Tracing Your Tipperary Ancestors
Tracing Your Tipperary Ancestors
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Tracing your Tipperary Ancestors; by Noreen Higgins-McHugh; 160 pp; Paperback; Published: 2018; ISBN: 9781907990328; Item # FLP024

This book is written by Noreen Higgins-McHugh, a local historian and Tipperary native. It sets out the records available for family history research, where they can be accessed, and how they can be used to best effect. Tipperary is one of the largest Irish counties, and has historically been prosperous in both agriculture and also some industry in the larger towns. Nevertheless, it suffered significantly from the Great Famine and the resulting economic depression. The population dropped from 435,000 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, while common Norman names Include Prendergast, Burke, Purcell, Fitzgerald, Everard and Grace.

CONTENTS

  • Abbreviations Used
  • Chapter I - 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 Professional Directories
  • Chapter 10 - Wills and Administrations
  • Chapter 11 - Gravestone Inscriptions
  • Chapter 12 - Police and Court Records
  • Chapter 13 - Miscellaneous Records
  • Chapter 14 - Main Archives and Websites
  • Index

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