Your Irish Ancestors provides an entertaining insight into everyday life in Ireland during the past four centuries. Aimed primarily at the family and social historian, Ian Maxwell's highly readable guide introduces researchers to the wealth of material available in archives throughout Ireland. Many records, like the early twentieth century census returns and school registers will be familiar to researchers, but others have been traditionally overlooked by all but the most experienced genealo More Info
This fully revised and updated Second Edition is an expert introduction for the family historian to the wealth of material available to researchers in archives throughout Northern Ireland. Many records, like the early twentieth-century census returns and school registers, will be familiar to researchers, but others are often overlooked by all but the most experienced of genealogists. An easy-to-use, informative guide to the comprehensive collections available at the Public Record Office of N... More Info
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This is a reprint of the second volume in the Ulster Historical Foundation's Historical Series, which was first published in 1969. These five essays were delivered as lectures at a conference on the Scotch-Irish held in Belfast in 1965. This edition contains a new introduction by Steve Ickringill of the University of Ulster re-viewing recent research. The first essay is an examination of President...More Info
Transatlantic Lives: The Irish Experience in Colonial America features sixty biographical essays from the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Irish Biography, detailing the careers of a selection of Irish emigrants to North America in the colonial period (including the British territories that would later become Canada). Those chosen are a representative sample of some of the more notable fig...More Info
People are rarely neutral about the Irish language. In Northern Ireland it is a topic which usually creates more heat than light. While attitudes have softened somewhat over the years, polarised views about the language are remarkably persistent. Historic and contemporary efforts to maintain the language have had varied success, but the key goal of creating new sustainable language communities, wh...More Info
3rd ed. Quickly identify the top sites on the web! Don't waste valuable time finding irrelevant sites through search engines: use this directory. Well over 1,000 sites likely to be of value to everyone tracing their Irish ancestors are listed here. Contents include: Gateways, Search Engines, etc., General Introductions to Irish Genealogy, Libraries Record Offices and Books, Irish Family History So...More Info
That emigration tore Irish families apart is a given, but rarely is the separation chronicled across three generations. These hitherto unpublished letters describe the life of an Ulster Quaker shop-keeping family whose daughter married and emigrated in 1818. They bring out the fears of parents who will never see their child again and the preoccupations of sisters and brothers who remained behind, ...More Info