Fermanagh Roots – Issue 1
First issue of Fermanagh Roots, Fermanagh’s first family history journal, published by Fermanagh Genealogy. Edited by Andrew Gallagher, Mervyn Haslett Hall and Frank McHugh, the journal aims to keep readers informed about what’s happening with developments in Fermanagh family history circles. Proceed to checkout to complete the purchase. It is not necessary to have a paypal account to purchase the membership, but you will need to set up a paypal account as part of the process of completing your purchase.
The journal features articles by Dr William Roulston and Frank McHugh about the resources available for your family history research in Fermanagh. Karen Ireson writes about beginning your Fermanagh family history research with a range of useful tips. David R. Elliott’s article gives advice on preparing for genealogical research in Ireland. Roy Keys details how he used DNA to help solve the mystery of the origin of the Keys surname. There’s an article on the etymology of townland names and surname histories for Maguire and Johnston. John B. Cunningham writes about the untold story of the English plantation in North Fermanagh.
Mervyn Haslett Hall, Marion Maxwell and Kay Campling provide three excellent articles on the personal stories in their own family trees. Viola Wiggins writes a tribute to the transcription work of Vynette Sage. Frank McHugh writes about the Fermanagh Family History Society and the merger with Fermanagh Genealogy. Séamas Mac Annaidh writes about some Fermanagh connections with the Easter Rising.
Frankie Roofe tells the story of the Bianconi Ghost and the Journal also features a social media page, an update on the latest genealogy news affecting Fermanagh research and there’s even a puzzle page.