The fifth edition of Tracing Your Irish Ancestors retains its familiar three-part structure, combining a detailed guide for beginners with thorough descriptions of all the useful sources and county-by-county reference lists. Additionally, all of the changes that have been brought about by modern technology – internet records and DNA testing, which make researching your family background easier than ever – are explained in this indispensable guide.
John Grenham came to professional genealogy in 1981 as one of the panel of researchers in the Office of the Chief Herald of Ireland. He is a fellow of the Irish Genealogical Research Society and the Genealogical Society of Ireland. He wrote the ‘Irish Roots’ column and ran the Irish Ancestors website for The Irish Times for years and features frequently on the TV series Who Do You Think You Are?