Flyleaf Press, the publishing arm of Ancestor Network, has published a comprehensive guide to all of the records available for tracing families in County Tipperary.

The book was formally launched in the Tipperary Excel Centre, Mitchell Street, Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary on Thursday, 13th December 2018 by Des Murnane, President of Tipperary Historical Society.The book is filled with information on what the records contain, and how and where they can be accessed 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 Tipperary and how this history has affected the keeping and survival of records. There is also a comprehensive index. This is the latest in a series of county guides published by Flyleaf Press.

Tracing Your Tipperary Ancestors Book Launch from Ancestor Network on Vimeo.

These include guides for Dublin, Kildare, Limerick, Sligo, Galway, Cork, Clare, Westmeath, Kerry, Limerick, Roscommon, Mayo, Donegal and Leitrim.

Click here to watch our video of the launch.

Tracing your Tipperary Ancestors (ISBN: 978-1-907990-32-8)
by Noreen Higgins-McHugh

Retail: €14.00 160 pages; 227 x 145 mm; paperback; indexed; b/w illustrations.

Dr Noreen Higgins McHugh is a local historian with a special interest in genealogy, and a native of Tipperary, where she still lives. She is the current secretary of the County Tipperary Historical Society, and holds a Master’s Degree in Local History from University of Limerick, and a PhD from University College Cork. Her PhD thesis focused on the 1830s Tithe War in the region. She has given genealogy classes, and has written many articles for the Tipperary Historical Journal and other history and genealogy publications. She has also provided support to the Clans of Ireland organisation; and to the Heritage Office in the county through her membership of the South Tipperary Heritage Forum from 2003-2010. She is also author of ‘Tipperary’s Tithe War 1830-1838: Parish Accounts of Resistance against a Church Tax’ (St. Helen’s Press, 2002 ISBN 9780954275419).

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 12 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”. See

Further information:
Dr Jim Ryan
Managing Editor
FLYLEAF PRESS – 4 Spencer Villas, Glenageary, Co. Dublin
Ph. 353 1 2806231 – Mobile 087 2456402 – e-mail:

Tracing your Tipperary Ancestors (ISBN: 978-1-907990-32-8)
by Noreen Higgins-McHugh

Retail: €14.00 160 pages; 227 x 145 mm; paperback; indexed; b/w illustrations

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