An Introduction to Irish Genealogy
Learn how to use IrelandXO and how they can assist in your Irish family research with this free online course.
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This course, An Introduction to Irish Genealogy, will provide you with an understanding of how to begin researching your Irish family history with the assistance of IrelandXO. You will learn naming and baptism traditions that will help identify your Irish ancestors. You will be able to define what a parish and townland are and describe their importence in genealogical searches. You will also learn about civil registers and what information can be found about your Irish ancestors.
This course then explains different resources that can be used to assist in your family research. You will learn about historical church records, Irish civil records, the 1901 & 1911 Irish census, The Downs Report, The Sinn Féin Rebellion Handbook, military records and other genealogical resources. You will also discover their significance in relation to genealogical searches.
This course then wraps up with IrelandXO and their website. You will learn who IrelandXO is and what they can offer to assist in your research of your Irish family history. You will also learn about the different tools that can be found on IrelandXO's website - ancestor profile, building chronicle, message board, timeline and local guide. This course will equip you with the knowledge you need to explore your past and arm you with valuable insights to inform your present.Start Course Now
Introduction to Irish Genealogy and Key Concepts
Introduction to IrelandXO
Introduction to Irish Genealogy and Key Concepts - Learning Outcomes
First Steps to Genealogy
Parishes and Townlands
Introduction to Irish Genealogy and Key Concepts - Lesson Summary
Research and Sources
Research and Sources - Learning Outcomes
Historical Church Records
Irish Civil Records
1901 & 1911 Census and The Griffith’s Valuation
Other Resources Including the Tithe Applotments, The Down Survey & Military Records
Research and Sources - Lesson Summary
How to Use the IrelandXO Website
How to Use the IrelandXO Website - Learning Outcomes
IrelandXO: Ancestor Profile & Building Chronicle
IrelandXO: Message Board, Timeline and Local Guide
How to Use the IrelandXO Website - Lesson Summary
- List reasons to record your family history
- Outline the first steps to take to find your Irish ancestors
- Summarise Irish naming and baptism traditions and their importance in genealogical searches
- Define what a parish and townland are and describe their importance in genealogical searches
- List Genealogy and Military Record resources and summarise their importance to genealogical searches
- Identify and describe who IrelandXO are and what they offer when researching Irish family history
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