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by Elwyn 1
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Cemeteries
Topic: National Assistance Act Funerals
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: National Assistance Act Funerals

Just had a look at that list, and, in a way, feel as if it is quite inappropriate and the information given must surely be against GDPR (I know that that is not regulated for deceased persons but this information may make connections with living people in the deceased's family?)? After all, you can...
by Elwyn 1
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Familysearch.org
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: Familysearch.org

Marriage by a Registrar started in Ireland on 1st April 1845. I searched the records 1845 to 1860 for a marriage for Hugh & Jane (including all variant spellings) but without success. I then dropped the surnames and just searched under Hugh & Jane but no joy.
by Elwyn 1
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Familysearch.org
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: Familysearch.org

Discrepancies over ages are pretty common. The information was only as accurate as the informant's knowledge and there was a lot of guesswork, especially on death certificates, where it obviously couldn't be first hand knowledge. In general, people in Ireland in the 1800s didn’t celebrate birthdays,...
by Elwyn 1
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Familysearch.org
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: Familysearch.org

Orlaith, I searched again for Jane Hannan deaths in Co Antrim 1880 – 1920. There were just 8. 6 in Belfast and 2 registered in Antrim town. None of the Belfast ones was old enough to be Thomas’s mother. And the 2 in Antrim had their husbands’ named (Daniel & Patrick) so not married to Hugh. So I hav...
by Elwyn 1
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Familysearch.org
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: Familysearch.org

Orlaith, Not every RC parish in Ireland has records for the period you are interested in (1820 – 1855). I had a look on the Irish RC parish records which are on Ancestry, for Hugh & Jane’s marriage, plus the baptism of Thomas and any siblings, in Co Antrim in the 1840s and 1850s. I did not see any. ...
by Elwyn 1
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Familysearch.org
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: Familysearch.org

The reference number you have given doesn’t relate to any Irish records that I am familiar with and so suggests an LDS reference to me. If you give me details of what you have found, I may be able to direct you to any likely original source.
by Elwyn 1
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Irish birthplace
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Irish birthplace

Well Lisnevenagh seems a possibility then. That’s halfway between Antrim & Ballymena. RC parish of Braid, which unfortunately doesn’t have any baptism records earlier than 1878. However I think earlier records may be in the parish of Drummaul. The parish boundaries were re-drawn around 1878. Drummau...
by Elwyn 1
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Irish birthplace
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Irish birthplace

It’s probably a townland rather than a town. Most Irish people gave their townland (an Irish land unit) as their place of birth. Going by the first spelling it looks like Lisnevena. The second looks a bit like Lisnenare or Lisnevare. Irish place names were often mis-spelled in records in other juris...
by Elwyn 1
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Industrial Schools
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: Industrial Schools

hector wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:04 pm
i was at thornly park approved school for two half years,i ran away home to dundee and was given the belt over the back side when i was caught i was let out in 1966 everybody had a number i was number 10
What’s your view of being there? Did it change you or was it all a waste of time?
by Elwyn 1
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Near identical birth records
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Near identical birth records

You'll find that was common practice. Many families liked to keep names alive, and so re-used it if a child died young.