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Offline Rosh

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Andrews and Maxwell Families
« on: Friday 10 March 06 01:00 GMT (UK) »
Thomas ANDREWS and his wife Eliza MAXWELLimmigrated to Canada abt 1847 so right in the Potato Famine. I have no idea where they were from in  Armagh.

Their tombstone in Pakenham, Ontario, Canada  states that Thomas was born in 1816 and that Eliza was born 16 June 1819 and that they were "Natives of Armagh"
So where do I look now?

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Re: Andrews and Maxwell Families
« Reply #1 on: Friday 08 February 08 19:58 GMT (UK) »
Hello Rosh,

What denomination were the Andrews and Maxwell families?

You'll have to rely on Church records as civil registration in Ireland was not introduced until 1864. Non Catholic marriages were registered from 1845 onwards. When registration for BDMS started in 1864 some people didn't bother with the registration for a few years after that date. Keep your fingers crossed that church records still exist. 

Christopher 

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Re: Andrews and Maxwell Families
« Reply #2 on: Friday 08 February 08 23:32 GMT (UK) »
Hi Christopher
 Thomas Andrews and Eliza Maxwell were listed as Presbyterian on the census records in Ontario, Canada. Thanks for your interest.

Rosh