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US Lookup Requests / Re: Help... Elusive in Philadelphia/NY
« on: Sunday 07 December 08 00:44 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you Lissa,

Henry & Anna married in Ireland on 9/11/1865, her maiden name was Ellis.  I was able to confirm it on Alice Beal's 1887 marriage cert. it said her parents names were "George Beale & Anna Ellis"

Henry & Anna's emigration was 1866-67 but i was never able to find a passenger list.  I always thought their first son was born in NY but it turns out he was born in Ireland as I found his birth record 6/29/1866, but why everything says he's born in NY i'll never know, but im guessing he came here when he was a few months old, so late 1866 would be my estimate.  The Cornelia/Cornelius and Lucia/Alice are both name errors.  I even found Cornelia going by the name of Camelia and Camilla.

Anna died in 1891 of pneumonia at 145 14th st., Cornelia died in 1895 of Meningitis.  Alice married, was widowed, and married again, dying in Brooklyn in the 30s but i couldn't find her death record.  Henry G. Beal (b. 1866) is my great-great grandfather and never passed any info to his only son, in fact he might not have even known he was born a McLain if Henry died closer to 1870 like I think he did.

The only George Beals I found myself in the 1870 census were married with alot of children.  Is it feasible that one of these could be my George Beal if he was widowed? I dont know what would become of all of his children.

As for George Beal's job, his death record says he is a clerk, but I dont have access to any Philadelphia directories.  I suppose the 1875 NY or PA census would help me out alot but I wouldn't know where to look within the census.

Also have access to the 1939-40 NYC Tax photo collection.  Any buildings that aren't there now very well may have been in 1940.
If you have any ancestors addresses from directories, censuses in NYC,  feel free to ask for help.

US Lookup Requests / Help... Elusive in Philadelphia/NY
« on: Saturday 06 December 08 15:51 GMT (UK)  »
I'm trying to find some records to fill in a 10 year gap.  It starts in Yonkers, Westchester, NY with the McLain family

1870 census...
Henry McLain, 38
Anna McLain, 27
Henry " 4
Alice " 2
Cornelia  2 mos.

between the 1870 and 1880 census, Henry McLain died, Anna re-married a George Beal, moves to Philadelphia.  George Beal died in Jan. 1879 in Philadelphia of which i have the record, and Anna moves her kids to Brooklyn NY

1880 census...
Annie Beal, 37
Henry 14
Alice 12
Cornelia 10

It took a while moving backwards for me to figure this out since no one in my family knew of these events or that our last name was originally McLain.  I'm trying to find any directories, passenger lists, a marriage record between George Beale & Annie McLain, even a death of Henry McLain but Yonkers had almost no record-keeping at that time.  George T. Beal's death states he is 59 and born in England

Thanks to anyone that can help!
Chris Beal

Ireland / Re: A good year for Irish searching.
« on: Saturday 06 December 08 15:39 GMT (UK)  »
Kiwi, did you happen to see when those records would be searchable?  I'm on the website now and see that it's completed but cant find any records for it.

Limerick / Re: limerick city archives
« on: Saturday 06 December 08 15:29 GMT (UK)  »
I see whats wrong with the link, there's a colon instead of a period... here you go...

Ireland / Re: How to get past tithe applotment books without church records? help?
« on: Tuesday 25 November 08 18:43 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you Shane, I was wondering the same thing with the plantations.  Also the highland clearances of Scotland came into mind as well as Scots fleeing after the Jacobite Rebellion, etc.
I know King's Co. was set up as a plantation after the english pushed many of the Irish to the rocky west coast.
Do you know what the story was with getting scots to come to Ireland for this? did the Crown force/pay/bribe them?

Thanks Again!

Ireland / How to get past tithe applotment books without church records? help?
« on: Monday 24 November 08 22:51 GMT (UK)  »
Hello everyone, I'm afraid I've hit THE brick wall.  My family was from Clara in Offaly (emigrated in 1866).  The earliest record I could find was my 4th-great grandfather paying his tithe in 1826, his name was Henry McLain.  I have him in Griffith's as well, but how do i get past there?
They were Church of Ireland and all those records were burned in the Civil War.  Another thing is, their surname  is of Scottish origin from Clan Maclaine of Lochbuie so they came to Ireland from Scotland at some point between the 1400s and 1800s.

I'm hoping to find them in another area pre-1826 where church records survive but im not sure how I would find them.
The family I know if is...

Henry McLain (b. 1794, died in Clara 11/6/1864)
occupation: House painter
wife unknown
children: John McLain b. 1822, Henry McLain b. 1831, and Rosanna McLain.
John McLain emigrated c. 1852 to NY
Henry McLain married Anna Ellis in 1865 before leaving for NY (these are my ggg-grandparents)
Rosanna McLain married Charles Dowling, a police Constable in 1865.

In Griffith's I have an alternate spelling of McClane.  And thats the extent of my info since they left 2 yrs after civil registration started.

Thanks to anyone that can help

Ireland / McLAIN Family of Ulster
« on: Thursday 02 November 06 06:44 GMT (UK)  »
Hello, I'm trying to find the McLain family, most likely in County Antrim or County Down.

My 3rd great-grandfather is Henry McLain (b. 1831) and he married Anna Ellis (b. 11/11/1842) circa 1865.  They emigrated to NY in 1865-66 where Henry's brother John owned a painting business since 1853.  My great-great grandfather was born in June 1866 in Yonkers, NY.  I've been unable to find his baptismal or Henry McLain's death record so I have very light information.  Any help would be very much appreciate.

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