The Irish Family and Local History Handbook

Paperback, 224 pp Price Stg £12 (approx. €10)
ISBN 978 0 9552399 5 3

By R. Blatchford & E. Blatchford. Published by Robert Blatchford Publishing Ltd, York, UK www.genealogical.co.uk

Many will be familiar with The Family and Local History Handbook published for the UK and now on its 13 th edition. Adopting the same style, the publishers have now produced The Irish Family and Local History Handbook to help people research their Irish ancestry. Launched at the Back to Our Past Show in Dublin October 2011 it will be of interest for the beginner as well as the experienced researcher. The handbook features numerous articles written by well known genealogists from Ireland and UK and covers a wide range of subjects.

Articles include :
– 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
– AskaboutIreland.ie (Anne Marie O’Dwyer)
– Irish Recorded Pedigrees (Anthony Adolph)
– Unearthing Your Mayo Roots (Karen Foy)
– The National Archives of Ireland (Aideen M. Ireland)
– Dublin City Archives
– Irish Police Records (Stephen Wade)
– The Landed Estate Court Rentals (Ross Weldon)
– Landed Estate Papers & the Search for Farming Families in Ireland (Dr William Roulston)
– Tracing the Irish in Scotland (Chris Paton)
– Seeking Irish Ancestors in South Africa (Rosemary Dixon-Smith)
– Glasnevin Trust
– Irish Family History Research on the Web (Stuart A. Raymond)
– The Kearneys of Moneygall (Rachel Murphy)
– Irish Records at The National Archives, Kew (Audrey Collins)
– Presbyterians in Ireland (Dr William Roulston)
– The Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland (Valerie Adams)
– Chris Paton’s Essential Guide to Online Irish Resources
– 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)
– “glaigh na h’ireann” The Irish Defence Forces Military Archives

The Directory section includes details of various Archives and Repositories. Details of Family History Societies, national and regional are also included.

Review by Mary Beglan, Hon. Editor