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BOOK - Scottish Migration To Ulster In The Reign Of James 1
By M. Perceval-Maxwell
Published by Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast

Softcover...40.95 (C$)

Scottish Migration To Ulster In The Reign Of James I by M. Perceval-Maxwell was first published in 1973, yet it continues to be one of the most significant works of scholarship on the 'plantation' of Ulster. This book describes in detail the initial establishment of settlement in Ireland's northern province over a comparatively short space of time, that is from 1603 to 1625.

Dr Perceval-Maxwell, himself a descendent of seventeenth-century Scots settlers taught for many years In McGill University, Canada. In this seminal analysis of Scottish migration to Ulster he examines the society that produced the Scottish settlers, describes the conditions that they encountered when they arrived in Ireland, and explains what effect the Scottish migration had in both Ireland and Scotland. Short biographies of the principal planters are included and also maps, showing patterns of settlement.

This new edition of The Scottish Migration To Ulster In The Reign Of James I includes an introduction written by Dr Perceval-Maxwell which examines the most recent research on this period and shows that most of this scholarship has supplemented rather than challenged his original work

Scottish Migration will be of value to both the student and lay person with an interest in migration studies

About the author, M. Perceval-Maxwell
    This book is the work of an Ulsterman who is himself the descendant of seventeenth-century Scots settlers and who taught in McGill University in Canada. His own roots, combined with his academic detachment, make him a person ideally suited to present this account of settlement in seventeenth-century Ulster. He has drawn uopn a wide range of sources both manuscript and printed and I feel that he has filled a notable gap in our knowledge and understanding of this period.
411 Pages
6 X 9"
Soft cover
Published by Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast
ISBN: 978-0-901905-44-4

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BOOK - Surviving 1851 Census Returns of Ireland
By chief compiler George Bushell and the Irish Special Interest Group,Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society
Originally published on CD by Ottawa Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, Ottawa 1999
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2017

As a result of the explosion and fire in the Public Record Office in Dublin on June 30th, 1922, only a relatively small portion of the 1851 Census Returns for Ireland survived. This publication contains transcripts of many of the surviving returns, with a surname index of the contents. The value of the information in these Census Returns cannot be overestimated. It provides marriage, birth, and death information prior to the introduction of civil registration in the mid 1800s. Genealogically, one can locate a family in the late 1700s by townland and parish. Individuals are placed in family groups, and in addition an insight into their economic standing is provided. ISBN 978-1-77240-068-7 (digital edition)     More information
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BOOK - A Beginner's Guide to British and Irish Genealogy
By Chris Paton
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2016
This edition printed and bound in Canada by Inc., Ottawa

Chris Paton takes you through the key record sets that will help you get underway with your family history research. He will introduce you to the family history societies and archives that can assist your efforts, and provide a little context to the ancestral landscape within which your ancestors once lived, and into which you will soon be immersed. Along the way he points out some of the major differences in record types to be found in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and the Crown Dependencies of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. In each chapter Chris also provides a steer towards further books which can further develop your skills as you become more experienced with the subject matter, making this an invaluable introduction. ISBN 9781925323573     More Information
Softcover...18.00 (C$)

BOOK - Ireland, An Alphabetical Index of Townlands and Towns including the County, Barony, Parish, and Poor Law Union in which they are situated, 1851
Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationary Office, Dublin, 1861
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2015

This 982 page book provides comprehensive cross indexes for those who are researching genealogical and historical records from Ireland. It is comprised of three helpful indexes that will help you locate the townlands, parishes, baronies, Poor Law Union, and counties where your ancestors' records were recorded, plus OS map references and 1851 Census references: This digital edition is searchable (pdf format) and can be read on any digital device that can read a pdf file. ISBN 978-1-772240-009-0 (digital edition)     More information
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BOOK - A Decade of Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923
By Chris Paton
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2016
This edition printed and bound in Canada by Inc.

