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Roscommon / Re: Baptism: Catherine Connor
« on: Friday 11 February 11 21:38 GMT (UK)  »
Do you hold the Civil marriage certificate or the church marriage certificate.

What were the names of witnesses to the marriage?

What were the names and birth order of Mark and Kate’s children?

MITCHEL, Mary Anne   Civil birth registration born 14 Mar 1868   .
Birth registered in Boyle Registrars District, Roscommon , Ire
Father:   Mark MITCHEL,    Mother: Kate CONNOR
Source: LDS Film 101163

Leitrim / Re: Newspaper Search - Leitrim Observer
« on: Saturday 05 February 11 11:00 GMT (UK)  »
I suggest you contact Mary Confrey in the Local History department of the County Leitrim library.

Send an email to Mary with full details of the article and she will send you the information you want.

[email protected] <[email protected]>

If you plan to visit Leitrim allow plenty of time to check out the Local History Collection at libray headquarters in Ballinamore.

Roscommon / Re: Rorke
« on: Friday 04 February 11 23:02 GMT (UK)  »
Margaret was Christened in Killinvoy and Killmain Catholic parish, County Roscommon
Christening Date: 16 Aug 1856
Father: Martin RORKE.    Mother: Sarah MC DONNELL
Source: FHL Film 989752

Knockcroghery Catholic parish is in Elphin Diocese. Historical names: Killinvoy, Kilmeane,
St. John's and Rahara.
The entry in the church register might (rare) show the townland where born.

For the location of Knockcroghery Catholic Parish visit

For a map showing the location of townlands in Knockcroghery Catholic parish see the Resource County Roscommon CD at your local library.

Siblings of Margaret:
RORKE, Patricium.
Christening Date: 21 May 1852
Source: FHL Film 989752
ROARKE, Michaelem
Christening Date: 3 Jul 1861
Source: FHL Film 989752

O' RORKE, Catharinam
Christening Date: 23 Mar 1864
Source:   FHL Film 989752

Civil birth: STONE, William   
Birth Date: 4 Sep 1873. Birth registered Clonmel, Tipp, Ire
Father: Charles Stone, Mother: Margaret Rorke
Source: LDS film 255886.
A photocopy of the entry in the Civil birth register will show the townland where born and father’s occupation.   

Griffith’s Valuation c1857 lists a Martin Rorke living in Knockcroghery village.

Roscommon / Material for Resource County Roscommon 2011 CD
« on: Thursday 03 February 11 23:16 GMT (UK)  »
Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:15 pm    Post subject: Material for inclusion in Resource County Roscommon 2011 CD   

Since 2004 I have published a series of Compact Disks (CDs) to aid Local Historians and Family Historians in their County Roscommon research. The CDs are the result of my own research into the Roscommon families to which I am connected. Production of the CDs has involved years of work and five visits to Ireland.

The current edition, Resource County Roscommon 2009 CD, consisting of 3725 pages and 111 maps. It includes a number of two or three page narratives, with photographs, submitted by researchers about their Roscommon ancestors. Thus it has become both an archive and a living resource where Roscommon ancestor tracers can tell of their triumphs and frustrations.

If authorised, I would like to add more Burial Ground records, as well as Parish and School histories, including photographs.

As with my earlier CDs, the new CD is a not-for-profit project. I will be happy to recover the replicating/mailing costs and part of the cost of maintaining the website

I would welcome any feedback, enquiries or additional information for inclusion in the 2011 CD. Please send details by Private Message (PM).

Closing date for new data is 31 March 2011.
Beirne, Byrne, Connor, Hedian, Moraghan, Nerney. Hunter, Gildea, Kildea

Roscommon / Re: Can someone explain this to me please?
« on: Tuesday 01 February 11 21:16 GMT (UK)  »
For explanation of townland, Civil parish and Catholic parish, visit

Check your local library for the Resource county Roscommon CD. It has maps showing the location of townlands in all County Roscommon Civil parishes and Catholic parishes.
Strokestown Catholic parish includes the old Catholic parishes of Kiltrustan, Lissonuffy, part of Bumlin & Cloonfinlough.
The records for Strokestown, Kiltrustan, Lissonuffy & Cloonfinlough Catholic parishes 1830 - 1864, are on LDS film 989745.
What is the surname and townland in Lissonuffy?
I am researching Connor from Lissonuffy.

Roscommon / Re: McGarry from Roscommon - where should I look next please ?
« on: Thursday 27 January 11 00:24 GMT (UK)  »
Marriage of McGarry, Rogerium to Winifredam McWren      
Marriage Date:   8 Sep 1820. Boyle Catholic parish.
See LDS film 989743. It will show the names of witnesses and possibly (rarely) the townland.
Christening of MCGARRY, Bartholomeus, Gender: male
Christening Date: 3 Aug 1821. Recorded in: Boyle Catholic parish, Roscommon, Ireland
Father:   Rogerus MCGARRY, Mother: Winfrida MCWREN
See LDS film 989743. It will show the names of sponsores and possibly (rarely) the townland.
For tips on Research in County Roscommon visit
When searching LDS Roscommon records for McGarry you need to search for both McGarry and Mc Garry. Same applies to all Mc... names,

Roscommon / Re: places
« on: Friday 21 January 11 00:53 GMT (UK)  »
The Irish Placenames website has three entries for Waterloo:
Carraig na Madadh/Waterloo
(toghroinn - electoral district)
An Cabhán - Cavan
(teach - house)
An Cabhán - Cavan
(sráid - street)
Corcaigh - Cork

Roscommon / Re: Graveyards in Tivannagh?
« on: Tuesday 09 November 10 10:46 GMT (UK)  »
Sorry about the typo - I wrote Boyle County instead of Boyle Parish.

What are the names you are looking for?

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