Ebook: Tracing Your Cork Ancestors – Tony McCarthy, Tim Cadogan


Cork is the largest Irish county, with a population mainly of Gaelic and Norman origin. It has a widely diverse social mix ranging from the urban population of Cork city to the most remote agricultural communities. Common names in the county include Barry, Callahan, O’Callaghan, Buckley, Boyle, Casey, Collins,Crowley, Daly, Fitzgerald, Hogan, Keane, Kelliher, O’Connell, O’Keefe, O’Leary, O’Mahony, O’Driscoll, O’Riordan and Sheehan. The records for the county are equally diverse, which makes it important to use them to their best advantage. This new and expanded edition sets out the records available, where they can be accessed, and how they can be used to best effect.

Please note: Some of the 3rd party website pages have expired or moved since the publication of this book. We are endeavoring to contact each and update the links.



Reviews of the book

“Rounded off by a comprehensive index, this volume is an invaluable guide to researching Cork Ancestors”  Family Tree Magazine (UK)
“For those with Cork roots, this is a ‘must have’ book.”  Patrick Coleman in The Septs, v. 19, no. 4
“For anyone with Cork Ancestors this book is a must because of its clear focus on a specific county and references to local materials. This book also has value for those still seeking a place of origin in Ireland because the descriptions are very clear on how and why the records were created and how they can be used”  FGS Forum
“In summary, I found “Tracing Your Cork Ancestors” to be everything one could hope for in an introduction to Cork genealogy – and more”  Irish Genealogical Society of Wisconsin 
“..readers would expect to find more detailed information on Cork sources in a book of this type. This they get in abundance. It reads very well, gives sound advice on most areas of research, highlights many useful sources and, above all, shows how much efficient research can be done within Cork itself”  Irish Roots

Reviews of the series

If you have ancestors in any of these counties, buy the book.       Genealogists Magazine, 2019

… The value of this series is that it can add much greater detail to what is on offer on the more local level …. particularly attractive is the inclusion of numerous examples of the types of documents that await the researcher. … I have no hesitation in suggesting to readers that they consider buying the book(s) …. sensibly priced and offer many a lead. …    Nova Scotia Genealogist XXXII/1


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