Foundations of Irish Genealogy 1: The Raw Materials of Irish Genealogy

John Grenham
Jul 15, 2016
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Introduction
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Common Misconceptions
4m 43s
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Start from What You Know
2m 20s
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Getting Help
7m 36s
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Public Record Office
8m 03s
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Irish Surnames
4m 52s
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Types of Surname
3m 46s
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Before Surnames
4m 28s
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Irish Surnames
9m 06s
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Surname Evolution
7m 46s
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Localised Surnames
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Surname Variants
5m 29s
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Irish Place Names
1m 21s
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Historic Hierarchies
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Provinces and Counties
1m 38s
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Baronies
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Civil Parishes
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Townlands
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Church Hierarchies
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Dioceses
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Parishes
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Poor Law Unions
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Townlands: Holy Grail
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Conclusion
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About this webinar

The expectations and misconceptions that can be obstacles to Irish research are discussed and debunked. Surnames and place names, the most basic raw materials of genealogy, are both especially tricky in Ireland. The reasons are analysed and online tools for handling them are introduced.

About the speaker

About the speaker

John Grenham came to Irish professional genealogy in 1981, as one of the panel of Irish Genealogical Office researchers and later worked for Hibernian Research. As in-house researcher for the Genealogical Office in 1990-91, he was instrumental in
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