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Jack Mc Donald
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I have two books Birr Town Family roots 1901 andTullamore Roots 1901.

They contain families and streets taken from the 1901 census, but less detail

Birr Town Electors list 1936/37.

 

Tullamore Electors list 1936/37

Jack

Jack Mc Donald
Laois, Ireland
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RE: Offaly research
GIna Kennedy
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Hi Jack,

You sound like a wealth of information on Offaly, which is interesting to me because i am trying to make sense of my family geneology search from a great distance.

I love the research part of completing my family search and the stories and histories I discover along the way.  One of the things I'm having trouble with still is getting my head around barronies, civil parishes, townlands, etc. Without having been to Ireland (yet) or heard a native even pronounce some of these locations, it's a bit like learnning a new language as I go.

I do not intend to burden you with specific assistance for my  family reasearch, but any history or interesting details you are inspired to share about Offaly or my research topics, no matter how menial, I'm sure I would find most interesting from your local perspective.

Research Topics: Offaly, Ballyboy, Roscrea, Ballyclery, Brosna, Kilcormac, Augustine Churches, Curtis, Molloy, Shea  

James Curtis b. abt1785 m Margaret Shea Farmers Offaly

Michael Curtis (son) b.1808 m Sarah Molloy b. 1816 (Married Kilcormac 1839) 

Emigration of Michael and Sarah 1841 to Port Phillip (Melbourne) with daughter Mary Curtis baptised.1839 Kilcormac

 

Kind regards,

Gina Kennedy

Thornbury Victoria Australia 

 

 

 

  

GIna Kennedy
Melbourne, Australia
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RE: Offaly research [2]
Jack Mc Donald
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www.familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/e/n

www.irishmidlandsancestry.com/...offaly/a-z/offaly

www.connorsgenealogy.com/tipp/RoscreaTithes.htm

www.from-ireland.net/extrs/p/r/roscreamarrs1.htm

www.irelandgenweb.com/~irltip/townlands/Roscrea.htm

www.offalyhistory.com/categories/Reading.../offaly-Diarists

 

Jack

Jack Mc Donald
Laois, Ireland
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RE: Offaly research [2]
Jack Mc Donald
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Hi Gina,

Not really an expert, but going back to the 'times' you require is almost impossible here in Ireland

as the 'Great Fire' in Dublin 1922 destroyed a lot of records.

The National census of 1901 is as far back as official records go;

http://www.census.netionalarchives.ie

While Irishmidlands ancestry, Offaly would have the most records of Laois/Offaly.

Ireland Civil Register, which only began in 1864 throwns up a few names (put surname only for best results)

http://search.familysearch.org

I'll keep a look out for any records and forward any I come across,

Best wishes,

Jack

Jack Mc Donald
Laois, Ireland
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RE: Offaly research [3]
GIna Kennedy
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Thanks Jack.

If there is anything I can do to return the favour, please let me know.

Hope your own research is going well.   

Merry Christmas

Gina 

GIna Kennedy
Melbourne, Australia
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