Sources For Irish Family History 2021 is a hugely expanded edition of our existing guide and lists some 6,500 references books, journal articles and other material on 2,500 families. To quote the NGS Quarterly, it is “a must have for genealogists working toward a comprehensive and accurate family history“. The sources cited are mainly accounts of particular families and range from emotional accounts of the people and their ancestral homes to dispassionate and fully documented family studies and pedigrees. They can often put some human dimension to the barren facts available from the usual family records. No church or civil record will tell you that your ancestor was a wonderful singer or dancer; or of the details of their travels or their occupation; nor whether their recorded marriages were the culminations of great romances, or of family arrangements. Such information can, however, be occasionally found in the articles and books listed here (ISBN 978-1-907990-39-7)
James Ryan’s publications are required reading for researchers of Irish genealogy. This second edition of his ‘Sources’ book is an important update to the 2001 work and a worth addition to his other writings. … The bibliography steers readers to sources for researching families by listing articles, books .. with information a researcher needs to complete a family history. … the author describes the format for articles, and explains the sources and book references. He includes valuable suggestions for finding an original book… It is an important resource for researchers of all experience levels and a ‘must have’ for genealogists working toward a comprehensive and accurate family history. National Genealogical Society Quarterly, June 2022.
This new and enlarged reference work …is a large index to published family histories, and so is a guide to what can be found, and especially useful to those researchers unfamiliar with Irish publications. …. will prove useful to researchers of individual names in perhaps bringing to light some unfamiliar source material….This is a publication that will itself become a permanent reference source for finding Irish families. The Irish Genealogist. Vol 15(4) 2021. www.irishancestors.ie/the-irish-genealogist
Sources for Irish Family History 2021 is the ultimate resource for people trying to conduct their own Irish family history research. Irish Central www.irishcentral.com/roots
When researching our ancestors, we appropriately concentrate on primary sources such as civil and church records. We are often left hungry for details about individuals and their personal lives — rarely-found nuggets which add color and dimension to family history. Admittedly, locating them seems like seeking a needle in a haystack. Flyleaf Press has just published a second edition of a bibliography …… lists some 6,500 references books, journal articles and other material on 2,500 families. Irish Genealogical Society International Blog. https://irishgenealogical.org/blog
To some genealogists and family historians, source books seem a bit cumbersome, but I highly advocate using this new edition of Sources for Irish Family History to assist you in your journey of discovery. You never know what you will find with a simple turn of each page! Illinois State Gen. Soc. Jnl. Spring 2022.
Comprising of books, articles etc this E-book … is densely packed with information about 2,500 families, much from academic sources. Try not to skip the introductory pages showing which surnames sources were consulted. Most of the periodicals listed are specialist genealogical or local history journals, with a section explaining how to access the originals, many of which are academic with peer reviews. Cheshire Ancestor (UK). September 2022.