Tracing your Cork Ancestors

Tony McCarthy, Tim Cadogan

  • ISBN13: 978-1-907990-01-4
  • 162 pages
  • illustrated (b/w)
  • 145 x 227  mm
  • softcover
  • Price: €13.00 · The following prices include Post and Packing: £14.50 to UK; $22 to USA; CAD$23; AUD$23; NZ$30

Cork is the largest Irish county, with a population mainly of Gaelic and Norman origin. It has a widely diverse social mix ranging from the urban population of Cork city to the most remote agricultural communities. Common names in the county include Barry, Callahan, O'Callaghan, Buckley, Boyle, Casey, Collins,Crowley, Daly, Fitzgerald, Hogan, Keane, Kelliher, O'Connell, O'Keefe, O'Leary, O'Mahony, O'Driscoll, O'Riordan and Sheehan. The records for the county are equally diverse, which makes it important to use them to their best advantage. This new and expanded edition sets out the records available, where they can be accessed, and how they can be used to best effect.

Reviews

"Rounded off by a comprehensive index, this volume is an invaluable guide to researching Cork Ancestors"

Family Tree Magazine (UK)

"For those with Cork roots, this is a 'must have' book."

Patrick Coleman in The Septs, v. 19, no. 4

"For anyone with Cork Ancestors this book is a must because of its clear focus on a specific county and references to local materials. This book also has value for those still seeking a place of origin in Ireland because the descriptions are very clear on how and why the records were created and how they can be used"

FGS Forum

"In summary, I found "Tracing Your Cork Ancestors" to be everything one could hope for in an introduction to Cork genealogy - and more"

Irish Genealogical Society of Wisconsin - website review

"..readers would expect to find more detailed information on Cork sources in a book of this type. This they get in abundance. It reads very well, gives sound advice on most areas of research, highlights many useful sources and, above all, shows how much efficient research can be done within Cork itself"

Irish Roots