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Book Review: Finding Your Irish Ancestors in New York City

When a new book comes on the market for Irish research, I am always interested in seeing what information is presented. The struggle to research Irish Americans back to the homeland is one that is personal to my research. After a decade of research is when I finally got the first clue that took my family back across the pond to the homeland.

As I started to read the book, Finding Your Irish Ancestors in New York City, I went through an explanation of the chapters; for a genealogist this is a gift from the genea-gods. It makes it so much easier to find what I am looking for. There are tips to find your ancestral home throughout the book.

The book is set into the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1 – Introduction
  • Chapter 2 – Introductory Record Sets
  • Chapter 3 – Underutilized Records
  • Chapter 4 – Strategies for Tracing the Irish in New York City
  • Chapter 5 – Where the Irish Lived in New York City
  • Chapter 6 – Sources for the Place of Origin in Ireland
  • Chapter 7 – The Roman Catholic Church
  • Chapter 8 – Roman Catholic Parishes in New York City
  • Chapter 9 – Cemeteries
  • Chapter 10 – Periodicals
  • Chapter 11 – Websites and Publications to Compliment Your Research

I definitely would recommend this book for anyone that has Irish ancestors that settled in the 5 burroughs of New York City.


Disclaimer: I received this book free, for a review. The thoughts expressed here are my own. 



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