County Dublin Genealogy and Family History Notes
NOTES and Coats of Arms
County Dublin, Ireland, Genealogy and Family History Notes
Finding Your Family in County Dublin
This illustrated, well indexed book, was created exclusively to help you find your family in County Dublin, Ireland. Focusing specifically on families within the county, it includes an introduction to research and sources in Dublin and a full color detailed map of the county from the 1800's. The most numerous families from birth records are given, as well as rather rare Dublin families found in heraldic records. Included you will find a full page county map from the Atlas of Ireland, along with a listing of modern parishes and old townlands, along with the address and location of records for more research. Published by the Irish Genealogical Foundation, this book was originally made for members researching in Dublin.
What this book does
This work includes copies of actual records (some worn, torn and faded), from the IGF Library. It also includes rough sketches of family coats of arms and notes from centuries past - seldom found elsewhere. The resources provided here will help research any family in the county, including old Irish families, and settler families from England, Scotland, Wales and the continent. This book is a hands on guide for finding your family in Dublin- some family history is included - but it is not a gigantic collection of family histories . (For that see 'The Book of Irish Families, great & small', the first book in the Irish Families series by O'Laughlin. See also “Families of County Dublin, Ireland, a part of this series too.)
The Irish Families Project for Dublin
The Master book to the 34 volume Irish Families series is 'The Book of Irish Families, great & small'. That book gives hundreds of family histories from County Dublin, and the surrounding areas. " County Dublin Genealogy and Family History Notes", volume 30 in the series, expands upon that coverage with added families and new resources just for Dublin. (In this way both books can work together as a set if desired, or they may be used independently for research.)
Most Numerous Families
The most numerous families in Dublin in the 19th century were:
The Families of Co. Dublin contents:
Table of Contents
List of Books, ISBN data..
Barony Map of Dublin (1878)..
Introduction to Sources; Birth Index..
National Resource List ..
Local Resource List..
Names in County Dublin ..
Returns from the 'census' of 1659, also showing the methods of spelling family names and place names at that time in history. Many Irish families are given in specific baronies within the county in this census. The tituladoes are both Irish and English. The baronies in Dublin are : Balrothery, Castleknock, Coolock, Nethercross, Newcastle, Half Rathdown, Uppercross, Donore, and St. Sepulchre.
Note some of the many names on the first page: Ridyly Hatfield; Ralph Allen; Robert Kenedy; John White; Richard Kenny; Henry Wade; Nathaniell Boyle; John Walsh; Richard Ward; John Moore; and so on... These are but a few of the names given in specific baronies.
It should be remembered that place names and family names were spelled differently in earlier days, so the researcher should look closely at spellings given here.
Coats of Arms and Genealogical Notes.
Arms connected in some way to the county, as taken from the Irish Book of Arms. The original listings provide specific locations for families, and clues for future research. Old illustrations of arms are included for the families of : Allen; Bellew; Benedict-Barnewall; O’Carroll; Mac Cartney; Charles-Tracy; Chenevix-Trench; Chetwynd; Cobbe; Colley-Wesley; Colthurst-Vesey; O’Connor; Corker; Cusack; Davys; de Vere; Dillon; Fagan; Ferguson - Peacocke; Fitzgerald; Fitzwilliam; Forbes; Gaisford; Grogan; Guinness; Hamilton; Harman; Hartley; Hawkins; Hemphill; Jackson; Johnston; Kingsmill; St. Lawrence; Leeson; Lewis; Lutrell; Lysaght; Molesworth; Monck; Nash; Nassau-Molesworth; Mac Neale; Neville; Ormsby- Hamilton; Pery; Pigot; Plunkett; Proby; Riall; Rowley; Segrave; Shute; Smith; Somerton; Southwell; St. Lawrence, and many others, all with County Dublin connections.
Index of Place Names, ancient & modern. A sampling of place names to assist in
finding locations in the county, as taken from the Master Book of Irish Placenames.Parish Names in County Dublin.
The parish is an important subdivision of the county. Parish records can be vital to research in the county. The following modern parishes are listed as in Co. Dublin:
St. Nicholas Within
St. Nicholas Without
Keep in mind the spelling of place names and parishes can change over time. Be flexible in your research when looking for these names.
Townland names and modern parishes are given in this selection. County Dublin also includes the towns of Swords; Newcastle, Howth, Kingstown, Balbriggan, Malahide, Rush, Skerries, and many others...
Family Name Index
Illustrations and Extracts
Families on the 4 Masters Map
What families were in the county in earlier days ? This might provide a clue to the locations of your family today. Here are some of the families given on the Map in the History of Ireland by the 4 Masters (Connellan translation. 2003, I.G.F.) E. = Earl, L.=Lord, C. = chieftain: Fitzgerald, E. .
St. Laurence, B.
Mac Gi'lamocholmoge, L
O' Kelly, P.
The Final Word
A hands on guide to find your family within the county Dublin. New; Full size
8 1/2 x 11; 52 pages; heavier parchment type cover; lay flat binding; illustrations, some of which may appear faded with age as in the originals; County Map in full color; Local Sources; Coats of Arms; and record extracts. Many families are given with family history notes, specific locations; coat of arms; and seats of power. Some are only mentioned. A must for any researcher. ( For a large collection of family histories within the county we also recommend "The Book of Irish Families, great & small", by O'Laughlin. A third work that continues the Irish Families Project on Dublin is entitled “Families of County Dublin, Ireland”.)
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