Dr Ian Maxwell, a former record officer at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, is now a freelance writer and a leading expert on Irish genealogy. He conducts courses on genealogy throughout Northern Ireland and he is a regular speaker at genealogical conferences in Belfast and Dublin. He writes articles regularly for Family Tree and Who Do You Think You Are? magazines on Irish, Scottish and English social history and genealogy. His previous publications include Your Irish Ancestors, Everyday Life in Nineteenth Century Ireland and Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors.
"There are not many other such guides around, making this all the more welcome.
Maxwell himself is well placed to be our guide - he was formerly on the staff at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, and has given many courses and lectures on Northern Irish genealogy. Maxwell also sets the historical context, exploring issues such as the Plantation of ulster and of course the partition of the 1920s."--Your Family History