are in increasing number of books to aid your research in Ireland.
If you have a favourite reference source you would like to
recommend to others please notify Jan and the book will added to
The Clogher Record is an invaluable resource for the genealogist
and family historian. Their new web site Clogher
Historical Society includes a full list of their publications as
well as information about the Record, it's own history and
objectives. Fermanagh Gold has been given permission to
reproduce many articles from the Clogher Record for the benefit of
all researchers seeking ancestors in Fermanagh. Visit their site
which is HIGHLY
books about Fermanagh Click Go (You can type a
different keyword in the box)
Authors include Breege McCusker and Willie Parke
A new page with lists of some internet bookshops selling books and
CDROMs about Fermanagh HERE
AUGUST 2001 Bill Barber reminds us
about Willie Parke's excellent books:
'A Fermanagh Childhood' by
William K. Parke, 1988, ISBN 0946872
'Glimpses of old Derrygonnelly'
by William K. Parke, unknown date.
'The Parish of Inishmacsaint',
by W.K. Parke, 1982.
as well as:
'Parish of Devenish' by Rev. W.
'History of Enniskillen', William Copeland Trimble, 1919
'Enniskillen Town and Parish', by William Harloe Dundas
George Sheridan's Memories from south-west Ulster "When
Turkeys chewed Tobacco". Read about the project HERE
Guides from PRONI
The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland PRONI
in Belfast publishes the County Guide Series in 1998]
The volume for Fermanagh and Armagh, can be purchased from the
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland: 66 Balmoral Avenue,
Belfast BT9 6NY, Northern Ireland Tel: (01232) 251318 Fax: (01232)
Full bibliography can be found on the Fermanagh Millennium
Presents site HERE
[Betit, Kyle J and Dwight A Radford. Salt Lake City Utah, USA: The
Irish At Home and Abroad 1998]. Irish record sources and
strategies and how to access Irish records abroad.
Your Irish Ancestors: The Complete Guide
[Grenham, John. Revised ed. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan Ltd, 1999].
Overview of major record sources in Ireland including a section
for each county detailing sources and periodicals.
in Poor Law Unions: A Reprint of Poor Law Union Pamphlets of the
General Registrar's Office
[Handran, George B Salem, MA: Higginson Book Company, 1997]. A list
of Townlands in each Poor Law Union - Superintendent Registrar's
District and Registrar's District, 1891. Search the list of
townlands in any area to identify the official spelling.
of Irish Archives
[Helferty, Seamus and Raymond Refaussé, eds. 3rd ed. Dublin:
Irish Academic Press 1999]. Not specifically compiled for the
genealogist but a useful resource nevertheless.
Ireland: A Genealogical Researcher's Guide
[Irvine, Sherry and Nora M Hickey. Victoria, BC: Ancestry Ireland,
1997). This guide contains advice about preparing for research
with information on researching in Dublin, Belfast and counties.
[Mac Conghail, Máire & Paul Gorry Glasgow: Harper Collins
1997]. Record sources, techniques, church records and 'Trades and
Your Ancestors in Northern Ireland: A Guide to Ancestry Research
in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
[Maxwell, Ian Edinburgh: The Stationery Office 1997] Electoral
Records, Crown & Peace Records, Militia & Yeomanry,
Ordnance Survey Memoirs, Encumbered Estates, Poor Law Records,
Valuation Records, Land Purchase Commission, and Land Registry.
Records: Sources for Family & Local History
James G Rev. ed. Salt Lake City UT: Ancestry 1997]. Listings of
Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic parish records, and
information about Church of Ireland records destroyed in 1922.
to Ulster's Past: Sources and Resources for Local Studies.
Institute of Irish Studies, The Queen's University of Belfast,
1998. Collins, Peter]. Sources for the genealogist and
family historian, especially useful for 16th, 17th and 18th century
in Ulster: Local History Studies. Belfast: Ulster Historical
Foundation, 1998. [Crawford, W H Crawford & R H Foy,
eds.] local history studies with some extracts and copies of
tax, census and estate records.
Morgan and Tommy Graham, eds.] Quarterly periodical. Contact
History Ireland, PO Box 695, Dublin 8, Ireland. Tel: (01) 4535730.
Fax: (01) 4533234. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Irish Towns: A
Guide to Sources
[Nolan, William and Anngret Simms, eds. Dublin: Geography
Publications 1998]. Information about maps, taxation, census and
other government records, estate records, church records,
newspapers, directories and gazetteers and useful bibliography.
