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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Irish Gravestone Inscriptions

John Grenham’s Tips on Irish Gravestone Inscriptions

The 5th Edition of Tracing Your Irish Ancestors is now available in an extremely handsome hardcover edition at $38.50. In fact, you won’t find the hardcover edition anywhere else but on This price represents a $10.50 reduction from the former paperback edition, which we have discontinued.  Author John Grenham is the leading authority on[…]Read more

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