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Offline Dannyboy20

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Researching Irish traveller ancestors
« on: Tuesday 12 September 17 14:44 BST (UK) »
Hello all. I've been trying to find my great grandmother for years. Her name was Mary Finn she was an Irish traveller but I cannot find anything on her anywhere, is this due to travelling and not registering her birth? It's a mystery!

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Re: Researching Irish traveller ancestors
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 15:51 BST (UK) »
Hello Dannyboy20,

If you could inform us of the data you do have we might be able to help. Do you have information on Mary's children? Where & when were they born? Give us some help so we can help you.

Good hunting.

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Re: Researching Irish traveller ancestors
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 16:08 BST (UK) »
Hello yes I can all I have is where she was supposed to be from which is Cork and the name of my grandfather was Terence, I don't know his father's name, he had sisters Mary, Margaret and Eileen that's all I have I'm afraid. My grandfather was born in England I think the rest of his siblings were born in Ireland from what I've been told, I can find my grandfather on ancestry but can't get any further.

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Re: Researching Irish traveller ancestors
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 16:37 BST (UK) »
When was Terence born? Even approx will do.
We need an idea of dates to even start looking.

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Re: Researching Irish traveller ancestors
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 16:46 BST (UK) »
If you scroll right down on the Rootschat.com headed page, past countries, census etc, way, way  down, there's an area in "Special Interests", headed "Travelling people". That'll probably be the best place to enquire. Good luck.
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Re: Researching Irish traveller ancestors
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 16:54 BST (UK) »
Hi Dannyboy,

Are your family definitely Irish Travellers?
As has been said, it would be best if you posted the information you have re censuses and the English birth. Members would be very happy to try and help or point you in the right direction.

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Re: Researching Irish traveller ancestors
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 09:36 BST (UK) »
You were online earlier this morning but still haven't posted any more information so that we can help you. Remember not to post details of anyone that might be still alive.

It may be that the records you are looking for are too recent to be online but very difficult to pin anything down as there are hundreds of Finns with the Christian names you've mentioned.
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