Why are Irish records so weird? Free webinar by Ireland's John Grenham now available for limited time
The recording of today's webinar, "Why are Irish records so weird?" by John Grenham is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.
Not all Irish records were destroyed in 1922, but the burning of the Public Record Office in that year did leave an immense gap. As a result, Irish genealogical research has to deal with idiosyncratic, fragmentary and sometimes marginally relevant records in ways that can seem very strange to those used to British, US or Australian sources. In addition, Ireland came late to digitization and has done it unsystematically. To be polite. This talk unravels the ways in which marginal records have become essential for Irish research, and the peculiarities in using them online.
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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 28 minute recording of "Why are Irish records so weird?" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. Or watch it at your convenience with an annual or monthly webinar membership.
Tracing Your Irish Ancestors by John Grenham - PDF or Printed book
The best book ever written on Irish genealogy, the 4th edition of Tracing Your Irish Ancestors retains the familiar structure of previous editions but is now more useful than ever. Combining the key features of a textbook and a reference book, it describes the various steps in the research process while at the same time providing an indispensable body of source materials for immediate use.
The biggest change from previous editions is in its approach to the Internet. Online research is now an essential part of any Irish family history project, so the 4th edition serves as a directory to online records, discussing their uses and outlining research strategies. The sheer scale of the data available online makes a guide such as this all the more essential, and in the hands of a master it is indispensable.
Along with its step-by-step instructions in the location and use of traditional genealogical records, its discussion of civil records of birth, marriage, and death, as well as land records and wills, and its list of Roman Catholic parish records and source lists-—all expanded, updated, and indexed-—it is easily the most useful book in Irish genealogy.
608 pages | Published 2012 | Printed Edition
"The most comprehensive and authoritative book on Irish genealogy available."-—Heritage Quest
"Highly recommended for anyone doing Irish research."--Federation of Genealogical Societies Forum
"It is one of the most up-to-date and thorough source books for serious researchers of Irish family history."--American Reference Books Annual
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