When researching your Irish ancestry you can try all of the following.....
Tithe Applotment records. This is head of household only, it records the name, townland, parish, amount of land the person owned/is renting of and course who the neighbours are.
Griffiths valuation same as above but approx 20 years later.
Cancellation Books where you can follow the property from the Griffiths up to the 1970's if it still remained standing.
Newspaper records.....much under used.
Civil registration Marriage registration for Anglicans from 1845 all registration birth marriage and death starts from 1864.
Parish records, these are here in abundance.
Many people state that Ireland is very difficult to research, of course it can be but remember if you don't know where your ancestors came from in any country it would be very difficult.
Instead of spending a few years chasing your tail, try to get some help in Ireland. A little local knowledge is very helpful.
Even if you don't know what County your ancestors are from the surname can be a great help. % wise we can say the following.....
McCarthy-Co Cork. McArdle-Co Louth. Byrne- Co Wicklow. Ryan- Co Tipperary. etc. etc.
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