In Reply to: Melia Family Cloonlavis Mayo posted by Gordon Rodgers on October 06, 2013 at 00:27:27:
The first thing I found was that an Albert Malia (note the spelling error) was a soldier in Lancashire but his birth in 1868 is down as Lancashire. Is it possible he joined the army in the UK and gave a wrong birth place ? have you ever heard that he had joined the army ?
The second thing I found was only 2 births in 1972 for a Thomas Melia (Malia) .. both in Galway - one in Moycullen and the other outside Oughterard