Review: Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet
December 7, 2019

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This book was sent to me by Pen and Sword Books in exchange for an honest review.

Ancestry research was popular, sure, but when various companies introduced inexpensive DNA tests, researching genealogy boomed. These tests let amateur researchers skip some of the guesswork, but even the results of these tests can only take a person so far.

Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians is a highly useful and resource-rich guide for the Irish ancestry hunter. Author Chris Paton is careful to write it in such a way that makes it easy for tech-shy folks to understand without being condescending and the clear and concise headings let the more advanced internet sleuths of us skip ahead easily.

The useful headings can be found throughout the book, letting users skim easily to sections that apply to them. Very helpful.

Written specifically for people of Irish ancestry, Paton dives deep into useful websites, online archives, church registries, as well as information that could be found within specific Irish counties which is super helpful if one’s family hails from a specific part of the Emerald Isle.

Tracing Your Irish Family History would be a helpful guide for both ancestry newbies as well as the more seasoned genealogy researchers.

Jillianne Hamilton is a history enthusiast and the author of The Spirited Mrs. Pringle (historical fiction), The Hobby Shop on Barnaby Street (historical romance), and The Lazy Historian’s Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII (non-fiction). Jill launched The Lazy Historian in 2015. She lives in Charlottetown on Canada’s beautiful east coast. Learn more.

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Hi, I'm Jillianne.

I'm a historical fiction writer, a lover of history, and a hoarder of books. I'm the author of The Spirited Mrs. Pringle, The Hobby Shop on Barnaby Street, and The Lazy Historian's Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII.

The Lazy Historian is a history blog featuring stories from the past with sass. With a focus on Western European and women's history, I delve into anything fascinating. Learn more.