Cork is the largest Irish county, and it has a widely diverse social mix ranging from the urban population of Cork city to the most remote agricultural communities. 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 of previous editions have said: ".. 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" (The Septs, v. 19) ; "For anyone with Cork Ancestors this book is a must because of its clear focus on a specific county and references to local materials” (FGS Forum); “…I found Tracing Your Cork Ancestors to be everything one could hope for in an introduction to Cork genealogy - and more" (Irish Genealogical Soc. of Wisconsin ). 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.