Guide to Tracing your Leitrim Ancestors – Tom Coughlan


ISBN 978-1-907990-33-5

This book is a brand new and comprehensive guide for research on the families of county Leitrim, Ireland. It sets out the latest records available, where they can be accessed, and how they can be used to best effect in genealogical or family history research. The author is a professional genealogist resident in the county and fully aware of all of the many sources available. It is fully indexed and richly illustrated with maps of the various administrative divisions; and with examples of the types of records available. It also contains links to a wide range of on-line resources.



A  comprehensive guide to records available for tracing families in Leitrim …  filled with information on what the records contain, and how and where they can be accessed.  Leitrim Observer (2019). 

… a must have resource for all of those interested in tracing their Leitrim roots. …. it is a treasure trove of information, which will be very useful to genealogists, both the novice as well as the more experienced.    Breifne – Journal of Breifne Historical Society.

…a treasure-trove of sources that have not been put together before ….  the bible of Leitrim sources.   Sean O’Suilleabhain,  founder of Leitrim Genealogy Centre, speaking at the book launch 2019.

Reviews of the series

If you have ancestors in any of these counties,  buy the book.   Genealogists Magazine,  2019   (Journal of the Society of Genealogists UK)

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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