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BOOKS - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland 1830-1840
Series editors: Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams

In the 1830s a major series of parish accounts was commissioned to accompany the new Ordnance Survey maps. These became known as the Memoirs. Only the northern part of Ireland was covered before the scheme was dropped, and only one parish Memoir was published at the time. Now, over 150 years later, the Institute of Irish Studies, the Queen's University of Belfast, in association with the Royal Irish Academy, has published the Memoirs in full to provide a unique source for the cultural heritage of our community. The 40 volumes and accompanying index volume act as a nineteenth-century Domesday book, and are essential to the understanding of the cultural heritage of our communities.

The Memoirs record landscape, buildings and antiquities, land-holdings and population, and employment and livelihood of the parishes.

This series is presented in an attractive edition, illustrated with drawings from the parish Memoirs and maps from the original Ordnance Survey.
    '...one of the most successful publishing ventures ever undertaken in Ireland...no comparable record exists for any other part of the British Isles...a colossal contribution to Irish literature and history.' CE Brett in Ulster Architect International Vol 12 No 9
For details of each volume, select the county below.

Books in this series include: (This is a full list of all counties that were covered in any detail during the OS Memoir project. In 1840, the Memoir writing project collapsed. As a result, only these counties were recorded, while the southern part of Ireland had no memoirs written. )



Volumes listed alphabetically by Irish County:

County Antrim, Ireland:
    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 2: Parishes of County Antrim I 1838-9, Ballymartin, Ballyrobert, Ballywalter, Carnmoney, Mallusk
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains 5 parishes and granges in the south east of Antrim, much of the area now known as Newtownabbey, and including Glengormley, Carnmoney and Mallusk, a region in the immediate vicinity of Belfast which contained both rural and industrial areas. It provides a unique insight into the life of this fast-changing community over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Ballymartin, Ballyrobert, Ballywalter, Carnmoney, Mallusk

    128 pages; published 1990; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 341 1

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 8: Parishes of County Antrim II 1832-8, Lisburn & South Antrim
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoirs for 5 parishes on the southern border of Antrim, detailing the important town of Lisburn and including the area of Lambeg, Drumbeg, Derryaghy and the village of Dunmurry in the immediate vicinity of Belfast. The material gives a fascinating and unique insight into life in this vibrant area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Blaris, (Lisburn), Derryaghy, Drumbeg, Lambeg.

    156 pages; published 1990; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 376 4

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 10: Parishes of County Antrim III 1833, 1835, 1839-40, Larne & Island Magee
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoirs for 5 parishes and granges along the south-east coast of Antrim, covering Larne and the neighbouring areas of Carncastle, Killyglen, Kilwaughter, and Island Magee. The material paints a fascinating picture of this coastal region. It includes a detailed survey of the Island Magee peninsula with its maritime character, archaeological riches, traditional beliefs and tales of witchcraft. It covers the growing port of Larne and surrounding agricultural districts. A unique insight is gained into life in this area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Carncastle and Killyglen, Island Magee, Kilwaughter, Larne.

    144 pages; published 1991; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 389 6

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 13: Parishes of County Antrim IV 1830-8, Glens of Antrim
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume, containing the Memoirs for 10 parishes and granges in county Antrim, takes us on a journey from the coastal towns of Glenarm and Carnlough up through Cushendall and the fabled Glens, inland towards Loughguile in the west and finally through the broad range of countryside as far south as Broughshane. The material paints a fascinating portrait of the habits of the people and provides a unique insight into life in this rural area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Ardclinis, Dunaghy, Dundermot, Layd, Layd and Inispollan, Loughguile, Newton Crommelin, Racavan, Skerry, Tickmacrevan.

    148 pages; published 1992; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 392 6

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 16: Parishes of County Antrim V 1830-5, 1337-8, Giant's Causeway & Ballymoney
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume, containing the Memoirs for 8 parishes and granges in north-east Antrim, paints a panoramic picture of the renowned Giant's Causeway and adjacent coastline, as well as detailing the towns of Ballymoney and Bushmills and the famous castle at Dunluce. The wealth of social, economic and historical information provides a unique insight into life in this fascinating area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Ballymoney, Ballyrashane, Ballywillin, Billy, Derrykeighan, Drumtullagh, Dunluce, Kilraughts.

    150 pages; published 1992; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 388 8

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 19: Parishes of County Antrim VI 1830, 1833, 1835-38, South-West Antrim
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoirs for 6 parishes and granges in south-west Antrim, covering an area from Connor to the northern shores of Lough Neagh. The towns of Kells, Connor, Randalstown and Toome are well documented and there is a fine description of Shane's Castle, the ancient seat of the O'Neills. There is also much material on the life of the people, their occupations and the local economy that supported them, as well as their education, traditions and superstitions, all of which provides a unique and fascinating account of this area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Ballyscullion, Connor, Cranfield, Drummaul, Duneane, Shilvodan.

