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Researching Armagh ancestors : a practical guide for the family and local historian, Ian Maxwell

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Researching Armagh ancestors : a practical guide for the family and local historian
Title
Researching Armagh ancestors
Title remainder
a practical guide for the family and local historian
Statement of responsibility
Ian Maxwell
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Armagh, the smallest county in Northern Ireland, has a rich, colourful and even tempestuous history. War, famine and emigration over the last four centuries have all contributed to forming the distinctive character of its people. The constant struggle between Planter and Gael that has characterised the county since the Plantation in the early 17th century may be seen in, form example the almost equal division of the most popular surnames. The county town, the city of Armagh, is the ecclesiastical capital of both the Catholic and Protestant religions on the island. By the end of the 18th century the county became one of the most prosperous and the most densely populated in Ireland. Its turbulent history has taken its toll on the evidence that remains. Many records were lost, including those in the destruction of the Public Record Office in Dublin in 1922; much has, however, survived to aid the dedicated family or local historian and is accessible in the detailed catalogues and user-friendly searching aids in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Ian Maxwell writes both as an historian and an archivist eager to encourage researchers to use the fullest range of sources available. An exceptional feature of this book are the reference appendices. These include a breakdown of administrative divisions listing some 1400 townlands and also unofficial placenames which disappeared from official use after the standardisation of placenames in the 1830s. Also provided for each townland are the civil parish, barony, and poor law union plus the vital district electoral division details that greatly facilitates the researcher using sources such as census returns and property valuation records. Other appendices provide crucial archival references to tithe and valuation records for all parishes in the county and civil and Catholic parish maps are also included" --
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Amazon
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DLC
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Maxwell, Ian
Dewey number
929/.1/072041661
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
CS448.A76
LC item number
M39 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
handbooks
Series statement
County guides for the family and local historian
Series volume
no. 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Armagh (Northern Ireland : County)
  • Northern Ireland
  • Ireland, Armagh
  • Ireland, Armagh
Target audience
adult
Label
Researching Armagh ancestors : a practical guide for the family and local historian, Ian Maxwell
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Publication
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Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 180 pages
Isbn
9780901905895
Lccn
2001334345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm45721303
  • (OCoLC)45721303
  • 1503204
Label
Researching Armagh ancestors : a practical guide for the family and local historian, Ian Maxwell
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 180 pages
Isbn
9780901905895
Lccn
2001334345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm45721303
  • (OCoLC)45721303
  • 1503204

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