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County Cork Genealogy Resources
If you have been following my Irish Families project, you know that we have completed this 34 book set.

I have now written and published a genealogy book for every county in Ireland. Some counties have 2 books in the series, like County Cork.

County Cork Books
(1) There are actually 3 volumes that contain a good deal of information on Co. Cork, Ireland and her families. The lead volume in the set contains everal hundred family histories for County Cork. (The Book of Irish Families, great & small).

(2) That volume is followed by “The Families of County Cork, Ireland“, which is our hardbound volume with much more information on specific families in Cork, along with History of Co. Cork.

(3) Today we have news of the third volume for research in County Cork. This is our spiral bound volume, with more details on Cork, not found in the first two books above. This volume is for those who want to research ANY family in County Cork. It is titled County Cork, Ireland Genealogy and Family History Notes.

It is not a gigantic collection of specific families. It does contain information on many families, but it gives information and understanding of the entire county. The arms of families are given in black and white from original sources. The Census of 1659 for Cork is included with the location of clans as well as leading people.

Color 19th century Map
This book now includes a full color, detailed map of County Cork from the 19th century. It will be ready late this month. (See the details of contents on this page, the old cover is still shown on this link.)

A Real Corker
There is no County quite like Cork. What an amazing mix of people, with a history of sea peoples, Vikings and more into modern times. They have a distinctive accent and dance and music, of course, what county doesn’t ?

Cork Peculiarities
I can’t even count the number of people who think, or know, that they had three brothers in their family tree who came from Cork. Of course, they may have lived in another county and just caught the boat in Cork, but no matter, they consider themselves a family from Cork, of course.

No More Queenstown
Another important note on Cork research. Queenstown was a port in Cork that many left from. Today it is known as ‘Cobh’. So be aware of those name changes.

Partial Contents of ‘Co. Cork Genealogy and Family History Notes‘ noted above.

Part One
There is a national and County resource list with address etc.. and many names from Cork found in other resources, along with a map denoting baronies.

Part Two
The complete existing returns from the ‘Census” of 1659, which shows the old way of spelling many names, gives the barony of location for Irish clans, and specific names of leading individuals. This part also includes a list of “Nobles” from centuries past.

Part Three
Illustration and notes on families with coats of arms connected to the county in some way, from the Irish Book of Arms.

Part Four
Placename index of names in Cork. Pedigree notes on the families of: Connell; Haly; Macauliffe: MacCarthy: O’Kelleher; O’Callaghan; O’Cotter: O’Hea; O’Sullivan: O’Hurley: O’Keeffe: Barry: Healy: O’Murphy; and MacSweeney. We follow this with the list of surnames as given on the Map of the 4 Masters for County Cork, Ireland.

There is also a surname index to make finding families easier.

We hope this will help with your research.

So ends my note for today.

-Mike O’Laughlin