    152 pages; published 1993; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 458 2

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 21: Parishes of County Antrim VII 1832-8 South Antrim
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume, containing the Memoirs for 8 parishes in the south of the county, is one of the most memorable in the series. It covers those areas closest to Lough Neagh, including the villages of Aghagallon, Aghalee, Ballinderry, Crumlin and Glenavy. The material paints a fascinating portrait of this area, with details of the fisheries and natural history of the lough, as well as commerce, facilitated by extensive road and river communications. Gentlemen's seats and public buildings are carefully recorded, while the history and antiquity of the region is exemplified by Laa Lau church. Social life is particularly well documented through emigration, education, justice and the habits of the people. Together these Memoirs provide a unique insight into life in this area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Aghagallon, Aghalee, Ballinderry, Camlin, Glenavy, Lough Neagh, Magheragall, Magheramesk, Tullyrusk.

    154 pages; published 1993; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 462 0

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 23: Parishes of County Antrim VIII 1831-5, 1837-8, Ballymena & West Antrim
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoirs for 6 parishes in west Antrim, focusing on Ballymena and including the towns and villages of Ahoghill, Cloghmills, Cullybackey, Galgorm, Portglenone and Rasharkin. The material paints a marvellous picture of the flourishing commercial centre of Ballymena, with its numerous public and ecclesiastical buildings. The vibrant character of the town is delineated through its trades, markets, fairs and banks, as well as its wide range of social and benevolent societies.

    The neighbouring countryside, dotted with mills, gentlemen's seats and remains of antiquitity, is also well documented. We learn of the habits, amusements and religious fervour of the people, and there are unrivalled records of education and emigration. Together these Memoirs provide a unique insight into life in this area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Ahoghill, Ballyclug, Finvoy, Killagan, Kirkinriola, Rasharkin.

    158 pages; published 1993; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 466 3

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 24: Parishes of County Antrim IX 1830-2, 1835, 1838-9, North Antrim Coast & Rathlin
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoirs for 5 parishes in the north of county Antrim, an area stretching from Cushendun to Ballycastle and Rathlin Island, then westward to Armoy and Ballintoy. There are marvellous details of the manufacturies, gentlemen's seats, public buildings and, especially, the antiquities of the region. We also gain a fascinating insight into social life through the habits of the people, health, justice and education. Commerce too, is recorded through the fairs at Ballycastle, where the harbour ensured the prosperity of local fisheries. Rathlin Island, with its peculiar sweathouses, is also well covered. The material paints a unique insight into life in this coastal area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Armoy, Ballintoy, Culfeightrin, Ramoan, Rathlin Island.

    148 pages; published 1994; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 468 X

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 26: Parishes of County Antrim X 1830-1
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoirs for 4 coastal parishes in east Antrim, covering the village of Whitehead and smaller areas of Ballycarry and Glynn. This region, straddling both Larne and Belfast Loughs, was well furnished with mills and landing-places for goods, while its gentlemen's seats contrasted well with the rich antiquities of the countryside. Social life is equally well documented, with details of public societies, schools and emigration. Together these Memoirs provide a unique insight into life in this area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Glynn, Inver, Kilroot, Templecorran.

    144 pages; published 1994; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 512 0

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 29: Parishes of County Antrim XI 1832-3, 1835-9, Antrim Town & Ballyclare
    This volume contains the Memoirs for 4 parishes in the vicinity of the towns of Antrim and Ballyclare, and villages of Doagh and Parkgate. This material paints a detailed and fascinating portrait of the town of Antrim, complimented by information on the rich heritage of ancient monuments and varied manufacturing industries of the surrounding parishes. In an area described as "the most enlightened district in the county" we learn of the Presbyterian landholders' great emphasis on education, not only in schools but also through a large number of book clubs and libraries. There is also a wealth of detail of the social and economic life of this region. This material provides a unique insight into life in this area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Antrim, Doagh, Donegore, Kilbride.

    172 pages; published 1995; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 518 X

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 32: Parishes of County Antrim XII 1832-3, 1835-40, Ballymena & District



    This volume contains the Memoirs for 6 parishes in south-east Antrim, a predominately agricultural area encompassing the towns and villages of Ballyeaston, Ballynure, Glenoe and Straid. The history of the region is recorded in its remains of its antiquity, while, despite the decline in the linen trade, numerous mills survived to give employment to many. Social life is especially well documented through habits of the people, including extensive records of education, emigration, health and religion, as well as the system of justice to cope with the infrequent wrongdoer. Together these Memoirs provide a unique insight into life in this fascinating area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Ballycor, Ballylinny, Ballynure, Glenwhirry, Raloo, Rashee.

    154 pages; published 1995; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 552 X

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 35: Parishes of County Antrim XIII 1833, 1835, 1838, Templepatrick & District
    This volume contains the Memoirs for six parishes and granges towards the south of the county, an extensive area stretching from Lough Neagh to the north-western flanks of Belfast and containing part of the Six Mile Water. Districts covered include Templepatrick and part of Crumlin, as well as Dunadry, Massereene and Muckamore. This material paints a wonderful picture of life in a vibrant region richly endowed with mills, gentlemen's seats and improved means of communication, while its proximity to Lough Neagh and variety of ancient remains attest to colonisation from an early period.

    Social life is well covered through fairs and markets, religion and habits of the people. Few places could match the desire for education evident in the many schools, endowed or otherwise, that catered for the intellectual and moral needs of the young.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Carmavy, Killead, Muckamore, Nilteen, Templepatrick, Umgall.

