From the Irish Roots Cafe and Hedge School
County Cork Genealogy Resources
If you have been following our Irish Families project,
you will know we have completed this 34 book set.
We have now written and published a genealogy
book for every county in Ireland. Some counties
have 2 books in the series, like County Cork.
County Cork Books
(1) There are actually 3 volumes that contain a good
deal of information on Co. Cork, Ireland and her
families. The lead volume in the set contains
several hundred family histories for County Cork.
(The Book of Irish Families, great & small).
(2) That volume is followed by “The Families of
County Cork, Ireland“, which is our hardbound
volume with much more information on specific
families in Cork, along with History of Co. Cork.
(3) Today we have news of our third volume for
research in County Cork. This is our spiral
bound volume, with more details on Cork, not
found in the first two books above. This volume
is for those who want to research ANY family
in County Cork. It is titled “County Cork, Ireland
Genealogy and Family History Notes.”
It is not a gigantic collection of specific families.
It does contain information on many families,
but it gives information and understanding of
the entire county. The arms of families are
given in black and white from original sources.
The Census of 1659 for Cork is included with
the location of clans as well as leading people.
New Color Map
We have now added a full color, detailed map
of County Cork to this volume. This joins
several other counties which we have upgraded
in the last year. This Cork book will ship around
the end of the month.
(See the details of contents on this page, the
old cover is still shown on this link.)
A Real Corker
There is no County quite like Cork. What an
amazing mix of people, with a history of
sea peoples, Vikings and more into modern
times. They have a distinctive accent and dance
and music, of course, what county doesn’t ?
I can’t even count the number of people who
think, or know, that they had three brothers
in their family tree who came from Cork.
Of course, they may have lived in another
county and just caught the boat in Cork,
but no matter, they consider themselves
a family from Cork, of course.
Another important note on Cork research.
Queenstown was a port in Cork that many
left from. Today it is known as ‘Cobh’. So
be aware of those name changes.
Contents of ‘Co. Cork Genealogy and
Family History Notes‘ as given above.
We have included a national and County
resource list with address etc.. and names
from Cork found in other resources, along
with a map denoting baronies.
The complete existing returns from the
‘Census” of 1659, which shows the old
way of spelling many names, gives the
barony of location for Irish clans, and
specific names of leading individuals.
We also include a list of “Nobles” from
Illustration and notes on families with
coats of arms connected to the county
in some way, from the Irish Book of Arms.
Placename index of names in Cork.
Pedigree notes on the families of:
Connell; Haly; Macauliffe: MacCarthy:
O’Kelleher; O’Callaghan; O’Cotter: O’Hea;
O’Sullivan: O’Hurley: O’Keeffe: Barry:
Healy: O’Murphy; and MacSweeney.
We follow this with the list of surnames
as given on the Map of the 4 Masters
for County Cork, Ireland.
There is also a surname index to make
finding families easier.
So ends my note for today, and best
of luck to our Cork friends from the
Irish Roots Cafe and Hedge School.