Friday 16 September 2011

Irish Family and Local History Handbook

The following is the list of articles appearing in the forthcoming Irish Family and Local History Handbook, the first edition specially created for Ireland following the formula established in a long and successful run of thirteen previous British editions:

The contents are as follows:

- Researching Irish Ancestors (Dr William Roulston)
- Using Local Genealogists (Aiden Feerick MAPGI)
- The Irish Family History Foundation (Karel Kiely M.A.)
- The National Library of Ireland
- (Anne Marie O’Dwyer)
- Irish Family Photography 1840-1940 (Jayne Shrimpton MA)
- John W. Dulanty 1881-1955: From Child Labourer to Irish Ambassador (Claire Barlow)
- Thousands are Sailing (Joseph O’Neill)
- A Convict in the Family? (Joseph O’Neill)
- Irish Recorded Pedigrees (Anthony Adolph)
- Unearthing Your Mayo Roots (Karen Foy)
- The National Archives of Ireland (Aideen M. Ireland)
- The National Museum of Ireland
- Dublin City Archives
- The Dublin Castle Story (Stephen Wade)
- Irish Police Records (Stephen Wade)
- The Landed Estate Court Rentals (Ross Weldon)
- The Case of Errislannan Estate (Ross Weldon)
- Landed Estate Papers & the Search for Farming Families in Ireland (Dr William Roulston)
- The Irish Trail (Janet Wilson)
- The Irish Georgian Society (Emmeline Henderson)
- New Premises for Old Documents (Dr Ann McVeigh)
- The North of Ireland Family History Society
- Delving into the Museum Treasure Trove (Shirin Murphy)
- Tracing the Irish in Scotland (Chris Paton)
- The Mystery of Ireland’s Eye: Researching Irish Convicts on Bermuda (Stephen Wade)
- Seeking Irish Ancestors in South Africa (Rosemary Dixon-Smith)
- Famine, Fear and Fraternity (Joseph O‘Neill)
- Home From Home (Joseph O‘Neill)
- Glasnevin Trust
- Irish Origins – (Maggie Loughran)
- Irish Family History Research on the Web (Stuart A. Raymond)
- The Kearneys of Moneygall (Rachel Murphy)
- Roman Catholic Parish Registers (Mary McConnon)
- Representative Church Body Library (Dr Raymond Refaussé)
- Irish Records at The National Archives, Kew (Audrey Collins)
- Presbyterians in Ireland (Dr William Roulston)
- The Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland (Valerie Adams)
- Red Flag over Carrick, County Tipperary (Chris Paton)
- Cóbh and its Place in History (Brian Parnaby)
- Terror on Easter Tuesday (Chris Paton)
- Chris Paton’s Essential Guide to Online Irish Resources
- The Irish Potato Famine (Brian Parnaby)
- Irish Family History Society (Mary Beglan)
- Tracing Army Ancestry at The Imperial War Museum (Sarah Paterson)
- Irish Family History Research at the Imperial War Museum (Sarah Paterson)
- Michael O’ Leary V.C. (Robert Blatchford)
- Óglaigh na hÉireann – The Irish Defence Forces Military Archives

The Irish Genealogical Services Directory
- Archives, Record Offices & Repositories – National
- Archives, Record Offices & Repositories – Regional
- County Genealogy Centres
- Libraries
- Museums
- Registration Records for Births, Marriages & Deaths
- Family History Societies – National & Regional
- Family History Societies – One Name Studies – Overseas
- Local History Societies – National & Regional
- Cemeteries & Crematoria
- Professional Genealogists & Researchers

You can pre-order the book from Robert Blatchford at The book itself will be officially released in Dublin at the Back to Our Past event from October 21st-23rd, with pre-orders then delivered in November. The price is £10.00 (€12.00).

If you live in Australia or New Zealand, you can order from Gould Genealogy at - the price is AU$29.95 and again, the book will be available from November

If not ordering via a pre-order, the UK release will be at Who Do You Think You Are Live in February 2012.

Seriously though - can you really wait that long?! :)



  1. If you live in Canada, where can you order it?

  2. See the Rest of the World option on Bob's site - cost is £10 +£12 P&P = £22