Irish American Ancestors: Using U.S. Strategies and Records to Identify Origins
Dwight A. Radford
This is the third volume in an Irish research series entitled "Getting Them Over the Water." The first two volumes dealt with the Scots-Irish and Irish Research in Ireland, while this guide dives deep into Irish American research. The author, professional genealogist and Irish research specialist Dwight Radford, details the many United States sources available for Americans who wish the extend and expand their Irish ancestry. Dwight tells us where to find, and use many American record sources, those being records of cemeteries, census, churches, directories, immigration, institutions, land, military, naturalization, newspapers, biographies, and vital records, as well as Internet sites. In addition to detailing these many American sources, Dwight includes four Special Strategies chapters. They are 1. Convicts, Indentured Servants, Runways, and the "Spirited Away (1615-1776); 2. African Americans and the Irish Slave Holder; 3. Catholic Religious (Priests, Brothers, and Nuns); and 4. The Irish and American Spiritualism.
This volume is sure to be a great help to those with an Irish background in the U.S.A. Based on census records, It is said that 31.5 million residents claim Irish ancestry, second only to the 43 million German residents. This book is written from an American perspective by the leading Irish research genealogist in the country
2022, paper, 308 pp.