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Irish: Understanding Ireland, History and Source Records
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In no country, more than Ireland, is it imperative that one understands some of the local history, past machination of records, and knowledge of what source records have been created versus what is available. This course will discuss the importance of preliminary research in one’s home country and then provide a brief history of Ireland which is useful, if not imperative, in understanding the nature and value of record sources within Ireland. From here, the discussion will be what genealogical records can tell us, with brief overviews of the administrative (civil and ecclesiastical) divisions within the island, and a discussion on Irish place names and family names. The course will conclude with a brief discussion on the types of records available for research in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (Eire), the importance of understanding maps for the region, and migration patterns.


Course Content

Module 1
Introduction
• Note about Web Addresses
• Websites
 
Introduction to Understanding Ireland
• Research Needs before Ireland
• Additional Resources
 

Module 2
Basic Principles & Repositories For Genealogical Research
• Websites
• Genealogical Research Criteria
• Basic Research Principles
• What Source Records Can Tell You & What You Need To Know
 

Module 3
Irish Place & Family Names
• Websites
• Place & Locality Names
• Family & Personal Names
 

Module 4
Historical & Administrative Divisions In Ireland
 
Civil Divisions
• Townland
• Civil Parish
• Barony
• County
• Province
• Cities, Towns and Boroughs
• Poor Law Union
• General Registrar's District
 
Ecclesiastical Division
• Church Parish
• Diocese
 
Additional Resources
 

Module 5
Brief Historical Account of Ireland
• Websites
• Introduction to Irish History
• Additional Resources
 

Module 6
Source Records
• Websites
• Source Types
 
Census & Census Substitutes
• Official Government Censuses
• Civil Survey
• Books of Survey & Distribution
• Hearth Money Rolls
• Subsidy Rolls
• Muster Rolls
• Census of Ireland (1659)
• Catholic Qualification Rolls
• Freehold Lists
• Ecclesiastical Enumerations
• Tithe Applotment Survey
• Griffith's Valuation Survey
• Local Censuses
• Freeman Lists
• Poor Law Rate Books
• Landed Estate Rental Lists
• Voters' Lists
 
Parish Church Records
• Church of Ireland (Protestant or Episcopalian)
• Roman Catholic
• Presbyterian
• Methodist
 
Commercial, Social, & Professional Directories
Family History Genealogies & Journals
Monumental (Gravestone) Inscriptions
Newspaper Collections
 
• Wills, Last Testaments, & Administrations
• Wills
• Administrations
 
Miscellaneous Sources
 
Appendix
Maps & Important Addresses
 
Maps
• Map of Ireland before April 1, 1974
• Map of Northern Ireland after April 1, 1974
 
Family History Societies
• Northern Ireland
• Republic of Ireland
 
Civil Registration Districts
• Northern Ireland
• Republic of Ireland County Registrars
 
Bibliography
• Website
 
 

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