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Monday, 21 January 2013

NLI publishes introduction to Irish family history

The National Library of Ireland has produced a neat introduction to Irish genealogy research in the form of a free to download pdf.

The 24-page document covers all the main areas of research that are of interest to beginner family historians and provides details of the Library's own most genealogy-relevant collections eg microfilms of all surviving RC parish registers, occupational records  and newspapers (the NLI holds the largest collection of national and regional newspapers in Ireland, covering over 1,770 individual titles from the seventeenth century to the present day, plus titles of Irish interest published abroad.)

It's a very handy, not to mention very well-presented, resource for beginners.

You can download the booklet here.