As the issue of Home Rule reared its head for a third time, its supporters and detractors raised militias to defend their positions, whilst women fought for the vote and labourers fought for better terms from their employers. The First World War would soon dramatically change everything, leading some to see England's difficulty as Ireland's opportunity. When an independent republic was proclaimed through force of arms at Easter 1916, the response would see a brutal guerilla war fought between the British forces the Irish republicans, a partitioned island, and a nation divided. A century on, in this book from Unlock the Past, Northern Irish born family historian Chris Paton will help you to discover whether your ancestors were caught up in the events of that period - whether they were Suffragettes, unionised workers, Ulster or Irish Volunteers, fighting with the British Army and Crown forces, against them as rebels and revolutionaries, and in the ensuing civil war on both sides of the Treaty divide. With improved cataloguing by archives, and better access to the records, both online and offline, a new gateway has been opened into one of the island's most tumultuous, tragic, exciting, and utterly desperate periods of the 20th century. In this book he will show you how to step through it. ISBN ISBN 978125323436     More Information
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BOOK - Discover Irish Land Records
By Chris Paton
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
The questions that drive us with family history research in Ireland are no different to those asked anywhere else in the world. We need to find the records that tell us who our ancestors were, when and where they lived, and how they related to others. In Ireland, however, many of the records necessary for the task have sadly been lost across time, of were woefully restrictive in how they were created in the first place. Whilst some of the basic vital records do not survive, however, there are plenty of others that will compensate, in this guide book, Northern Ireland born family historian Chris Paton takes a look at the potential to be found within Irish land records. Amongst documents of ownership and tenancy, valuation and tithes records, documents for inheritance, censuses, and many other resources, there are ancestral stories lying dormant and waiting to be found. In this guide, he demonstrates how to find them. ISBN 9781925323245     More Information
Softcover...19.00 (C$)

BOOK - Irish Family History Resources Online - Second Edition
By Chris Paton
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2015
There is a popular belief that Irish family history research is virtually impossible because 'all the records were burned in the civil war'. But as Northern Irish born family historian Chris Paton demonstrates, the glass is most definitely half full rather than half empty when it comes to research in the Emerald Isle. Many records still exist which can help with your ancestral pursuits, and for those unable to make their way to Ireland to carry out research, the internet is finally coming to the rescue, as more and more material is increasingly finding it's way online by the day. This revised and fully updated Unlock the Past guide explores the key repositories and records now available online, and will prove to you that if you have been put off with Irish research in the past, now is absolutely the time to take another look. ISBN 9781921956928    More Information
Softcover...21.50 (C$)

BOOK - The Huguenots: Their Settlement, Churches, and Industries in England and Ireland
By Samuel Smiles
Originally published by Samuel Smiles, New York, 1868
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2006 (CD 2010)

This book chronicles the re-settlement of the Huguenots in England and Ireland. The migration was one of the most important movements of skilled workers and professionals out of mainland Europe due to religious persecution. There were two major movements of Huguenot. The first primarily included Flemish and French Protestants during the latter half of the sixteenth century. The second major migration happened during the final decades of the seventeenth century.
ISBN: 1-894571-78-9 (Hardcover)    More information
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ATLAS on CD - Memorial Atlas of Ireland, Showing Provinces, Counties, Baronies, Parishes, Etc [1901]
Originally published by L. J. Richards, Philadelphia, 1901
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2011 (on CD)

The maps that are included in this atlas are of great value to those researching families or history in Ireland. Being printed in 1901 the atlas illustrates Ireland as it was known at the time, and for many decades prior, including defining the boundaries of provinces, counties, baronies, and parishes and identifying villages, towns, cities and landmarks. The "Combined Geographical Directory and Classified Index" lists all known places and directs the reader to the map that the place appears on, and the co-ordinates of the place on the map. More than just the names of municipalities, the index lists castles, churches, cottages, courts, houses, islands, junctions, lakes, baronies, heads (as in a place), mountains, parishes, points, rocks (as in a place), rivers, schools, and stations. This extensive index is organized alphabetically, is 10 columns wide and 21 pages long. Each page is 13 X 19". All that to say that it is hard to imagine that any place went un-indexed. More information
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BOOKs on CD - A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland [1842], Comprising The Several Cities, Boroughs, Corporate, Market, and Post Towns, Parishes, and Villages, with Historical and Statistical Descriptions. Second Edition. [2 Volumes on One CD]
By Samuel Lewis & Co.
Originally published by Samuel Lewis, London 1842
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2009 (on CD Rom)