    176 pages; published 1996; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 558 9

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 37: Parishes of County Antrim XIV 1832, 1839-40, Carrickfergus
    Volume 37 contains the Memoir for the historic town and port of Carrickfergus, which is described in incredible detail, even for this survey. In fact, more was written about this parish than any other part of the country, due in part to its unique position on the shore of Belfast Lough and its role in the unfolding history of the country.

    A portrait is painted of a vibrant commercial and shipping centre, dominated by the Norman castle and harbour, with its array of town houses, and a wide range of mills, public buildings and gentlemen's seats, though the survival of numerous remians of antiquity attests to its being inhabited from earliest times.

    Social life is particularly well recorded, with extensive accounts of occupations of the people and the complex political and social structures of the town, in which the Chichester family were still prominent; and in such an advanced area considerable effort was devoted to education, as seen through the large number of public and private schools, not only for children of both sexes but for prisoners. Indeed, the presence of the county gaol provides access to fascinating prison records of over 800 offenders, with their sentences. In its entirety, this Memoir provides an unrivalled insight into life in this parish over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parish covered by this Memoir is Carrickfergus.

    208 pages; published 1996; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 562 7

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County Armagh, Ireland:
    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 1: Parishes of County Armagh 1835-8
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume covers all of the parishes of county Armagh, except for the city of Armagh itself which was never written up. However, there is fascinating material about life in the towns and villages of Keady, Lurgan, Markethill, Newtownhamilton, Portadown and Tanderagee. It provides a unique insight into life in the county over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Ballymore, Ballymyre, Clonfeacle, Creggan, Drumcree, Eglish, Forkhill, Jonesborough, Keady, Kilclooney, Killevy, Killyman, Kilmore, Loughgall, Loughgilly, Montiaghs, Mullaghbrack, Newtownhamilton, Seagoe, Shankill, Tartaraghan, Tynan.

    144 pages; published 1990; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 341 1

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County Donegal, Ireland:
    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 38: Parishes of County Donegal I, 1833-5, North-East Donegal
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoirs for 14 parishes in north-east Donegal, including an impressive account of Lough Swilly, an extensive area from the coastline of Lough Foyle as far west as Downings and encompassing the peninsulas of Inishowen and Fanad, as well as Tory Island. Main areas covered in Inishowen include Buncrana, Carndonagh, Clonmany, Moville, Muff, and Inch Island, while further west are the towns of Carrigart, Kilmacrenan, Milford, Ramelton, Rathmullan, Rosnakil, and Tamney.

    There are good accounts of the natural history of this mainly rural area dotted with remains of antiquity. The economy of the area is observed through agricultural practices, which varied from those of landed estates to the small farmers, where rundale and other traditional farming techniques still held sway. There is clear evidence of the importance of the linen industry to the local economy, which was also greatly influenced by its proximity to the sea.

    Social life is equally well recorded, with good descriptions of mills, houses, trades and occupations, and education. Altogether these Memoirs provide a unique insight into life and society in this area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Clondavaddog, Clonmany, Culdaff, Desertegney, Donagh, Killygarvan, Kilmacrenan, Mevagh, Mintiaghs (Bar of Inch), Moville, Muff, Tullyaughnish, Lough Swilly (with Burt and Inch).

    168 pages; published 1997; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 564 3

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 39: Parishes of County Donegal II, 1835-6, Mid, West & South Donegal
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams

    This volume contains the Memoirs for 20 parishes in north-west, south-west, central and Lagan areas of Donegal, an extensive area comprising the towns of Ballybofey, Ballyshannon, Castlefinn, Convoy, Donegal, Falcarragh, Fintown, Gortahork, Killybegs, Letterkenny, Lifford, Manorcunningham, Mountcharles, Newtowncunningham, Raphoe, Stranorlar, and St Johnstown.

    A vivid picture is painted of the general economy of this mainly agricultural region in which fishing and domestic linen manufacture played an important part. We also have extensive details of local economy through fairs, markets and occupations, and we learn of the many dispensaries, public and religious buildings, and gentlemen's seats which characterised this area. There are impressive accounts of the county's ancient ecclesiastical sites, especially the famous St Patrick's Purgatory on Lough Derg, as well as the earlier megalithic remains and the later Plantation buildings.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Clonleigh, Convoy, Conwal, Donaghmore, Donegal, Drumhome, Glencolmbcille, Inishkeel, Kilbarron, KIllea and Taughboyne, Killymard, Kilteevoge, Leck, Raphoe, Raymoghy, Taughboyne, Templecarn, Tullaghobegley, Urney.

    216 pages; published 1997; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 659 3

    Volume 39: Parishes of County Donegal II, 1835-6, Mid, West & South Donegal
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County Down, Ireland:
    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 3: Parishes of County Down I 1834-6, South Down
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoirs for Newry and 11 other parishes in South Down. They provide fascinating detail about the countryside and coastal region of the Mourne district and document the port and commercial centre of Newry at the height of its importance, before the age of the railway. The volume also covers Warrenpoint, Rostrevor, Newcastle, Rathfriland and Kilkeel.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Clonallan, Clonduff, Donaghmore, Drumballyroney, Drumgath, Drumgooland, Kilbroney, Kilcoo, Kilkeel, Kilmegan, Newry, Warrenpoint.

