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General discussion relating to Ireland family history (Also see Places / Counties for specific forums)

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Northern Ireland - BDMs

    Some on-line sites contain what is described as the indexes to births, deaths & marriages in Ireland 1845 to 1958. In my opinion, not all are sufficiently clear that whilst these records contain the indexes for the Republic of Ireland until 1958, they don't include the 6 counties of what is now...

    Started by Elwyn Soutter‎, 02-02-2014 9:06 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: 1901 Ireland Census now online

    The 1901 Ireland census is now online at www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/ Happy hunting! Regards, Eric Sheppard

    Started by EricS‎, 02-06-2010 9:50 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: PRONI

    The catalogue of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland is now available online - http://applications.proni.gov.uk/LL_DCAL_PRONI_ECATNI/SearchPage.aspx

    Started by Peter Goodey‎, 21-01-2009 2:40 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Looking for Irish Records??

    Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths All births, marriages and deaths occurring since 1864 (and non Roman Catholic marriages occurring since 1 April 1845) should be on record in the General Register Office, 8-11 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2. For the period before 1864 parish records provide...

    Started by Hall/Swan‎, 25-10-2008 4:18 PM
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  1. Old Newspaper Obituaries

    Does anyone know if there are any old Belfast or Newtownards newspaper obituaries online? I would like to search 1960 or earlier, but have no idea where to look. Any suggestions would be appreciated! :)

    Started by angmcp‎, 11-09-2014 1:22 AM
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  2. Famous Pinkerton Agent James McParland

    Is there anyone out there related to Pinkerton Agent James McParland? I believe he is related to my family, indirectly, possibly through his father Eneas McParland-Drumachee, Mullaghbrack. We share the same last name and my GG Grandparents were originally from Ireland. The clincher was when we...

    Started by angmcp‎, 01-09-2014 5:08 PM
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  3. Ferdinand Darrer and Mary Ellen McCusker

    This enquiry has possibly been posted somewhere already by A.N.Other, however I can't find it. I'm looking for a marriage between Ferdinand Darrer and Maria McCusker? born Belfast 1880]. I found them on the 1911 census as married 10 years, with 3 living children They were married in Belfast. ...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 28-06-2010 1:08 PM
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  4. james trainer

    i am needing some help with the trainer family pls i have james trainer b1825 ireland he married ellen born 1830 ireland they had 3 children mary anne trainer b 1846 ireland ellen trainer b 1848 belfast william trainer b1859 scotland i was give ellens maiden name as fullen but so far cannot...

    Started by jenlouise‎, 27-07-2014 9:07 PM
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  5. Daniel Joseph Bruyn born abt 1812 Roscommon

    All help appreciated. He was a blacksmith and married Sarah Nicholls in England. English Census records provide Roscommon as his place of birth and he died in Australia in 1882 aged 69

    Started by Wayne Cook‎, 04-06-2014 12:23 PM
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  6. Question Royal Inniskilling Fusilier

    I'm researching a Private James Baldrick: I know he was born around about 1892 in Drumragh, County Tyrone, Londonderry, NI. On the 1901 NI Census he is living at Number 15.1 in Glendermot Road (Waterside, Londonderry), aged 9 and is listed as a Scholar, so in school or being home-schooled. ...

    Started by TomBen‎, 20-05-2014 2:46 PM
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  7. Irish Geography

    Stuck, again, with Ireland and so looking for help please. I've got the Hume family. Eugenie born in Lurgan. Alice says variously Lurgan, Co. Kildare and Curragh. All other, younger, children born in Armagh. Father was a serving soldier in Armagh. Mother died in Mandeville Street, Portadown...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 01-04-2014 6:58 PM
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  8. Birth and Baptism

    I've been trawling through the records of The Irish Family History Foundation for 7 children - born from 1879 to 1890. The birth records often also quote a baptism date a few days or weeks after the birth but there is often a later (by several years) baptism record. It seems that the first...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 08-04-2014 10:53 AM
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  9. A Birth in 1856

