Tracing Your Mayo Ancestors (2nd edition)
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 160 pages
Author: B. Smith
Other: 2nd ed., b&w photos, further reading, index
Publisher: Flyleaf Press
In comparison with most other Irish counties, Mayo has fewer records of value to family historians. This makes it important to use the existing records to their best advantage.
Mayo families are a mixture of native Gaelic families who migrated from Ulster in the 18th century, and of English and Scots-Irish settlers who came to Mayo from the 17th century onward. However, Mayo experinced a high level of emigration to North America, Scotland and elsewhere in Britain.
This book sets out the records available to the family history researcher, detailing each source, its location and reference.
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, Administrations and Marriage Licences
Chapter 8. Land Records
Chapter 9. Commercial and Social Directories
Chapter 10. Newspapers
Chapter 11. Gravestone Inscriptions
Chapter 12. Surnames, Family Names and Histories
Chapter 13. Mayo in 1798
Chapter 14. Further Reading
Chapter 15. Library, Archive and Society Addresses