Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 192 pages
Author: C. Paton
Year: 2019
ISBN: 9781526757814
Other: 2nd ed., b&w photos, further reading, index
Publisher: Pen & Sword

In this fully updated second edition of the bestseller on Irish genealogy research using the internet, Chris Paton shows the extraordinary variety of sources that can now be accessed online. Although Ireland has lost many records that would have been of great interest to family historians, he demonstrates that a great deal of information survived and is now easily available to the researcher.

Thanks to the pioneering efforts of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, the National Archives of Ireland, organizations such as FindmyPast Ireland, and RootsIreland and the volunteer genealogical community, an ever-increasing range of Ireland’s historical resources are accessible from afar.

As well as exploring the various categories of records that the family historian can turn to, Chris Paton illustrates their use with fascinating case studies. He fully explores the online records available from both the north and the south from the earliest times to the present day. Many overseas collections are also included, and he looks at social networking in an Irish context where many exciting projects are currently underway.

His book is an essential introduction and source of reference for anyone who is keen to trace their Irish roots.

1. The Genealogical Landscape
- Recording Information
- Gateway Sites
- Irish Archives
- British Archives
- Libraries
- Heritage
- Societies
- Commercial Vendors
- Networking and Communication
- Languages
2. The Vital Records
- Civil Registration
- Other Civil Records Sources
- Adoption and Children
- Records in Britain
- Overseas British Records
- Surname Distributions
- Parish Registers
- Burials
- Wills and Probate
- Biographical Resources
- Newspapers
- Books and Periodicals
- DNA Testing
3. Where They Lived
- Census Records
- 1901 and 1911
- 1821 to 1851 Census Remnants
- British Census Records
- 1939 National Identity Register (UK)
- Other Censuses
- Census Substitutes
- Land Records
- Other Land Listings
- Maps, Gazetteers and Place Names
- Photographs
4. Occupations
- The Military
- Merchant Navy
- Law and Order
- Other Professions
- The Poor
5. The Decade of Centenaries
- Home Rule Crisis
- Women's Suffrage
- The Dublin Lockout
- The First World War
- The Easter Rising
- Towards Independence
- The Treaty and Civil War
- Ireland's Revolutionaries
- Legacy
6. Ulster
- Antrim
- Armagh
- Cavan
- Donegal
- Down
- Fermanagh
- Londonderry / Derry
- Monaghan
- Tyrone
7. Munster
- Clare
- Cork
- Kerry
- Limerick
- Tipperary
- Warerford
8. Connacht
- Galway
- Leitrim
- Mayo
- Roscommon
- Sligo
9. Leinster
- Carlow
- Dublin
- Kildare
- Kilkenny
- Laois (Queen's County)
- Longford
- Louth
- Meath
- Offaly (King's County)
- Westmeath
- Wexford
- Wicklow
10. Ireland's Diaspora
- Emigration
- United States
- Canada
- Australia
- New Zealand
- South America
- Ireland Reaching Out
- Irish Citizenship
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