    136 pages; published 1990; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 358 6

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 7: Parishes of County Down II 1832-4, 1837, North Down & The Ards
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoirs for 24 parishes in North Down adjacent to Belfast, as well as those of the Ards Peninsula. Areas covered include Saintfield, Comber, Knockbreda, Holywood, Bangor, Donaghadee, Newtownards and Portaferry. The material paints a fascinating picture of Greater Belfast and Strangford Lough and provides a unique insight into life in this area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Ardkeen, Ardquin, Ballyhalbert (Saint Andrew's), Ballyphilip, Ballytrustan, Ballywalter, Bangor, Castleboy, Comber, Donaghadee, Drumbeg, Drumbo, Dundonald, Grey Abbey, Holywood, Inishargy, Kilinchy, Kilmood, Knockbreda, Newtownards, Saintfield, Slanes, Tullynakill, Witter.

    140 pages; published 1991; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 374 8

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 12: Parishes of County Down III 1833-8, Mid-Down
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoirs for 15 parishes mid-Down and describes the important towns of Banbridge, Dromore, Gilford, Hillsborough, part of Lisburn, Loughbrickland and Moira. They depict the importance of the linen industry, increasing industrialisation and improved communications for local communities, as well as providing valuable information on the main buildings and monuments of the period. This material provides a unique insight into life in this area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Aghaderg, Annaclone, Annahilt, Blaris, Donaghcloney, Dromara, Dromore, Garvaghy, Hillsborough, Magheralin, Magherally, Moira, Seapatrick, Shankill, Tullylish.

    160 pages; published 1992; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 391 8

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 17: Parishes of County Down IV 1833-7, East Down & Lecale
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoirs for 15 parishes in East Down. Centres covered include Ballynahinch, Crossgar and Downpatrick, as well as the coastal towns of Ardglass, Killough, Killyleagh and Strangford. The material paints a fascinating picture of these communities, through their history and relics of antiquity, gentlemen's seats and mills, and there are extensive details of agriculture, commerce, justice and the amusements of the people. Natural history, too, is also well documented. We gain a unique insight into life in this area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Ardglass, Ballee, Ballyculter, Ballykinler, Bright, Down, Dunsfort, Inch, Kilclief, Killyleagh, Kilmore, Loughinisland, Magheradrool, Rathmullan, Saul.

    146 pages; published 1992; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 439 6

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County Fermanagh, Ireland:
    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 4: Parishes of County Fermanagh I 1834-5, Enniskillen & Upper Lough Erne
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoirs for Enniskillen and 8 parishes of Upper Lough Erne. They present a fascinating portrait of Enniskillen and the people of the surrounding localities, document the history of the Williamite campaigns and describe in detail the everday life of the farmers and fishermen of the district. Other centres covered include Newtownbutler, Lisnaskea, Tempo, Maguiresbridge and Brookeborough.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Aghalurcher, Aghavea, Clones, Derrybrusk, Drummully, Enniskillen, Galloon, Kinawley, Tomregan.

    146 pages; published 1990; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 360 8

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 14: Parishes of County Fermanagh II 1834-5, Lower Lough Erne
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoirs for 13 parishes in Lower Lough Erne and describes the towns of Ballinamallard, Belleek, Derrygonnelly, Ederny, Garrison, Irvinestown, Kesh and Lisbellaw, with their surrounding areas and islands, many with antiquities and ancient ecclesiastical foundations. The materials paints a fascinating picture of the rural economy on land and lough, documenting the farming and fishing communities, and the different cultural traditions prevailing. We are provided with a unique insight into life in this area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Belleek, Boho, Cleenish, Derryvullan, Devenish, Drumkeeran, Inishmacsaint, Killesher, Magheracross, Magheraculmoney, Rossorry, Templecarn, Trory

    148 pages; published 1992; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 393 4

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County Londonderry, Ireland:
    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 6: Parishes of County Londonderry I 1830, 1834, 1836, Arboe, Artrea, Ballinderry, Ballyscullion, Magherafelt, Termoneeny
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains 6 parishes in the south east corner of Londonderry, an area bordering Lough Neagh and including the towns of Ballaghy, Castledawson, Magherafelt and Moneymore. This material provides a unique insight into life in this area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Arboe, Artrea, Ballinderry, Ballyscullion, Magherafelt, Termoneeny.

    148 pages; published 1990; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 364 0

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 9: Parishes of County Londonderry II 1833-5, Roe Valley Central
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoirs for 2 parishes in the central part of the Roe Valley in Londonderry, focusing on the important town of Limavady with its many benevolent and social societies and wide variety of occupaitons. Topics of special interest include the history and antiquities of the town and locality, rural economy, education and emigration. This material provides a unique insight into life in this area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Balteagh, Drumachose (Newtownlimavady).

