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Offline JacquiY

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WHELAN - Tracing Irish Ancestors!
« on: Saturday 12 February 05 18:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I’m tracing my family tree and I’m looking for anyone who may be able to give me some advice on tracing Irish ancestors.  Unfortunately both my father and my “maternal” grandfather came from Ireland which means that 3 “branches” of ancesters lead me to Ireland!!

I have gained a little information so far:-

My father, James Joseph WHELAN was born in Dublin.  His parents were Patrick Joseph WHELAN (born 17 March 1902 at Marrowbone Lane, Dublin) and Jane Margaret COWLEY (born 15 February 1900).

Patrick’s parents were John WHELAN (born c 1865) and Elizabeth DUNNE (born c 1871) and he had 6 siblings; John, Elizabeth, Kate, James, Mary Christina and Julia).

Jane’s parents were James COWLEY (born c 1868) and Jane BERRY (born c 1868) and she had 7 siblings; Mary, James, Leo, Ellen, Thomas and Michael.

I would love to hear from anyone who recognises any of these names or who could give me some assistance/advice on tracing Irish ancestors - I have no idea where to go from here!
Cheers
Jax
WHELAN - DUBLIN
COWLEY - DUBLIN
O'DEA - TIPPERARY?
FLYNN - TIPPERARY?
HUGHES - STAFFORDSHIRE
TINGLE - STAFFORDSHIRE
MEIGH - STAFFORDSHIRE
WILLIAMS - STAFFORDSHIRE/GLOUCESTER
GREAVES - LEICESTERSHIRE

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Re: WHELAN - Tracing Irish Ancestors!
« Reply #1 on: Friday 18 February 05 20:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Most of the births 1864 to 1866 were registered and are to be found on the IGI database at familyorg You could try there. Otherwise look for that generations births in the indexes available at the Dublin GRO or on film at your family history centre. If they had a trade, they may be in the dublin directories too.

Kate
Census transcriptions Crown Copyright, www.NationalArchives.gov.uk

Prior,Blyth,Ellis:Halstead, Ramsey Essex
Blyth,Faeres,Smith:Suffolk
Ballard, Driscoll, Costen,Miller:Kent
Driscoll, Ragan: Cork
Miller: Hardwick
Hardy: Burton, Derby, Ruddington

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Re: WHELAN - Tracing Irish Ancestors!
« Reply #2 on: Friday 18 February 05 22:37 GMT (UK) »
Hi, again, Kate
I'm so relieved someone has replied! I'll check out the IGI as you suggest.
(plus see my reply to your other message).
Cheers
Jax
WHELAN - DUBLIN
COWLEY - DUBLIN
O'DEA - TIPPERARY?
FLYNN - TIPPERARY?
HUGHES - STAFFORDSHIRE
TINGLE - STAFFORDSHIRE
MEIGH - STAFFORDSHIRE
WILLIAMS - STAFFORDSHIRE/GLOUCESTER
GREAVES - LEICESTERSHIRE