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Reference Genealogy & Heraldry

Researching Your Irish Ancestors at Home and Abroad

Researching Your Irish Ancestors at Home and Abroad

by (author) David R. Elliott

Publisher
Dundurn, Ontario Genealogical Society
Initial publish date
May 2012
Category
Genealogy & Heraldry, Ireland, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459703971
    Publish Date
    May 2012
    List Price
    $19.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459703995
    Publish Date
    May 2012
    List Price
    $7.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459703988
    Publish Date
    May 2012
    List Price
    $19.99

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This book will help all those, no matter where they live, who are searching for ancestors in Ireland. David R. Elliott has taken eight research trips to Ireland on behalf of his clients and has worked in most archival repositories in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Dr. Elliott gives clues to finding your ancestral county, then the parish and townland within the county. He explains how Irish archival centres work and describes how you can flesh out your ancestors’ lives and what you might find in cemeteries.

An experienced genealogist and seasoned traveller, Dr. Elliott gives practical advice on preparing for your trip with tips on travel, driving, accommodation, and meals. Ireland’s unique history is outlined, as well as the impact that religion and politics have had on genealogical research. An annotated bibliography and a review of important websites round out this illustrated guide.

About the author

David R. Elliott is a retired professor of Canadian and European history and the author of three previous books. He has operated a genealogical research company, Kinfolk Finders, for ten years. As well as lecturing on Irish research, he has indexed Irish cemeteries, parish registers, and poor law union registers. Dr. Elliott is the past-chair of the London/Middlesex branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and the vice-chair of the OGS Irish Special Interest Group. He lives in Parkhill, Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

“Millions of Canadians have some Irish heritage yet many have scant knowledge of the connection. This book should find a ready market as they wake up to the urge to explore their Irish roots.”

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