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Tipperary / Can anyone read Catherines occupation please?
« on: Friday 29 December 17 21:26 GMT (UK)  »
This link is for the Marriage of Martin Hayes and Catherine Leamy  Thurles 1895, what does it say for her Occupation please?

Technical Help / ? Cloud
« on: Saturday 09 September 17 12:31 BST (UK)  »
I have a lot of digital photos I want to organise and store safely. They are all over the place on old laptop, new laptop 3 hard-drives and numerous memory sticks. Some are on all the devices! I would like to store securely in 'the cloud' preferably with some ability to eliminate duplicates. Any suggestions. I don't mind paying but don't want to pay too much.

All suggestions welcome

link to the National Archives - Valuation Office Books and in particular the House Book 1846 record for Patrick Roche.

Patrick (d1888) is my gggrandfather. I know he lived in Killeigh Blackwater from family stories and I have the births of his first 2 children there. I know of 2 other children as their descendants are known to me. Patrick moved to Ballybrega before Griffiths Valuation (I have followed the record forward and family still live there) and I always believed he moved after the birth of child 2 as he was baptised in Blackwater in 1847.
Anyway this record appears to me to show him in Ballybrega in 1846- its not very far from Blackwater, in fact the parish boundary runs down the road in front of the house.  So I now think he may have moved earlier that we thought.

I cant read all of it and am not sure why he appears to be crossed out- it looks like the word down and some other word written over the record- can anyone read/explain? Also am I right in assuming that the date of 1846 on the page means he was there in 1846??

the record I am referring to is 2nd on right hand page.

Thanks in advance for reading.

My Dad, Pat 1927-1996, loved this photo. Unfortunately he carried it in his wallet so its very battered. I would love to see it restored. If anyone fancies a go at colour he had blue eyes and when he was a child blonde hair. He always said it was a blue dress as he remembers seeing it on his younger siblings. They didn't have a lot of clothes back then so its probable the same dress was worn by many if not worn out.
I always thought it was odd that he was wearing a dress but someone told me once it was common until toilet trained for all sexes to wear dresses.
Anyway all impressions greatly received.
Thanks in advance,

This is a photo of Elizabeth Leacy 1856- 1940. My Mum called her Aunt Betty but she was actually her Grandads sister. I would be curious what age /year anyone would put on this, bearing in mins she was unmarried and lived in rural Ireland.
Any improvement would be great but I would love to see the photo without its crease and maybe even with a bit of colour if anyone fancied a go.

Thanks in advance

I posted a photo a while ago and had some lovely work done restoring it, thanks again to everyone. Its my Great grandparents with 2 of their 5 children. I would love a photo of them as a couple without the daughters is it possible to do that with the photo?

Thanks in advance
I hope this is a link to my previous thread.


The PDF I want to crop is from Irish Civil Registrations, I want to save the record I am interested in,which is half way down the page and the page title onto one page.  I searched for info on here and have discovered the very helpful cropping tool (thanks) I have used it successfully to crop the sections I want and have saved but have ended up with 2 jpeg files. I can't figure out how to save both onto the same page.

Help please- I am not very tech savvy so need easy instructions...


Ireland / Are Owen and Eugene the same name
« on: Monday 28 November 16 00:38 GMT (UK)  »
I wondered if anyone can tell me please if the names Eugene and Owen are ever used interchangably please?
PS I am talking about 1850's

Ireland / Civil Reg. online- are they transcribed, is there possibility of error?
« on: Friday 16 September 16 12:00 BST (UK)  »
I was having a great time collecting civil registrations from the new online collection until last night when I found one that I believe is the right one but Father of Groom is wrong.

The groom in question is the Uncle of my Grandfather, my Aunt gave me the info many years ago. James Roche owned a shop in Enniscorthy and married Mary Jane Doran in 1893. She has  5 children named for them between 1894 and 1900 the last being twins. James died in 1900. The family are on the census, the eldest is with family in Meath in 1901.

Anyway I found this marriage  which looks like them and it makes sense they may have married in Dub as her family are from Meath. However James father is named as Robert, and my James Dad is Patrick. Incidentally, My James eldest is Patrick followed by John, James, Anthony and William-no Robert. There is not another couple listed on census in Enniscorthy James Roche and Mary.

My question is are these records that are online transcribed and could the fathers name be wrong or do I need to accept that my Aunt had it wrong and JAmes Roche in Enniscorthy is not the James Roche we believed him to be?


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