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.
Grenham, John. Tracing Your Irish Ancestors, 5th edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2012. FRGN IR J047 2019
Mitchell, Brian. A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland, 2nd edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 2002. FRGN IR A011 C1
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.