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Tracing Your Sligo Ancestors (2nd edition)

Publisher: Flyleaf Press

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 160 pages
Author: J. Ryan
Year: 2019
ISBN: 9781907990359
Other: 2nd ed., b&w photos, maps, further reading, index
Publisher: Flyleaf Press

Sligo is a maritime county in the Northwest of Ireland nestled between Mayo and Leitrim, perhaps most famous for its scenery. The population of about 60,000 in 1792 rose to over 180,000 by the 1840s when trade was dominated by the flax, wool and linen industries serving the textile trade. The population continuously decreased since the Great Famine with a high level of emigration to North America and elsewhere, and the port of Sligo was a major port of embarkation during the mass exodus of the famine period.

This guide book specific to researching ancestral roots in Sligo, has been extensively revised and updated edition and includes may online genealogy sources now available. The edition is filled with information on what the records contain, and how and where these records can be accessed, and includes guidance on researching in Irish archives and on the many on-line sources now available.  It is well illustrated with maps and with examples of the types of records to be found; and with other relevant background material.  It also provides an understanding of the social history of Sligo and how this history has affected the keeping and survival of records. There is also a comprehensive index.

This book sets out the records available for Sligo, where they can be accessed, and how they can be used to best effect in tracing Sligo families.


1. Introduction
2. Administrative Divisions and Maps
3. Civil Registration
4. Census and Census Substitutes
5. Church Records
6. Land and Estate Records
7. Wills, Administrations and Marriage Licences
8. Commercial and Social Directories
9. Family Names and Histories
10. Newspapers
11. Gravestone Inscriptions
12. Further Reading and Miscellaneous Sources
13. Archive and Internet Information

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