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.