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  1. Canning, Down, Belfast, Northern Ireland

    My great great Grandmother was Mary Canning, who is from Belfast. She married Patrick Sherlock, a printer, and had 11 children (that I've been able to find) in the late 1850s-early 1880s. The kids were baptized in Catholic churches, so I am assuming she and her husband were born Catholic too. She...

    Started by caroleires‎, 20-04-2017 9:51 PM
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  2. Red face Martins, Hamilton, Lunn, & Russells - Dromore

    Iam researching Martins, Hamilton, Lunn, and Russells from the Dromore area of County down, Robert james Martin and Catherine Martins family especially, raymondscountydownwebsite.info, (Russell and McClunes genealogy)

    Started by kelly6729‎, 14-08-2016 2:52 PM
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  3. Red face Martin Family - Ireland/Scotland

    Looking for Samuel Ferguson Martin born 1865 in Ireland/Scotland; believed to have married a Mary Ann and had a son Alexander born 1881. Samuel is the son of James b 1834 and Mary Barr b. 1833. I have tracked the entire family from now til 1812 and have actual documents for a lot of the family so I...

    Started by Alby65‎, 24-05-2011 6:35 PM
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  4. John Byrne: 1871Banbridge Co. Down. Northern

    Here's a hard one, I expect this name is very popular. The information I have is. John Byrne, b. 1871 in Banbridge, Co. Down Married: Anne Loughran, she was from Co Louth I think. He died in Mullatee, Carlingford, Co Louth They had 8 children ( at least) amongst them my grandfather: Hugh...

    Started by shaygriff‎, 18-07-2016 6:41 PM
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  5. Daniel Golden/Mary Willem County Down

    Hello Today I discovered that the parents of my great great great grandmother Theresa Golden (who married in 1873 in Noumea, New Caledonia) were Daniel Golden and Marie (Mary?) Willem? from County Down. Theresa was said to have come from that place also, and was born around 1850. ...

    Started by t@nya‎, 23-11-2011 8:41 PM
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  6. Sloan(e) Family from Ireland

    Hi - i'm trying to find a Charles Sloan who was born in Ireland some time before 1800 (don't know the exact date but assume it's around the 1780/1790 mark). Apparently he came from Kilkeen?? in County Down. As far as I know there are three sons, Bernard born c1818, John born c1816 and Frances...

    Started by valerie coleman‎, 18-10-2006 7:48 PM
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  7. Marriage Certificate

    My cousin has found a marriage in the British Archive register which we think may solve a long standing mystery regarding our ancestors from County Down I am wondering however how I obtain a copy of this marriage certificate from Ireland. I am well practised with English procedures but wondering...

    Started by Dargie‎, 25-06-2015 11:53 PM
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  8. Old Greyabbey Cemetery

    Does anyone know if the Old Greyabbey Cemetery has records for locating specific gravesites from the 1875-1896 time period? I know there are some inscriptions available for free online, but unfortunately, the one I am looking for is not included. Thanks for any help. Angie

    Started by angmcp‎, 12-05-2015 7:06 PM
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  9. ROSE McBRIDE Of PORTAFERRY

    I have hit a brick wall tracing Rose McBride, Rose was born 18/02/1877 in Portaferry, parents Archibald McBride and Eliza Tomelty, I have her on the 1901 census living in High Street, Portaferry but nothing after that, no trace at all. Visits to Ireland and to PRONI, GRONI and Downpatrick...

    Started by hexham‎, 05-02-2015 6:52 PM
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  10. Griffiths Valuation Ordnance Maps

    I was wondering if there are any free websites offering an online view of the maps that correspond with the Griffiths Valuation Records. Thanks! Angie

    Started by angmcp‎, 08-02-2015 8:05 PM
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  11. Another Greyabbey question!

    In the 1901/1911 Irish Census, a specific street is not named for the homes in Greyabbey. It just says "residents of a house 43 in Grey Abbey Town". Does anyone know if the residents listed in the census would have been living on the present day, Main St.? I'd like to use Google Maps to see what...

    Started by angmcp‎, 10-09-2014 1:57 PM
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  12. Are these neighbours related?

    Was it common for relatives to live right beside each other? I ask this because in the 1901 Census for Greyabbey, an Eliza Irwin lived at #134, my GG Grandfather William John Davidson lived at #135 and his wife's brother(I believe) lived at #136. In the 1911 Census for the same place, My GG...

    Started by angmcp‎, 03-09-2014 2:06 PM
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  13. Belshaws

    Is anyone related to Belshaws in Newtownards?

    Started by sandyjose‎, 12-07-2014 7:23 PM
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  14. McCafferty

    My great gran was Anna McCafferty,she was born in 1856 to Robert McCafferty and Esther Hollinger in Co Down. In 1873 she had a son,William James,in 1875 a daughter Easter and in 1876 a daughter Mary.In 1877 she married the father of the children,Thomas Gunning.By 1881 they were living in Glasgow...

    Started by sandyjose‎, 02-11-2013 7:18 PM
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  15. John (Jack) SHAW, Belfast

    Looking for any information on the family of John (Jack) SHAW MBE, electrician in the Belfast docks and Divisional Superintendant, St John's Ambulance Brigade, both in the early 1940's. Had a mother in Bangor with initial M but cannot find any info on either

    Started by onlyme‎, 31-12-2013 10:30 PM
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  16. Backaderry Flinns

    Hi Can anyone help with the Flinns who I believe came from Backaderry (if the entry on the 1911 IOM census is to be believed) and moved to the Isle of Man. Certainly the family came from County Down. I have Hugo born c 1785 married to Susanna, son Daniel (c1816) married to Alice Bannon...

    Started by trudles‎, 14-09-2010 10:16 AM
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  17. J DOUGHERTY, Baker/Grocer DOWNPATRICK 1907

    Filed with (one of the many!) John Scott's WW1 Service Records (WO 363): A handwritten reference (Q & A style) from J DOUGHERTY, "Bakery, Grocer, Spirits, Leather & Shoe Merchant" of Market Street, Downpatrick, dated March 1907. May be of use as a handwriting/signature sample. Anc****y,...

    Started by fullscott‎, 12-01-2014 10:16 AM
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  18. Sadie ALLEN / ALLAN, Rathfriland, Co Down

    Looking for anyone with knowledge of Sadie Allen who worked on the farm at Grallagh in the early 1950's. I have a hunch that she was related to a woman who had moved to Omeath in the late 1800's

    Started by onlyme‎, 31-12-2013 10:25 PM
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  19. McGaffin, Jane and father James

    I have been trying to trace the Mcgaffin family in County Down fro some years. Jane migrated to Australia in 1857, aged 25. That would make her birth circa 1833. On her marriage certificate - to Samuel James Sykes - she indicated that her father's name was James and mother's - Elizabeth...

    Started by hisco26‎, 24-12-2013 6:45 AM
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  20. Gracey Catholic from Downpatrick

    Hi, I am new on here, but have been trying to research the Catholic Gracey family from Downpatrick . In particular I am looking for any information about Thomas Gracey b 1832 married to Esther and later Lizzie Mclester. Can anyone help?

    Started by Butterbean‎, 15-07-2013 9:12 AM
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    07-10-2013, 11:31 AM Go to last post

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