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Re: Irish Roots
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 26 April 18 07:51 BST (UK) »
Can you please transcribe the information on his death cert?  Did he marry in Australia, do you have that certificate?

I cannot see a birth registration for him in Ireland with a mother MAGUIRE.

The only possible WW2 enlistment that I can see is this man but he enlisted in New Guinea and was born in 1911 in Tralee.

http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?serviceId=A&veteranId=255747

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Re: Irish Roots
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 26 April 18 09:35 BST (UK) »
You could try the following search  https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/civil-search.jsp

if I haven't already.
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« Reply #11 on: Thursday 26 April 18 09:37 BST (UK) »
Don't forget it might just be a "cover-up" family story!!

She might not have been married!
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Re: Irish Roots
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 26 April 18 09:45 BST (UK) »
You can try this search

Cahirciveen is listed on left     but then you can select All Places, see if you can find him!


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Re: Irish Roots
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 26 April 18 09:50 BST (UK) »
The likes of


 " Oh,  he died in an accident before his son John   was born in 1903 in Cahircbeen, County Kerry, his mother Mary  went off to Dublin sometime later..... "


does smell a little like a cover-up story!
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Re: Irish Roots
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 26 April 18 10:23 BST (UK) »
I agree.  :)

There are no George McCarthys in Kerry in the 1901 census. I haven't checked spelling variations or looked for George elsewhere England? Australia? USA? Common name makes searching very difficult.  :-\


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Re: Irish Roots
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 26 April 18 15:16 BST (UK) »
I cannot see a 1903 birth for John Desmond McCarthy.
3 births only showing for Caherciveen.
None had a father named George and none had a mother named McGuire.

Expanding 2yrs either side of 1903 provides no results either.
Likewise, there is no McGuire birth.
It doesn't add up?

A death of 2002 in Australia would make him 99yrs at time of death, is that correct?

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Re: Irish Roots
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 26 April 18 15:43 BST (UK) »
Hi everyone.

I am tracing my Irish roots.  My grandfather, John Desmond McCarthy was born in Cahircceen in 1903.


Have you anything to prove this statement??

Apart from "family stories"!!
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Re: Irish Roots
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 26 April 18 22:59 BST (UK) »
Like others I have been unable to match actual records with the family details you have given. I can find no matching birth for John Desmond McCarthy anywhere in Ireland with such parents, etc. I also searched for a child/children with McCarthy father & McGuire mother and again nothing.

Therefore, it looks as you need to start with documents from New Zealand and see what details are given. Remember that his death certificate will show the 'facts' as provided by the informant.

Could your father have been sent to England when quite young (before 1911)? if so, perhaps he will be listed in the census there (we aren't allowed to do lookups for that one.)
Away sorting out DNA matches... I may be gone for some time many years!