Most of our Irish ancestors were tenant farmers, leasing plots directly from the landowner or sub-leasing from another Irishman. Land records are a good source for family history information, even if our ancestors didn’t own real property in Ireland.
This idiom isn’t always true, of course, but it’s a pleasant surprise when one “gets something for nothing”.
If you haven’t already done so, take a look at the Genealogical Society of Ireland’s website: www.familyhistory.ie/.
On their home page are links to recent and archived issues of the Society’s monthly publication, Ireland’s Genealogical Gazette. What […]