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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Fermanagh Genealogy launches annual journal

The organisation that delivers genealogical services for Fermanagh and Omagh District Council – Fermanagh Genealogy – has launched a new annual journal aimed at helping researchers exploit new and existing family history resources for the area.

The first edition of Fermanagh Roots was launched at Enniskillen Library on Saturday and features articles about Fermanagh resources, local connections to the 1916 Easter Rising, tips for getting your research started, preparing for a research trip to Ireland, a summary of 17th and 18th century sources, and a detailed listing of where family historians will find the county's online church records.

In addition, contributors have written about the personal stories discovered through their research, how dna solved a genealogical mystery, the etymology of townland names, surname histories for Maguire and Johnston, the English Plantation in the north of the county, and much more.

Copies of the 112-page journal can be purchased via the Fermanagh Genealogy website for £16, a sum that includes postage & packing.