Ulster Historical Foundation Research Bundle

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This bundle contains the following publications:

Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors – The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster

Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors is the the perfect and essential guide for anyone researching Ulster families.

One of the greatest frustrations for generations of genealogical researchers has been that reliable guidance on sources for perhaps the most critical period in the establishment of their family'€™s links with Ulster, the period up to 1800, has proved to be so elusive. Not any more. Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors: The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster, 1600-1800 by Dr William Roulston can claim to be the first comprehensive guide for family historians searching for ancestors in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Ulster.

Whether their ancestors are of English, Scottish or Gaelic Irish origin, it will be of enormous value to anyone wishing to conduct research in Ulster prior to 1800. A comprehensive range of sources from the period 1600-1800 are identified and explained in very clear terms. Information on the whereabouts of these records and how they may be accessed is also provided. Equally important, there is guidance on how effectively they might be used.

The appendices to Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors include a full listing of pre-1800 church records for Ulster; a detailed description of nearly 250 collections of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century estate papers; and a summary breakdown of the sources available from this period for each parish in Ulster.

Irish Libraries, Archives, Museums & Genealogical Centres: A Visitors’ Guide (3rd ed.)

This important reference volume – now in its third edition – introduces readers and researchers to the treasury of printed and manuscript resources available in Irish libraries, archives and genealogical centres. Although it is aimed principally at the Irish Diaspora – amounting to some 70 million people around the globe who can trace their ancestry back to Ireland – Irish and non-Irish researchers alike should find the book of inestimable value for their research anywhere in Ireland.

It will acquaint the user with the valuable and accessible collections in Irish repositories. Essential information on operating hours, contact information – including names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail and website addresses – access and service information, descriptions, and the location of these repositories will prove to be immensely practical.

A number of features enhance the practical value of the book as an indispensable work of reference. The entries are arranged alphabetically by city or town within county, and a separate list, arranged alphabetically by type of institution, is provided for added convenience. There are lists of publications, a detailed glossary and bibliography, and an extensive index. For family and local history researchers, a brief guide to the Irish Family History Foundation (and the Foundation’s website www.rootsireland.ie) is provided, along with a helpful introduction to tracing your ancestors.

Of special interest are the vital reference details for each parish in Ireland for the crucially important tithe and valuation records from c. 1830 in the record offices in Belfast and Dublin.

The guide also provides information of practical benefit to many other interested parties: academic researchers, professionals in the area of business, education, marketing, medicine, law and technology, as well as vacationers interested in learning about local resources available to them.

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