Irish and Scotch-Irish Ancestral Research: A Guide to the Genealogical Records, Methods, and Sources in Ireland. Two Volumes in Three; by Margaret D. Falley; Paper; Size: 5Ã‚Â½ x 8Ã‚Â½; 2 vols. in 3. 1,167 pp.; Published: 1962; Republished: 1998; ISBN: 97808063009163; Item # GPC1755D.
This is the best book on Irish genealogy ever published. The first volume is a guide to preliminary research. It describes genealogical collections and indexes in all the major Irish repositories and the published indexes, catalogues, and printed sources available in Ireland and the United States. The various chapters detail the types of records that exist and where, the nature and extent of the holdings, dates of coverage, and the existence of indexes to wills and probates, birth, marriage and burial records, land, census and tax records, and church and parish records.
Volume Two is a bibliography of family histories, pedigrees, and source materials published in books and periodicals. It covers such printed works as parish, town and county histories, church records, and family histories. It also has a list of over 1,400 manuscript family histories deposited in public record offices, a survey of the microfilm holdings of various American and Irish institutions, inventories of other manuscript collections, and an index of family history articles appearing in over twenty periodicals.
"Every time I open my copy of Miss Falley's work I am astounded at the vast amount of information it contains; I am also quite likely to discover a source of which I had been unaware. It is by far the largest work on Irish genealogy ever produced, or likely to be. For this reason alone it should be in the possession of every serious researcher..."--THE IRISH GENEALOGIST, Vol. 7 No. 3 (1988).
"Vital to any collection where genealogists and historians work, and highly recommended for any good reference collection."--AMERICAN REFERENCE BOOKS ANNUAL (1982).
"...the most comprehensive and the most useful tool for research."--THE NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD, Vol. 12, No. 3 (July 1981).
"Mrs. Falley has left no stone unturned to provide us with a comprehensive and scholarly work that will be the standard authority on the subject of genealogical research in Ireland for many years to come."--NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY (June 1963).
"Easily the best Irish genealogical work ever to have been published."--LIBRARY JOURNAL (August 1963).