and Family Histories

15. Bibliography

16. Useful Addresses and Websites


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