    148 pages; published 1991; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 378 0

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 11: Parishes of County Londonderry III 1831-5, Roe Valley Lower
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoirs for the parishes Aghanloo, Dunboe and Magilligan, a coastal region in the lower Roe Valley of county Londonderry which includes the important seat of Down Hill. The material paints a fascinating picture of life in these rural communities, detailing antiquities, agricultural methods, education and occupations of the people. It provides a marvellous insight into life in this unique region over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Aghanloo, Dunboe, Magilligan (Tamlaghtard).

    160 pages; published 1991; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 390 X

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 15: Parishes of County Londonderry IV 1824, 1833-5, Roe Valley Upper: Dungiven
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoirs for the town and extensive parish of Dungiven in the Upper Roe Valley. The reports provide a wealth of information on the history and traditions of the region, as well as documenting employment, commerce and agriculture. Social life is equally well covered through habits of the people, health, education and emigration. The material provides a unique insight into life in this area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parish covered in this volume is: Dungiven.

    136 pages; published 1992; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 394 2

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 18: Parishes of County Londonderry V 1830, 1833, 1836-7, Maghera & Tamlaght O'Crilly
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoirs for the east Londonderry parishes of Maghera and Tamlaght O'Crilly, the latter bordering county Antrim. The scope of the reports is comprehensive, containing descriptions of the towns of Maghera and Swatragh, and villages of Curran and Tamlaght, as well as providing detailed information on natural features and antiquities, emigration and education, and the traditions and superstitions of the people. The material provides a fascinating insight into life in this predominantly rural area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Maghera, Tamlaght O'Crilly.

    158 pages; published 1993; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 441 8

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 22: Parishes of County Londonderry VI 1831, 1833, 1835-6, North-East Londonderry
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoirs for 5 parishes in north-east Londonderry. Centres covered include Aghadowey, Agivey, Ballyrashane and Macosquin. We learn of life in the community through the occupations, health and amusements of its people, while emigration and education are equally well documented. The accounts also detail the numerous mills and public buildings of the region, as well as its military and ecclesiastical antiquities. The material provides a unique insight into life in this rural area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Aghadowey, Agivey, Ballyrashane, Kildollagh, Macosquin.

    140 pages; published 1993; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 464 7

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 25: Parishes of County Londonderry VII 1834-5, North-West Londonderry
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoirs for the parishes of Bovevagh and Tamlaght Finlagan in the north-west of the county. It covers an area immediately west of the River Roe and stretching to the shores of Lough Foyle, as well as the important town of Ballykelly and fertile district of Myroe. We learn of the economy and society of this strongly agricultural region dotted with mills and gentlemen's seats. The influence of the Fishmongers' Company is evident in the public buildings of Ballykelly and proposed navigational improvements in the rich fishing area of the Roe. The antiquities and traditions of the area are exceptionally well documented, and social life is recorded through habits of the people and emigration lists.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Bovevagh, Tamlaght Finlagan.

    140 pages; published 1994; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 510 4

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 27: Parishes of County Londonderry VIII 1830, 1833-7, 1839, East Londonderry
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoirs for 4 parishes in east Londonderry, an area bordered on the east by the River Bann and stretching as far as the slopes of Benbradagh in the west, encompassing the towns of Garvagh and Kilrea. We learn of the economy of a region where the main sources of livelihood were farming and fishing in the waters of the Bann and Loughs Neagh and Beg. Among the people the desire for education is clear, as is shown in the excellent statistics of schools. Other topics covered include antiquities and local traditions, especially those connected with ancient monuments.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Desertoghill, Errigal, Killelagh, Kilrea.

    144 pages; published 1994; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 514 7

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 28: Parishes of County Londonderry IX 1832-8, West Londonderry
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoir for the parish of Cumber in the west of the county, an extensive area, including the villages of Claudy and Park, dotted with mills, gentlemen's seats, churches and schools. The material paints a vivid picture of life, greatly influenced by the patronage of the Fishmongers' Company, the chief proprietors. Cultivation and productivity are analysed in each individual townland, with model farms prominent throughout. The history of the region is documented in townland names and antiquities, while social life comes alive through school statistics, dispensary rules and emigrants' letters. Together this material provides a unique insight into life in this fascinating area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parish covered in this volume is: Cumber (Upper and Lower).

    142 pages; published 1995; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 516 3

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 30: Parishes of County Londonderry X 1833-5, 1838, Mid-Londonderry
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoir for the parish of Banagher, situated towards the west of county Londonderry, including the important market town of Feeny. The material paints a fascinating portrait of life in this largely agricultural area whose "wild and romantic" mountains and glens hold both a great wealth of antiquities and a huge variety of wildlife, notably wolves and eagles. As well as recounting the social and economic habits of the largely Irish-speaking population, through marvellously detailed tables of schools, emigration and manufactories, this volume contains a wonderful collection of local traditions and superstitions. This Memoir provides a unique insight into life in this area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parish covered in this volume is: Banagher.

