Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Update: Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet (2nd ed)

A quick update! I had hoped that my second edition of Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet would be published by now, but it was pushed back by Pen and Sword (https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk) a few months, due to an absolute flurry of new material coming out this summer.

However, it is definitely happening - and for proof, you can now pre-order the book via Amazon!

The book is listed at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tracing-Irish-Family-History-Internet/dp/1526757818/ at £14.99, and with the following blurb:

In this, the fully updated second edition of his bestselling guide to researching Irish history using the internet, Chris Paton shows the extraordinary variety of sources that can now be accessed online. Although Ireland has lost many records that would have been of great interest to family historians, he demonstrates that a great deal of information survived and is now easily available to the researcher. Thanks to the pioneering efforts of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, the National Archives of Ireland, organizations such as FindmyPast Ireland, Ancestry.co.uk, RootsIreland and the volunteer genealogical community, an ever-increasing range of Ireland's historical resources are accessible from afar. As well as exploring the various categories of records that the family historian can turn to, Chris Paton illustrates their use with fascinating case studies. He fully explores the online records available from both the north and the south from the earliest times to the present day. Many overseas collections are also included, and he looks at social networking in an Irish context where many exciting projects are currently underway. His book is an essential introduction and source of reference for anyone who is keen to trace their Irish roots.

I am currently proofing the book and indexing the content, and have also started work on two new family history books for Pen and Sword on Scottish themes.

More news soon!


My next Scottish Research Online course starts March 11th 2019 - see www.pharostutors.com/details.php?coursenumber=102. Details of my genealogical research service are available at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. For my Scottish and Irish themed books, visit https://britishgenes.blogspot.com/p/my-books.html. Further news published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page, and on Twitter @genesblog.

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