16 May 2016
Learn about the early 20th-century lives of your Irish forebears in this 60-page guide by Northern Irish-born stalwart FT author Chris Paton.
Learn about the early 20th-century lives of your Irish forebears in this 60-page guide by Northern Irish-born stalwart FT author Chris Paton. In one remarkable decade the people of Ireland lived through a violent fight for home rule, leading to the Easter Rising of 1916 and the ensuing civil war, before the island was eventually partitioned and their nation divided. It was a period when unionised workers fought for better conditions and women battled for the right to vote; all in the shadow of the First World War.
Fast-forward a century and a transformed Ireland is commemorating this tumultuous time as ‘the decade of centenaries’ of the book’s title. With Irish family history research now easier than ever before, with vastly improved access to archives both on and offline, Chris expertly guides you through the period and records available to help you discover whether your ancestors were caught up in these historic events.
Packed with essential websites, whether you’re new to Irish research or a more seasoned investigator returning to your Irish roots, this handy little book will not only lead you to the relevant records but also allow you to gain a better understanding of your ancestors’ actions within the context of the time.
£7.50 (plus p&p), booklet, printed in the UK by MyHistory at www.my-history.co.uk; AU $9.95, ebook from www.gen-ebooks.com; AU$15, paperback, from www.gould.com.au.