    148 pages; published 1995; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 520 1

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 31: Parishes of County Londonderry XI 1821, 1833, 1836-7, South Londonderry
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoirs for 5 parishes in south Londonderry, in the shadow of Slieve Gallion and including the towns of Draperstown, part of Moneymore, and Tobermore. Much of this district was owned by the Drapers' Company, whose regulations and benevolence greatly influenced their tenancy. This was a thriving area well endowed with remains of antiquity, gentlemen's seats, mills and public buildings, and its commercial character is attested to by a variety of occupations, fairs and markets. Social life is especially well documented through habits of the people, emigration and education, with wonderful accounts of the traditions, customs and verse of its inhabitants. Togerther this material provides a unique insight into life in this region over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Ballynascreen, Desertlyn, Desertmartin, Kilcronaghan, Lissan.

    158 pages; published 1995; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 550 3

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 33: Parishes of County Londonderry XII 1829-30, 1832, 1834-6, Coleraine & Mouth of the Bann
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoirs for 4 parishes in the north-east of the county, including the major centre of Coleraine and towns of Portrush and Portstewart, as well as the mouth of the Bann. We see a landscape dotted with gentlemen's seats, mills and remains of antiquity, while the towns present a large number of public buildings and impressive streets. The material paints a wonderful picture of economic life in this coastal area, where the people enjoyed a high degree of prosperity, evidenced by the building of a new harbour at Portrush and the consequent influx of shipping. A variety of trades and occupations also testifies to the vibrant nature of this region. Social life is also well covered, with extensive records of education and emigration, and this district is almost unrivalled for the number of societies that found widespread support among the people. Together these Memoirs provide a unique insight into life in this fascinating area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Ballyaghran, Ballywillin, Coleraine, Killowen.

    188 pages; published 1995; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 554 6

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 34: Parishes of County Londonderry XIII 1831-8, Clondermot & the Waterside
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoir for the parish of Clondermot, covering the Waterside of Derry city and the villages of Drumahoe and New Buildings, an area bordering Lough Foyle and encompassing part of the Faughan river and a large part of the estate of the Goldsmiths' Company. Rural economy is recorded by mills and agriculture, and occupations of the people cast light on everyday life in the city. Antiquities and history are equally well recounted. The habits of the people are richly delineated through education and numerous societies, while an impressive dispensary catered for health needs. Together this material provide a unique insight into life in this area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parish covered in this volume is: Clondermot.

    148 pages; published 1996; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 556 2

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 36: Parishes of County Londonderry XIV 1833-4, 1836, 1838, Faughanvale
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume contains the Memoir for the parish of Faughanvale, extending eastwards from the mouth of the Faughan along the southern reaches of Lough Foyle and covering the villages of Muff (Eglinton) and Faughanvale. Also included are some miscellaneous papers relating mainly to this part of county Londonderry. We learn of the early history of this coastal parish, which was home to numbers of gentlemen's seats, including Willsborough, and was equally well endowed with mills and public buildings, not to the detriment of numerous remains of antiquity. Social life is particularly well delineated, with extensive details on agriculture and occupations, while records of the management of schools and the dispensary suggest a desire for improvement amongst the people. Together this material paints a fascinating portrait of this area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parish covered in this volume is: Faughanvale.

    132 pages; published 1995; 24 x 17cm; paperback;

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County Tyrone, Ireland:
    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 5: Parishes of County Tyrone I 1821, 1823, 1831-6, North, West & South Tyrone
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams
    This volume covers 13 parishes in the north, west and south of Tyrone, an area including Castlederg, Clogher, Fintona, Fivemiletown, Newtownstewart and Omagh. The area of Strabane is detailed, but not the town itself. These accounts include information from a survey undertaken in the 1820s.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Aghalurcher, Ardstraw, Cappagh, Clogher, Donacavey, Donaghedy, Dromore, Drumragh, Kilskeery, Leckpatrick, Longfield (West), Longfield (East), Longfield (Lower), Skirts of Urney and Ardstraw, Termonamongan.

    160 pages; published 1990; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 362 4

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    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Volume 20: Parishes of County Tyrone II 1825, 1833-5, 1840, Mid and East Tyrone

    This volume contains the Memoirs for 18 parishes in mid and east Tyrone describing Aughnacloy, Ballygawley, Beragh and Caledon, as well as the areas adjacent to Lough Neagh and including the important towns of Coalisland, Cookstown, Dungannon and Stewartstown. Great attention is paid to the local economy with reference made to the coalfields in east Tyrone. The domestic linen industry is given prominence through unparalleled statistics analysing the productivity of households in the town of Coagh and surrounding areas. Other topics covered include education, communications and habits of the people. Together this material provides a unique insight into life in this area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Aghaloo, Artrea, Ballinderry, Ballyclog, Bodoney, Carnteel, Clogherny, Clonoe, Desertcreat, Donaghenry, Drumglass, Errigal Keerogue, Kildress, Killyman, Lissan, Pomeroy, Tamlaght, Tullyniskan.

    156 pages; published 1993; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 460 4

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Counties of South Ulster, Ireland: Cavan, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan and Sligo:
    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland: Volume 40 Counties of South Ulster, 1834-8, Cavan, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan and Sligo
    Edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McWilliams

    This volume contains the Memoirs for five counties, comprising 34 parishes, in and along the southern reaches of the province of Ulster, a large area stretching from Sligo and Leitrim in the west and as far south as Louth in the east, with Cavan and Monaghan, particularly the latter, having the best coverage.

