That is the splash on the front cover of Tracing Your Irish Ancestor. Moorshead Magazines is the publisher of Family Chronicle, and Internet Genealogy. Every so often the company collects the best articles on a particular subject from each of the three magazines and combines them into a special edition. Like the recently reviewed Tracing You English & Scottish Ancestors, Tracing Your Irish Ancestors is one Moorshead’s special genealogical releases.
Produced in 2012, this 66-page special edition features 12 articles relevant to Irish research (a complete article list is provided below). As the cover text states, articles cover a wide variety of topics. Many article are printed with images and sample to get a better feel for the topic. Alan Stewart’s article on Internet-based Irish research covers over 50 websites, with full URLs and a brief summary of each. Page by page, the reader is taken through the various topics covered by each author’s area of expertise.
Even though each article appeared previously in one of Moorshead’s three magazines, before publication articles were updated to ensure source materials and online references were up to date. While some references may change with time, having the source names can help researches find any altered sites usually with some ease.
Whether the research lives in Ireland or is the descendant of an Irish immigrant, the information from these articles is highly relevant. With modern communications, the world seems to shrink more each year. The cost of communicating and accessing documents and records located around the world is faster and cheaper than ever before.
Can You Get a Certificate of Irish Heritage
Hilda McGauley looks at a fun, and informative, way to recognize your Irish heritage
Your Irish Ancestry Online: A Definitive Guide
Alan Stewart goes online in search of the top Internet-based Irish research resources
Online Irish Family History Resources
From Ireland’s local governments and libraries, David A. Norris looks at what is on the ‘Net
The Court of Petty Sessions
David A. Norris looks at Irish court records that might contain many ancestors names
City and Trade Directories
David A. Norris looks at an important resource for researching your Irish roots
Locating the Exact Origin of Your Irish Ancestor
Marie Daly looks at some important resources for researching your Irish ancestor
Six Steps to Research Success: Irish Style!
Brian Michell documents the six crucial steps necessary to reach your online research goal
Ancestors, Ships and the Sea
David A. Norris looks at the online resources available if your Irish ancestor was a sea rover
Ireland’s Money and Your Genealogy
David A. Norris looks at the local currency your Irish ancestor would’ve used
Finding Help With Your Scots-Irish Line
Cindy Thomas looks at the resources available to assist you with your Scots-Irish research
Surnames and Genetics in Ireland
Anthony Adolph explains how ancient surnames and modern genetics make perfect partners
Civil War Soldiers
David A. Norris looks at the resources available if your Irish ancestor fought in the Civil War
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