Source Information

Platt, Lyman. Ireland Gazetteer and Surname Guide [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.

About Ireland Gazetteer and Surname Guide

Beginning in the nineteenth century, large numbers of Irish natives left the Emerald Isle seeking new lives around the world. For genealogists unfamiliar with the towns and parishes of Ireland, research into the lives of these ancestors can be a tedious search of endless maps and atlases. This database contains a gazetteer of the island nation and a surname guide intended to help researchers in their study. The gazetteer contains over 1800 locales and provides the county in which it is located. The surname guide includes information on the most common Irish surnames. For researchers of Irish ancestry, this database can be a great aid in locating important information.