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#7 Karen Ann Shevlin

Train: We believe Thomas was born a Lowe. Family members had been told that Thomas lived in either Illinois or Indiana at some time. There was some mention of a family member being married to a Native American or killed by them. It is possible that he was a member of the Orphan Train and lived with a family named Clarenbole. He used both names Lowe and Clarenbole. He is buried in the Linden Hill Cemetery on the Brooklyn/Queens border in NYC with Mary Lowe believed to be his grandmother because the age difference is too great to be his mother. When his daughters were baptized the father's name was originally written as Thomas Clarenbole. The name Clarenbole is crossed out in the church record book and changed to Lowe. The first census we find him in that we are sure its him is the 1875 NY census where he is listed as Lowe even at the time he is listed on his daughters' baptism records as Clarenbole. We have him as a possibility in the 1860 as Thomas Lowe as an 11 year old in thy NY City Prison census for petty larceny. The petty felony charges lead us to believe the Orphan Train possibility. 12 years ago Flag Hide

#6 Karen Ann Shevlin

Kathern Marie Meehan-Anderson 1884–1955 BIRTH 04 JULY 1884 • Ireland DEATH 1955 • Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, USA great-grandmother -my great grandmother was hired by a family in new jersey for housework,, her both parents both passed which made her an orphange I thought with a Catholic related place. Any info would be really helpful

#5 Cormac Ó Cionnaith

Re Elizabeth Duxbury’s enquiry about the Kirkpatrick family. A family of Kirks (KirkPatricks) lived on the Sligo Estate in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland. The husband was George do not know who his wife was (she may have come from Cong also in Mayo). They had family, May, Frank, Christie and Frank. The were Church of Ireland people. They left Westport about 1960??? As regards the Costello name, we had Costellos living outside Westport and the were CofI.

#4 Jacklyn McAvoy Richardson

I'm seeking more info on my family. Info is only found about them here in America. Everything before is like erased. My great grandfather was Thomas McAvoy (born McEvoy, was told the E was changed to A for America) he was born 1864 supposedly in Meath and died in Chicago Cook Illinois. His Father's name was Patrick McEvoy and his mother unknown. I believe his uncle was John H McAvoy(Patrick's brother or some other but I do know definitely blood related) born 1831 in Northern Ireland, lived in Chicago Illinois and founded the McAvoy Brewing Company in Chicago. Also Walter "Babe" McAvoy who was on the legislature in Chicago is also my great uncle. I'm desperately trying to find about my family and roots before they came to America. If any of this sounds familiar to anyone please help

#3 Denis and Judy Hess

My great Grandfather Thomas Jones came from Wexford late 1850's. He was a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary. When he came to Queensland he joined the Police Force. He later resigned and took up farming. I am unable to find his parents as they do not appear on his marriage certificate or death certificate. Hoping someone can help Judy Hess(Jones)

#2 Elizabeth Duxbury

My grandfather Thomas Kirkpatrck I was told married in 1880 in Westport, County Mayo. He was 36 yo. He migrated to Western Australia in 1886 and died in Perth WA in 1925. his parents Thomas Kirkpatrick, a Schoolmaster, and Margaret Costello were named on his death certificate. They belonged to the Church of Ireland. I am no longer a member of Ancestry, they could not verify Grandfather’s marriage or trace his parents. My grandmother would have given the details for his death certificate, she was 16 years younger than her husband and would surely have known his parents correct names. I would like to know where they lived and if Thomas had been married before. Did Thomas own a property to sell before he left Ireland or was he affected by the famine and looked for a better life?

#1 Ceri Osullivan

my grandad's name was denis Osullivan he was in a band during his younger years, he and my nan margeret mary were both from buttevant county cork, some of our relatives still live in this area (majella) my grandad visited every year untill he got pooley, my grandad passed away 3 years ago. band when he was young was called country cousins the 3 vikings. does anybody have any further inforamtion on this irish band???

#0 Robert Maley

Looking for additional information about James O'Maley b.1778 Kilclogan and Joan ( Mullowney) Maley from Tullikiane, married in Moycullen Parish 13 Oct 1798. Children: Barthlomew 1800-1800, Bridget 1802-, Patrick 1804-, Mary 1806-, Anne 1808-1877, John 1810-1879, James 1813-, Bartley 1815-, William 1818-. John married Elizabeth (Biddy) Burke. They had 9 children. In 1851, they immigrated to the United States and settled in Steubenville, Jefferson Cty, Ohio.

