Tracing Your Mayo Ancestors has been out of stock in the FRPC warehouse for some time. We just got a new stock in and FRPC is making it available for 15% off through Sept. 1, 2015.
The entire Irish county research series of “Tracing Your Ancestors” and “Finding Your Ancestors” was created to help researchers both at home [Ireland] and abroad trace their family tree on a county by county basis. Essentially, each book in the series provides a listing of record and document resources within the given county. Each county has its own rich history, with a variety of key settlers, like the Normans, the Vikings, and other groups establishing the first communities and towns. With so many Irish descendents living outside the country, having a county by county resource could prove the very thing needed for finding one’s family in Ireland.
Mayo county sits on the northwest coast and is the second largest county in Ireland. The entire county’s population is around 124,000, down over 215,000 since 1841. Its heritage is a mixture of native Gaelic, Norman, and immigrant Gaelic from Northern Ireland; plus, the normal mixture, if in small numbers, of other ethnic groups from other places.
According to the author, “Mayo, like many other western Irish counties does not have a rich store of records. Therefore it is important that the full range of sources available are used effectively. These sources vary widely in their genealogical content…” This book lists available records of genealogical interest, with details about each source, their location, and reference.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. How to Use This Book
Chapter 3. Administrative Divisions
Chapter 4. Civil Registration
Chapter 5. Census and Census Substitutes
Chapter 6. Church Records
Chapter 7. Wills, Administration and Marriage Licenses
Chapter 8. Land Records
Chapter 9. Commercial and Social Directions
Chapter 10. Newspapers
Chapter 11. Gravestone Inscriptions
Chapter 12. Surnames, Family Names and Histories
Chapter 13. Mayo in 1789
Chapter 14. Further Reading
Chapter 15. Library, Archives and Society Addresses
Order Tracing Your Mayo Ancestors from Family Roots Publishing; Item #: FLP017; Sale Price: $16.96 – Reg. $18.95.