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Donegal families are an interesting mix of native Irish familes and of the Scots-Irish who came to the county from the 17th century onward. It is one of the Irish counties which have experienced a high level of emigration to North America, Scotland, and North of England. This new and greatly expanded edition sets out the range of Donegal genealogical sources available to the family history researcher. It devotes a chapter to each source type explaining what information each contains, and where each record can be accessed.
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Helen Meehan (nee Montgomery) was born in Co. Donegal and graduated as a Primary School Teacher in 1957. She retired as a teacher in September 1998. She is an active member, and current President of the Donegal Historical Society, which she joined in 1960. She has been a regular speaker at the Society's Seminars and has also lectured to other groups She has published in The Donegal Annual, Bealoideas (University College Dublin), Due North - Journal of the Federation of Ulster Local Studies (Belfast), Journal of Clan Montgomery in the USA, The Spark (Enniskillen) as well as many local history productions commemorating school reunions, church centenaries, etc. In 2005 Helen published her 728 page A"Inver Parish in HistoryA". Helen is married to John - and lives in Mountcharles, Co. Donegal and has four grown up children; Dr. Eucharia, Rosaire, Edward and Roberta.Godfrey Duffy is a writer and lecturer on Irish family history. He lives in Newcastle, UK.Review:
Reviews of teh FIRST edition included: 'Excellent little guide' (New York Genealogical and Biographical Record)'..a book which lives up to its title. It is a thorough guide to resources available to researchers of Donegal' (Connecticut Nutmegger)A"..a handy guide setting out what is available and where to find it' Ireland of the Welcomes (1997)
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Book Description Flyleaf Press, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110953997499
Book Description Flyleaf Press, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0953997499