Thursday, 18 October 2018

Researching Ulster Ancestors: 2nd edition published

Published by the Ulster Historical Foundation
A second edition of one of the most respected genealogy guides for the north of Ireland has been published by the Ulster Historical Foundation.

Written by Dr William Roulston, a director of the UHF, Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors – The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster, 1600-1800, was first published in 2005. It opens up avenues for research, drawing attention to collections held in archives in Ireland and elsewhere, which can help document your family back to the 1600s.

This new edition is a much expanded (and, obviously, fully updated) version of the original. It runs to more than 600 pages, up from 262, It includes more detailed information on the importance of church and land records and new chapters explore the value of records relating to charitable bodies, fraternal organisations and businesses. There is also a discussion of potential sources of information on emigration.

Extensive appendices include a summary breakdown of the sources available for the 17th and 18th centuries for every parish in the historic nine counties of Ulster (including a listing of surviving pre-1800 church records) and a detailed description of around 350 collections of landed estate papers. A set of parish maps for each county in Ulster has also been included, along with a listing of more than 600 places in the nine counties of Ulster giving the parish location.

While counting numbers, it should also be noted that the book has two titles (yep, it's so good they named it twice!).

In the UK and Ireland, the paperback is called Researching Ulster Ancestors – The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster, 1600-1800. ISBN 978-1-909556-66-9.

In the Rest of the World it is called  Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors – The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster, 1600-1800. ISBN 978-1-909556-65-2

The content is exactly the same, no matter the title. So is the price: £19.99 (plus P&P).