#-1 Lynn Terry

Looking into the Quigleys name as to all mine came from Ireland between 1830's and1850's to live and die in York, North Yorkshire, John Quigley b.1815/6 Ireland Died 1858 York married Mary Melville/melvin/ Melbourne in york 1855 . Also a John Quigley b. 1858/7 wife bridget Gaughan son John Quigley Gaughan b.1857

#-2 Diana Fogarty

Looking for information on my husband's family line. The last we have been able to trace to is John Fogarty born in 1832. Thanks

#-3 Russell

Looking for information on Russells from county Antrim. Robert Russell, possible birth 1708-1713. Emigrated leaving Belfast 1745, settled in cabarrus county North Carolina. Two sons, James (1733) and William, (1741). No spouse for Robert is mentioned in my records. Would be eternally grateful for any info.

#-4 pocock

Can anyone give me information on the Pocock name?

#-5 Debby Kennedy

I would like to find out more about my Kenney family. My great grandfather was William Henry Kennedy born 1867/1868, my grandfather was William George Kennedy born 1911 and my dad was William Christian Kennedy. I unfortunately cannot say where in Ireland my great grandfather was born as my grandfather joined the Royal navy disembarked at Cape Town South Africa and never returned. Thank you so much

#-6 Inger Swanson

I am an ancestor of the Healy name. My 2x grandmother was a Healy (Healey, Heally) and came from Cuilpruglish, Cuilmore, Sligo. She immigrated to the US between 1901 (she is showing on the 1901 Irish census) and 1911 (not on the 1911 Irish Census). She may have come over with her older sister Mary. I would like to find out about the siblings that stayed in Ireland ( I think) and what happened to the family. There is Thomas, John and Delia and maybe one more. The 1911 census indicate that 8 children were born and 7 are still living, but I can only account for 6. My 3x grandparents names were Theady (Theddy) and Bridget (maiden name Queenan). Thank you for your time.

#-7 Betty Elvira Parmley

Looking for information on Jackie Carrick born abt 1734. Immigrated to United States. Lived in Sparta, Tn and buried in Nashville, Tn

#-8 Watkins

I can find very little information on my Grt Grt Grt Grandfather George Watkins, born 1790 at Ossory. His wife was Hanna Carley. I do not have any more than this about him - anyone able to identify with him? Their son Joseph Watkins ( my Grt Grt Grandfather ) was born in 1835 at Bordwell, died 28 June 1892 at Castlecomer. Joseph married Margaret Taylor at St Mary's Church, Castlecomer .

#-9 Mark R Keane

Looking for John Keane 1860-1911, came to Chicago in 1885/6 We have a death cert for 1911 in Chicago. He was buried in Mt Olivet in Chicago. He married Mary Neligan 1894 at St Bridgets in Chicago (who died in child birth), then married Kate Ryan who died in 1941 in Kankakee. His kids were Maurice who died in birth, then my grandfather Leo (named after the pope?) and then John, my grandfather's 1/2 brother. After years of poking around, we're stuck not finding my great grandfather's hometown, parents, etc... back in Ireland. Any help would be appreciated..... I took the Milwaukee Keanes ( my family now ) to Ireland in 2016. We stayed in Waterville and Kilkee. Beautiful country. Lovely people.

#-10 Dionne

I am searching for my great great grand Mother Ruth Ann Newman, daughter of Emilie and Thimothee. We think she was born approximately in 1832, possibly in Laois, Ireland. Ruth Ann Newman arrived in Canada at about 16, possibly on the JJ Cooks Envoy in 1847 bound for St John New Brunswick. Her father had a doctor friend in Canada who welcomed her into his home. She was traveling alone. She was Protestant. She possibly gave up to become a Catholic in order to marry William Mcgrath on May 10, 1853. They had seven children in 20 years. She died on February 24, 1913 at the advanced age of 81 and was buried in Ste-Adelaide-de-Pabos, Quebec, Canada.

