James G. Ryan

Dr. James Ryan is a writer and publisher who has been active in Irish genealogy for the past 25 years His book ‘Irish Records’ (see below) has been a standard guide since its publication. His research interests have included church records, which resulted in his editing and publication of ‘Irish Church Records’ which provides the background to the creation and survival of these records. In recent times he has been researching Rentals (i.e. records of tenant agreements and rent payments). He has lectured and taught extensively, and has given presentations to over thirty genealogy societies, mainly in the USA. He was also a professional family history researcher for many years, but in recent years has concentrated on lecturing and publishing. He writes a blog for the In-Depth Genealogist (theindepthgenealogist.com) and also contributes articles for their magazine.

His other books are:

- Irish Records: Sources for Family & Local History. Ancestry/Turner Publishing http://www.turnerpublishing.com/books/detail/irish-records

- Tracing your Dublin Ancestors: Flyleaf Press, Dublin 2009

- Irish Church Records. Flyleaf Press, Dublin 2001

- Sources for Irish Family History. Flyleaf Press, Dublin