Flyleaf Press has published a Third edition of Tracing your Donegal Ancestors by Helen Meehan and Godfrey Duffy. This is a an updated edition of a highly-praised guide which sets out the sources available to the family history researcher with interests in Donegal. Common names in the county include O’Neill, O’Donnell, Bonner, Barr, Bradley, Duffy, Friel, Gormley, O’Kane, Gallagher, Harkin, McBride, McCafferty, McDaid, Patton, Morrissey, Ward and Sweeney.
Reviews of the last edition of the guide include: “It achieves its task…though a combination of lucid exposition and examples from the relevant sources (Who do you think you are Magazine, UK). Both authors are involved in Donegal genealogy and history as researchers and authors. The guide devotes a chapter to each source type explaining what information each contains, and where each record can be accessed. It is well illustrated with maps of the various administrative divisions; with examples of the types of records to be found; and with other relevant material. It also provides background on the social history of the counties and how this history has affected the keeping and survival of records. It has a comprehensive index.
161 pages; softcover; illustrated (b/w); 230 x 145 mm. Price: €13.00; The following prices include Post and Packing: £14.50 to UK; $22 to USA; CAD$23; AUD$23; NZ$30