#-11 Lesley Stefani

I am the granddaughter of Stewart Hall, who was born in Castlerock, Northern Ireland, married my grandmother, Ellen McKenna of Caledon, immigrated to Canada after they eloped and married in England before they boarded a ship to Eastern Canada, eventually ending up in Vancouver, BC. My grandfather left Castlerock during WW1, fought in the British Army, then returned to Caledon and was placed in charge of keeping the peace on the border between the north and south of Ireland. He met my grandmother there when he frequented the town's pub which my grandmother's family owned and operated. They eventually became romantically involved, however their romance became a scandal as he was a protestant and she was a Catholic, hence they ended up eloping. Apparently it was quite a scandal as told to me by other relatives that live in Caledon. I travelled to Castle rock in 2019, but was unable to recover much information about my grandfather's family and no one there knew about him, although they knew some of his siblings (since deceased). I plan to travel back there and investigate further; luckily I was able to obtain much information about my grandmother as relatives still live in Caledon and Dublin. I would appreciate any help to provide me more information on the Halls from Castlerock

#-12 Glenn Wolfe

MCGOWAN I am searching information on Barbara McGowan who married a Richard Mcconnochie 21 Jan 1826 at Parish Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland. Several family trees on Ancestry have a Barbara Mcgugan married to a Richard Mcconnochie but I don't think she is the same but cannot prove it. Is Mcgugan and McGowan possibly the same person or are these name interchangeable Barbara McGowan and Richard McConnochie lived in Ardrossan, Scotland and had a daughter Isobella McConnochie abt Jul 1828, my 2nd great grandmother. They also had daughter Mary Ann (1831) and Barbara (1833), possibly others. Isobella married William McNeely abt 1848 and moved to Kilbirnie, Scotland. sometime before 1860 they moved to America. GLENN WOLFE gdw133@verizon.net

#-13 Patty Connell

Looking for any info on a James Peter O'Connell and family of County Cork Ireland in the 1600's? I'm guessing at the date. Any info will be appreciated Thank you

#-14 Barbara ( Keogh)Johnston

#15 G I am a granddaughter of John and Catherine Keogh. Their son Martin was my father. Can you provide any further nformation about either grandparent for me please? My aunts and uncles are either dead or scattered all over Australia and I do not have any contacts. I met a cousin Patricia Dare many years ago at school and I dont know how Dare family is connected to me. Any information gratefully welcomed.

#-15 Wynneth Faye Mullins

I am looking for my 3x great grandfather's family that he left back in Ireland. I do know that my 3x great grand parents are Michael (20 Sep. 1796, Offerlane, Laois, Ireland) and (Seram) Sally (Egan) Peters (22 May 1807, Drum, Roscommon, Ireland). They lived in Tipperary. Their 4 children Lucy (12 Nov. 1832), John (22 Mar. 1835), James (10 July 1837) and Thomas Peters (18 Jan. 1839) were born in the years between 1832 – 1839 and were baptized in the St Mary's Roman Catholic Church (built in 1827) Dovea, Drom & Inch, Tipperary, Ireland. I have found the information of each child’s baptism in this church. I believe that the parents of Michael is William and Sally (McEvoy) Peters. And I believe the parents of Sally Egan are David and Sally (Sara or Seram) (Jackson) Egan and I believe Sally had 7 brothers and sisters total. Thomas left Ireland and came to America along with his mother. We do not know what happened to all the rest of the family. We need information about one or more of any of the family. Please help.

#-16 Wynneth Faye Mullins

I am looking for my 3x great grandfather's family that he left back in Ireland. I do know that my 3x great grand parents are Michael (20 Sep. 1796, Offerlane, Laois, Ireland) and (Seram) Sally (Egan) Peters (22 May 1807, Drum, Roscommon, Ireland). They lived in Tipperary. Their 4 children Lucy (12 Nov. 1832), John (22 Mar. 1835), James (10 July 1837) and Thomas Peters (18 Jan. 1839) were born in the years between 1832 – 1839 and were baptized in the Roman Catholic Church, Dovea, Drom & Inch, Tipperary, Ireland. I have found the information of each child’s baptism in this church. I believe that the parents of Michael is William and Sally (McEvoy) Peters. And I believe the parents of Sally Egan are David and Sally (Sara or Seram) (Jackson) Egan and I believe Sally had 7 brothers and sisters total.

#-17 Faheema Abrahams (SEABORN

I would like to locate the SEABORNE family from IRELAND as my great-grandfather moved to Cape Town South Africa many decades ago.

