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Offline Elan

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Pennslyvania
« on: Tuesday 06 November 18 18:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi there
Can kind person please give me some advice and or websites on finding pre 1900 BDMs in the Pennslyvania, Ohio, New York states.
Thanking you in advance :) :) :)
Carroll,Newman,Carter,Higgins,BentleyMadsen,Meldrum,lay,Butters,Henderson,Stevenson

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Re: Pennslyvania
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 06 November 18 19:09 GMT (UK) »
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: Pennslyvania
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 06 November 18 21:38 GMT (UK) »
Pretty much. Im looking at dates 1850 - 1870 mostly and all Irish immigrants. Just thought I may find a site I didnt know about. Thanks for your help.
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Re: Pennslyvania
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 06 November 18 22:46 GMT (UK) »
Depends what county or city. Here are the ones I know about.

Cambria County PA
http://blacklick2.000webhostapp.com/interest.html

Obituary indexes to the Johnstown Tribune and other papers are at the bottom of the page.

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Mahoning Co Ohio
http://www.mahoningcountychapterogs.org/Information.aspx

Coroners Inquests, 1883-1908
Some other early records.

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New York City
http://www.italiangen.org/records-search/

I haven't looked for deaths here, usually marriages.


Familysearch finds early birth records in Cleveland, Ohio. Sometimes there are two or three results for each birth. Click on all of them. Look for an image of "Return of a Birth". That is the form the midwife or doctor filled out and sent to the city. I have actually found Irish county of origins twice or three times on these forms, but never on the city or county copies. There isn't always one on familysearch for every birth, however.

Same with Cuyahoga Co marriage and death records at familysearch, as with every location, really. If there are two, the one from the city came first, then the county made a copy. Sometimes you lose a little detail in the copying.

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I have also seen items in City Directories that noted that the occupant had died on a certain date in the previous year. I don't remember what city though, but the chances are good that it was Cleveland, Ohio, or Boston Massachusetts, since that is where I have looked at the most city directories.

And sometimes the widow will be listed starting the year after a man dies as "widow of".


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There are probably other localized databases as well for other counties, but the ones above are the localities I have researched in.

Google is your friend. Also the old Genweb sites for counties. Some are good for telling you available resources, and some aren't.

A local library webpage might help, or an email to the research librarian, asking for such sites.

What are your Irish names? If they are in Cleveland especially, I might have seen some of them.
Cambridgeshire: Billups, Cropley; Derbyshire: Jenkinson, Gratton; Co Down: O'Rourke, Rodgers, Cunningham

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Re: Pennslyvania
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 06 November 18 22:48 GMT (UK) »
I just noticed the list of names that comes with your user name. I don't recognize them.
Cambridgeshire: Billups, Cropley; Derbyshire: Jenkinson, Gratton; Co Down: O'Rourke, Rodgers, Cunningham

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Re: Pennslyvania
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 06 November 18 22:51 GMT (UK) »
Have you tried, Joyce Tice?,   joycetice.com/jmtindex.htm    great site maybe able to help with the tri counties, good luck, Nikitah.

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Re: Pennslyvania
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 06 November 18 22:56 GMT (UK) »
You might find old death notices for New York State at

http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html

If his search drives you crazy, which it does me, then do a site search at Google for

site:http://www.fultonhistory.com/   surname surname etc.

I find it easier. And his coverage is much more than Fulton County NY - lots of mid to upstate NY, maybe some nearby Pennsylvania, I don't know.
Cambridgeshire: Billups, Cropley; Derbyshire: Jenkinson, Gratton; Co Down: O'Rourke, Rodgers, Cunningham

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Re: Pennslyvania
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 06 November 18 23:01 GMT (UK) »
Lots of links by state/county here - https://www.deathindexes.com/sites.html

None of the states you mention required vital registration until later than the time that you're looking at, so it's likely to be hit or miss on whether such records exist. 

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Re: Pennslyvania
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 07 November 18 00:19 GMT (UK) »
Wow thanks all. That information will keep me busy. :) :) :)
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