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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Third edition for libraries & archives reference book

Irish Libraries, Archives, Museums & Genealogical Centres, A Visitors Guide is one of those books that every self-respecting reference shelf needs to support. The fact it has just been completely updated for its third edition is testament to its value to researchers of all kinds, not just family historians.

It's target audience is the Diaspora, but it's of use to any researcher, no matter where they call home. Its pages contain details and descriptions of the accessible collections in Irish repositories, along with all the usual practical information about operating hours, access and service arrangements and contact names, addresses and emails.

Vital reference details for each parish in Ireland are also provided for tithe and valuation records from c1830 in the record offices in Belfast and Dublin.

The guide also provides information of practical benefit to many other interested parties: academic researchers, professionals in the area of business, education, marketing, medicine, law and technology, as well as vacationers interested in learning about local resources available to them.

Compiled by Robert K. O'Neill, the 395-page paperback has just been published by the Ulster Historical Foundation and can be purchased for £14.99 from BooksIreland.