This work is organized alphabetically by the names of the villages, parishes, towns, cities, etc, as they were known in 1837-1842, making it very easy for researchers to locate information that they seek about a specific place. Descriptions are very detailed, including civil parish locations as as they relate to known boundaries of existing towns, villages, baronies, counties and provinces. Includes information about principle landowners, church parishes and districts. Designed for PC & Mac (.pdf format). More information
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BOOK - The Sash Canada Wore - A Historical Geography of The Orange Order in Canada
By Cecil J. Houston and William J. Smith
Originally published by Universtiy of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1980
This edition by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 1999 [CD 2011]

Significant migration of Protestant Irish to Canada in the early 19th century brought with it the establishment of the Orange Order in Canada. This work explores the role of the Orange Order in the unfolding settlement geography of Canada. Protestant Irish soldiers and emigrants, largely Ulster-born, introduced the organization into New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario within the first decade of the nineteenth century. At its zenith, he movement had a membership of as many as one in three Canadians.
ISBN 978-1-894378-31-4 (Hardcover Edition)    More information
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BOOK - The Scotch-Irish. Two Volumes in One
By Charles A. Hanna. This is the basic sourcebook on the Scotch-Irish in North America, a massive compilation of source records pertaining to the Scots who settled in the north of Ireland and their descendants in North America. The Scotch-Irish left Ulster as a result of neo-mercantilist British economic policy in the region, requirements that they pay 10% of their income to the Anglican Church, ongoing friction with their Catholic Irish neighbors, and greater economic opportunity in the New World.
ISBN 1-894378-92-X    More information
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BOOK - British and Irish Newspapers
By Chris Paton
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
This edition published by Global Genealogy, Milton, 2014

Records of births, marriages and deaths provide a fantastic starting point for identifying our ancestors' names and where they lived, but in terms of trying to understand how those ancestors once lived there is no better resource to plunder than a good newspaper. Over the last two centuries in particular newspapers have recorded the events that have shaped our forebears' lives, and in many cases noted anecdotes, notices and advertisements directly concerning them and their local communities. In this Unlock the Past guide, family historian Chris Paton reviews the availability of newspapers from across the British Isles, describing how to find those that have been digitised and made available online, and explaining how to locate considerably more that have not within the various libraries and archives across Britain and Ireland. ISBN 978-1-77240-005-2    More Information
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image of actual cover to be added BOOK - British Home Children: Their Stories
Compiled by the British Isles Family History Society of Ottawa (BIFHSGO)
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2010
British Home Children were those who were admitted into a Philanthropic Home, Union Workhouse or Industrial School between 1869 and 1948, from families that had suffered a great tragedy or were dysfunctional. A great many of these children were then brought to Canada where they were received into a Distributing Home for settlement as farm labourers and domestics. To commemorate The Year of the British Home Child, BIFHSGO has assembled a collection of stories prepared by the researchers about the lives of some of these these children — their ancestors — that demonstrate the strength of character, sense of purpose and good humour that enabled them to overcome adversity and contribute a positive and lasting legacy to their new country.
ISBN 978-1-926797-47-2 (Softcover)    More information
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BOOK - The Irish Palatines in Ontario: Religion, Ethnicity, and Rural Migration - Second Edition
By Carolyn A. Heald.
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2009
This new book provides a broad history of the Palatines in Ontario, where they came from, where they settled, and what characterized their communities. It is not a catalogue of every Irish Palatine who settled in Ontario. However, the book does contain lists of individuals and many references to specific persons and families. In this new second edition of The Irish Palatines in Ontario the author has corrected known errors from the original 1994 edition and added a completely new chapter on Barbara Heck and the Loyalist Palatines plus other refinements and new material.
ISBN: 978-1-897446-37-9 (Hardcover)   More information
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BOOK - Scottish Migration To Ulster In The Reign Of James 1
By M. Perceval-Maxwell
Published by Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast
first published in 1973, yet it continues to be one of the most significant works of scholarship on the 'plantation' of Ulster. This book describes in detail the initial establishment of settlement in Ireland's northern province over a comparatively short space of time, that is from 1603 to 1625. Dr Perceval-Maxwell, himself a descendent of seventeenth-century Scots settlers taught for many years In McGill University, Canada. In this seminal analysis of Scottish migration to Ulster he examines the society that produced the Scottish settlers, describes the conditions that they encountered when they arrived in Ireland, and explains what effect the Scottish migration had in both Ireland and Scotland. Short biographies of the principal planters are included and also maps, showing patterns of settlement. This new edition of The Scottish Migration To Ulster In The Reign Of James I includes an introduction written by Dr Perceval-Maxwell which examines the most recent research on this period and shows that most of this scholarship has supplemented rather than challenged his original work
ISBN 978-0-901905-44-4     More Information
Softcover...40.95 (C$)

