Title: The Irish Family and Local History Handbook
Author: R. Blatchford & E. Blatchford
Media: paperback, 224 pages
ISBN: 9780955239953
Year: Due November 2011
Other Data: colour photos, addresses
Item Code: GSD100
Price: $29.95
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Ever wanted a book which contains an enormous amount of information about Irish genealogy (although not technically a how-to book), as well as a listing of archives and societies you can contact? Well stay tuned … it’s almost here … the publishers of the annual English publication ‘The Family and Local History Handbook‘ (currently up to number 13), are now set to bring you the IRISH version of this.

Set in a similar format to it’s English counterpart, the book features many articles written by well known genealogists and historians, together with a large Directory Section.

Read about Irish convicts, recorded Irish pedigrees, Dublin Castle, finding your Mayo roots, Irish photographers, the Potato Famine, Roman Catholic Parish Registers, the “essential” Irish genealogy websites, finding out what treasures exist in Museums, finding Landed Estate Papers, and searching for farming ancestors … all of this and so much more is in The Irish Family and Local History Handbook.

Then you find the Directory section of the book,. Never before have you had the details of so many Irish organisations listed easily at your fingertips. Arranged in groupings of: Archives, Record Offices & Repositories – National and Regional, County Genealogy Centres, Libraries, Museums, Registration Records for Births, Marriages & Deaths, Family History Societies – National, Regional and Overseas, Local History Societies – National and Regional, Cemeteries and Crematoria, and Professional Genealogists & Researchers.

Due for release in November 2011, we are now taking pre-orders for this book

Click here to order your copy

– 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 Family Photography 1840-1940 (Jayne Shrimpton MA)
– John W. Dulanty 1881-1955: From Child Labourer to Irish Ambassador (Claire Barlow)
– Thousands are Sailing (Joseph O’Neill)
– A Convict in the Family? (Joseph O’Neill)
– Irish Recorded Pedigrees (Anthony Adolph)
– Unearthing Your Mayo Roots (Karen Foy)
– The National Archives of Ireland (Aideen M. Ireland)
– The National Museum of Ireland
– Dublin City Archives
– The Dublin Castle Story (Stephen Wade)
– Irish Police Records (Stephen Wade)
– The Landed Estate Court Rentals (Ross Weldon)
– The Case of Errislannan Estate (Ross Weldon)
– Landed Estate Papers & the Search for Farming Families in Ireland (Dr William Roulston)
– The Irish Trail (Janet Wilson)
– The Irish Georgian Society (Emmeline Henderson)
– New Premises for Old Documents (Dr Ann McVeigh)
– The North of Ireland Family History Society
– Delving into the Museum Treasure Trove (Shirin Murphy)
– Tracing the Irish in Scotland (Chris Paton)
– The Mystery of Ireland’s Eye: Researching Irish Convicts on Bermuda (Stephen Wade)
– Seeking Irish Ancestors in South Africa (Rosemary Dixon-Smith)
– Famine, Fear and Fraternity (Joseph O‘Neill)
– Home From Home (Joseph O‘Neill)
– Glasnevin Trust
– Irish Origins – www.origins.net (Maggie Loughran)
– Irish Family History Research on the Web (Stuart A. Raymond)
– The Kearneys of Moneygall (Rachel Murphy)
– Roman Catholic Parish Registers (Mary McConnon)
– Representative Church Body Library (Dr Raymond Refaussé)
– Irish Records at The National Archives, Kew (Audrey Collins)
– Presbyterians in Ireland (Dr William Roulston)
– The Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland (Valerie Adams)
– Red Flag over Carrick, County Tipperary (Chris Paton)
– Cóbh and its Place in History (Brian Parnaby)
– Terror on Easter Tuesday (Chris Paton)
– Chris Paton’s Essential Guide to Online Irish Resources
– The Irish Potato Famine (Brian Parnaby)
– 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)
– Michael O’ Leary V.C. (Robert Blatchford)
– Óglaigh na hÉireann – The Irish Defence Forces Military Archives

The Irish Genealogical Services Directory
– Archives, Record Offices & Repositories – National
– Archives, Record Offices & Repositories – Regional
– County Genealogy Centres
– Libraries
– Museums
– Registration Records for Births, Marriages & Deaths
– Family History Societies – National & Regional
– Family History Societies – One Name Studies – Overseas
– Local History Societies – National & Regional
– Cemeteries & Crematoria
– Professional Genealogists & Researcher