An Armstrong Ancestryby John Edward Armstrong

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<ul><li><p>An Armstrong Ancestry by John Edward ArmstrongReview by: A. RenfrewNorth Irish Roots, Vol. 2, No. 8 (1991), p. 290Published by: North of Ireland Family History Society (NIFHS)Stable URL: .Accessed: 15/06/2014 00:55</p><p>Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms &amp; Conditions of Use, available at .</p><p> .JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range ofcontent in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new formsof scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact</p><p> .</p><p>North of Ireland Family History Society (NIFHS) is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extendaccess to North Irish Roots.</p><p> </p><p>This content downloaded from on Sun, 15 Jun 2014 00:55:13 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p></li><li><p>BOOK REVIEWS An Armstrong Ancestry. John Edward Armstrong Madison, Wl, 1990 Pp 250, $22 50 </p><p>post-paid from the author at 66e Ponwood Circle, Madison, Wl 53717, Library of Congress Cat No 90-82527 </p><p>This is a record of some Armstrong and connected families in the United States of America, 250 copies have been printed The first 135 pages consist of the Armstrong Ancestry as </p><p>written by John Edward Armstrong, followed by photographs of family members (Pages 135a k) An Appendix is included in pages 135 to 210 which contains "A Family History of William C Armstrong" written by W F and C V Armstrong and copied essentially "as is", also extra data and information relating to various family members </p><p>Well indexed with two indices, firstly a Surname Index and secondly a General Index, a good idea to save hunting through one long index for a particular surname or even a place name All in all a reasonably well presented family history which includes the sources of information </p><p>A RENFREW </p><p>James Boyce is Late: A country schoolroom and beyond. Jack Clay pole Belfast Friar's Bush Press, 1990 Pp164 4 95 ISBN O 946 872 33 3 </p><p>This book is for those interested in knowing something of their asncestors' way of life and, in particular, their Primary schooling days in the countryside of rural Fermanagh during the 1950s As all the names of the many characters described therein are fictitious it is not of any genealogical interest </p><p>J E JORDAN </p><p>Books from Genealogical Publishing Co , Inc , 1001 N Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21202 USA </p><p>A Guide to Irish Parish Registers. Brian Mitchell 1988 Pp 134 + xvn, 25 00 ISBN O 8063 1215 7, </p><p>A Guide to Irish Churches and Graveyards. Brian Mitchell 1990 Pp 253 + ix, 30 00 ISBN O 8063 1266 1, </p><p>Irish Emigration Lists 1833-1839. Brian Mitchell 1989 Pp 118+ vu, 2 maps, ISBN O 8063 1233 5, and </p><p>Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Pp 512+ ix, $30 00 ISBN O 8063 0361 1 </p><p>A Guide to Irish Parish Registers. This book, which claims to list the commencement dates of all parish registers in Ireland, attempts to make a search of the Griffith's or Primary Valuation of Ireland and of the parish registers of births, marriages and burials more rewarding for the researcher Both sources can now be identified by the same administrative division, the civil </p><p>parish The index gives both the map reference number in the Griffith's index prepared by the National Library of Ireland in the 1960s and the number used for the civil parish in the </p><p>New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland, also by Brian Mitchell from the same publisher The term </p><p>'parish register' is used to cover registers of all churches, including those in which, strictly speaking, the parish system did not or does not operate The book aims to give the locations of churches of all denominations within their civil parishes in the middle decades of the last century </p><p>The Introduction describes the Griffith's Valuation, possibly 'the last official record of many who emigrated to the New World' There is also a discussion of church history in Ireland and of parish records, with a reminder that at least 46% of the registers of 1643 Church of Ireland parishes were not destroyed in the Dublin fire of 1922, and remain either as originals or as copies Advice is given on locating parishes of the same name or congregations whose names have changed </p><p>There seem to be some errors and pitfalls for the unwary On page vin Drumgoon Church of Ireland parish (Co Cavan) is quoted as now having three registers (the earliest dated 1810) because of amalgamation, in the index the date is 1802 On page 36, under Knockbreda civil parish (Co Down), the date for St John, Orangefield, registers is given as 1853, but this refers to the church established in that year on the Laganbank Road in Belfast, known as 'St John's in the mud', this was demolished in 1943, St John's, Orangefield, inheriting its </p><p>290 </p><p>This content downloaded from on Sun, 15 Jun 2014 00:55:13 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p><p>Article Contentsp. 290</p><p>Issue Table of ContentsNorth Irish Roots, Vol. 2, No. 8 (1991), pp. 269-299Volume InformationFront MatterEditorial [p. 269-269]Richard Malone: Another 'Man from God Knows Where" [pp. 270-272]Tracing English Ancestry from N. Ireland [pp. 272-274]Rifleman Thomas Ingham [pp. 275-276]The Ordnance Survey Memoirs as Sources for Family History [pp. 276-279]The Name McClatchey [pp. 280-281]You and Your Record Office [pp. 282-284]Branch News [pp. 284-285]Extract from Pigot's Directory of Aughnacloy, Cookstown, Dungannon, Moy and Charlemont, Newton-Stewart, Omagh, Stewartstown, Strabane, 1824 [pp. 285-288]Flax Growers in the Omagh Area (Parish of Drumra) in 1796 [pp. 288-289]Book ReviewsReview: untitled [p. 290-290]Review: untitled [p. 290-290]Review: Books from Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1001 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21202 USA: [pp. 290-291]Review: untitled [pp. 291-292]Review: untitled [p. 292-292]Review: untitled [p. 292-292]Review: untitled [pp. 292-293]</p><p>Family Reunion of Henry Porter and Mary (Davis) Porter Held in April, 1990, in Belfast [pp. 293-294]Irish Connections from 'Decennial Indexes to the Services of Heirs in Scotland' [pp. 294-295]Irish Information Outside Ireland [p. 296-296]From the Pages of an Old Family Bible [pp. 297-298]Back Matter</p></li></ul>


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