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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: NLA Irish RC Parish Registers online.

    Microfilm copies of each parish. Not indexed so can only be searched page by page for each parish. If the parish is not known then it will be a long haul trying to search them all! Also not all records are held by the NRL and are still held by the individual parish. http://registers.nli.ie/ ...

    Started by christanel‎, 10-08-2015 1:46 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: BMD's at the GRO of Ireland

    irishgenealogy.ie the website dedicated to helping search family history records for past generations. The website is now home to the historic records of Births, Marriages and Deaths of the General Register Office. These records join the Indexes to the historic records of Births, Marriages and...

    Started by christanel‎, 05-10-2017 7:12 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Irish Army Census records 1922

    The 90th Anniversary of the carrying out of the Army Census occured on 12th/13th November 2012. The Census returns are a valuable source of information on any person serving in the National Army in November 1922 and as such are of particular use to readers working on genealogical queries. ...

    Started by christanel‎, 05-10-2017 7:03 PM
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  4. 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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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Registration District Map

    http://www. irishgenealogynews.com/2016/10/shane-wilson-launches-registration.html

    Started by christanel‎, 21-10-2016 1:23 AM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Ireland newspaper articles

    Ireland Old News http://www.irelandoldnews.com/ Newspaper articles which are updated frequently so return visits essential!

    Started by christanel‎, 13-08-2016 10:44 PM
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  7. 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 8:50 PM
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  8. 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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  9. 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 3:18 PM
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    I have DNA evidence showing that my Storey family has ancestors who were Nobles. I have a brickwall with my great great grandfather Oliver Story, b abt 1798 in Drumclee, Cavan, Ireland, d 1863 in Belturbet, Cavan, Ireland. I believe that both of these families were border reivers in the western...

    Started by lillie‎, 27-08-2018 4:25 AM
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  2. Lowry family Derry/Londonderry

    Hi I'm looking for information on the family of Emma Lowry. She married my great uncle Robert Ross Allan in 1910. He was a stone mason and was born in 1885 in Elgin, Morayshire. He was killed on 29th August 1918 in France, serving with the 1/5 Seaforth Highlanders (S/8472). At the time of his...

    Started by SandyB43‎, 01-09-2018 7:11 PM
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  3. Murray family of Derry, Northern Ireland

    Any help or suggestions you can provide with this family would be much appreciated. I am trying to work backwards in time from a tragic incident of World War Two when 6 members of a family were killed when a parachute bomb exploded on or near their home in the Messines Park area of Derry,...

    Started by wimsey‎, 29-07-2018 12:41 PM
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  4. George Watkins, born about 1790 at Ossory

    George Watkins, brn about 1790 at Ossory, Leinster, married Hannah Carley in 1815 - family folklore tells us that parish records recording this wedding were lost - the result of an arson attack - possibly by the same George Watkins. We know George and Hannah had the following children; Joseph...

    Started by Tony Watkins‎, 05-05-2018 11:29 PM
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  5. William Crawley of Dundalk, County Louth

    Can anyone help me with my search for my Great Grandfather? My grandfather was Henry Crawley born 22.8.1885 in Moreland, Dundalk. He was the son of William Crawley (Crolly/Crawly) and Mary Anne Crawley (formerly McCrave). William and Mary Anne married in Dundalk 1.12.1884. The 1901 census shows...

    Started by Kath4747‎, 30-10-2011 7:05 PM
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  6. Co Carlow

    Hi, Is anybody researching family from Myshall, Co Carlow? I am having trouble sorting out families with the same names. Thanks

    Started by AnnaJenny‎, 25-02-2018 2:16 PM
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  7. Smile Mary Duff birth

    I'm back again looking for my great grandmother's birth details. All I know is that her name is Mary Duff and she married Dominick Matthews (Matthews sometimes seen with one 't'). I haven't actually found a marriage for her and the date of her passing is also a mystery. I do know that Mary...

    Started by Sandeea‎, 17-02-2018 7:21 AM
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  8. Thumbs up Timothy Derrig = Annie Colyne?

    Hi, I am trying to find a possible marriage of Timothy Derrig to Annie Colyne, either in Ireland or England, although I have tried the English records and found nothing? It maybe they never married, but would like some guidance from those who are more experienced than me. There was a son born...

