Tuesday 26 November 2013

Irish Roots: Winter issue now in shops and online

The Winter issue of Irish Roots magazine has been published and is now available in the shops and online.

This quarter's edition is a whirlwind tour of the globe, with features about tracing Irish ancestors in the East India Company, in Brazil and Australasia and using US directory sources to trace those who crossed the Atlantic.

In keeping with this far-flung travel theme is an in-depth exploration of passenger and naval records, and details of how the international maritime organisations classify their vessels.

Other how-to articles include advice on using Ordnance Survey maps to locate your family history, setting up and run a graveyard project, and tracing your ancestors from Westmeath.

You can also learn about the National Library of Ireland's recent partnership with Google Cultural Institute, which sees three of the NLI's photographic collections hosted online and made available to the widest possible audience, catch up on the latest books of historical and genealogical interest, and, of course, find out what's new in the world of Irish genealogy with my own review of recent developments and record releases.

All this and much more for £3.35/€4.50. See the IrishRoots website for more details and to view the digital version. You can also view free sample pages for a selection of past issues from this page (click on the magazine covers to get the 'sample' option).