Primer in Irish Genealogy 2023 Edition
Updated: Aug 4
This Primer is offered both as a text for students and as a guide for those in Ireland and abroad who wish to trace their Irish ancestors. There are lessons in research methods, computers and the Internet, placenames, personal names and surnames. Guidance is given on the use of core sources including census, vital, valuation and church records, with some account of more specialised sources such as wills, deeds, memorial inscriptions and so on. The work concludes with a case study based on the writer’s Murphy ancestors of County Kerry.