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Friday, 29 May 2015

Summer reading from Irish Roots magazine

On newsstands, by subscription, and online
My copy of Irish Roots Magazine's Summer issue arrived a couple of days ago and I've been enjoying its wide range of articles. As you'd expect, they're all aimed at helping Irish family historians develop more skills, locate the best genealogy databases, discover niche resources, and keep up to date with latest developments.

Written by experienced genealogists rather than advertisers, these articles promise you the full independent picture of each topic, whether it's suggesting new techniques for overcoming old problems, digging deep into a particular collection or group of records, or exploring an issue of particular relevance to family history research.

In addition to timely heritage news and genealogy comment, a round up of activity among Irish genealogy societies, your letters and an always helpful Q&A service, this edition offers the following features:
  • Locating Living Descendants (final instalment of series), by Nicola Morris MAPGI
  • Irish Churches and Graveyards, by Brian Mitchell MAPGI
  • Tracing your Dublin Ancestors, by Brian Smith and James G Ryan
  • Sharing Genealogical Information Online, by Sean Murphy
  • What's New Review, by Yours Truly
  • Back to Basics: the 1901 and 1911 Census, by Maggie Loughran
  • US Occupational Sources for Tracing Irish Ancestors who became Policemen, by Judith Eccles Wight AG
  • Australian Irish connections: Railways, by Jennifer Harrison
  • Youghal in Co Cork: a goldmine for the family historian, with Graham Seymour
Published in County Wicklow as a printed magazine, Irish Roots is available on newstands – now in Easons and other good newsagents/bookshops, €4.50, £3.35 – and by subscription to your door. You can also purchase digital copies for $3.99 for the current issue, $2.99 for back issues.