Irish Family History Society

Connecting People With Their Irish Roots

Tracing your Westmeath Ancestors

Paperback, 160 pp Price €13 
ISBN 978 1 907990 03 85
By Gretta Connell. Published by Flyleaf Press Dublin www.flyleaf.ie
Westmeath is often referred to as the “Lake County”. It is a prosperous midland county whose main towns are Athlone and Mullingar. The families of Westmeath are a mix of Gaelic, Norman and others.
Gretta Connell, is a senior Librarian in Westmeath County Library with a special interest in local history and the author of another excellent book in this series. Gretta guides us through the undestanding of Administrative Divisions and the types of records which exist under the various headings of Civil Registration, Censuses and Census Substitutes, Church and Land records, Wills and Newspapers etc. Useful maps and illustrations of records available are included throughout the book.
Review by Mary Beglan, Hon. Editor

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