Sunday, February 17, 2008

Dear Myrtle Podcast

John Hamrock talks to Myrtle's listerners about how US researchers should get started on their Irish Family History. National Library of Ireland, Roman Catholic Church records, before 1858 Church of Ireland (Episcopal) Dublin and the many public records lost in fire of 1922 except for locally held documents. Also Tithe Applotment Books, Griffith’s Valuation and the Hearth Tax (mainly Eastern Counties). John specializes in Irish family research. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and holds a Diploma and a Certificate in Genealogy/Family History (First Class Honours) from the National University of Ireland, UCD Dublin. John’s book Tracing Your Roscommon Ancestors is a comprehensive guide for those tracing families in County Roscommon, where common family names include Kelly, McDermot, Beirne, Regan, Flanagan, O'Connor, McDonagh, and Quinn. It is filled with information on what the records contain, and how and where they can be accessed. It is well-illustrated with maps and with examples of the types of records to be found. It also has an extensive listing of references to estate records and also to family histories. This interview starts 27 min. 33 seconds into the podcast.

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