    I'm trying to find the birth of Catherine O'Hanlon in about 1856. All I know, from her 1878 marriage to Edward Hume, is that her father was John O'Hanlon, a soldier. I have no idea where she might have been born but she married Edward Hume in the parish of Shankhill, Lurgan and her first child...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 24-03-2014 4:07 PM
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  10. Birth/Baptism Records

    I have, finally, got round to spending my 5 Euros for various birth and baptism records on line at The Irish Family History Foundation. I'm hoping some experts here can clear up a couple of queries I have, please. The birth/baptism records show each child has an 'extra' name. Some of the...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 24-03-2014 4:03 PM
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  11. Question Walkingshaw family. Help please

    Any help with this family would be great, no matter how small. Thanks Karina

    Started by Karina‎, 30-12-2005 2:40 PM
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  12. Free access to Irish records

    ancestry.com.au tells me there is free access to their new Irish collections this St Patrick's Day long weekend. Christina

    Started by christanel‎, 15-03-2014 6:05 AM
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    My ancestor Thomas James Dickie, married Margaret Ballantyne 15 June 1854, Tamlaugh Tower, Magherafelt, Londonderry, Ireland. They had 12 children christened in Innisrush, Londonderry. Thomas was the son of Samuel Dickie christened Feb. 1832 in Innisrush. I have no additional information on Samuel...

    Started by Happy Jackie‎, 03-08-2009 12:13 AM
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  14. How do I research Irish ancestors?

    How can I trace my irish relatives prior to 1852? I have hit a brick wall with them. Please any help would be great. Ethel

    Started by eburridge1‎, 05-02-2014 5:38 AM
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  15. McCarron McLaughlin in Ireland

    hi I'm Ed McCarren from maine u.s.a. I have mccarron and mclaughlin roots from galway and donegal ireland on my fathers side,and brown and shep.Any suggestions? Herd roots on my mothers side from several places in England.Have some luck tracing my mothers side but little luck in Ireland. They left...

    Started by edmccarren‎, 10-04-2010 4:44 PM
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  16. Sticky: Research in Ireland

    The information on the Ancestry site describes the collection as deaths in Ireland from 1864 to 1958. However it is misleading. It does not include deaths in Northern Ireland from 1.1.1922 onwards. This is a topic that comes up time and time again and causes a lot of confusion. In my opinion they...

    Started by Elwyn Soutter‎, 19-12-2013 8:52 AM
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  17. Question MCCULLEY ROCK

    This is a considerable shot in the dark but I am hoping someone can help. My husband's ancestors were French Protestant Huguenots who fled from France to Scotland. They eventually made their way to Ireland. We have been told by my husband's late brother that a researcher advised him there was a...

    Started by Dargie‎, 06-01-2008 1:43 AM
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  18. James Shortall 1853 Kilkenny

    Hi Can anyone help. I am tracing my partners family tree and am stuck. His g/grandfather James Shortall was born around 1853. Have his death cert 20/07/1893 in Dublin. Listed as age 40 a tailor and late of Kilkenny Ireland. He married Marcella Dunne. Am trying to get next generation but need...

    Started by BernieD‎, 30-07-2013 6:45 PM
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  19. The Houlihan Family

    Hello everyone, I'm stuck on my Irish ancestors, and wondered if any Irish and/or Irish American experts could help me out My Great Grandmother Ellen (known as Nellie) Houlihan Was born 1st July 1872 in Dumbarton New Hampshire. Her Birth Certificate can be seen on Family Search under Ellen...

    Started by Julie.Spavins‎, 10-05-2013 2:00 PM
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  20. Where must I look for William Watters?

    I am looking for the birth details of a William Watters (Waters). On the England census of 1911 he says his birthplace is "Ard's Tyrone Ireland". I can find an Ards in County Down and an Ard Bo or Ardboe in County Tyrone - which I think is correct. I know nothing about Ireland. Which is...

    Started by Schatzi‎, 07-10-2013 1:32 PM
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