I am trying to find information re John and Mary Cryan (nee Murray) I have them being married on 4th July, 1857 in Leitrim Ireland. (John was listed as a farmer)
I think there was a daughter Maria Cryan born 1857-1859 she migrated to Qld Australia 21/2/1879 & married James Miller 0n 21/9/1882
On the same ship was a Bridget Cryan aged 17 yrs but I cannot find anymore information on her at all.
There is a gap then a James Cryan ?born 1870, Margaret Cryan ?born 1872, I have a John & a Michael as well but feel there were other members of this family in Ireland we do not know about.
I am also looking for the parents of Arthur William O'Connor & Margaret Mooney who migrated to Australia from Ireland on 18th July, 1855 & I think were married in 1854 In ? Dublin, their family was all born here in Australia.
According to shipping records Arthur would have been born around 1928 in Ireland but I do not know place, I think Margaret would have been born in the 1830's.
If anyone has any information on bothese these families & would share it with me I would be most thankful as I have drawn a blank.
Try this site, they have alpt of actual copies from England. Also try emailing the church's and or Parish's around that area and ask if any one in the Congrication would be interested in doing some research for you. Becareful about suggesting to compinate anything up front but do compinsate something-MAaster Card/ American Exopress type gift Cards work good. Usually a retired person will help. I have also located many cousins (2nd twice removed ) on Face Book because of MyHeritage Smart Match's, Good luck. Here's the site; http://bayanne.info/Shetland/
Sometimes it is difficult to link up but be patient, It took me about 3 years one time before some one answered, and once they did, I found ancestry dating back to early 1700's-cool stuff.