Author: Rosemary ffolliott
This publication is a reproduction of the successful series The Irish Ancestor, which was published from 1969 to 1986. The aim of the journal, which was produced on a non-profit making basis, was the collection and publication of original source material and other items of interest concerning Irish genealogy, biography and domestic history.
The Irish Ancestor was predominantly published twice yearly, in spring and autumn. Plus in several of the earlier years a supplemental edition was produced. For example in 1969 as well as the usual two issues, a third volume, An Index to Raphoe Marriage Licence Bonds, 1710-1755 and 1817-1830, was also published.
Articles contributed to the main volumes varied from Christian Names in Ireland by Brian de Breffny (1969 Vol. I No. 1) to Some Irish Weddings in Nova Scotia 1834-1840 by Terrence M. Punch (1976 Vol. VIII No. 2) to Tombstones in Killbride Graveyard, Callan Parish, Co. Kilkenny, edited by Joseph Kennedy (1986 Vol. XVIII No. 1).
This publication is in an easy to use PDF format making each volume effortlessly accessible and each page is reproduced in its original format. Through the Table of Contents you can browse the publication or simply jump straight to the article you want. The journals have also been fully indexed allowing users to search for the names and places they are interested in throughout.
In total there are::
33 issues over 18 years
Over 2,500 pages
Over 320 pages with images or photographs
These journals have long been an essential tool for Irish genealogical and historical reserach. Now in CD-ROM format, this publication is a must for all Irish genealogists and social historians.