A reprint of the 2007 Collins edition, this valuable guide is divided into four parts and 25 chapters. Its lively text explains the steps necessary to finding a specific Irish immigrant and, ultimately, to determining ancient Irish lineage. Adolph (Tracing Your Family History) offers a smorgasbord of resources, both print and electronic. And with an eye to increasing an understanding of the Irish experience, sidebars give specific genealogical case studies, fascinating historical tidbits, and neighborhood sketches by artists like William Thackeray. Filled with stunning photographs and document reproductions, this book is a vital addition to any genealogical collection.[Page 124]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.