Finding Your Irish Ancestors: Unique Aspects of Irish Genealogy
Author: Brian Mitchell
Paperback, 84 pages
This is intended as a companion volume to Mr. Mitchell's "Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy." Making use of the case study technique employed in the "Pocket Guide," this new book expounds on topics that are not found in his earlier book and expands on others that are. The place name chapter, for instance, explains the etymological origins of a number of Irish townlands and the importance in Irish research of the all-important finding aid the "General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes and Baronies of Ireland." Mitchell also shows the reader how to use the government-supported Genealogy Centres, and he ought to know inasmuch as he has administered the Derry Genealogy Centre for more than a decade.