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. 


About Terri O'Connell

Terri O’Connell is a professional genealogist in the Chicago area, focusing on Midwestern United States Genealogy, with a main focus in Illinois and a special interest in Irish research. She is also the owner of Cruise Planners – O’Connell Cruise and Travel (terri@cruiseplanners.com), a full service travel company. Their mission is to encompass the full family: vacations, reunions, and history travel. Terri is a travel enthusiast with a passion for genealogy and enjoys bringing the two together to assist her clients in their travel needs. You can find Terri online at www.facebook.com/cruiseplannersoconnell, www.facebook.com/tracingmyfamily or you can find her at www.findingourancestors.com for all things genealogy. Terri is the Executive Director of The In-Depth Genealogist.

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