Tracing Your Leitrim Ancestors
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 162 pages
Author: T. Coughlan
Other: b&w photos, maps, addresses, further reading, index
Publisher: Flyleaf Press
This book, written by Tom Coughlan, a genealogy professional and Leitrim resident sets out the records available for family history research in Leitrim, along with where they can be accessed, and how they can be used to best effect.
It is fully indexed and richly illustrated with maps of the various administrative divisions; and with examples of the types of records available. It also contains links to a wide range of online resources.
Leitrim is one of the smaller Irish counties. In 1791 it had only 10,026 homes and in 1841 it has 155,000 residents, this dropped to 112,000 by 1851. The Great Famine and resulting economic depression caused huge emigration from the country which continued up until recent times.
Leitrim families are mainly Gaelic in origin and the most frequently found surnames include O'Rourke, McClancy, O'Meehan, Reynolds (originally McRannal), McMorrow, Flynn, McLoughlin, Kelly, Gallagher, McKiernan, Rooney, Moran, McGowan and McSharry..
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Administrative Divisions
Chapter 3. Civil Registration
Chapter 4. Census and Census Substitutes
Chapter 5. Church Records
Chapter 6. Land and Estate Records
Chapter 7. Wills and Administrations
Chapter 8. Commercial, Social and Professional Directories
Chapter 9. Gravestone Inscriptions
Chapter 10. Newspapers
Chapter 11. Family Names and Histories
Chapter 12. Further Reading and Miscellaneous Sources
Chapter 13. Archive and Internet Information