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Irish Genealogical Resources at the Torrance Civic Center Library

Besides the books listed below, you might wish to try an Internet resource: The National Archives of Ireland's Family History and Genealogy

Also try Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet--Ireland,Ireland Genealogy Project  and the GENUKI  sites.
R929.1072
F195
Falley, Margaret Dickson,Irish and Scotch-Irish Ancestral Research , Baltimore: GPC, 1988.
An extensive discussion of the different types of records and their location. Volume 2 contains a comprehensive bibliography including the location of microfilm in Ireland and the U.S .
R914.15
G326
General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes,and Baronies of Ireland Based on the Census of Ireland for the Year 1851 , Baltimore: GPC, 1992.
Identifies the county, barony, parish, and poor law union of every townland in Ireland.
R929.3415
G826
Grenham, John,Tracing Your Irish Ancestors , Baltimore: GPC, 1999.
(Older edition in circulation)
A comprehensive guide arranged county by county that discusses major resources including civil records, census, Church of Ireland, land, probate and family histories.
929.5094
G946
1990
A Guide to Irish Churches and Graveyards , Baltimore: GPC, 1990.
Location of all churches and graveyards in every county of Ireland.
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I68
Irish Church Records , Dublin, Ireland: Flyleaf Press, 1992
History, availability and use in family and local history research.
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L676
Lewis, Samuel,A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland , Baltimore: GPC, 1984. What Catholic and Protestant congregations existed in each civil parish in 1837.
R929.4
M166
McLysaght, Edward, ,The Surnames of Ireland , Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1991.
Over 4000 Irish surnames including historical background, location, and date and place of settlement.
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M681
Mitchell, Brian,A Guide to Irish Parish Registers , Baltimore: GPC, 1988.
Arranged alphabetically, county by county, listing the civil parishes of Ireland and the Catholic parishes in which they belong.
929.3415
M681
Mitchell, Brian, A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland , (Baltimore:GPC, 1986).
(Also in the Reference collection)
Locates 6 major administrative divisions in Ireland: counties, baronies, civil parishes, dioceses, poor law unions and probate districts.
929.1072
M681
Mitchell, Brian, A Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy , Baltimore: Clearfield, 1991.
A brief basic introduction to the sources available.
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O42
O'Laughlin, Michael G., The Master Book of Irish Placenames , Kansas City: Irish Genealogical Foundation, 1994.
20,000 place names from 17th Century sources.
R929.42
O42
O'Laughlin, Michael G. Master Book of Irish Surnames , Kansas City, MO: Irish Genealogical Foundation, 1993
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R128
Radford, Dwight, A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Irish Ancestors , Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway, 2001.
(Older edition in circulation.)
Excellent beginning guide.
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R988
Ryan, James G., Irish Records, Sources for Family and Local History , Salt Lake:
Ancestry, 1997. Also in the Reference Collection
Arranged alphabetically by county giving brief history, bibliography, records available, genealogical societies and research services.