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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.