Tracing your Limerick Ancestors, Second Edition – Now Available


Margaret Franklin wrote a second edition of her popular Irish research guidebook, Tracing your Limerick Ancestors in 2013. Family Roots Publishing has obtained a stock of them from Ireland.

Margaret Franklin is the local history specialist in Limerick County Library. She has now compiled a comprehensive 2nd edition guide to tracing families in the City and County of Limerick. The book has been expanded from 121 pages in the first edition to 159.

The most common family names in Limerick include O’Brien, Ryan, O’Donovan, O’Sheehan, O’Hurley, O’Gorman, O’Scanlan, Fitzgerald, Wall, Fitzgibbon, Harold, de Lacy and Woulfe. The book is filled with information on what the records contain, and how and where they can be accessed. It is well illustrated with maps, examples of the records to be found; and other relevant material. There is also a comprehensive index.

The following is from the Table of Contents:

  • Foreword
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Getting Started
  • Administrative Divisions
  • Civil Registration
  • Censuses and Census Substitutes
  • Church Records
  • Wills and Administrations
  • Land Records
  • Commercial Directories
  • Newspapers
  • Gravestone Inscriptions
  • Family Names and Histories
  • Miscellaneous Sources
  • Further Reading
  • Library, Archive and Society Addresses
  • Index

Order: Tracing your Limerick Ancestors, Second Edition; by Margaret Franklin; 159 pp; Paperback; 5.75×9; Published: 2013; ISBN: 9781907990069; Illustrated; Item # FLP013; On Sale for $18.66; Reg. $21.95.

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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