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Title: GRONI lookup?
Post by: ali. on Monday 23 March 20 15:45 GMT (UK)
Hi all

Are there any rootschatters out there who would be able to do a lookup for me at GRONI in Belfast?
I have rang them and requested a search over the phone but due to technical difficulties it hasn't worked. It may be easier to just do in person but I do not live in NI. I'm willing to pay the appropriate fees for viewing the full certs.

I'm looking for a marriage certificate from c.1960 for a Gerard Kieran McCartney (or Kieran Gerard) and a Laura Patricia Smyth/Smith. Likely in Newry.

My biggest brick wall is finding the names of Laura's parents and I think her marriage cert will help me find an approximate DOB and father's name. I'm also looking for her birth certificate, but wouldn't know when to look without first seeing her marriage cert.

Could anyone help me out? I'm running out of options.

Thanks so much,
Ali
Title: Re: GRONI lookup?
Post by: rosie99 on Monday 23 March 20 15:49 GMT (UK)
Public search room at GRONI is closed
https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/information-and-services/family-history-heritage-and-museums/research-family-history-general-register-office-ni-groni
Title: Re: GRONI lookup?
Post by: ali. on Monday 23 March 20 15:54 GMT (UK)
Ah yes I forgot about that! Asking hopefully for when this is all over and done with.
Title: Re: GRONI lookup?
Post by: Elwyn Soutter on Monday 23 March 20 21:43 GMT (UK)
I'll do it for you, the next time I am able to go there. I'll send you a PM with my contact details.
Title: Re: GRONI lookup?
Post by: Elwyn Soutter on Saturday 15 August 20 22:35 BST (UK)
Back in March you were looking for a look up in GRONI.  I offered to do it on the GRONI terminals in PRONI whenever they re-open. However GRONI itself has now re-opened for phone callers and you get a search done that way. Probably easiest for you.

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/contacts-az/general-register-office-northern-ireland

Phone: 0300 200 7890


Title: Re: GRONI lookup?
Post by: rosh132 on Sunday 27 June 21 17:59 BST (UK)
Hi, are there any roots-chatters in Northern Ireland who would be able to do a lookup for me at GRONI now it appears to have re-opened? The dates I need aren't online and I'm not travelling to Belfast any time soon (I live in Cornwall). I'd like to find the birth record for Leon Palmer born c.1924, died 30 Aug 1958 age 33 in a motorcycle accident in Portaferry. I'm trying to find out if he's the brother or half-brother of my grandpa, Basil Palmer. I can't find any record of the marriage of Basil's parents, Thomas John Palmer and Annie Thompson either and I know he was brought up by his grandparents.
Many thanks,
Rosheen
Title: Re: GRONI lookup?
Post by: Kiltaglassan on Sunday 27 June 21 18:39 BST (UK)
I can't find any record of the marriage of Basil's parents, Thomas John Palmer and Annie Thompson either........

GRONI Marriage https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/
M/1923/A1/37/8/66   Thomas Palmer to Annie Thompson   3rd April 1923       Ards

KG

Title: Re: GRONI lookup?
Post by: Jon_ni on Monday 28 June 21 11:19 BST (UK)
dies after crash LEON PALMER (33), of 8 Hunt's Park, Donaghadee, who was injured in a road accident on Thursday night, died in Ards Hospital today. He had fallen from his motorcycle near Portaferry. An inquest will be held later.
https://search.findmypast.co.uk/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0002318%2f19580830%2f018&stringtohighlight=leon%20palmer
Don't have a sub to view and a name search is not bring up subsequent death notice so might have to just search for Funeral and read them for that week.
Title: Re: GRONI lookup?
Post by: rosh132 on Saturday 03 July 21 18:15 BST (UK)
I can't find any record of the marriage of Basil's parents, Thomas John Palmer and Annie Thompson either........

GRONI Marriage https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/
M/1923/A1/37/8/66   Thomas Palmer to Annie Thompson   3rd April 1923       Ards

KG

Thank you KG, that's amazing. Really helps piece the jigsaw together.
Title: Re: GRONI lookup?
Post by: rosh132 on Saturday 03 July 21 18:19 BST (UK)
dies after crash LEON PALMER (33), of 8 Hunt's Park, Donaghadee, who was injured in a road accident on Thursday night, died in Ards Hospital today. He had fallen from his motorcycle near Portaferry. An inquest will be held later.
https://search.findmypast.co.uk/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0002318%2f19580830%2f018&stringtohighlight=leon%20palmer
Don't have a sub to view and a name search is not bring up subsequent death notice so might have to just search for Funeral and read them for that week.

Thank you for doing a search, this article was the only thing I could find too. But never thought to look for funeral listings. Good idea! I've had no luck looking for headstones on Billion graves and other such sites.
Title: Re: GRONI lookup?
Post by: Kiltaglassan on Sunday 04 July 21 16:37 BST (UK)

Here's the death notice if you don't have it.
Belfast Telegraph - 30th August 1958

Note it indicates 'Funeral Arrangements later'. I can't see a further death notice which gives burial arrangements.

Title: Re: GRONI lookup?
Post by: rosh132 on Tuesday 04 January 22 10:54 GMT (UK)
Happy New Year!
Sorry, I've only just seen your post when I returned to family tree research while convalescencing from Covid.  :'( Been too busy at work since the summer.

Thank you for finding it, I didn't know he was married.
Title: Re: GRONI lookup?
Post by: rosh132 on Tuesday 04 January 22 11:13 GMT (UK)
KG, I meant to ask, after you kindly found the marriage date for Thomas John Palmer and Annie Thompson, whether their fathers names are listed? I have about three possible Annie Thompsons in the census and I don't know which trail to follow.
Huge Thanks,
rosh132
Title: Re: GRONI lookup?
Post by: Kiltaglassan on Tuesday 04 January 22 11:32 GMT (UK)
KG, I meant to ask, after you kindly found the marriage date for Thomas John Palmer and Annie Thompson, whether their fathers names are listed?

Hi,

The marriage record on GRONI https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/ should have the fathers listed.

Here's the reference information again-
M/1923/A1/37/8/66   Thomas Palmer to Annie Thompson   3rd April 1923       Ards

You will need to open an account and buy some credits. It costs £2.50 (sterling) to view a certificate.

You can view the certificate to obtain full details, including the names of his/her father.

KG


Title: Re: GRONI lookup?
Post by: rosh132 on Wednesday 05 January 22 17:26 GMT (UK)
Thank you, thatís helpful.
Irish records seem so tricky!