New book on tracing your family history

A new book on tracing your ancestors in County Roscommon will be launched by County Librarian Richard Farrell in the County Library in Roscommon on Thursday, November 22nd next at noon. The book is written by John Hamrock, a genealogist and writer based in Dublin. The book should prove an indispensable guide for researchers, both amateur and experienced. It provides tips on the most productive internet sources for the county, how to research in national repositories in Dublin in addition to local Roscommon libraries and family research centres. A wide range of genealogical sources are available to the family history researcher and this book sets them out, devoting a chapter to each type of source. Chapters in the book cover topics such as administrative divisions, civil registration, church records, Griffith’s Valuations, Estate records, grave records, wills, newspapers, genealogies, surnames and family histories and further reading. John Hamrock specialises in Irish family research. He holds a Diploma and a certificate in Genealogy/Family History (First Class Honours) from the National University of Ireland, UCD. He is a member of the Genealogical Society of Ireland, the Irish Genealogical Research Society, the New England Historical and Genealogical Society and the Societey of Genealogists. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. He can be contacted at (01) 2986544 or email john.hamrock@yahoo.ie . The book is published by Flyleaf Press of Glenageary, Dublin.