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    Articles, Essays

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    How to trace your Irish genealogy
    Source: PBS: Irish in America
    A nice, short introduction from the Web companion to the 1998 PBS series "The Irish in America: Long Journey Home."
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    World War 2 Family History
    Source: WikiTree
    Tips on using US government resources to find information about your family member's involvement in the war.
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    Family Tree Quotations
    Source: WikiTree
    A selection of quotes on the importance of doing family history, keeping in touch with extended family, and remembering history.
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    E-Texts

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    Sample chapters of English local history books
    Source: The Francis Frith Collection
    Country: United Kingdom
    This page links to over a dozen highly informative and beautifully illustrated local history books for Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, East London, Leeds, Reading, and more. (Chapters are in Adobe PDF.)
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    Web Sites

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    O'Kelly.Net
    Source: O'Kelly Heritage Project
    City: Dublin, Country: Ireland
    Lots to explore here. Entertaining. "Inspired by the Book of O'Kellys written in 1394AD, O'Kelly.Net is a mixture of family history, genealogy myth and legends ... many dating back to the earliest days of Irish history and chronicling the influence the family had in shaping Irish history."
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    Internet Surname Database
    Source: Brook Family
    An excellent resource for researching the origins and meanings of last names. The database has been growing since 1980. It was started as a small family business more than 20 years ago, and is still run by the same family. Originally it offered information by mail. Now the full database is available online, entirely for free.
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    Catalogs, Shops

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    Irish Nation gifts
    Source: Irish Nation
    Country: Ireland
    An online catalog out of Dublin that specializes in family crest gifts, but also offers some other interesting items, such as framed Irish stamps with prints that commemorate historical events.
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    Border Art genealogy maps
    Source: Border Art
    Country: United Kingdom
    "Discover the lands of your ancestors and the origins of your clan or family on our magnificent historical antique style genealogy maps, paintings, photographs and drawings of Ireland, Scotland and the English Border Reivers." Nice stuff, not too cheesy.
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    UK local history books
    Source: The Frith Book Company
    Country: United Kingdom
    The Frith Book Company offers more than 250 local history books -- one for almost every British town, village, and county. Each one includes a voucher for a free Frith print of any image in the book.
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    Services

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    IrishCircle
    Source: IrishAbroad
    Country: Ireland
    A subscription-based member service for access to content on Irish history, music, finding Irish roots, travelling to Ireland, etc., plus discounts on Irish products and travel services.
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    Genealogical Research

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    Ulster Ancestry
    Source: Ulster Ancestry
    City: Ulster, Country: United Kingdom
    Undertake family history research in the Province of Ulster primarily in the Counties of Antrim, Armagh, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Down, Londonderry/Derry and Donegal.
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    Scots and English genealogical data
    Source: Origins
    An index of marriages, wills, witness depositions & apprentice records from 1538 to 1850, which can be ordered online. Exclusive source for the Society of Genealogists' records.
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    Burke's Landed Gentry
    Source: Burke's Landed Gentry
    Country: United Kingdom
    A major resource for Scottish, English, and Irish heritage.
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    MyTrees.com
    Source: KindredConnections
    This huge online member-based service bills itself as "The World's Largest Pedigree-linked Database." With over a billion names, they're probably right.
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    Find your English Ancestors at MyTrees.com
    Source: KindredConnections
    A member-based service.
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    Clair Amasa Gilson
    Source: WikiTree
    State: MI
    Clair Gilson was a civil engineer and developed a circular slide rule for use by banks, businesses and accounting offices. Here is life story on WikiTree.
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    Massachusetts Family History
    Source: FoundingFathers.info
    City: Boston, State: MA
    A few local history links.
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    Maine Family History
    Source: FoundingFathers.info
    State: ME
    A few local history links.
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    Vermont Family History
    Source: FoundingFathers.info
    State: VT
    A few local history links.
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    Virginia Family History
    Source: FoundingFathers.info
    State: VA
    A few local history links.
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    New York Family History
    Source: FoundingFathers.info
    State: NY
    A few local history links.
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    Portuguese Genealogy Page
    Source: Fernando Candido
    Country: Portugal E-mail: fcandido7@hotmail.com
    This is a site to help you find your Portuguese ancestors around the world.
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    ITEMS

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    Land of Heritage Genealogy Gift
    Source: Land of Heritage
    Country: United Kingdom
    They write: "Buy a Share of ancient English meadowland and own a piece of your genealogical past."
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    Maps

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    Border Reivers Map
    Source: Border Art
    Country: United Kingdom
    A detailed, color map of the Scottish Border Reivers from Gill Humphrys measures. It shows the areas of the border conflict and the home territories of the Reiver Families through the years 1500 to 1700. The map shows Carlisle and Newcastle in the South, up to Melrose and Berwick upon Tweed in the North.
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    Family and clan map of Ireland
    Source: Border Art
    Country: United Kingdom
    The 12 x 23 inch map of Ireland showing the locations of over thirteen hundred clans and families.
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    Map of County Cork
    Source: Border Art
    Country: United Kingdom
    A drawing by J. Rapkin of nineteenth century Cork with miniature illustrations of Queenstown Harbour, Black Rock Castle and Blarney Castle.
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    Posters, Prints

