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Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Irish Ancestors by Dwight A. Radford and Kyle J. Betit pub. March 2001. currently $15.99 on 296 pages A partial lists of chapters: Intro to Irish Research, Administrative Divisions and Place Names, Cemetery Records, Censuses and Name Lists, Church Records, Civil Registrations, Emigration Lists, Estate Records, Inventories & Catalogs, Land Records, Military Records, Society Records, Taxation Records, Wills & Administrations. 144 pages is devoted to research in U. S. Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain & British West Indies. 
  The Book of Irish Families : Great & Small (O'Laughlin, Michael C. Book of Irish Families, Great & Small, V. 1.) This Hallmark in Irish family history now includes Scots, English, Welsh & European families that settled in Ireland. There are absolutely more documented family histories and illustrated coat of arms found here than in any other work...and this is only the first volume to the set! Two thousand families have special entries. Coat of arms are given for over 600 families including many hard to find coats. All coat of arms are fully illustrated. The location/source index lists 16,000 additional surnames. Plus a special Irish family research section is authored by Michael C. O’Laughlin, leading authority on Irish heritage and surnames. Ancient maps, illustrations, sources and research tips are all included in this work. M.O'Laughlin (ed.). ISBN 0940134152. 380+ pages. $34.95
  The Complete Book of Irish Family Names
Master Book of Irish Placenames : Master Atlas and Book of Irish Placenames
  The Families of Co. Clare Ireland  New 2nd Edition! History and locations. Thousands of Clare Families, census extracts, maps and illustrations. Hardbound. ISBN 0940134373. 178 pages. $34.00
Families of County Cork, Ireland : From the Earliest Times to the 20th Century: Irish Family Surnames With Locations & Origins:  Including English, sc by Michael C. O'Laughlin

History and Locations. Thousands of Cork Families, census extracts, maps and illustrations. Hardbound. ISBN 0940134357. 220 pages.  $34.00
  Families of Co. Donegal, Ireland by Michael C. O'Laughlin  

History and Locations. Thousands of Donegal Families, landholder lists, etc. Hardbound. ISBN 0940134756. 173 pages. $34.00

  Families of Co. Dublin, Ireland  by Michael C. O'Laughlin  

History and Locations. Thousands of Dublin Families, landholder lists, etc. Hardbound. ISBN 09040134306. $34.00

  Families of Co. Galway, Ireland the genealogy and family by Michael C. O'Laughlin

History and Locations. Thousands of Galway Families, landholder lists, etc. Hardbound. ISBN 09040134004. $34.00

  Families of County Kerry, Ireland : Over Three Thousand Entries from the Archives of the Irish Genealogical Foundation by Michael C. O'Laughlin

The history/location of over 1,000 specific Kerry families. 12,000 listings, including maps and illustrations. ISBN 0940134365. 272 pages. $34.00

  The Families of County Limerick Ireland : Over One Thousand Entries from the Archives of the Irish Genealogical Foundation by Michael C. O'Laughlin

History and Locations. Thousands of Limerick Families, landholder lists, etc. Hardbound. ISBN 09040134314. 172 pages. $34.00

    Tracing Your Irish Ancestors 2nd edition by John Grenham
The Classics: Sloinnte Gaedeal is Gall*
'Irish Names and Surnames,' the original, classic dictionary of Irish surnames by the Rev. Patrick Woulfe (1923), with notes on Gaelic origins. All new IGF index. Includes Irish names for children. ISBN 940134403. $40.00
The Classics: Keatings History of Ireland*
Complete three volume set. New index with genealogies. Nowhere else in print! O'Mahoney trans. Priceless footnotes and folk history from one of the few surviving histories of Ireland. ISBN 940134440. Only 2 Volumes Left...$250.00
The Classics: Ortelius Map of Ireland*
Originally published, 1572 a.d., showing location of Irish families and chieftains. Suitable for framing. $20.00
The Classics:   Tribes and Customs of the Hy Many by John O'Donovan  
The classic work on the families of Co. Roscommon & Galway. This book contains both the original Gaelic and the English translation. First time ever reproduced as a complete set. ISBN 094013439X. $104.00

Book Description
Complete with translation, notes, Hy-Many map, and folding genealogical chart, as prepared by O'Donovan in 1843, this is the major source of information for the families of Hy-Many country. (Counties Roscommon and Galway in Ireland.)

In addition to the history of the Hy-Many families, a separate section gives extensive information on O'Madden, O'Kelly, O'Mainin, (Mac) Keough, O'Donnellan, O'Naughton, and Mullally (Lally)....

Included are the families anciently descended from Sodhan, being the families of (Mac) Ward, O'Scurry, O'Lennan, O'Casan, O'Giallas, O'Maigin and Dugan.

You will also find the pedigrees, armorial bearings, castles and lands of the numerous Hy-Many families. An updated surname index is included in this new hardbound 212+ page edition. The entire book is reproduced in English, and in Gaelic, side by side.


The Classics:   The Genealogies, Tribes, and Customs of Hy-Fiachrach, Commonly Called O'Dowda's Country by John O'Donovan 0940134381. 600+ pages. $129.00
Historical: IThe #1 work on the Irish settling in Missouri westward, 1770-1900. ISBN 0940134438. Rare. $34.00
Historical: The Poetry and Song of Ireland*
The historic collection of massive proportions by John Boyle O'Reilly, with historical footnotes. $35.00
Historical: A Social History of Ancient Ireland by P.W. Joyce
Magnificent 2 volume set covers many faceted topics, including customs, law, art, the heroic sagas, everyday life, a virtual encyclopedia of topics and information by none other than Joyce himself. Long awaited reprint. Hardbound. Over 350 illustrations and maps. ISBN 0940134241. 1318 pages. Complete 2 Volume Set...$145.00
Historical: Irish Genealogies special reprint of vol. 3 of Keatings History of Ireland. 150 pages, 2 color stamping, hard bound.genealogies, topographical poems, maps, charts. now shipping. $29.95
    Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825 Vol. VI by David Dobson
  Book of Scots-Irish Family Names by Robert Bell
    Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland, by the Four Masters, from the Earliest Period to the Year 1616 by John O'Donovan
    For the Cause of Liberty : A Thousand Years of Irelands Heroes by Terry Golway
    The Scotch-Irish in the Carolinas by Billy Kennedy


Collins Map: Irish Family Names
Collins Map: Irish Family Names
Michelin Map 923: Ireland
Michelin Map 923: Ireland
Michelin Map 986: Great Britain & Ireland
Michelin Map 986: Great Britain & Ireland


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