BOOK - Derry-Londonderry: Gateway to a New World. The Story of Emigration from the Foyle by Sail and Steam
By Brian Mitchell
Published by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 2014
Anyone who has an ancestor known to have sailed from Derry will appreciate having a copy of this book. This book, or booklet, by genealogist and Irish emigration expert Brian Mitchell recounts the history of departures from the port of Derry-Londonderry from the late 17th century to the year 1939, when the last transatlantic steamer sailed from the port. The emigration trade established Derry as one of the chief Irish ports for the transatlantic trade in the 18th century. For example, in 1771 the American colonies took more linen cloth and provisions from Derry than Britain did, and thirty percent of Ulster-Scots, around 75,000 people, emigrated through Derry to North America prior to 1776. By the 1850s two local companies, J. & J. Cooke and William McCorkell & Co., dominated transatlantic trade from Derry, building up sizeable shipping fleets. ISBN 978-0806356-91-4    More information
Softcover...15.95 (C$)

BOOK - Ulster Transformed: Essays on Plantation and Print Culture c. 1590-1641
By M. Perceval-Maxwell
Published by Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast
What is published in this volume is the nineteen essays of real substance that Robert produced over a 40 year period from 1964. They have been arranged thematically rather than chronologically and between them they cover seven counties in historic pre-partition Ulster with a cluster of articles on the print trade, focused on Dublin. Ulster Transformed: Essays on Plantation and Print Culture c. 1590-1641 constitutes one of the five volumes in the R.J. Hunter collection. Other titles in this collection are: Strabane Barony during the Ulster Plantation 1607-1641; The Ulster Plantation in Armagh and Cavan 1608-41; 'Men and Arms': The Ulster Settlers, c. 1630; The Ulster Port Books 1612-15.
ISBN 978-1-903688-97-7     More Information
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BOOK - Tracing Derry-Londonderry Roots
By Brian Mitchell
Published by Genealogical Publishing Company (Clearfield), Baltimore, 2014
Brian Mitchell, the best-selling author of A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland, Finding Your Irish Ancestors, Genealogy at a Glance: Scots-Irish Genealogy Research and Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy -- " has written a book to enable anyone--local people and visitors alike--to research their family history in the city and county of Londonderry (also known as Derry). In the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries, the city of Derry was a major port of embarkation for Irish emigrants, and County Derry, in northernmost Ulster, was populated by persons of Gaelic Irish, Gaelic Scottish, Lowland Scottish, and English origins--any number of whom would take part in the exodus to the Americas, Great Britain, and Australasia. Tracing Derry-Londonderry Roots recounts Derry’s importance in Irish emigration and explains how it impacts genealogical research for the area. 66 pages
ISBN 9780806356952    More information
Softcover......20.95 (C$)

