This week’s book is titled Irish Records: Sources for Family and Local History. It is located on the bookshelf of our Family History Center, but I have put it up front for this week. It was printed in 1988 and claimed to be the first truly comprehensive resource guide for records in all of Ireland. I personally have not researched in Ireland, but I will definitely pick up this book if I am helping ward members.
The book is divided up by counties. So, you can look up the county an ancestor lived in, see what records are available, histories, parishes in that county, etc. Some of the sources and books that are mentioned may even be online now.
At the end of each county section is a map of the parishes in that county.
Take a couple minutes to look at this book to see how helpful it might be with your ward members.
Please let me know if you do Irish research and what other sources have helped you.