Are you searching for your Irish ancestors and bumping up against a brick wall? Are you looking for records of your ancestors in Ireland only to be told they were destroyed during the rebellion? How about looking for Patrick O’Brian in a land with more than 23,500 Patrick O’Brians? Does the idea of doing Irish research sound a bit daunting? Doing research in Ireland may have its challenges, but it’s hardly impossible, especially if you have some help from someone who knows the ropes.
Recently David Rencher, Chief Genealogy Officer for FamilySearch International and professional Irish researcher, took some time to sit down and let us video tape him answering some of the most commonly asked questions that people have when doing Irish research.
Below are links to 5 brief video interviews with by David Rencher. Each is about 2 minutes or less. Listen carefully and enjoy some helpful tips for finding your Irish ancestors.
- Where Does My Irish Family Name Come From?
- How Do I Deal with Common Names in Ireland?
- How do I Deal with Destroyed Records in Ireland?
- How Do I Find My Initial Link to Ireland?
- What is the Value of Photos and Stories?