WHAT'S WHAT in IRISH GENEALOGY


Publications:
STANDARD REFERENCES WORKS


Listing by GORRY RESEARCH




The following publications have a fairly general application in relation to Irish genealogy



Falley, Margaret Dickson: Irish and Scotch-Irish Ancestral Research (Strasburg, Virginia, 1962; reprint Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1981)
[a major work on the history, arrangement & availability of Irish genealogical records as of the early 1960s]


Genealogical Research Directory, edited by Keith A. Johnson & Malcolm R. Sainty (Sydney, annually since 1980)
[an annual publication in which individuals advertise their interest in surnames in particular locations throughout the world]


Handran, George (ed.): Townlands in Poor Law Unions (Higginson Book Co., Salem, Massachusetts, 1997)
[a reprint (with appendices) of pamphlets published by the General Register Office, listing townlands within each Poor Law Union in Ireland]


Helferty, Seamus &
Refaussť, Raymond: Directory of Irish Archives (Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1988; 3rd edition 1999)
[provides information on repositories of archival material throughout Ireland, with summaries of their major collections]


Index to Townlands of Ireland (HM Stationery Office, Dublin, 1861; reprint Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1986)
[lists of all townlands (& towns), civil parishes & baronies in Ireland based on the 1851 Census, giving their size & location]


Lewis, Samuel: A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (London, 1837; reprint Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1984)
[contains descriptive articles on (civil) parishes, towns & villages throughout Ireland as of the 1830s]


MacLysaght, Edward: The Surnames of Ireland (Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1964; 6th edition 1985)
[contains brief notes on the origins of most surnames in use in Ireland, stating the geographical areas with which they were historically associated; indicates were more detailed accounts are available in MacLysaght's Irish Families (Dublin, 1957; 5th edition 1985) and More Irish Families, incorporating Supplement to Irish Families (Dublin, 1982)]


Newsplan - Report of the Newsplan project in Ireland, ed. by James O'Toole, revised by Sara Smyth (The British Library & the National Library of Ireland, 1992; 2nd edition 1998)
[provides information on the availability of all known Irish newspapers]


Ryan, James G. (ed.): Irish Church Records (Flyleaf Press, Dublin, 1992)
[contains essays on the records of the following denominations or groups: Baptist, Church of Ireland, Huguenots, Jews, Methodists, Presbyterian, Quakers, Roman Catholic]


The Search for Missing Friends (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1989-1999)
[an 8 volume collection of Irish immigrant advertisements from the Boston Pilot newspaper, 1831-1920, indexed by personal name and place]




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