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Boyd Gray is an Irish researcher living in County Donegal Ireland, his primary genealogy interests are related to West Ulster and in particular Counties Donegal, Tyrone, and Londonderry. Boyd is very active in many facets related to Ulster genealogy; he has been on Donegal Radio doing genealogy related presentations, presents lectures at family history and genealogy related seminars in the northern counties. Boyd has produced the following videos dealing with "How to" reseach your Irish ancestors. Each video lecture deals with a particular topic of interest to all of us. The ideas presented are researching in Donegal but in actual fact the material applies to all of Ireland. There are 10 films in the series all hosted on "You Tube", listed below along with the links to the videos. The series of Workshop videos were designed to assist those searching on the Internet, there are many suggestion and tips showing how to get around the various web sites that we (the Dispora) must utilize.

Boyd also produced a booklet "Donegal Ancestry - Guide to Researching in County Donegal" again the principles outlined in the booklet apply to all of Ireland.

You can obtain the booklet by clicking the LINK below, it is a PDF download and it is free.

Donegal Ancestry - Guide to Reseaching in County Donegal 4th Edition August 2012, PDF format.



Workshop No 1: Overview

Workshop No 2: Resources Available

Workshop No 3: Hints and Tips on researching

Workshop No 4a: Griffith's Valuation

Workshop No 4b: Demonstrates how to Interpret the Griffith's Valuation

Workshop No 5: How to search 1901 and 1911 censuses

Workshop No 6: Griffith's Valuaiton Revision Books and the Tithe Applotment Books

Workshop No 7: BMD data Civil and Church records

Workshop No 8: Birth, Marriages, Deaths- Online Databases

Workshop No 9: Using major on-line databases both free and pay.

Workshop No 10: Other sources of on-line information

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