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Date: 8/28/2014 4:04:13 AM

Searching for Ormsby relatives in or around Castlebar.. Joseph, a tailor, left In 1848 with son James to the USA. ... Susan,Edward,Patrick, Harriet and John followed in 1850

Linda Ormsby Seeking:  Ormsby  Joseph, Susan,James,Edward,Patrick 

Date: 8/27/2014 4:51:34 PM

Trying to find information on my Great Grandfather and Great Great Grandfather. John J McHale was born in Ireland abt 1886. Immigrated to US in April 1906 and left from Queensland. He married Catherine A. Flynn also of Ireland in 1911 in Massachusetts, USA. I would also like info on his father John McHale who was married to Hannah Roache. Both believed to have been born in Ireland.

John McHale Seeking:  McHale  John J 

Date: 8/26/2014 9:03:43 AM

Trying to trace cdetails of the Stenson family prior to moving to Liverpool before the 1841 census. Bartholomew Stenson born abt 1811 in castlebar and married to Mary Stenson born abt1811 in castlebar. Daughter Ann Stenson born abt 1829 in castlebar. Son Bartholomew born in castlebar abt 1831. Married to Mary Stenson (nee Sweeney) who was also born in castlebar. Grateful for any help.

Terry Green Seeking:  Stenson  Bartholomew and Mary 

Date: 8/23/2014 1:06:03 PM

I am trying to trace my paternal family tree. My great grandfather, Walter McEvilly was born in Athlone in 1839. I believe his mother was Bridget Gunning born in 1801. Can anyone help me find out more information?

Diane Robinson Seeking:  McEvilly  Walter 

Date: 4/8/2014 9:44:54 AM

I am trying to find more information on my grandfather - James Barrett - who was born on 3 October 1900, around Breaffy. James moved to Liverpool, where he married my grandmother, Mary.

I am hoping to find his parents' names. I am wondering whether this might be Michael and Anne Barrett (based on a census record from 1901). And if so, whether his mother's maiden name was Kearn(e)s. Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Jas Seeking:  Barrett  James 

Date: 7/25/2014 12:34:14 AM

His name is also shown as Lourey. He lived in Kenmare Co Kerry. He married Mary Healy. They had a son Daniel Lowry born circa 1840 Thanks if you can be of any help.

Ann Empson Seeking:  Lowry  Francis 

Date: 7/24/2014 2:55:46 AM

Immigrated to America and settled in Chicago, Illinois. He was hit and killed by a Chicago Tribune newspaper delivery truck. He was married to May McNamara.

Patricia M. McHale Seeking:  McHale  Martin Roach 

Date: 7/16/2014 4:56:45 PM

I'm an American adoptee (birth name Barbara Brogan, born in the Bronx Jan 4 1964) seeking my birth mother, who I have reason to believe might well be Mary T. Brogan, b. June 1943, birth registered in Castlebar. Her mother's maiden name is Timlin (I think first name was Ann). Would appreciate contact with any relatives I have in Ireland and would love to make contact with her. She was the oldest of child and migrated to the NYC area about 1960. I have some reason to believe she re-migrated to Ireland sometime after my birth in the mid-1960s. Any information would be wonderful. Thanks so much.

Judith Ridner (aka Barbara Brogan) Seeking:  Brogan  Mary T. 

Date: 7/13/2014 5:30:51 PM

My great great grandparents were Michael Horan and Winifred White. Their child Michael was born in your parish in 1851.My great grandfather was Patrick and was born in 1840's so there doesn't seem to be any records from that time period.Does anyone have any information on this family. They lived in the townland of Cloonkeen based on Griffiths valuation.

sally dillon Seeking:  Horan  M 

Date: 6/7/2014 3:59:19 AM

Trying to get back in touch with Mark Kelly of Castlebar, son of Kathleen, and nephew of John Ignatius 'Iggie' Kelly (born 1912) of Castlebar
He was living in England
Please email if this post may locate Mark Kelly. Thank you-Maureen-

Maureen Verdon Seeking:   Kelly  Mark 


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