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Administrative Divisons: Baronies and Counties

   It is likely if you’ve uncovered any information about your ancestor’s origins in Ireland it is the county.  Here’s the bad 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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