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A periodical is a magazine, newsletter, or journal published on a regular basis. In Ireland, periodicals are called
journals. Journals are published by family history, local history, one-name (organized to study a specific surname), and national societies. Journal articles often include:

A few of Ireland's countrywide journals are:

The Irish Ancestor. 1969-1981. Published by the Irish Ancestor, the Glebe House, Fethard, County Tipperary, Ireland. (FHL book 941.5 B2i; computer number 0172915.) This journal publishes copies of will abstracts, church records, gravestone inscriptions, family Bible entries, and any other previously unpublished genealogical source.

Irish Family History. 1985-. Published by the Irish Family History Society, P.O. Box 36, Naas, County Kildare, Eire. (FHL book 941.5 H25if; computer number 0327883.) This journal contains articles on and extracts from Irish records.

The Irish Genealogist. 1937-. Published by the Irish Genealogical Research Society, Challoner Club, 59/61 Pont Street, London SW1X OBG, England. (FHL book 941.5 B2ig; computer number 0196356.) This journal contains record extracts as well as documented articles on families, repositories, and records.

Irish Roots. 1992-. Published by Belgrave Publications, Cork, Ireland. (FHL book 941.5 D25ir; computer number 0691983.) This journal contains articles on many topics, including surnames and new developments in Irish genealogy.

Many periodicals on Irish research are published outside of Ireland, such as the following:

The Irish Link. 1984. Published by the Irish Link, P.O. Box 135, South Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia. (FHL book 994 D25i; computer number 0438461).

The following two sources index Irish journals:

de Breffny, Brian. Bibliography of Irish Family History and Genealogy. This source indexes many Irish pedigrees and genealogies that have been published in periodicals.

Hayes's Sources. With separate person, subject, and place indexes, these volumes provide a comprehensive index to many Irish periodicals published before 1970.

Journals can be obtained from:




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