David R. Elliott is a retired professor of Canadian and European history and the author of three previous books. He has operated a genealogical research company, Kinfolk Finders, for ten years. As well as lecturing on Irish research he has indexed Irish cemeteries, parish registers, and poor law union registers. Dr. Elliott is past-chair of the London/Middlesex branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and vice-chair of the OGS Irish Special Interest Group. He lives in Parkhill, ON.