Tracing Your Irish Ancestors - Your Irish Roots Made Easy!; 2012; 8.5x11; saddle-stapled; 66 pp; Item #:MM011
This book is also available in PDF format.
"From trade directories, petty sessions, and DNA to Currency, Ships and even Irish-American Soldiers in the US Civil War, we'll show you the resources you need to find your Irish ancestors!"
That is the splash on the front cover of Tracing Your Irish Ancestor. Moorshead Magazines is the publisher of Your Genealogy Today, Internet Genealogy, and History Magazine. Every so often the company collects the best articles on a particular subject from each of the three magazines and combines them into a special edition. Tracing Your Irish Ancestors is one Moorshead's special genealogical releases.
Produced in 2012, this 66-page special edition features 12 articles relevant to Irish research (a complete article list is provided below). As the cover text states, articles cover a wide variety of topics. Many articles are printed with images and samples to get a better feel for the topic. Alan Stewart's article on Internet-based Irish research covers over 50 websites, with full URLs and a brief summary of each. Page by page, the reader is taken through the various topics covered by each author's area of expertise.
Even though each article appeared previously in one of Moorshead's three magazines, before publication, articles were updated to ensure source materials and online references were up to date. While some references may change with time, having the source names can help researchers find any altered sites usually with some ease.
Whether the researcher lives in Ireland or is the descendant of an Irish immigrant, the information from these articles is highly relevant. With modern communications, the world seems to shrink more each year. The cost of communicating and accessing documents and records located around the world is faster and cheaper than ever before.
"Tracing Your Irish Ancestors" Book Review