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Irish Ancestry struggles
« on: Wednesday 17 January 18 21:01 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,

I'm struggling to trace some of my Irish Ancestry as I'm stuck at some of my great grandparents. I know there is a slim chance of being able to trace them because of loss of some records and poor record keeping but this is worth a try anyway.

Basically, my paternal grandmother was born in County Longford, in a township called Creenagh, in 1924. She was named Muriel Violet Wright. Her parents were William Wright and Sarah Jane Twaddle. William was born in Co. Longford too, in 1871 to Robert Wright and Margaret Leslie. Sarah was born in Longford too (I think) in 1892 to John Twaddle and Margaret McCord. But beyond that, I'm stuck as there is not much information to go on.

Is there any other sites that specialise in irish genealogy that I can use to help or any other ways of finding info?

Thanks,
Fiona

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Re: Irish Ancestry struggles
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 21:19 GMT (UK) »
Hi Fiona,

There is the census for 1901 and 1911
Here is Sarah Jane in 1901
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lcp/

Irish Genealogy has civil records - you can check which ones are available.  https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/

Sarah Jane’s birth

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1891/02377/1887047.pdf

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Re: Irish Ancestry struggles
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 21:22 GMT (UK) »
1911 census shows how long a couple were married. With that information you can search Irish Genealogy for the marriage which will give you the couple’s parents.

You might be able to get back a bit further.

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Re: Irish Ancestry struggles
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 22:04 GMT (UK) »
The index on www.irishgenealogy.ie shows a marriage in 1855 in Longford between Robert Wright and Margaret Leslie. Unfortunately they haven't got the original scan of this on the site yet, but they are working towards having all the records scanned. i think you should be able to view it on GRONI for a small fee. Charles Twaddle and Margaret McCord married in 1889 and their certificate is free to view at irishgenealogy.ie. John's father was Charles Twaddle, Farmer and Margaret's father was John McCord, Farmer.
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Re: Irish Ancestry struggles
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 22:24 GMT (UK) »
The index on www.irishgenealogy.ie shows a marriage in 1855 in Longford between Robert Wright and Margaret Leslie. Unfortunately they haven't got the original scan of this on the site yet, but they are working towards having all the records scanned. i think you should be able to view it on GRONI for a small fee. Charles Twaddle and Margaret McCord married in 1889 and their certificate is free to view at irishgenealogy.ie. John's father was Charles Twaddle, Farmer and Margaret's father was John McCord, Farmer.
Isobel

GRONI? Sorry, not sure what that acronym stands for?

I found Charles Twaddle and John McCord too but I'm stuck as to for the mothers' names. There were no records of a birth registered for Margaret McCord so I'm unsure if I'm searching in the right county/religion. As far as I am aware, no member of my irish family were catholics but I may be wrong.

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Re: Irish Ancestry struggles
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 22:32 GMT (UK) »
Civil registration began in 1864 for births and Margaret was born before this.
There are Catholic baptisms online but your family show Church of Ireland.
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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 22:35 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Irish Ancestry struggles
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 22:38 GMT (UK) »
Yeah, I've seen the thread on Ancestry and I've commented on it but so far no reply. That's why I thought I'd try on here in case there's something new. Is there no other way to investigate the Church of Ireland records?

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Re: Irish Ancestry struggles
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 22:48 GMT (UK) »
GRONI = General Register Office of Northern Ireland
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