Fermanagh Story Linda Foh
supplied this information:
Hanna's Bookshop (Dublin) that it is back in print and they have it available for 25 Irish Punts. Airmail to the USA is
7.50 Irish. Hanna's Bookshop is now run by Eason & Son, Ltd and you can
contact them at: http://www.hannas.ie (not available Aug 2005)
The Representative Church Body Library in Dublin is publishing a
series of books extracting the information from some of the
earliest surviving Church of Ireland parish registers.
The Anglican Record Project has produced transcripts of the parish
registers of various Church of Ireland parishes. Copies of the
transcripts are deposited at the Society of Genealogists Library
in London and at the Representative Church Body Library in Dublin,
Ireland John Cunningham posted this
comment to the Fermanagh Mail List: "... author Neville McElderry has plenty of
copies of Methodism in the Pettigo Area (Includes Ballyshannon in Donegal and
Irvinestown and Belleek areas in Fermanagh also) so you can go ahead and
contact him. The book costs about £5. His phone number is 02868631470 and
address is "Letter, Kesh, County Fermanagh, N. Ireland."
As a Fermanagh author myself the above is a fine example of what happens to
many excellent books. The above is one of 104 pages with an index and lists
of ministers, (to 1809) office bearers and church members in the various
divisions going back to 1875.
More Books on
Methodism in Ireland Don J Boyle of Brantford Ontario, Canada
suggests the following:
1.) History of Methodism in Ireland 1860-1960 by R. Lee Cole, this is in PRONI in Belfast.
2.) "As Sprightly as the Place", a history of Methodism in the Upper Erne Circuit, by Rev. Dudley Livingstone Cooney. This book is in the Enniskillen Library.
3.) Days of Revival, history of Methodism in Ireland , by C. H. Crookshank, a 3 volume set, now republished as a 6 volume set. 1747-1859, it is indexed.
The 6 volume set of Days of Revival is available from the following book seller.
Read Ireland, website: http://www.readireland.ie
Barber posted the following:
Also, the impact of some Church of Ireland decisions and the arrival of
Methodism on one local family in 1829 is detailed in:
"The Days of Our Fathers", by Nancy Walker Dundas, Brakagh, Springhill, Co.
A story of the Dundas family of the Church Hill, Benmore and Derrygonnelly
area from 1699 thru 1840 and how they were evicted from the Benmore Glebe
lands by the COI in 1829 when a larger church was needed for the Parish of
Inishmacsaint to replace the Church on the Hill. Some family members were
moved toward the Methodist movement.
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Ulster has a varied selection of books (new and secondhand),
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of new acquisitions to their list.
Flanagan has provided the following useful list of publications
the Genealogical Publishing Co, of Baltimore, Md. More titles can
be seen on their homepage HERE
# 1630, Emigrants from Ireland, 1847-1852. State-Aided Emigration
from Crown Estates in Ireland, 68 pp.
#3510, Emigrants from Ireland to America, 1735-1743, Enforced
#3854, Irish Emigration Lists, 1833-1839, Londonderry &
Antrim, 3,000 names
#3851, Irish Passenger Lists, 1847-1871. Passengers sailing from
#4250, Irish Settlers in America. 132 articles, 25,000 names. 2
#2211; The Famine Immigrants, 1846-1851,7 vol set, ea 45.00.
# 575, Scotch Irish Pioneers in Ulster & America. 398 pp. .
#3853, Genealogical Atlas of Ireland, 123 pp.
#2962, General Alphabetical Index to Townlands,
Parishes, Baronies, Ireland,968 pp.
#3856, Irish Churches & Graveyards, 253 pp,
#3852, Irish Parish Registers, 151 pages.
#4298, Irish Pedigrees by John O'Hart, 2 vols, 900+ pages
each vol. cost about $125.00 a set. Pedigrees of Irish,
Scotch-Irish, Anglo-Irish, Hugoneuts etc. The first paragraph
states: "We have inserted all the genealogies from previous
editions as well as from "Irish Landed Gentry when Cromwell
came to Ireland". ISBN # set 0-8063-0737-4
#6060, Prerogative Wills of Ireland, 40,000 names indexed, 1536 to
Book of Ulster Surnames" by Robert Bell. Approx 300 pages of
family surnames and origin in Europe and Ireland that lived in
ISBN paperback 0-85640-405-5
Annuals of the Kingdom of Ireland" by The Four Masters. 7
vols, fully indexed, from Adam to 1616AD. Approximate cost
$600-$700 a set.
Libraries, Archives, Museums & Ancestral Heritage Centers by
Robert K O'Neill. Printed by Ulster Historical Foundation in 1997,
price 7.69 Irish Punts.