    Cavan is endowed with accounts of Cavan town, Cootehill, Kingscourt, and Stradone, with Monaghan possesses descriptions of Ballybay, Carrickmacross, Castleblayney, Clones, Drum, Emyvale, Glaslough, Newbliss, RockCorry, and Scotshouse. There are also details of Manorhamiltonin Leitrim, and Achonry, Aclare, Ballymote, Ballysadare, and general information about land-holdings in Sligo comprise the records for that county. Louth is represented by a set of interesting townland statistics for Ballymascanlan and Carlingford.

    Throughout this area the linen industry has been very significant, as witnessed by the many substantial houses of those involved in that trade, but the tide of prosperity had turned and agricultural economy was the mainstay of the region, as seen through its many livestock fairs. Ancient and early Christian remains, as well as fortifications and significant buildings of later centuries, are well documented and there are some particularly good accounts of the wildlife and geology in this typical drumlin landscape of South Ulster speckled with lakes.

    Altogether these Memoirs provide a unique insight into life and society in this area over one hundred and fifty years ago.

    The parishes covered in this volume are: Co. Cavan: Drumgoon, Drumloman, Drung, Enniskeen, Killdrumsherdan, Laragh; Co. Leitrim: Manorhamilton Union; Co. Louth: Ballymascanlan, Carlingford, Castletown; Co. Monaghan: Aghabog, Aughnamullen, Ballybay, Clontibret, Currin, Donagh, Donaghmoyne, Ematris, Errigal Truagh, Inniskeen, Killanny, Kilmore, Magheracloone, Magheross, Monaghan, Muckno, Tydavnet, Tyholland; Co. Sligo: Emlaghfad, Killoran and KIlcarnet, Kilmactigue.

    212 pages; published 1998; 24 x 17cm; paperback; ISBN 085389 661 5

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Index of People and Places [that appear in all volumes of the] Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Series
    BOOK - Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland INDEX: Index of People and Places.
    In 2002, Dr Patrick McWilliams completed an Index to the Memoirs. This Herculean work lists all people and places in the original 40-volume series, as well as all original drawings, OS and county maps reproduced in the volumes. It also provides extensive details of the Memoir writers and where their accounts appear.

    This book is an essential accompaniment to the OS Memoirs and a baseline research tool.

    767 pages; published 2002; paperback ISBN 085389 812 X

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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NOVEL - The Scotch-Irish, A Social History [Scotland, Ireland, United States]
By James G. Leyburn
Originally published by the University of North Carolina Press, 1962
This edition published by University of North Carolina Press, 1989 [reprinted recently]

Dispelling much of what he terms the 'mythology' of the Scotch-Irish, James Leyburn provides an absorbing account of their heritage. He discusses their life in Scotland, when the essentials of their character and culture were shaped; their removal to Northern Ireland and the action of their residence in that region upon their outlook on life; and their successive migrations to America, where they settled especially in the back-country of Pennsylvania, Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia, and then after the Revolutionary War were in the van of pioneers to the west. ISBN 978-0-8078-4259-1     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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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BOOK - Tracing Our Irish Ancestors - Irish City & County Guides
By various authors
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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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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.
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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.
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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.

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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, parish and townland.
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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
Research Aid......CDN$   $8.95

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

Softcover......CDN$   $32.95

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 - General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes and Baronies of Ireland, Based on the Census of Ireland for the Year 1851
By: British Government (pub. 1861), reprinted by GPC
Published by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore
In all genealogical work the first and most important step is to establish the geographical origin of the ancestor. The over 900 densely printed pages show the county, barony, parish, and poor law union in which the 70,000 townlands were situated in 1851, as well as the location of the townlands on the Great Ordnance Survey maps, with appendices containing separate indexes to parishes and baronies. An essential resource for those working on Irish family history research.
ISBN 9780806310527.    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 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

Paperback......CDN$   $20.00



BOOK - Ulster Emigration to Colonial America 1718-1775 (Northern Ireland to eastern USA & Canada)
By R. J. Dickson; new introduction by Graeme Kirkham
First published in 1966, this book remains the acknowledged work of scholarship on migration in the eighteenth century of a quarter of a million people from Ulster to the New World. It combines detailed investigation of the economic, social and political background to the exodus with information on the emigrant trade and an analysis of the motivations and origins of the emigrants themselves. This new edition includes a specially written Introduction by Graeme Kirkham, whose researches on both sides of the Atlantic are reflected in an essay which considers recent advances in the understanding of this important mass population movement from Ireland to America.
ISBN: 978-0-901905-17-8     More information

Softcover......CDN$   $39.95

BOOK - Merchants in Plenty: Joseph Smyth's Belfast Directories of 1807 and 1808
With an Historical Introduction and Bibliography of Belfast Directories to 1900 by J. R. R. Adams

