For those family historians with Irish ancestry, or for those people interested in Irish history, the book we’ve looked at this week could prove of great interest. Entitled ‘Tracing your Galway Ancestors’ by Peadar O’Dowd, it looks at all aspects of life in the second largest county in Ireland.
The book starts off with a look at the history of the county, dating back to the 13th century Norman adventurers. It then gives some handy tips on how to go about researching your Galway ancestry.
The author looks at the types of records available to the family historian which can help you find out more about your relatives- looking at Irish census records, census substitute records, church records, land records, grave inscriptions and more.
The book is a comprehensive research tool for those looking into this widely diverse population, giving you the ideas on what records are available and how best to use them. The book is published by Flyleaf Press and is available from S&N Genealogy Supplies priced £11.55 at http://www.genealogysupplies.com/product_display.php?prodid=6224