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Tracing Your Irish and British Roots

Publisher: Cold Springs Press

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 184 pages
Author: W. Quillen
Year: 2012
ISBN: 9781593601553
Other: index
Publisher: Cold Springs Press

W. Daniel Quillen has released a new range of genealogy books, titled the "Quillen's Essentials of Genealogy" series.

With more than 63 million Americans claiming Irish or British ancestry, and the greater portion of Australia's population having it's roots there - it's no wonder there is huge interest in how to research Britain and Ireland. Many people won't go back to the 'homeland', but rather stop at their emigrating ancestor, but this book help you take that extra step.

Topics covered in this book include:

  • Where to find Irish and British records
  • How to access these records
  • How to use the Internet to help you in your search
  • Necessary preparations for a trip abroad to so research in these countries
  • Pitfalls and issues in obtaining such records
  • Research tips specifically geared for England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales

If you are needing some guidance on how to research your Irish and British roots, this book is for you.

Please note: this is a US published book, so there is an American slant to it, but there is still plenty of useful information for anyone researching the Irish or British family from abroad.

Contents:
1. Introduction
2. The Basics
- Patronymics
- Spelling Woes
- United States Records First
- What's in a Name?
- Know Your History
- Ethnic Gatherings
- Religion
2. Tracing Your Irish Roots
- Family Tradition / Legend / Knowledge
- United States Census Records
- Immigration Records
- Naturalization Records
- Passport Applications
- Histories / Biographies
- Military Records
- United States Records Summary
- Records in Ireland
- Irish Geographic Units
- Irish Censuses
- Civil Registration
- Wills and Probate Records
- Parish Records
- Chancery Records
- A Bold Idea
- Surname Surch
- Favourite Websites for Irish Research
4. Tracing Your British Roots
- Separated by a Common Laguage
- United States Records
- Family Tradition / Legend / Knowledge
- United States Census Records
- Immigration Records
- Naturalization Records
- Passport Applications
- Military Records
- United States Records Summary
- Key English Records
- British Census Records
- Civil Registration
- English Marriage Records
- Parish Registers
- Wills and Probate Records
- Favourite Websites for British Research
- British Boys' and Grils' First Names
Appendix A. Irish Heritage Centres
Appendx B. Irish Surname Ancestral Home Counties
Appendx C. British County Record Offices
Index

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