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    Vintage photos of Ireland
    Source: The Francis Frith Collection
    Country: United Kingdom
    Browse for fun or go shopping for a family-oriented gift. This gallery includes hundreds of photos of Ireland taken between 1860 and 1970. If your roots are Irish, you'll almost certainly be able to find something for your family's town, village, or county. Neat stuff.
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    Vintage photos of England
    Source: The Francis Frith Collection
    Country: United Kingdom
    Browse for fun or go shopping for a family-oriented gift. This famous collection includes *thousands* of photos of England taken between 1860 and 1970. If your roots are British, you'll almost certainly be able to find something for your family's town, village, or county.
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    Vintage photos of Scotland
    Source: The Francis Frith Collection
    Country: United Kingdom
    Browse for fun or go shopping for a family-oriented gift. This gallery includes hundreds of photos of Scotland taken between 1860 and 1970. If your roots are Scottish, you'll almost certainly be able to find something for your family's town, village, or county.
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    Printable Forms

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    PDF Pedigree Chart
    Source: About.com
    Similar to a family tree form offered by About.com in the same manner, but this one is a more format chart instead of a graphical tree.
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    Printable Family History Tree Diagrams
    Source: WikiTree.com
    Author: Chris and Ted Whitten
    My own printable forms for those doing basic family history.
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    PDF Family Tree Chart
    Source: About.com
    A graphical family tree chart where "the wonders of technology allow you to add names and dates right in your browser window. It makes it easy to track the progress you have made on your family tree and see at a glance what remains to be done. Since it can be completed right online it is also very handy for sharing your family tree with friends and relatives via email, or for including on a genealogy Web page."
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    Downloadable Genealogy Forms
    Source: Family Tree Magazine
    PDF and text forms for general research, census form research, cemetary research, and more.
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    PDF U.S. Research Checklist
    Source: RootsWeb
    Author: Miriam Robbins Midkiff
    E-mail: kidmiff@gmail.com
    Free checklist for doing genealogical research on a typical US ancestor, e.g. did you check for baptismal records, military records, census records, etc.
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    PDF Cemetery Employee Interview Notes Form
    Source: RootsWeb
    Author: Miriam Robbins Midkiff
    E-mail: kidmiff@gmail.com
    Free printable form.
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    Easy Genealogy Forms
    Source: Judith Haller
    E-mail: jhaller@io.com
    A variety of forms in Mac and PC formats, including Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, Claris Works, and Microsoft Excel.
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    PDF Funeral Home Employee Interview Notes Form
    Source: RootsWeb
    Author: Miriam Robbins Midkiff
    E-mail: kidmiff@gmail.com
    Free form.
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    Books

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    History of Lakyle National School
    Source: Alfie O'Brien
    City: Limerick, Country: Ireland E-mail: new_mail4@eircom.net
    A history of Lakyle National School, Whitegate, Co. Clare, Ireland, is now published. It gives details of all the teachers and pupils that were present there over a perion of 167 years. Numerous photographs.
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    Non-Fiction Books

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    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy
    Source: Christine Rose and Kay Germain Ingalls
    Five stars at Amazon.
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    Netting Your Ancestors: Genealogical Research on the Internet
    Source: Amazon
    Author: Cyndi Howells
    Cyndi is famous for her "Cyndi's List" Web site. She's an expert on using the Web for genealogical research.
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    Organizing Your Family History Search
    Source: Amazon
    Author: Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
    One of the most popular guides.
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    Genealogy Starter Kit
    Source: Amazon
    Author: William Dollarhide
    The second edition of a concise, simple handbook.
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    First Steps in Genealogy: A Beginner's Guide to Researching Your Family History
    Source: Desmond Walls Allen
    A highly recommended place to start if you're new to family-tree research.
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    Unpuzzling Your Past
    Source: Amazon
    Author: Emily Anne Croom
    Five stars on Amazon. This very popular introduction is now in its fourth edition.
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    Magazines

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    Family Tree Magazine
    Source: Amazon
    The premier periodical for genealogy hobbyists.
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    Vermont Genealogy
    Source: Genealogical Society of Vermont
    State: VT
    A quarterly.
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    Evertons Family History Magazine
    Source: Everton Publishers Inc.
    A popular bi-monthly.
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    Software

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    Family Trees Quick and Easy 5.0
    Source: Individual Software
    An inexpensive, simple way to build a family tree on your PC. It links in with Internet resources. Considered to be a bargain, but with not as many features as some software.
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    The Master Genealogist
    Source: Wholly Genes
    Some people consider this the best package available.
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    Family Tree Maker 11
    Source: Broderbund
    This is probably the most widely-used family tree software available.
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    Family Tree SuperTools
    Source: Wholly Genes
    For the advanced users, this is an add-on to genealogy software packages like The Master Genealogist and Family Origins.
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    Collectibles

    7 visitors recommend:
    Family crest products
    Source: Irish Nation
    Country: Ireland
    A nice selection of novelty and gift items such as prints and plaques, signet rings, stationary, and wall clocks, all personalized with your Irish family coat of arms.
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    Mens Jewelry

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    Irish family crest jewelry
    Source: Irishop
    Country: Ireland
    A quality selection of rings, cuff links, pendants, and tie tacks that can be personalized with your family crest.
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