BOOK - Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet
By Chris Paton
Published by Pen and Sword, Barnsley UK, 2013
Ireland has probably experienced more tragedy when it comes to the preservation of resources for family historians than any other region of the British Isles. Many of the nation’s primary records were lost during the civil war in 1922 and through other equally tragic means. But in this new book Chris Paton shows that not only has a great deal of information survived, it is also increasingly being made available online. As well as exploring the various categories of records that the family historian can turn to, Chris Paton illustrates their use with fascinating case studies. He fully explores the online records available from both the north and the south from the earliest times to the present day. Many overseas collections are also included, and he looks at social networking in an Irish context where many exciting projects are currently underway.
ISBN 9781781591840    More information
Softcover......29.95 (C$)

GUIDE - Genealogy at a Glance: Scots-Irish Genealogy Research
By Brian Mitchell
Published by Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore 2014
Designed to cover the basic elements of genealogical research in just four pages, the GPC Genealogy at a Glance series (GAAG) gives you as much useful information in the space allotted as you’ll ever need. Compiled by an expert, this Genealogy at a Glance guide is a distillation of the key ingredients in Scots-Irish genealogical research. It can be read at a glance and used with total confidence. In keeping with the general format, this GAAG on Scots-Irish genealogy covers the basic facts about Scots-Irish research: Topics covered include: Scots-Irish background; 17th-century Ulster planters; 18th-century emigrants; Passenger lists; Places of origin; Family names; Source records; Repositories.
ISBN 978-0-8063199-6-4     More information
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BOOK - Tracing Your Irish Ancestors (Fourth Edition)
By John Grenham
Published by Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore 2012
The best book ever written on Irish genealogy, this new edition of Tracing Your Irish Ancestors retains the familiar structure of previous editions but is now more useful than ever. Combining the key features of a textbook and a reference book, it describes the various steps in the research process while at the same time providing an indispensable body of source materials for immediate use. The biggest change from previous editions is in its approach to the Internet. Online research is now an essential part of any Irish family history project, so the 4th edition serves as a directory to online records, discussing their uses and outlining research strategies. The sheer scale of the data available online makes a guide such as this all the more essential, and in the hands of a master it is indispensable.
ISBN: 9780806318974     More information
Softcover...49.95 (C$)

BOOK - Researching Your Irish Ancestors at Home and Abroad
By Dr. David R. Elliott
Published by Dundurn, Toronto, 2012
This book will help all those, no matter where they live, who are searching for ancestors in Ireland. Dr. Elliott gives clues to finding your ancestral county, then the parish and townland within the county. He explains how Irish archival centres work and describes how you can flesh out your ancestors’ lives and what you might find in cemeteries. Also covers how to prepare for a research trip to Ireland, and provides links to many useful web sites. David R. Elliott, a retired history professor, has taken eight research trips to Ireland on behalf of his clients and has worked in most archival repositories in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
ISBN 978-1-45970-397-1 (softcover)     More information
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BOOK - Tracing Our Irish Ancestors - Irish City & County Guides
By various authors
Published by Flyleaf Press, Dublin
Flyleaf Press is Ireland’s major specialist publisher of family history and genealogy titles specializing in high-quality ‘how-to’ guides for research in various counties of Ireland. Reviewers have noted that their titles contain ‘…information vital to the researcher, assembled by well-qualified genealogists’ while the NY Genealogical & Biographical Record has said that “Genealogical Libraries will want to acquire all of them”. 6 X 9" perfectbound, varying page counts by volume, illustrated.
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Tracing your Cork Ancestors
Softcover...27.95 (C$)
Tracing your Donegal Ancestors
Softcover...27.95 (C$)
Tracing your Dublin Ancestors
Softcover...27.95 (C$)
Tracing your Galway Ancestors
Softcover...27.95 (C$)
Tracing your Limerick Ancestors
Softcover...27.95 (C$)
Tracing your Mayo Ancestors
Softcover...27.95 (C$)
Tracing your Sligo Ancestors
Softcover...27.95 (C$)

