Video Recording: Introduction to Irish Genealogy
This talk is a general introduction to Irish records and how to access and use them. It is illustrated with examples. It includes an outline of the unique https://www.ancestornetwork.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/post.jpgistrative divisions used for Irish record organisation. Having set the context, it then describes the content and availability of major comprehensive sources, i.e. Land Records; Censuses; Civil Birth, Marriage & Death records; and Church records, including their on-line access.
It also introduces other forms of record including: Gravestones, Commercial and social Directories, Wills, Newspapers, Deeds, Estate Papers and rentals; and published family and local histories. For each it briefly describes the information contained, its relevance for family history; and their availability. This includes both web and other sources. It also looks at problems caused by variations in family & place names, explain the basis of this variation and provide some guidance on how to overcome them as well as an on-line demonstration of the major free websites.
Dr. James Ryan