Flyleaf Press, the publishing arm of Ancestor Network, has published a third edition of its acclaimed guide to tracing families in County Mayo. It has been extensively revised and updated, in particular to include new on-line genealogy sources. The new edition is therefore filled with information on what the records contain, and how and where they can be accessed. It includes guidance on researching in Irish archives and on new on-line sources. 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 Mayo and how this history has affected the keeping and survival of records. There is also a comprehensive index.

This is the latest in our series of county guides, which include Dublin, Kildare, Limerick, Sligo, Galway, Cork, Clare, Westmeath, Kerry, Limerick, Roscommon, Tipperary, Donegal and Leitrim.  Reviews of previous editions of our Mayo Guide have included:

I highly recommend .. for both amateur and professional genealogists…meticulously researched and attractively presented book.                                                                                      Genealogical Gazette (Ireland)

Mayo does not have a rich store of records, therefore it is essential to glean the most from the sources available – and this book will tell you exactly how to do this.                                                                  Family Tree (UK)

a key reference work for anyone exploring Irish roots in Mayo.                                     Your Family Tree (UK)

an excellent historical and genealogical compilation of Irish Source material.            Descent – Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists

For research on Mayo families, this book is a must-have                                                                        Irish Roots

.excellent guide to Mayo records                                                                                     Family Tree Magazine (UK)

The author, Brian Smith,  is a researcher, writer and lecturer on Irish genealogy and local history. In addition to ‘Tracing your Mayo Ancestors’, he has co-written ‘Tracing your Clare Ancestors”  and ‘Tracing your Dublin Ancestors‘ and also written ‘The Streets of Glasthule, Co. Dublin’ and ‘Historical Street Directory of Kingstown/ Dun Laoghaire‘ Co. Dublin. He has also contributed many articles to genealogical and local history journals.

Flyleaf Press is the publishing arm of Ancestor Network Ltd which provides genealogy research, and related heritage services to personal and professional clients. Flyleaf Press was founded in 1987 and is Ireland’s major specialist publisher of family history and genealogy titles. Flyleaf specialise in high-quality ‘how-to’ guides for research in various counties of Ireland. To date guides for 14 counties have been published. They also publish reference works on Church Records, Census records and wills. Reviewers of Flyleaf titles have noted that their titles contain ‘…information vital to the researcher, assembled by well-qualified genealogists’ (Books Ireland) while NY Genealogical & Biographical Record have said that “Genealogical Libraries will want to acquire all of them”.

We have also just published a new edition of our ‘Tracing your Sligo Ancestors‘ by James Ryan  – see here

Written by Jim Ryan