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Welcome to ” hAnnŠin Clann Genealogy

For our world family, we've assembled some of the best links on the
web as well as helpful books for Irish Genealogy and most
importantly, ” hAnnŠin family searching online and on the printed
page. We hope you'll find them useful, interesting and easy to use.
What you see here is the updated second edition to which we'll be
adding more weblinks, original records, book suggestions and other
bits of ” hAnnŠin history in the future.

If you're new to family research, here are a few points to bear in mind:

Begin with family lore. Interview several family members to gather any stories and memories of your emigrant ancestor. Small snippets such as "Nana once said that a lot of people in our town came from Cork" might prove significant. Ask about discoveries of mass resettlement at your local genealogical or historical society For example, the migration of many villagers from Cois Farraige, Galway to Portland, Maine in the US is well-documented.

Search widely and with an open mind. Consider spelling variations you're not familiar with in all documents. Historically, enumerators in the US, for example, were not required to have much education and many were unfamiliar with ethnic names. You might find your Thomas Hannon listed as Thomas Hannan, Hanin, Hanlon or even Hammond.

Use original source material as much as possible. If little family history is known, begin with recent history in the adopted country and search backward. For example, your grandfather's death certificate may provide his emigrant parents' names and then leads you to their census and city directory listings, death certificates or even passenger list entry.

You may discover that your family made several stops en route to your adopted hometown in the UK, Canada, Australia or the US. Consider a state- or province- wide search for your family in the national or state census, noting birthplaces of the children as a clue to your family's route from country to country, state to state or province to province. Once you've finished searching records in the adopted country, you can explore Irish documents through online transcriptions, your local LDS family history center, heritage research centres or government offices in Ireland.

If the county of origin in Ireland is unknown, a good place to begin when you're ready to search Irish records, is with Griffith's Valuation of 1848-1864. This tax valuation list taken in various counties gives a good first clue as to which counties Hannans, Hannons etc were most numerous in at the time.
If you have questions along the way about Irish genealogy, generally the Fianna Guide's Getting Started page at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~fianna/guide/, the 'Irish Times' Irish Ancestors guide at http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/index.htm for Records, Research Wizard and Articles or the articles at Kyle Betit's website at http://www.progenealogists.com/articles.htm will be of use. Most general questions about family history can be answered by The Roots Web Guide to Tracing Your Family Tree at http://rwguide.rootsweb.ancestry.com/#GENERAL.

Please share your ” hAnnŠin information. What may NOT be your John Hannan's naturalization papers might be a long-awaited treasure to someone else in our worldwide family.

Go nťirŪ an bůthar leat agus Šdh můr ort!
Enjoy the journey and Good Luck! (in Irish)

Every good wish,

Elaine Hannon
Clann Sloinnteoir (Genealogist)

©Copyright 2004-2011 Elaine Hannon, ” hAnnŠin Sept Genealogist, ClanHannon.Com