Thursday, 21 July 2011

The Irish Family and Local History Handbook - coming soon!

Many readers may be familiar with Bob Blatchford's superb series of Family and Local History Handbooks (the latest edition being the 13th), which acts as both a genealogical resources directory and a compendium of useful articles on all aspects of family history research across the British Isles. Published every 18 months, it is one of the highlights of the publishing calendar for family historians.

The good news is that Bob is now pulling together a brand new publication, The Irish Family and Local History Handbook, which will be launched in Dublin at the forthcoming Back to Our Past event running at the RDS from October 21st-23rd. Yours truly will have a few articles in there, and Bob has told me about some of the other contributions making their way in - very much looking forward to seeing it!

The British release date for the book will be January 1st 2012, but keep an eye on Bob's site at for news of how to pre-order the publication. In the meantime, for more on Back to our Past, visit

And here's a wee vid on last year's event...!

(With thanks to @FamHistHandbook on Twitter)


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