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Donegal has fewer genealogical records than most Irish counties. Donegal families are a mixture of native Gaelic families and Scots-Irish families who settled in the county from the 17th century onward. The records are both diverse in nature, and also widely scattered. Although the major sources are within the Republic of Ireland, there are also some records in Belfast repositories. This book sets out the records available, and where they can be accessed.
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'Excellent little guide' --NY Genealogical & Biographical Record
....With its superb bibliography and logical layout this represents excellent value for money and is a must for anyone with Donegal ancestors. --Who do you Think you are Magazine
'The authors are natives of the county and experienced genealogists who guide the reader through the various sources of information...(and)... explain in a straightforward way how to go about investigating your Donegal Ancestry. Anyone starting out for the first time will find this an invaluable resource' --Books Ireland
Helen Meehan (nee Montgomery) was born in Co. Donegal and graduated as a Primary School Teacher in 1957. She retired in 1998 and is an active member, and current President, of the Donegal Historical Society, which she joined in 1960. She has been a regular speaker at the Society's Seminars and to other groups She has published in The Donegal Annual, Bealoideas (University College Dublin), Due North - Journal of the Federation of Ulster Local Studies (Belfast), Journal of Clan Montgomery in the USA, The Spark (Enniskillen) as well as many local history productions. In 2005 Helen published her 728 page 'Inver Parish in History'. Godfrey Duffy is a writer and lecturer on Irish family history. He lives in Newcastle, UK.
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Book Description Flyleaf Press, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0953997499