#-18 Larry J. Boland

My father came to Canada when he was 18 and never returned. His Father's name was John and His mother's name was Mary.(nee Griffin) They lived on William Street in Cashel. None of my dad's family traveled to Ireland and dad always regretted not going back for a visit. Other family members are Bridget and Kitt. Doing a family history it would be great to have pictures of my grand parents family. Any ideas on how I might access some information or even obituary articles would be helpful. John Boland born 1886 Cashel died 1957 Mary Boland (Griffin) born 1881 in Cashel married 14th of August 1904 her Father David Griffin. Any one who help fill in the blanks for us please do so to boland77@telus.net

#-19 Craig Hartwig

My 3rd great grandparents were Patrick Ryan and Catherine Moran/Morin/Neesin. They had a daughter named Elizabeth born abt 1839, Birr, Kings County, immigrated to Ballarat, Australia, married James Amos and immigrated to New Zealand . I know nothing else about her family.

#-20 Arlene melanson

I'm looking to find any information on Mary Pearson she married James Mooney they had a daughter Maria Mooney. They were living in Tipperary Ireland. Maria is my Great Great grandmother.

#-21 Jim Schoentrup

My ggrandfather James Boyle was born about 1846 in Donegal Ireland. James parents were Hugh Boyle b. abt. 1818 and died prior to 1902. Hugh was listed as deceased on James death certificate in 1902. Hugh is listed as a blacksmith on James's marriage and death certificate. Hugh married Catherine O'Donnell. They were both of the Catholic faith James married Anna McHugh on 2 Mar 1867 at the Kincatlagh Catholic Church in Donegal. Marriage certificate state that James was from Croaghnashallog. Anna McHugh was from Sheskinarone, Donegal her father John McHugh a farmer and also a catholic.

#-22 Clifford Carver

I’m trying to trac my Grandma, all I know I think she lived near county Clair. She married my granddad in Dublin early 1900, she was a Catholic

#-23 Vanessa Mooney

My grandfathers brother James Mooney was a ships captain and was last heard of in San Francisco around the time of the earthquake He was presumed missing by the family but no evidence of that I have often wondered if there is another branch of our family out there in California He was born around 1880 so his grandchildren will be in thir 60;s or 70,s The family were well off merchants in Bray Co Wicklow with a pub drapery shop and grocery .My grandfather Joseph went on to own his own pub in Dublin and James was his only brother There was only one sister and she was a Loreto nun following the death of her husband So if nay Mooney’s out there in California make contact

#-24 Patrick Broderick

Looking for information on the Broderick’s Mortimer, John ,Patrick and Mary

#-25 Christine drummond

Looking for ancestors marriage Elizabeth mason to James keith they had daughter birth 1800 she died in Glasgow any help would be great thank you christine

#-26 Charl

I am a born south African Pearson. As far I understand my ancestors were two brother coming from Ireland. In the 2nd word war. I would love to trace my ancestors back to Ireland and the regions they came from In Ireland.

#-27 Jean Niemi

I am looking for a Catherine Kinney, who was born in Ireland on May 1, 1844. She was an Irish Catholic and the first I can find of her in the US is with her marriage certificate in Springfield, MA, USA married to Alexander Cook of Canada. Alexander's parents Lily Ross and John Henry Cook are mentioned as his parents, no parents listed for Catherine. Alex/Catherine raised their family in Arthur, Wellington, Canada until just before 1880. I find she gave birth to a daughter in MI in 1878 or 1879. Eventually they moved to Virginia, MN where Alexander died in 1808 and Catherine died in 1918. On Catherine's death certificate it stated her birthdate and her father's name as John Kinney, unknown for mother. I have found a John Kinney family in Onondaga, New York, USA with a daughter Catherine of the same age. However, the family has had their DNA done, as have I and there is not a match. I am also looking for more information on Alexander Cook's father, John Henry Cook who was born in either 1812 or 1819 depending on documentation. John Henry Cook wrote in his bible that he was born in Antrim, Ireland. I believe he was protestant, but I can not confirm that fact. John Henry Cook married Lily Ross in 1838 in Wellington County, Ontario. When he came and if he came with family, I do not know. Thank you for your time. If a genealogist would like to contact me, feel free. I can not research any further from the states. Jean

#-28 Marjorie Ellen

I am trying to find out family information on my Great Great Grandmother Margaret Gray. She was born My 1833 in Co Armagh, Louth Ireland. She married Lawrence Fletcher (from England) and immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1855. She had a daughter 3/17/1861 Majorie Ellen, who married into the Cooper Family.