    Started by carolp‎, 01-11-2017 2:35 PM
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  9. Smyth family Plumbridge

    I am looking for information on the Smyth Family who lived in Plumbridge / Eden Back area of County Tyrone in 1700's and 1800's. I can trace my family back to marriage of John ( Jack ) Smyth to Letitia Blair who were married in Glenelly Meeting House in 1838. His father I think was William Smyth ?...

    Started by derekjwatson‎, 14-10-2017 9:39 AM
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  10. Cath Shields 1823

    New Thread, I am researching my Mother's family in Australia , her Grandparents came from England and Ireland. and I would appreciate some help from the Forum who have helped so much with my Donnelly research over the past few years. My Mother's name was Kathleen Florence Donnelly (born Street)...

    Started by BernieFD‎, 30-06-2017 3:20 AM
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  11. Thomas Burke - County Galway

    Hi All :) I'm looking to find some information about my Grandfather. This name was Thomas Burke, date of birth on death certificate is 6th August 1885, date of birth from his army discharge records is 7th August 1883. He married a Mary Allen 1st June 1918 in Whitwick Leicestershire. The only...

    Started by mikeburke‎, 02-07-2017 4:31 PM
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  12. John Roe 1801

    I will post all known information and if/where possible the source. John Roe (Census) Born c. 1801 (Census) in Ireland (Census) Married Catherine X (Census) also born in Ireland (Census) Children: John Roe (Marriage Cert) born in Ireland (Marriage Cert) 1838-1873 Selina Roe (Parish...

    Started by Sam Rowe‎, 11-06-2017 5:24 PM
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  13. Maguire Carpenters 1846 Omagh Tyrone

    Omagh Slater's Directory 1846 shows 4 carpenters with surname Maguire, their first names and the street names. I am keen to find more information about these men, but have had no luck yet. Are their other sources I should try? http://www.cotyroneireland.com/slatersomagh.html

    Started by McGene‎, 27-01-2017 9:28 AM
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  14. the first wife of Pooley Shuldham Henry

    Hi I'm struggling to find the name of the first wife of Rev Dr Pooley Shuldham Henry (1801-81) who is variously described as the first (?) (Presbyterian) principal/president of Queen's College, Belfast. As such I want her to be the mother of Elizabeth Jane Shuldham Henry (1835-74 - died as...

    Started by wimsey‎, 17-05-2017 5:02 AM
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  15. Smile O'Donnell

    I am researching the O'Donnell family from Kilkenny, Ireland. I am currently trying to find information on Michael O'Donnell born in 1818 in Kilkenny, Ireland. He enlisted in 47th Reg, then was transfered to 57th Reg on 1 March 1852, also Kilkenny. He held the British Crimean Medals with...

    Started by SamCan‎, 15-03-2011 12:43 AM
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  16. Thomas Murphy married Catherine where?

    I am trying to get some information on Family History for my wife . The only information I have on this family is the Marriage of Thomas Murphy ( Born 1842) to Catherine McKay, (marriage is circa 1863) .I believe that both were born in Ireland but I don't know where they were married. I know it is...

    Started by BernieFD‎, 07-05-2017 2:46 AM
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  17. 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 1:46 PM
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  18. Irish Civil Registration Records

    It's very helpful that irishgenealogy.ie have put the scans of the Civil Registration registers online. All the births are there from: Births: 1864 to 1915, Marriages: 1882* to 1940 and Deaths: 1891* to 1965. https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/civil-search.jsp The site...

    Started by Farawa‎, 19-12-2016 3:38 PM
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  19. Carrickmannon/Saintfield (County Down)Burials

    The baptisms and marriages are available online on the NLI site, but the burials are not. Does that mean the records don't exist anymore?

    Started by t@nya‎, 01-11-2016 5:21 AM
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  20. Post From Ireland to Cleator Moor Cumberland

    Hi, I have hit a brickwall trying to find where about in Ireland my GGrandparents came from. They came over for my GGrandfather William Burns b1845 to work in the Iron Ore mines. My GGrandmother Catherine Burns nee Doran b1851 had their oldest son Frances in Ireland b1868. The next child to be...

    Started by mojomax‎, 18-04-2012 10:37 PM
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