BOOK - Tracing Your Ancestors Using the Census, A Guide For Family Historians [UK & Ireland]
By Emma Jolly
Published by Pen and Sword Books, Barnsley UK, 2013
This guide to the census is detailed, accessible and authoritative, and it is one of the most comprehensive on the market. It has been written with the family historian in mind, and it is packed with advice on how to explore and get the most from the census records. As well as describing the modern censuses, it provides information on the less-known censuses dating from before 1841, and it covers the records of all the constituent parts of the British Isles. It is an essential introduction and tool for anyone who is researching the life and times of an ancestor.
ISBN 978-1-7815906-1-4    More information
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BOOK - The Famine Ships, The Irish Exodus to America
By Edward Laxton
Published by Henry Holt,New York, 1998
Often through the words of the passengers themselves, this book documents the frequently tragic story of the mass of people forced to emigrate from Ireland during the potato famine of 1846-1851. The famine was the defining event in modern Irish history; more than a million people died of starvation and disease and another million left their homeland, traveling from all parts of Ireland to board ships bound for the United States and Canada. Sailing under conditions that were rarely monitored, many were denied the food and water promised with the price of their ticket; many succumbed to disease; and those who survived faced a bittersweet aftermath as unwelcome immigrants in America. The Famine Sbips tells a story of courage and determination that is an incredible chapter in North American immigrant history and a crucial moment in the Irish-American experience.
ISBN 978-0-8050-5844-4 (Softcover)    More information
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BOOK - The Workhouse Encyclopedia [England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales]
By Peter Higginbotham
Published by The History Press, Gloucestershire, UK (2012)
Compiled by Peter Higginbotham, one of Britain’s foremost experts on the subject, it covers everything from the 1725 publication An Account of Several Workhouses to the South African Zulu admitted to Fulham Road Workhouse in 1880. With hundreds of fascinating anecdotes, plus priceless information for researchers including workhouse addresses, useful websites and archive repository details, maps, plans, original workhouse publications and an extensive bibliography, it will delight family historians and general readers alike. This fascinating, fully illustrated volume is the definitive guide to every aspect of workhouse life.
ISBN 9780752470122 (Hardcover)     More information

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BOOKS - Irish Genealogy Series, Cemetery, Parish & Poor Law Union Records
By Dr. David R. Elliott, KinFolk Finders
Published by Kinfolk Finders, Parkhill, 2006-present
Dr. David R. Elliott travels to Ireland each summer to transcribe Irish records and to persue family history research for his many clients. To date, the bulk of his transcription work is in County Fermanagh though his books contain many references to persons in County Cavan and County Tyrone. All of the books in Elliott's Irish Genealogy Series are published in 8.5 X 11" format, Cerlox bound with heavily laminated front and back covers. The high quality paper in these books ensure excellent print quality and exceptional colour photos.

Click here for a complete list and description of the books in Elliott's Irish Genealogy Series, Cemetery, Parish & Poor Law Union Records

BOOK - Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors, The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster, 1600-1800 [northern Ireland]
By William Roulston
Published by Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast, 2010 (this edition)
One of the greatest frustrations for generations of genealogical researchers has been that reliable guidance on sources for perhaps the most critical period in the establishment of their family’s links with Ulster, the period up to 1800, has proved to be so elusive. Not any more. This book can claim to be the first comprehensive guide for family historians searching for ancestors in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Ulster. Printed 2010.
ISBN 978-1-903688-53-3 (Softcover)    More information

