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expat2021
Irish Geneology

In view of the upcoming Zoom talk on Irish Geneology, I wonder if many people know of this (free online) book: 

https://archive.org/details/varietiessynonym00math/page/n9/mode/2up

Varieties and Synonyms of Surnames and Christian Names in Ireland

For

THE GUIDANCE OF REGISTRATION OFFICERS AND
THE PUBLIC IN SEARCHING THE INDEXES OF
BIRTHS, DEATHS, AND MARRIAGES.

The Registrar-General, Robert E. Matheson

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Andy J

Speaking as someone who's just finished* researching an Irish immigrant family in Liverpool, that is an excellent resource. Thanks for the tip.

 

*Obviously what I mean is finished for the moment; no-one ever finishes a family's history.

MaryA
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Thanks for that Pat, I think it's going to give us a lot of insider information.

MaryA

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Barley

This is brilliant, thanks Mary.

In one Irish family I had the baptism of a son Aidan, about whom I could find nothing else, and a son Moses, with lots of info but no baptism. They had to have been close in age. This book says Moses and Aidan are synonyms, so it was the same lad all along. Who would have guesed that one!