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Tracing Your Roscommon Ancestors

Publisher: Flyleaf Press

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 160 pages
Author: J. Hamrock
Year: 2007
ISBN: 9780953997473
Other: b&w photos, addresses, index
Publisher: Flyleaf Press

Roscommon is one of the smallest Irish counties and its name derives from the Irish - Ros Coman, meaning St Coman's Wood. Its social history is mainly based around agriculture and it was badly affected by the great famine of 1845-47, which resulted in the death and emigration of a huge proportion of its population. Its people were active in the Rebellion of 1798 and it was the birthplace of Douglas Hyde, the first president of an independent Ireland.

This book sets out the range of Roscommon genealogical sources available to the family history researcher. Covering records such as directories, parish records, census and census substitutes, newspapers, school records and much more ... it devotes a chapter to each source type explaining what information each contains, and where the records can be accessed.

1. Introduction
2. Conducting Family Research
3. Administrative Divisions
4. Civil Registration
5. Census and Census Substitutes
6. Church Records
7. Land Records
8. Estate Records
9. Grave Records
10. Wills, Administrations and Marriage Records
11. Directories and Occupational Sources
12. Newspapers
13. Educational Records
14. Gaelic Genealogies
15. Surnames and Family Histories
16. Miscellaneous Sources
17. Further Reading
18. Useful Information

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