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Finding My Granddad and claiming my Irish birth right
« on: Thursday 10 November 16 11:09 GMT (UK) »
I am on a mission to find my granddad. He was born in County Mayo (castlebar) in 1894.
He was born on 3rd Nov 1894 and baptised as Thomas Martin Mcgough on 7th Nov 1894.
He moved to the north east of England (Durham) and married my grandmother Alice (im working on getting hold of the marriage certificate)
I have a certified copy of the baptism certificate dated 29th Nov 1938??
I am not sure when he moved to England. (I am working on that also)

On My fathers birth certificate our surname is spelt Mcgoff which confuses things a little.
My Fathers name was james Thomas mcgoff and he was born on 29th Sept 1929 he was 20 when he married my mother and my granddad is indicated as deceased on the marriage certificate.

I am looking for a good start point and someone who could assist with my journey.

I have attached the baptism certificate to give any willing helpers a start point.

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Re: Finding My Granddad
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 10 November 16 11:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Welcome to rootschat

This looks like the registration index for his marriage
Marriage Dec qtr 1922 
MALONEY    Alice    (spouse McGoff)   
MCGOFF    Thomas    (spouse Maloney)
Easington    10a   884

Your fathers birth registered in Easington RD Dec qtr 1929 just gives his name as James with no middle name - mothers maiden name Maloney.

There is no middle name listed on the marriage registration for Thomas
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Re: Finding My Granddad and claiming my Irish birth right
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 10 November 16 11:39 GMT (UK) »
Don't worry about the spelling of your surname- McGoff and McGough are just different versions of the same name.

Here's the birth registration (his entry is at bottom of page) which you'll probably need to claim Irish citizenship (if that's what you intend to do)- I suspect that you might need an official certificate but the online image will show you what will be included on the certificate-
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1894/02235/1842139.pdf

Do let us know if you are wanting to trace the family further.
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Re: Finding My Granddad and claiming my Irish birth right
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 10 November 16 12:24 GMT (UK) »
Just had 2 brilliant replies that have given me great start.

Thank you so very much.


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Re: Finding My Granddad and claiming my Irish birth right
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 10 November 16 13:39 GMT (UK) »
Glad we could be of some help.  As Aghadowey said 'Do let us know if you are wanting to trace the family further'.

Rosie
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Re: Finding My Granddad and claiming my Irish birth right
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 10 November 16 13:50 GMT (UK) »
Cert, not sideways..

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Re: Finding My Granddad and claiming my Irish birth right
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 10 November 16 13:53 GMT (UK) »
Possible death-
Thomas McGoff, age 42, Oct./Dec.1938 Durham east volume 10a page 459
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Re: Finding My Granddad and claiming my Irish birth right
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 10 November 16 14:51 GMT (UK) »
agahdowey, thank you for the information regarding my granddads death.
I know he died young - could I see the details or would I need to apply to the Durham register?

I think I have enough information to apply for his birth certificate and him marriage certificate in England.

Can you advise if there would be any records or him moving from Ireland to England all them years ago?

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Re: Finding My Granddad and claiming my Irish birth right
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 10 November 16 15:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi Peter

You can apply online at www.gro.gov.uk using the references quoted.

At the moment you have 2 choices for the death cert

a certificate in the post for 9.25 or a pdf by email for 6

but this is a 3 week trial and may stop sooner if the GRO sell more than the 45,000 copies they have allocated to this project

The marriage cert will cost 9.25 as it is not part of the project.

Whatever you chose you will need to register with the site.

Dawn
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