Flyleaf Press, the publishing arm of Ancestor Network, has published a second edition of its acclaimed guide to tracing families in County Sligo. The new guide contains extensive revisions and it particularly includes many new on-line genealogy sources that have become available in the past few years. It 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 the many on-line sources now available. 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 Sligo 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, Mayo, Galway, Cork, Clare, Westmeath, Kerry, Limerick, Roscommon, Tipperary, Donegal and Leitrim.
Reviews of the first edition included:
…provides a level of detailed information on the resources for the county that is difficult to find elsewhere …. highly recommended… Ireland’s Genealogical Gazette
…the author takes us through the various records in a clear and easy to follow format. The book covers all of the main headings needed to develop your research in the county …..
Southern California Gen. Soc. Journal
James G. Ryan, who pioneered the Roots column in Irish America in 1987, when genealogy research was still in its infancy, has written a book specific to tracing one’s ancestors in Sligo….. a primer for anyone tracing their Sligo ancestors. Irish America
…takes us through the records available in a clear and easy to follow format….and… covers all the main headings needed to develop your research Irish Family History Society
Dr Jim Ryan is a writer and publisher on Irish genealogy. His book ‘Irish Records’ (Ancestry Inc., now Turner Publishing) is a standard guide. His other books include: Tracing your Dublin Ancestors (Flyleaf Press 2009); Irish Church Records (Flyleaf); and Sources for Irish Family History (Flyleaf). He has lectured extensively at genealogy meetings and his research interests include church records and Rentals. He writes articles for Irish Roots Magazine; and blogs for Ancestor Network (www.ancestornetwork.ie/blog-standard) and In-Depth Genealogist (http://theindepthgenealogist.com).
Flyleaf Press is the publishing arm of Ancestor Network Ltd. (http://ancestornetwork.ie) 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”.
Flyleaf Press also publish Guides for Tracing Ancestors in: Dublin, Kildare, Cork, Mayo, Limerick, Galway, Clare, Westmeath, Kerry, Limerick, Roscommon, Donegal, Tipperary, and Leitrim.
Bookshops: This title is distributed by Argosy Books www.argosybooks.ie/ in Ireland.
Dr Jim Ryan
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