Friday 3 June 2016

Irish surnames: FindMyPast adds nine books
FindMyPast Ireland has added a new collection called Ireland Surnames and Family Histories. It consists of nine books and holds more than 7,000 page images in pdf format, and can be searched by surname and other keywords.

The titles are:
  • Special Report on Surnames in Ireland – the first official work on surnames in Ireland. (1894)
  • Irish Names and Surnames, by Rev. Patrick Woulfe (1921)
  • County Kerry Past and Present - A Handbook to the Local and Family History of the County, by Jeremiah King. (1931)
  • Crofton Memoirs, by John Crofton. (1911)
  • O'Hart's Irish & Anglo-Irish Landed Gentry, by John O'Hart. contains more than 230 family pedigrees. (1884)
  • The Aylmers of Ireland, by Fenton Aylmer. One of the most comprehensive Irish family histories. (1931)
  • Selections from Old Kerry Records (1872) and Selections from Old Kerry Records, Second Series (1874), both by Mary Agnes Hickson.
  • A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, by Sir Bernard Burke (1863)
  • The Peerage of Ireland, or a Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of that Kingdom, by John Lodge and Mervyn Archdall. (1789)