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Offline SuperFuzz

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Looking for a birth...
« on: Sunday 25 February 18 16:09 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for the birth of a Teresa McGurk, who was born about 1859. She married an Andrew Cassidy on 3rd Feb 1878 in Desertmartin, Derry. Andrew was born about 1857 in Desertmartin, Derry. The reason I haven't included this post in the Derry section is I can't seem to find a birth for a Teresa McGurk in Derry around 1859, which makes me think she was born elsewhere in Ireland...unless I have missed something. I would love to find her birth record as I would like to know the names of her parents. I match one person distantly on AncestryDNA who has a person in their tree with the surname McGurk born in Derry, but could be a coincidence.

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Re: Looking for a birth...
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 25 February 18 16:13 GMT (UK) »
What are you searching?

Church records??

Civil Records of Irish Births, Deaths and Marriages date from 1864 with non-Roman Catholic Marriages recorded from 1845.

The years covered by the release of the historic Indexes to the Civil Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths are:

Births: 1864
to 1916

Marriages: 1845* to 1941

Deaths: 1864 to 1966

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Re: Looking for a birth...
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 25 February 18 16:17 GMT (UK) »
I'm just doing general searches on Ancestry and FamilySearch, I am fairly new to family history stuff.

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Re: Looking for a birth...
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 25 February 18 16:25 GMT (UK) »
start with the marriage - Andrew Cassidy and Thersa McGurk, 3rd February 1878 at Coolcain? Roman Catholic Church. The register shows where the bride and groom lived and the names of their fathers.

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Re: Looking for a birth...
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 25 February 18 16:26 GMT (UK) »
The parish seems to be Desertmartin and Kilcronaghan - the Catholic Registers are at https://registers.nli.ie/parishes/0359

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Re: Looking for a birth...
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 25 February 18 16:35 GMT (UK) »
The parish register of the marriage is here, the baptisms records are available from 1848. Worth checking to see if that's where Theresa was baptised.

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Re: Looking for a birth...
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 25 February 18 16:40 GMT (UK) »
The marriage record shows fathers as James Cassidy (alive) and James McGurk (dead). Both living at Inniscarn [also spelt Iniscarn] which is in Desertmartin civil parish and Magherafelt Poor Law Union/Registration District.
https://www.townlands.ie/londonderry/loughinsholin/desertmartin/iniscarn/
Remember that civil registration of births started in 1864 so for earlier dates you need to check for church records. Since marriages usually took place in the bride's church (which may or may not be the same as the groom's) that would be the place to start looking for Theresa's family.
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Re: Looking for a birth...
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 25 February 18 16:44 GMT (UK) »
 Birth, Marriage and Death results for Cassidy of Magherafelt

1870s

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Re: Looking for a birth...
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 25 February 18 16:48 GMT (UK) »
 Birth, Marriage and Death results for Cassidy of Magherafelt

1880s

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 Birth, Marriage and Death results for Cassidy of Magherafelt

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