Misconceptions and Pitfalls to Avoid in Researching Irish Records with Richard Doherty (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
Misconceptions and Pitfalls to Avoid in Researching Irish Records with Richard Doherty
Many genealogists have misconceptions about various aspects of Irish genealogy. As one would expect, this may have a negative impact on the effectiveness of their research plans. In addition, the unique characteristics of some Irish records, if not understood, can lead the researcher astray. This lecture, which presumes a basic familiarity with Irish record types, clarifies a number of misconceptions, while educating researchers about potential “pitfalls” when using 9 Irish record types – and hopefully resulting in improved effectiveness and an enhanced opportunity for success. The handout contains many online links to the digitized records.