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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland - This huge new dictionary is the ultimate reference work on family names of the UK, covering English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames.

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Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Databases can also be contacted within library premises, e.g., access to historic maps from the Ordnance Survey of Ireland is available on library computers, with the assistance of library staff.

Free online encyclopedia information is available at, and Wikipedia.

The Dictionary of Irish Biography.  This comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary for Ireland contains over 9,000 signed biographical articles.  We provide free in-house access to the Dictionary of Irish Biography in all our libraries.