Tracing Your Tipperary Ancestors
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 162 pages
Author: N. Higgins-McHugh
Other: b&w photos, maps, addresses, further reading, index
Publisher: Flyleaf Press
Noreen Higgins-McHugh is a Tipperary native, and in this book she shares her vast knowledge of the records available for family history research along with where they can be accessed, and how you can use them to your advantage.
Full of illustrations, tables and maps of the various administrative divisions, it also contains links to a wide range of online resources. This is the ultimate guide book for those researching family in Tipperary.
Tipperary is one of the larger Irish counties, and has historically been prosperous in both agriculture and also some industry in larger towns. Nevertheless significantly from The Great Famine and resulting economic depression, the population dropped from 435,00 in 1841 to 173,000 by 1891.
The major Gaelic families include (O')Fogarty. O'Brien, Kennedy, Ryan, Moloney, Meagher/Maher, Hayes, Hourigan and Gleeson. Common Norman names invlude Prendergast, Burke, Purcell, Fitzgerald, Everard and Grace.
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Conducting Family Research
Chapter 3. Administrative Divisions
Chapter 4. Census Records
Chapter 5. Civil Registration
Chapter 6. Church Parish Records
Chapter 7. Land Records
Chapter 8. Newspapers
Chapter 9. Commercial and Professional Directories
Chapter 10. Wills and Administrations
Chapter 11. Gravestone Inscriptions
Chapter 12. Police and Court Records
Chapter 13. Miscellaneous Sources
Chapter 14. Main Archives and Websites