Author: John Grenham
Ireland was one of the first European countries to adopt hereditary surnames. Nine centuries of change, along with our history of immigration, colonisation and linguistic upheaval, have produced an extraordinary legacy: Gaels, Vikings, Normans, Scots, Welsh, English, French Huguenots, German Palatines - all have added to the rich mix of what it means to be Irish, and to the long list of surnames borne by the Irish.
This CD-ROM provides an unparalleled resource for anyone interested in his or her Irish surname. It will satisfy a casual curiosity in coats of arms and surname origins, as well as providing a serious research resource for those with a deeper interest in family and surname origins. It includes:
* Details of 26,756 Irish surnames and 104,058 surname variants
* 8,207 Surname Dictionary entries
* The distribution of 2,296 surnames in 1890, as recorded in birth records
* Details of the distribution of 377,902 households throughout Ireland 1847-64
* Coats of arms for 130 of the most common Irish surnames
* An extensive bibliography of Irish family history
* Ireland-wide parish maps
* Details of the records of 3,782 churches and congregations throughout Ireland, comprising 8,376 sets of records.
In addition, the CD-ROM includes a fully context-sensitive Windows Help file detailing the sources used and providing detailed help at all times, and a user-friendly interface designed to make the search process as easy as possible.
Compiled by Irelands foremost genealogical expert, this CD is essential for anyone with an interest in Irish surnames or genealogy.
About the Author
John Grenham is the author of Tracing Your Irish Ancestors (2nd ed. 1999, Dublin, Gill & Macmillan, 2000 Baltimore, GPC), the standard guide- and source-book for Irish genealogical research, as well as a number of other works, including Clans and Families of Ireland, (Dublin, Gill & Macmillan, 1993, New York, CLB, 1994), An Illustrated History of Ireland, (Dublin, Gill & Macmillan, 1997) and Pocket Reference: Irish Family Names, (London, HarperCollins, 1997 ). He was formerly a professional genealogist and project manager of the Irish Genealogical Project, and since 1996 has developed and marketed his own genealogical software. He currently runs the Irish Ancestors website, in association with The Irish Times.
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