By Joseph Smyth and J. R. R. Adams.
The directories here reprinted, from unique copies in the Linen Hall Library, vividly recreate this Belfast of cotton mills and learned societies, sail makers and booksellers. It will be of interest both to genealogists and to those who care for the history of Belfast. The Belfast of the first decade of the nineteenth century was a bustling and growing town of some 22,000 inhabitants. It was dominated by the cotton industry and the linen trade. The foundations of such potentially important enterprises as engineering and shipbuilding were being laid. Yet this was still a period when a trip to Dublin took twenty-one hours by coach (with a double guard for extra security) and when the inhabitants were ferried round the town by sedan chair.
ISBN: 978-0-901905-17-8     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. 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. This is a reprint of the second volume in the Ulster Historical Foundation's Historical Series, which was first published in 1969. 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. More information


BOOK - Researching Irish Archival and Repository Centres
by: Hutchison, Brian W.
An overview of the archival and repository centres throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (Eire) for conducting Irish research.More information


BOOK - Researching Irish Census Records… Including Census Substitute Records by: Hutchison, Brian W.
Included, the availability of records, plus importance of various government land and people surveys acting as substitutes.More information


BOOK - Researching Irish Church Records… Conformist and Non-Conformist
by: Hutchison, Brian W.
Emphasis on time periods, historical backgrounds, record collections and pre-1864 research problems are included.More information


BOOK - Researching Irish Civil Registration Records
by: Hutchison, Brian W.
Contents and availability of the records, how the information documented has changed over time, limitations & advantages of civil vital records and effective research strategies are included.More information


BOOK - Researching Irish Testamentary Records
by: Hutchison, Brian W.
A discussion of the value of these records during these time periods, availability of the records in both periods, as well as comments on some research strategies for using these collections are included.More information


BOOK - A Guide to Irish Parish Registers
by: Brian Mitchell
The Griffith's or Primary Valuation of Ireland and Parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials are perhaps the two most important sources for genealogical research in Ireland. This book attempts to make a search of these records more rewarding for the researcher. More information


BOOK - Sir Richard Musgrave's Memoirs Of The Irish Rebellion Of 1798
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. Essential for genealogists and historians. New complete index to thousands of people and places. More information



USED & ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS: Ireland and Northern Ireland:
    USED CDs - Resource County Roscommon, Ireland: Database, Source Material and Maps for Local and Family Historians.
    By John Hunter, compiler
    John Hunter, Queensland, Australia, 2003. 5. 1110 + pages. 95 Documents, 105 Maps, Locate any Townland, Details of the 37,000 Occupiers at Griffith's Valuation, Parish and Townland Maps, Townlands Index Research Notes. Format for PC and MAC . ISBN 0646432087. Click for image
    Book on CD.......CDN$   $10.00


    USED BOOK - Feis na nGleann (english edition).
    By Eamon Phoenix, Padraic O Cleireachain, Eileen McAuley & Nuala McSparran, editors
    Stair Uladh, imprint of Ulster Historical Foundation, Ireland, 2005. 8-1/4 x 10-5/8. 192 pages. Hardcover, black cloth with gilt stamping on spine, dust jacket in perfect condition. Both hardcover book and dust jacket in like new condition. ISBN 0903688493. Click for image
    Hardcover......CDN$   $25.00


    USED BOOK - Dublin, Daughter of Merchant Kings.
    By P.D. Whelan
    Dreamcather Publishing, Saint John, NB, 1999. 6 x 9. 333 pages. Paperback, Perfect Bound. Some shelving wear. Tight spine but part of the cover is ripped at the spine however book is in very good condition. ISBN 1894372026. Click for image
    Paperback......CDN$   $12.00


    USED BOOK - Ireland, Strangford's Shores, Paintings and Stories from around the Lough.
    Author Jane Crosbie, Artist, Alison Brown.
    Published by Laurel Cottage Ltd., Northern Ireland 1997. 10.0 x 7.25. All books approx. 85 pages. Padded Hardcover book. With illustration on front cover. All books are in excellent (new condition) and as per title, are full of beautiful watercolor paintings for this area in Northern Ireland. A fabulous keepsake. ISBN 1-900935 03-1. No index but bibliography. All publications from this series were $30.00 each, now on sale for $10.00. Click for image
    Hardcover......CDN$   $10.00


    USED BOOK - Ireland, Donegal, South of the Gap. - Paintings and Stories from South Donegal.
    Author Liam Ronayne, Artist, Brian Gallagher.
    Published by Laurel Cottage Ltd., Northern Ireland 1997. 10.0 x 7.25. All books approx. 85 pages. Padded Hardcover book. With illustration on front cover. All books are in excellent (new condition) and as per title, are full of beautiful watercolor paintings for this area. A fabulous keepsake. ISBN 1-900935 15-5, No index but bibliography. All publications from this series were $30.00 each, now on sale for $10.00. Click for image
    Hardcover......CDN$   $10.00


    USED BOOK - Ireland, Galway on the Bay. - Paintings and Stories.
    Authors Dick Byrne and Peadar O'Dowd. Artist, Derek Biddulph..
    Published by Laurel Cottage Ltd., Northern Ireland 1997. 10.0 x 7.25. All books approx. 85 pages. Padded Hardcover book. With illustration on front cover. All books are in excellent (new condition) and as per title, are full of beautiful watercolor paintings for this area. A fabulous keepsake. ISBN 1-900935 24-2. No index but bibliography. All publications from this series were $30.00 each, now on sale for $10.00.
    Hardcover......CDN$   $10.00




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