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BOOK - The Ulster Sourcebook, For Family Researchers
By Sherrell Branton Leetooze
Published by Lynn Michael-John Associates, Bowmanville, 2008
This book provides essential information for those who are interested in genealogical or historical research in Ulster. It will help you understand political and civil boundaries within Ulster so that you can easily locate the records that you need. Includes important lists of resources by County (Antrim, Armagh, Cavan, Derry/ Londonderry, Donegal, Down, Fermanagh, Monaghan and Tyrone), parish and townland. The author identified the parishes of each county and listed the townlands and towns in each one - all places are in alphabetical order. She lists the libraries that serve that area - libraries hold local histories, family histories and in some cases local documents. The museums and archives that serve that county where documents are archived, and sometimes photo collections of people and places areincluded. In the back of the book is "Ulster on the Net", a section of web site addresses for all counties in Ulster - some paid sites, some free sites, some indexes of what is available. Also in this section is included a short dictionary - a selection of descriptive terms used in parish and townland names .
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RESEARCH AID - Irish Genealogy Research
By: Brian Mitchell
Published by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 2010
Building on years of experience, Irish genealogy expert Brian Mitchell tells you succinctly about the sources used in Irish research, where to find them, and how to use them. In just four pages (which are specially laminated for heavy use) it provides an overview of the basic facts you need to know in order to begin and to proceed successfully with your research. It boils the subject down to its essence and allows you to grasp the basics of research at a glance! Literally at a glance.
ISBN 9780806318707     More information
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Book - Your Irish Ancestors, A Guide For Family Historians
By Ian Maxwell
Aimed primarily at the family and social historian, Ian Maxwell's highly readable guide introduces researchers to the wealth of material available in archives throughout Ireland. Many records, like the early twentieth century census returns and school registers will be familiar to researchers, but others have been traditionally overlooked by all but the most experienced genealogists. Each chapter takes the form of a detailed social history showing how the lives of our ancestors changed over the centuries and how this is reflected in the records that have survived, and it is in this broad historical approach that Ian Maxwell's work stands out from other guides to Irish genealogy.
ISBN: 184415789-X     More information

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BOOK - Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy. Third Edition
By: Brian Mitchell
Published by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore
The Third Edition of Brian Mitchell's Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy is, page for page, perhaps the best book on genealogical research in Ireland ever written. By skillfully blending case studies, maps, charts, and his own mastery of the subject, Mitchell has managed to convey the basics of Irish genealogical research in scarcely eighty pages.
ISBN: 9780806353852.    More information

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BOOK - Finding Your Irish Ancestors, Unique Aspects of Irish Genealogy
By: Brian Mitchell
Published by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore
Making use of the case study technique, this new book expounds on topics that are not found in his earlier book (Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy)and expands on others that are. Drawing on his firsthand experience as a genealogist and as a geographer, Brian Mitchell delivers a new volume that is full of firsthand explanations and expertly drawn maps of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
ISBN 978-0-8063-5100-1.    More information

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BOOK - A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland - Second Edition
By Brian Mitchell
Published by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore
An invaluable aid for tracing ancestors in Ireland. Since its original publication in 1986, A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland has established itself as a key resource in Irish genealogical research. Now, with the addition of maps detailing the location of Roman Catholic parishes in all thirty-two counties of Ireland and Presbyterian congregations in the nine counties of Northern Ireland, this new 2nd Edition moves the book to the forefront of Irish genealogical research. Also, for the first time ever, this one volume contains a complete geographical picture of the three major religious denominations in Ireland during the middle years of the 19th century.
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BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, 1830-1839
40 Volumes - buy individually or multiple volumes

Written in the 1830's to accompany the Ordnance Survey Maps, this major series of memoirs was left unpublished except for one parish. The memoirs record landscape and situation, buildings, antiquities, land holdings and population and employment and livelihood, on a parish by parish basis for Northern Ireland.

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BOOK - The Great Hunger - Ireland 1845-1849 --
By: Cecil Woodham Smith.
The Irish potato famine of the 1840's, perhaps the most appalling event of the Victorian era, killed over a million people and drove as many more to emigrate to America. The author discusses how the famine may not have been the result of deliberate government policy, yet British 'obtuseness, short-sightedness and ignorance' - and stubborn commitment to laissez-faire 'solutions' - largely caused the disaster and prevented any serious efforts to relieve suffering. The continuing impact on Anglo-Irish relations was incalculable, the immediate human cost almost inconceivable. In this vivid and disturbing book Cecil Woodham-Smith provides the definitive account. ISBN 978-0-14-014515-1 (Softcover)    More information

