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Mccann/O'hares/Sarsfields In the Newry area

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Gareth Report 23 Aug 2013 23:13

I am trying to find the family of my grandparents. I have had some luck and have made contact with a relative from the Mccann family but would love to know more about the others.

If anyone might have any links to these families, please let me know.

Regards :-)


MarieCeleste Report 23 Aug 2013 23:16

Hello Gareth, welcome to the boards.

To find out if anyone has links to the family then you need to use the "Search Trees" facility under Search on the menu above. Only a very small minority of Genes members use these boards.

If you'd like some help with your research then give names and ages and whatever else you know.


Reggie Report 24 Aug 2013 12:57

Without any idea of time-scale it's difficult to advise........


1901 and 1911 Irish censuses are free online...........

Check them out at................

As an example....................


Residents of a house 3 in Windmill (Newry South, Down)

Sarsfield James 49 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Co Down General Labourer Cannot read or write - Married - - - -
Sarsfield Mary 33 Female Wife Roman Catholic Co Down - Read and write - Married - 3 - -
Sarsfield Julia A 17 Female Daughter Roman Catholic Co Down Mill Worker Read and write - Single - - - -
Sarsfield Jane 16 Female Daughter Roman Catholic Co Down Mill Worker Read only - Single - - - -
Sarsfield Michael 15 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Down Mill Worker Read only - Single - - - -
Sarsfield Thomas 14 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Down Scholar Read and write - Single - - - -
Sarsfield Peter 4 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Down Scholar Cannot read or write -


Gareth Report 24 Aug 2013 21:19

Thank you for your replies. I shall have a good look at the Irish census. The info i have to go of is quite sketchy so i'm just trying to muddle my way through really.

Thanks again