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|Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 12:56 am Post subject: New publication by Archive Books.
|Handran's Townlands in Poor Law Unions.
For any Irish historical or genealogical researcher, the importance of Townlands in Poor Law Unions is immeasurable, and is one of only a small handful of must-have reference sources.
The locality listed in the LDS International Genealogical Index (IGI) and the 2001 FHL British Isles Vital Records Index second edition (BIVRI) set of 16 CDs is the Registrar's District. It may not be the actual birthplace/place of marriage.
Townlands in Poor Law Unions was originally published in Ireland in pamphlet-form throughout 1885 by the General Register Office by Alexander Thom for Her Majesty's Stationary Office, it is unlikely that the source came into the public domain until it was fortunately collected and privately published by George B. Handran in 1997. Few of Handran's small print-run ended up in private hands and the publication can in the main only be consulted in research libraries and public institutions.
The recently released CD-Rom version of George Handran's Townlands in Poor Law Unions has to grace the shelf of anyone seriously researching their Irish ancestors.
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