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Administrative Divisons: Baronies and Counties

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   It is likely if you’ve uncovered any information about your ancestor’s origins in Ireland it is the county.  Here’s the bad news...no records were kept at the county level.  …

Irish Administrative Divisions: Parishes

Mitchell, Brian, A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland, 
(Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1986), 115.

   Once you have identified the townland where your ancestor lived in Ireland, and have referred to the 

Irish Administrative Divisions: Townlands


"Pat" Moughty Land Barnacor

 Townland of Barnacor in County Longford

   As I mention frequently, researching in Ireland is all about time and place. For the past month I’ve discussed creating a strong foundation for your research…understanding the Genealogical Proof Standard and the importance of having a plan.  …

Irish Quick Reference Guides


 


  I’m excited to announce the release this week at RootsTech of two Quick Reference Guides I’ve written on Irish Research. 




Guide #1 - Preparing for Success in Irish Records Research steps you through the process for answering the two most important questions in order to be successful in Irish Research:

Creating a Research Plan

   So far this year, I’ve discussed the basics of sound genealogical research using the Genealogical Proof Standard.  Now you’re ready to research!  Do you have a research plan?  When you sit down at your computer do you just open up a database (Ancestry, FamilySearch, FindMyPast, American Ancestors, etc.) and type in a name?  …

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