- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd (30 Jun. 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0717118983
- ISBN-13: 978-0717118984
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.9 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,757,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tracing Your Irish Ancestors Paperback – 30 Jun 1992
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About the Author
John Grenham is a professional genealogist. He was formerly attached to the Genealogical Office in Dublin and later was a project manager with the Irish Genealogical Project (IGP). --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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My response: AMEN!
I think this one sentence sums up why this book belongs on the bookshelf of every Irish family historian.
I wish I could afford to send copies to the creators of every "cut and paste" family tree posted on a popular Internet genealogy site. The genealogy world has become full of armchair genealogists who have no idea what records they are searching and whether the ancestors they find in those records are actually theirs. The value of Tracing Your Irish Ancestors is not simply in the wealth of information concerning what records exist and where. His explanations of the types of records and of genealogical methods should be required reading for anyone venturing into Irish genealogy. I have found his bibliographies indispensible for research into local histories.
Grenham's guide is essential to both the novice and the experienced researcher. No other Irish genealogy guide is as complete and up to date as his 4th Edition. There are a few other books I also recommend for every Irish researchers genealogical library, such as Mitchell's Genealogical Atlas of Ireland, but Tracing Your Irish Ancestors should be the first book on any Irish genealogist's shelf.
In this edition, Grenham has paid additional attention to Internet sources and research, and rightly so because the Internet has taken over genealogy. However, the Internet is more of a fluid entity than is a print book, and I wonder how long it will be until some of the Internet information becomes outdated.Read more ›
It will save you many fruitless hours internet browsing..
Well worth having on your bookshelf
Although I already had an earlier edition of this book, I went out and bought this latest edition as it has been comprehensively updated and has a great index.
So if you are only going to get one book on Irish genealogy this is THE ONE!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought for my genealogist husband who already had the 1992 edition which had become out of date. He has found this a very useful tool and well worth the rather high price.Published 19 months ago by Maggie
The author is very knowledgeable, John Grenham books are good, useful resourcePublished 22 months ago by clareman
In my opinion the book itself is five star but the Kindle version and its listing on Amazon are not. There are no page numbers in this Kindle book. Read morePublished on 29 Dec. 2014 by jstronge