Finding your Irish Ancestors in New York City, Joseph Buggy. Baltimore MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2014. 166 pages. Soft cover, $20.00. This is a comprehensive source guide to finding the place of origin of Irish ancestors who came to and settled in New York City. Buggy was born in Ireland. He is a professional genealogist.
Two unique features make this book an essential reference work–
1. A list of every Catholic parish in each of the 5 boroughs that make up the city.
2. Cemeteries–Catholic, non-Catholic, and public throughout the city.
With a full bibliography of resources on the Irish, I recommend that you add this book to your Autumn and Winter reading list. More than 25% of the total population of New York City were, and still are, Irish. If you have New York City ancestors, there is a high probability that one or more will be Irish. Break your losing streak!
Your favorite New York genealogist, Arlene Eakle http://arleneeakle.com
PS I missed my annual research trip to New York this past Spring. I have a ton of work to do there next season. Remember, I am one of the few genealogists who still does field research for clients.