Tracing Your Ancestors: Irish Research - A Practical Guide
Tracing Your Ancestors: Irish Research - A Practical Guide
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Tracing Your Ancestors: Irish Research - A Practical Guide; By Dr. Maurice Gleeson, MB; 2018; 66pp; 8.5x11; Saddle-Stappled; ISBN: 978-1-926510-09-5; Item #: M0029

Moorshead Magazines has published another excellent guide for genealogists. This guide is entitled Tracing Your Ancestors: Irish Research – A Practical Guide. Written by Dr. Maurice Gleeson (author of DNA & Your Genealogy), the 66-page booklet lays out how to do your Irish research – using the latest resources and techniques. Anyone with Irish ancestors will find it extremely useful.

The following is from the Table of Contents:

Why You Need This Guide

  • Everything is Changing so Quickly
  • How Far Will You Be Able to Go Back?
  • What Records Are Available?
  • What Resources Will You be Using?
  • What Challenges Will You Face?
  • The DNA Revolution
  • Crowd-Source Your Family Tree

Where in Ireland Did They Come From?

  • A Brief History of Irish Emigration
  • General Techniques for Tracing Your Ancestor
  • Genealogical Records for US Immigrants
  • Genealogical Records for Canadian Immigrants
  • Genealogical Records for Australian Immigrants

Strategic Approach to Finding Records

  • What Was Lost in the Fire – And What Wasn’t
  • Irish Land Divisions
  • Irish Place Names

Census Records – All Free Online

  • A Brief History
  • What Parts of Ireland Do Surviving Census Records Cover?
  • What Information Do They Contain?
  • How to Use the Records
  • Hints and Tips
  • Other Sources for Surveys, Censuses & Census Substitutes

Civil Registration Records – Now Free Online

  • A Brief History
  • What Information Do They Contain?
  • Where Can I Find Them?
  • Hints and Tips

Church Records – Many Online, Many Free

  • A Brief Overview
  • What Information Do They Contain?
  • How to Use the Records
  • Other Additional Resources
  • Hints and Tips

Gravestones & Burial Records

  • Ireland Specific Websites
  • Global Websites

Land, Streets, Schools & Workhouses

  • Griffith’s Valuation – What Came After and Before It
  • Other Land Records Collections
  • Street Directories
  • School Registers
  • Workhouse Records

Wills & Probate

Newspapers

Court Records

DNA Testing As an Additional Tool

  • The Basics of DNA Testing
  • Characterizing Your Brick Walls
  • Collaborating With Your Genetic Cousins
  • Triangulation
  • Y-DNA, Your Surname, and Your Clan