Friday, 9 August 2019

Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet (2nd ed) now on sale

That thing where you come home and find that the postie has been! Now on sale - Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet (2nd edition), by yours truly...

Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet (2nd edition)

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, and 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.




Chapter 1 – The Genealogical Landscape
 Recording information
 Gateway sites
 Irish Archives
 British archives
 Commercial vendors
 Commercial research services
 Networking and Communication

Chapter 2 – The Vital Records
 Civil registration
 Other civil records sources
 Adoption and children
 Records in Britain
 Overseas British records
 Surname distributions
 Parish registers
 Wills and probate
 Biographical resources
 Books and other periodicals
 DNA testing

Chapter 3 – Where They Lived
 Census records
 1901 and 1911 censuses
 1821-1851 census remnants
 British censuses
 1939 National Identity Register (UK)
 Other censuses
 Census substitutes
 Land records
 Other land listings
 Maps, gazetteers and place names

Chapter 4 – Occupations
 The Military
 Merchant Navy
 Law and Order
 Other professions
 The Poor

Chapter 5 – The Decade of Centenaries
 Home Rule Crisis
 Women’s Suffrage
 The Dublin Lockout
 The First World War
 The Easter Rising
 Towards Independence
 The Treaty and Civil War
 Ireland's Revolutionaries

Chapter 6 – Ulster

Chapter 7 – Munster

Chapter 8 – Connacht

Chapter 9 – Leinster

Chapter 10 – Ireland's Diaspora
 United States
 New Zealand
 South America
 Ireland Reaching Out
 Irish Citizenship

Further Reading


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