Tracing Your Tipperary Ancestors is a brand new and comprehensive guide for research on the families of county Tipperary.
Written by historian Noreen Higgins McHugh, Tracing Your Tipperary Ancestors sets out the latest records available, where they can be accessed, and how they can be used to best effect in genealogical or family history research. The author is a native of the county and fully aware of all of the many sources available.
The book is fully indexed and richly illustrated with maps of the various administrative divisions; and with examples of the types of records available. It also contains links to a wide range of on-line resources.
Tipperary is one of the largest Irish counties and has historically been prosperous in both agriculture and industry in larger towns. It did suffer significantly as a result of the Great Famine and the resulting emigration and economic depression. The population dropped from 435,000in 1841 to 173,000 by 1891.
The major Irish families most prominent in Tipperary include (O’)Fogarty, O’Brien, Kennedy, Ryan, O’Dwyer Meagher/Maher, Hayes, and Gleeson while common Norman names include Prendergast, Burke, Butler, Purcell, Fitzgerald, Everard and Grace.