Irish & Scottish Genealogy Texts

Here is a list of suggested printed resources to help researchers better understand Irish genealogy and related topics:
 
Many of these books can be found in the IGSI library.  The IGSI library call number of each of these books is displayed after the entry.
 
Essential Books:
Grenham, John. Tracing Your Irish Ancestors, 4th edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2012.  FRGN IR J047 2012
Mitchell, Brian. A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland, 2nd edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 2002.  FRGN IR A011 C1 
 
General Methods Books:
Begley, Donal F. Irish Genealogy, A Record Finder. Dublin: Heraldic Artists, Ltd., 1981.   FRGN IR J009 
 
Begley, Donal F. Handbook on Irish Genealogy, How to Trace Your Ancestors and Relative in Ireland. Dublin: Heraldic Artists, Ltd., 1980.  FRGN IR J013 
 
Daly, Marie E. and Judith Lucey. Genealogist’s Handbook for Irish Research. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2016.
 
Maxwell, Ian. Tracing Ancestors in Northern Ireland. Edinburgh: The Stationery Office, 1997.  FRGN IR J108
 
Mitchell, Brian. Finding Your Irish Ancestors, Unique Aspects of Irish Genealogy. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Company, 2001.  FRGN IR J042  
 
Ouimette, David S. Finding Your Irish Ancestors, A Beginner’s Guide. Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2005.
 
Radford, Dwight A. and Kyle J. Betit. A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Irish Ancestors. Cincinnati: Betterway Books, 2001.. FRGN IR J040
 
Roulston, William J. Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors, The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster, 1600-1800. Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation, 2005. FRGN IR J161
 
Santry, Claire. The Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide, How to Trace Your Ancestors in Ireland. Cincinnati: Family Tree Books, 2017.
 
Irish Records:
Mitchell, Brian. A Guide to Irish Parish Registers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1988.  FRGN IR K001 
 
O’Düill, Eileen M., and Steven C. ffeary-Smyrl. Exploring Irish Genealogy No. 2, Irish Civil Registrations-Where Do I Start? Dublin: Council of Irish Genealogical Organizations, 2000.  FRGN IR J120
 
O’Neill, Robert K. Irish Libraries, Archives, Museums & Genealogical Centers, 3rd. Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation, 2013.   FRGN IR D056
 
Reilly, James R. Richard Griffith and His Valuations of Ireland. Baltimore: Clearfield Company, Inc. 2001.  FRGN IR G035
 
Ryan, James G. Irish Records, Sources for Family and Local History. Dublin: Flyleaf Press, 1997.  FRGN IR J056
 
Irish Names:
Matheson, Robert E. Special Report on Surnames in Ireland: with Notes as to Numerical Strength, Ethnology, and Distribution : Based on Information Extracted from the Indexes of the General Register Office. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 2003.  IR S018 C1
 
MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families, Their Names, Arms and Origin. Dublin: Hodges Figgis & Col, Ltd. 1957.  FRGN IR S028
 
MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland, 6th. Dublin: Irih Academic Press, 1999.  FRGN IR S014
 
Irish Places:
Donnelly, William. General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes and Baronies of Ireland, Based on the Census of Ireland for the Yer 1851. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Col, Inc. 2006.  
 
Edwards, Ruth Dudley. An Atlas of Irish History. London: Methuen & Co., 1973.  FRGN IR H566

General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes and Baronies of Ireland. Based on the Census of Ireland for the Year 1851. 1861 Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1984.  FRGN IR A020  C3

 
Handran, George B. Townlands in poor law unions: a reprint of poor law union pamphlets of the General Registrar's Office. Salem, Mass., U.S.A.: Higginson Book Co., 1997.  FRGN IR A151

Lewis, Samuel. A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland: Comprising the Several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, Corporate, Market and Post Towns, Parishes and Villages. 2 Vols. 1837. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1995.  

 
The Parliamentary gazetteer of Ireland, adapted to the new poor-law, franchise, municipal and ecclesiastical arrangements, and compiled with a special reference to the lines of railroad and canal communication, as existing in 1843-44 ... and presenting the results, in detail, of the census of 1841, compared with that of 1831. 1844. Dublin: A. Fullarton.
 
Irish History:
Duffy, Seán, et. al. Atlas of Irish History, 2nd ed. Dublin: Gill & Macmillia, Ltd., 2000.    FRGN IR H641 DUF
 
Moody, T. W., and F. X. Martin, editors. The course of Irish History. Dublin: Mercier Press, 1994. FRGN IR H001
 
The Irish in America:
Akenson, Donald Harman. The Irish Diaspora, A Primer. Toronto: P.D. Meany Company, Inc., 1996.  FRGN IR H428
 
Coffey, Michael, editor. Ithe Irish in America. New York: Hyperion, 1997.   FRGN IR IO32
 
Emmons, David M. Beyond the American Pale, The Irish in the West, 1845-1910. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press 2010.  
 
Ignatiev, Noel. How the Irish Became White. New York: Rutledge, 1995.
 
Lee, J. J. and marian R Casey, editors. Making the Irish American, History and Heritage of the Irish in the United States. New York: New York University Press, 2006.
 
McCaffrey, Lawrence J. Textures of Irish America. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 1992.
 
Miller, Kerby A. Emigrants and Exiles, Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.   FRGN IR P051
 
Miller, Kerby A., et. al., editors. Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan, Letters and memoirs from Colonial and Revolutionary America, 1675-1815. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.  FRGN IR I035
 
Scottish Genealogy:
Bigwood, Rosemary. The Scottish Family Tree Detective, Tracing Your Ancestors in Scotland. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006.  
 
Christensen, Penelope. Finding Yours Scottish Ancestors, 2nd. Toronto: Heritage Productions.2000.
 
Cory, Kathleen B. Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry, 3rd. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2004.  FRGN SCO 059 COR
 
Durie, Bruce. Scottish Genealogy, 4th. Stroud, Gloucestershire: The History Press, 2017.
 
Durie, Bruce. Understanding Documents for Genealogy & Local History. Stroud, Gloucestershire: The History Press, 2013.
 
Holton, Graham S., and Jack Winch. Discover Your Scottish Ancestry, Internet and Traditional Resources, 2nd. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009.  FRGN SCO 157 HOL
 
Irvine, Sherry. Scottish Ancestry, 2nd. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2003. FRGN SCO 157 HOL
 
Jonas, Linda, and Paul Milner. A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Scottish Ancestors. Cincinnati: Betterway Books, 2002.  
 
Leyburn, James G. The Scotch-Irish, A Social History. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Press, 1962.  FRGN IR H215
 
National Archives of Scotland. Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors: A Guide to Ancestry Research in the Nathinal Records of Scotland and ScotlandsPeople, 6th. Edinburgh: National Records of Scotland, 2011.