Tracing your Donegal Ancestors

Godfrey F. Duffy, Helen Meehan

  • ISBN13: 978-0-9539974-9-7
  • 161 pages
  • illustrated (b/w)
  • 230 x 145  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


In comparison with most other Irish counties, Donegal has fewer records of value to family historians. This makes it important to use the existing records to their best advantage. Donegal families are a mixture of native Gaelic families, and of Scots-Irish families who came to Donegal from the 17th century onward. Common names in the county include O'Neill, O'Donnell, Bonner, Barr, Bradley, Duffy, Friel, Gormley, O'Kane, Gallagher, Harkin, McBride, McCafferty, McDaid, Patton, Morrissey, Ward and Sweeney. It is also one of the counties which experienced a high level of emigration to North America and elsewhere. This book sets out the records available for Donegal, where they can be accessed, and how they can be used to best effect in tracing Donegal families.

Reviews

..a valuable addition to Flyleaf's excellent series of Irish county guides. It achieves its task...though a combination of lucid exposition and examples from the relevant sources. The most impressive facet of the book is its comprehensive coverage... With its superb bibliography and logical layout this represents excellent value for money and is a must for anyone with Donegal ancestors.

Who do you Think you are Magazine

The publication is one of a kind and does all the correct things required of such a book, directions to availability of vital data, examples of such data and all other relevant information which will steer the beginner and the more experienced researcher when searching for Donegal ancestors.

Irish Family History Society

The authors are natives of the county and experienced genealogists who guide the reader through the various sources of information...(and)... explain in a straightforward way how to go about investigating your Donegal Ancestry. Anyone starting out for the first time will find this an invaluable resource

Books Ireland

This new and greatly expanded edition sets out the range of Donegal genealogical sources available to the family history researcher, devoting a chapter to each source type explaining what information each contains, and where each record can be accessed.

Irish World (UK)

The most impressive facet of the book is its comprehensive coverage... With its superb bibliography and logical layout this represents excellent value for money and is a must for anyone with Donegal ancestors.

Who do you Think you are Magazine January 2009

This new and greatly expanded edition sets out the range of Donegal genealogical sources available to the family history researcher, devoting a chapter to each source type explaining what information each contains, and where each record can be accessed.

Irish World (UK)