Monday 31 August 2015

Autumn edition of Irish Roots magazine published
The Autumn edition of Irish Roots magazine has landed on my doormat, and it's looking like another helpful and informative issue full of news about Irish genealogy projects, societies and collections, as well as loads of helpful advice on how to conduct your research – whether you're working backwards in time or even forward.

Donegal comes under the microscope with a feature about conducting research in that county and a piece about the Donegal Diaspora Project. The free online databases of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland are explored, and there's a round up of sources for Irish church records (all denominations).

The background to the recent historical release of the National Library of Ireland's RC parish collection is examined, too, alongside photographs taken of dignatories who attended the launch event.

Moving the research abroad to follow the families of Irish emigrants, you can learn about Irish Anzacs and an important database of records that commemorates them, and discover the best sources for learning about the Irish who became firemen in the United States of America.

And in the final part of a series providing guidance on locating the living descendents of your ancestors, there's an illuminating case study feature demonstrating some of the techniques that can be used to achieve your aim.

With letters to the editor, answers to reader's genealogy queries, my own What's New? Review and much more, there's plenty to read and learn in this issue.

Irish Roots is available in digital and print format, by subscription and by single copy purchase, from the magazine's online shop. It is also available for sale in some news/bookstores.