#-29 june wood

trying to find a farm, house or village called keel o lastenny maybe in Ardagh researching names of Cavanagh and mccormick

#-30 Barbara (Keogh) Johnston

Many Thanks #1 G

#-31 lindsey

hi there, I am looking for a stretch family called Ambrofe, Jane, Rich and Stephen who were tobacconist from Dublin. I found them in the Watsons almanack 1783. Any information on them would be great. I believe them to be of Norse descendent that shall remain to be seen. Many thanks.

#-32 Karen Childs

Our family name is McKlveen in the USA. Because we can not find a link. We wonder if the spelling of the name was different. They arrived in PA, USA 1799 and lived in the county of Donegal.

#-33 betty

I am looking for more information on James Taaffe and Mary Garvey Woodfield Co Mayo how many children did they have when did they die any information would be great, Thanks, Betty

#-34 Rachael Roberts

RESEARCHING THE FAMILY OF ( BRIDGET ANNE COFFEY ) 1951 - 2015 We have been trying to research our late Mothers family, but without very much to go on it is extremely frustrating. We would appreciate any help from anybody who knew anything about or knows the whereabouts of our mother's mums resting place. So we can fulfill her wishe( BRIDGET ANNE COFFEY )s. (Known only as Margaret Coffey) who was possibly married or in a relationship with (John (carty) or (Mccarthy) when Margaret passed away in hospital at the age of around 41 - 45 in the late 1960s she was from the Republic of ireland . Our mother left Ireland shortly after & married John Roberts in Liverpool. Lancashire. In the early 70s.

#-35 BGTONEILL

Daniel mcmanus Carrickbracken a stonemason married Ellen mcmanus nee Doyle had a son born in 1892 he was called DANIEL , I AM LOOKING TO FIND MY FAMILY PLEASE MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE

#-36 G

For #3 Barbara Johnston: John James b.1919 son of John KEOGH & Catherine MOLONEY. Said John KEOGH b. 1894 married Catherine MOLONEY in 1915, died a widower 17 Sep 1957 at Southwark SA. Said John KEOGH d. 1957 son of John KEOGH & Mary FLANNIGAN born 7 June 1894 at Norwood SA Hope this helps.

#-37 Maija Tsokkinen

We have some Irish dna in my family. Now I found an unusual name in my pedigree ten generations back. "Agnish, daughter of Christer" got married in year 1647 to a Finnish farmer. In google I learned that "Aigneis" is an old Irish-Celtic name. Could Agnish be Irish? Do we get our Irish dna from her? Church books have little information from these early days, but Agnish' descendants are many living today.

#-38 Catalina Zorc

My grandmother’s name last name was Obins or I also saw it as Obens. I have only found it in N. Ireland. I believe her father was flax merchant. I found it in the town where the Orangemen parade every year. I forget the name.

#-39 Smith

Tried to respond to DEBRA COLE but cant. The Sweeney clan are Irish 100% NOT Norse. Gaelic original is indeed Mac Suibhne.

#-40 Barbara Johnston

Any information about John James Keogh nephew of Patrick Keogh living in Southwark South Australia in 1800s. He married Catherine Moloney and they had 10 children. He ran a grocer shop.

#-41 Abbie Kirk Grillo

Comments #6 Abbie Kirk Grillo I am seeking more information on my Kirk family from Ireland. I am looking for information on Daniel Kirk 1733- 1821 and his father John Thomas Kirk born in later 1600s and married to Mary Ann Steele. John Thomas Kirk is possibly the father of Daniel Kirk. Both Daniel and John were born in Scotland and migrated to Ireland.

#-42 Abbie Kirk Grillo

I am seeking more information on my Kirk family from Ireland. I am looking for information on Daniel Kirk 1733- 1821 and his wife Anna (Knight) Kirk 1733 - 1793 born in Donegal County, Ireland and possibly buried at Inver Church of Ireland. I believe they had 8 children.

#-43 Debra Cole

I would like to know more about the McSweeney family, as my great great grandmother was a Sweeney from Ireland, maybe Cork. Her father was Joseph Jackson Greer Sweeney 1852-1936. His father was Benjamin Swinney. Name changed a lot. But now are Sweeneys. Original Irish name may have been Mac Suibhne. They were old Gaelic, Norse descent. Maybe from Argyle. Need story of Thomas McSweeney during Irish famine of 1845 and info about the famine and the McSweeneys. Thanks!

#-44 Tina Whalen

I am an ancestor of the Whalen name and would like more info about my past there was a book published about my family but my father r.i.p was the last person the author spoke to so I am intrigued to know more

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