New Publication Connects Americans to their Irish and Scottish Forebears

New Publication Connects Americans to their Irish and Scottish Forebears

The new consolidated edition of Scots-Irish Links [1575-1875], by David Dobson identifies over 15,000 Scots-Irish inhabitants of the Ulster Plantation, and the indexes to those two volumes name an astounding 33,000 people connected to those inhabitants. Of course, even those numbers cannot compare with the wave of Scots who transplanted to Ireland. In the 17th-century[…]Read more

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Major Irish Genealogy Sites Online from Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

Major Irish Genealogy Sites Online from Tracing Your Irish Ancestors. 5th Edition, by John Grenham

As we have noted previously, the most important development in Irish genealogy since Mr. John Grenham published the fourth edition of his textbook  has been the enormous strides in posting Irish family content on the Internet. This fact has guided the author in his preparation of the 5th edition of Tracing Your Irish Ancestors, available[…]Read more

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The Origins of the Scots-Irish

The Origins of the Scots-Irish & How to Find Those Families

The historical roots of what it means to be Scots Irish go back to the 17th century. During that epoch, substantial numbers of Scottish (as well as English) families removed to the northern part of Ireland during the so-called Plantation of Ulster. Between 1717 and 1776, 250,000 Scots-Irish immigrants (also known as Scotch-Irish or Ulster[…]Read more

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SCOTS-IRISH LINKS

Scots-Irish Links Consolidation Edition

Several weeks ago, we announced the publication of the two-volume, fully-indexed, consolidated edition of David Dobson’s Scots-Irish Links. This consolidated edition incorporates sixteen separate titles published between 1994 and 2021 and covers persons of known Scots-Irish heritage between 1575 and 1900. Scots-Irish Links Consolidation Edition improves upon the original, small books by adding a full-name[…]Read more

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The Importance of Gravestone Inscriptions in Irish Research

“The Importance of Gravestone Inscriptions in Irish Research,” by Brian Mitchell

(The following essay is excerpted from pp. 39-40 from Mr. Mitchell’s book, New Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy.) With civil registration of births and deaths commencing in 1864, and with the patchy survival of church records before this time, gravestone inscriptions take on a special significance. Many Church of Ireland burial registers were destroyed by[…]Read more

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Clan Callaghan During the Nine Years War

Clan Callaghan During the Nine Years War

The Nine Years War, also known as Tyrone’s Rebellion, lasted from 1593-1603. In that conflict, which ensued throughout the country of Ireland but mostly in Ulster, Irish lords Hugh O’Neill and Hugh Roe O’Donnell of Tyrconnell led an alliance that was ultimately unsuccessful in stopping the Tudor monarchy’s efforts to consolidate its power throughout the[…]Read more

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Clan Callaghan: The O Callaghan Family of County Cork.

New! Clan Callaghan: The O Callaghan Family of County Cork. Revised Edition By Joseph F. O Callaghan

Genealogical Publishing Company is pleased to announce its release of the family history, Clan Callaghan: The O Callaghan Family of County Cork. Revised Edition, by Joseph F. O Callaghan. This impeccably researched and stylishly written family history traces the O Callaghans (Callaghan, Callahan) from their mythic beginnings in Ireland to their present-day progeny in County[…]Read more

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New Pocket Guide a Great Source for 17th- and 18th-Century Irish Census Substitutes

Brian Mitchell’s New Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy is a wonderful combination of how-to book, guide to sources, and case studies–in only 120 pages. It’s expert genealogist Mitchell’s contention that the most important sources for Irish genealogy are the civil registers of births, marriages, and deaths; church registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials; gravestone inscriptions;[…]Read more

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Cork O'Callaghan

Clan Callaghans in the High and Late Middle Ages

Prior to the 16th Century, the records awaiting determined genealogists and historians are scanty to say the least. Joseph O Callaghan, professor emeritus of medieval history at Fordham University, was certainly better prepared to confront that challenge that most when he tacked his family history. Now available in a revised edition, Clan Callaghan: The O[…]Read more

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