Your Irish Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 208 pages
Author: I. Maxwell
Year: 2008
ISBN: 9781844157891
Other: b&w photos, bibliog, index
Publisher: Pen & Sword

'Your Irish Ancestors' provide an entertaining insight into everyday life in Ireland during the past four centuries. Aimed primarily at the family and social
historian, Ian Maxwell's highly readable guide introduces researchers to the wealth of material available in archives throughout Ireland.

Many records, like the early twentieth century century census returns and school registers, will be familiar to researchers, but others have been traditionally overlooked by all but the most experienced genealogists. Each chapter takes the form of a detailed social history showing how the lives of our ancestors changed over the centuries and how this is reflected in the records that have survived, and it is in this broad historical approach that Ian Maxwell's work stands out from other guides to Irish genealogy.

'Your Irish Ancestors' is more than just a technical 'how-to-do-it' book, for it will help family historians put their ancestral research in historical perspective, giving them a better understanding of the world in which their ancestors lived.

1. Birth, Death and Marriage
2. Irish Country Town
3. Life in the Towns and Cities
4. Religion
5. Primary Education
6. Industry - Working Life
7. The Irish Poor Law and the Great Famine
8. Migration
9. Emigration
Research Guide
- A. Where to Start
- B. Census Records
- C. Birth, Death and Marriage Records
- D. Census Substitutes
- E. Wills and Testamentary Records
- F. School Records
- G. Landed Estate Collections
- H. Land and Valuation Records
- I. Church Records
- J. Poor Law Records
- K. Records in Britain
- L. Emigration Records
Select Bibliography

1 Review
  • A great informatve research tool !

    Posted by Tania on 12th Aug 2019

    I was exceptionally pleased with the service, and ease of placing an order, with Gould Genealogy. My book arrived promptly, and I was really pleased with the quality.

    The information is fascinating, and will definitely enrich the passion - ancestry research, of my student. This book was purchased as a gift, and I am sure it will be well received.
    The contents are relevant, and provides a greater insight into this facet of history.
    I highly recommend this book, it will be a great help, to your personal research needs.

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