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BOOK - Flight From Famine, The Coming Of The Irish To Canada
By Donald MacKay
One of Canada's founding peoples, the Irish arrived in the Newfoundland fishing stations as early as the seventeenth century. By the eighteenth century they were establishing farms and settlements from Nova Scotia to the Great Lakes. Then, in the 1840s, came the failures of Ireland's potato crop, which people in the west of Ireland had depended on for survival. "And that," wrote a Sligo countryman, "was the beginning of the great trouble and famine that destroyed Ireland." Flight from Famine is the moving account of a Victorian-era tragedy that has echoes in our own time but seems hardly credible in the light of Ireland's modern prosperity. The famine survivors who helped build Canada in the years that followed Black '47 provide a testament to courage, resilience, and perseverance. By the time of Confederation, the Irish population of Canada was second only to the French, and four million Canadians can claim proud Irish descent. ISBN13: 9781554884186     More information
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BOOK - Essays in Scotch-Irish History
Edited by E.R.R. Green
These five essays were delivered as lectures at a conference on the Scotch-Irish held in Belfast in 1965. This edition contains a new introduction by Steve Ickringill of the University of Ulster re-viewing recent research. The first essay is an examination of President Woodrow Wilson's Scots and Scotch-Irish inheritance of family and religious traditions. The next paper considers the educational contribution of the Scotch-Irish to colonial America, beginning with elementary church schools and academies for preparing young men for the ministry, and proceeding to the most important institution, Princeton, decisively Presbyterian and Scots in character. A neglected period in the study of Irish emigration is covered in an essay on Ulster Emigration to America, 1783-1815; this shows that emigration continued on a large scale after 1783 in spite of British Government restrictions, and that these emigrants like their predecessors, immediately assumed loyalty to their adopted country, notably in the war of 1812. The fourth paper argues that perhaps the most important aspect of the influence of the Scotch-Irish in the making of the United States. The final essay, on Ulster's emigrant's letters, points to the value of these documents as sources of information on the emigrant experience, both social and economic. ISBN 0 901905 53 4     More information
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BOOK - A Guide to Irish Parish Registers
By Brian Mitchell
Published by Genealogical Publishing Compnay, Baltimore
This work tells you which Irish parish registers exist (all denominations), their starting dates, and where and how they can be located, and it links them to Griffith's Valuation of Ireland, the great survey of property holders taken between 1848 and 1864. The civil parish, rather than the church parish, was the basic unit for the administration of records in Ireland. Most important Irish records--parish records of birth, marriage, and death, for instance, and Griffith's Valuation--are either organized along civil parish lines or, as in the case of Catholic parish records, which are organized by diocese, can be tied into civil parish records for further research. In this book you'll find the location of churches of all denominations, including Roman Catholic, as well as the earliest date of their registers. In tabular form, in alphabetical order in each of the thirty-two counties, is the name of the civil parish; the name of the Church of Ireland parish (if different), and the earliest baptism entry in the registers; the Roman Catholic parish and the earliest baptism or marriage entry in the registers; the Presbyterian congregation and its earliest baptism entries; and, if registers of dissenting churches are extant (Quaker, Methodist, Congregationalist, Baptist, etc.), it gives the beginning of their registers. It also provides map references to Mr. Mitchell's New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland and to the maps accompanying the householders' index to Griffith's Valuation. This makes parish records and Griffith's Valuation compatible, for they can be identified by the same administrative division--the civil parish. More information
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BOOK - Sir Richard Musgrave's Memoirs Of The Irish Rebellion Of 1798
By Sir Richard Musgrave
The most important contemporary published source on the insurrection led by the United Irishman.Vivid eyewitness accounts, lists of massacre victims and rebel and loyalist participants. over 900 pages with a wealth of information which can be used to reconstruct families and villages of that era. If your ancestor or ancestral village is mentioned in Musgrave, you will be sure to gain a vivid vignette for your family history.This book features a text and numerous appendices packed with vivid eyewitness accounts, sworn affidavits, governement proclamations and battle plans and maps. The value of this modern edition is enhanced by a new index of 10,6000 references which makes the text accessible in a way not previously possible. Essential for genealogists and historians who are interested in the history and families of Ireland. More information
Softcover...116.95 (C$)

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