Flyleaf Press has published a third edition of its acclaimed ‘Guide to Tracing your Mayo Ancestors’ by Brian Smith. The guide has been completely updated to include the many new sources which have become available since the last edition was published.
Tracing your Mayo Ancestors – 3rd Edition
by Brian Smith ISBN: 978-1-907990-34-2
Retail: €14.00 160 pages; 227 x 145 mm; paperback; indexed; b/w illustrations.
Reviews of previous Editions include:
I highly recommend it for both amateur and professional genealogists…. meticulously researched and attractively presented book….. a must have for serious genealogists on the quest for Mayo ancestors. Genealogical Gazette
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. Beginning with a brief reminder of research principles, resources are examined chapter by chapter … with suggested further reading and useful addresses also listed. Family Tree (UK)
….a comprehensive guide on the quest for Mayo ancestors Mayo Today
Overall, this is something of a no-frills title, getting straight down to business with what sources contain and where you can find them, but it is no less important a work for that. With an extra 50 pages in the new edition and lots of general background information, this is a key reference work for anyone exploring Irish roots in Mayo. Your Family Tree (UK)
…the frequent illustrations from printed sources, and the extensive inclusion of specific detail makes this an excellent historical and genealogical compilation of Irish Source material Descent – Journal of Society of Australian Genealogists
The author has captured the essence of Irish research and tells the reader how best to find and research the records, the purpose for which they were originally created and what information you can expect to find…. All Ireland Sources – Australia
There is a wealth of information crammed into this little book Connecticut Nutmegger
For research on Mayo families, this book is a must-have Irish Roots
….excellent guide to Mayo records Family Tree Magazine (UK)
This excellent skilfully-researched work is certainly the best of the series to date. It (sets) a standard for such county publications that future authors and researchers will have difficulty in surpassing Dun Laoghaire Gen Soc Journal 6(3)