The Foundation’s North American Lecture tour is now under way having begun last Saturday in Toronto, Canada. The turn out for the first dates on this tour have been incredible and as Fintan and Gillian are speaking to crowds of enthusiastic genealogists the Foundation is delighted to offer superb savings on the following titles.
Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: The Somme: A Guide for Family Historians
Now only £10.00! (RRP £12.99)
If you want to find out about an ancestor who served on the Somme during the First World War – during the Battle of the Somme in 1916 or at any time during the fighting in this sector of the Western Front – this book is the ideal guide. It provides practical information and advice on how to conduct your research. It will help you to discover when and where your ancestors served and give you an insight into his experience of the war. It is also a fascinating introduction to researching the Great War as a whole.
Writing your Family History: A guide for Family Historians
Now only £10.00! (RRP £12.90)
Writing your Family History: A Guide for Family Historians is a practical step-by-step guide to writing a family history is designed for anyone who wants to bring their ancestors’ stories to life. This publication looks at ways of overcoming the particular problems family historians face when writing a family history — how to deal with gaps in knowledge, how to describe generations of people who did the same jobs or lived in the same area, how to cover the numerous births, marriages and deaths that occur, and when to stop researching and start writing. Writing your Family History provides examples to help readers find their own writing style, deal with family stories, missing pieces of information and anomalies.
Threads from an Irish Backcloth: Applying particularly to the district of Lisburn
Now only £8.00! (RRP £9.99)
Threads from an Irish backcloth applying particularly to the district of Lisburn is a delightfully esoteric exploration of one family’s history drawn together from the many threads that spread out from the district of Lisburn to the rest of the world. This is no work of fancy but like any Irish family history it is the assemblage of information concerning four small groups that inter-married and each of which were settled in Ireland and quite certainly came with Scottish roots.
Kith and Kin: The continuing legacy of the Scotch-Irish in America AND Robert Dinsmoor’s Scotch Irish Poems
For only £13.99! (RRP £20.00)
In Kith and Kin: The Continuing Legacy of the Scotch-Irish in America author Alister McReynolds presents a collection of life stories that serves to highlight that the Scotch-Irish contribution to life in America was, and is, more valuable and less of a cliche than the images of rascality, motor sports and corn liquor suggest.
Robert Dinsmoor’s poetry is perhaps the greatest achievement of Scotch-Irish writing in the nineteenth century. His work frames a vibrant culture whose ties of faith, family and friendship crisscrossed the Atlantic. He records people, places and events with humour and compassion, and was rightfully accorded the status of the’Rustic Bard’ of New Hampshire.
Both these publications offer a fascinating and unique view into the experience of the Scots-Irish in the New World.
Available from http://www.booksireland.org.uk/