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How to find people originating from Ireland

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Nyx Report 8 Feb 2013 19:30

Linda you need to post a thread of your own as this is a very old one and people will see the first date and possibly go no further.

Just go to 'add topic' at the top of Find Ancestors board, and post the details you have and someone will try to help :-D


LINDA Report 8 Feb 2013 19:13

looking for nora or norah downey born in Tralee 1875/give take five years father John Downey <3


Kim Report 16 Sep 2007 11:52


You will find John Kennady (note spelling) on the 1861 census living in Grimsby with his wife Margaret and daughters Mary A and Elizabeth.


Sian Report 3 Sep 2007 00:20

Sorry for not replying earlier Rona, thanks for that. I must have misread the records.


Debbie Report 31 Aug 2007 10:20


I just typed in various things into the search engine
Irish database, irish census, etc, and just searched various links... am at work now and so cant search my history to see what site i got that info from...
I did see on ancestry a john kennendy linked with Liverpool and Scotland,, but dunno if it relates to whom you are searching for..


murjef Report 30 Aug 2007 22:00

John Kennedy:
Hi Debbie. Where did you find access to the Irish records database? I am searching for a John Kennedy born 1827 in Newry, County Armagh. John moved to Scotalnd with his parents. He married there and later moved to Liverpool England. I would love to find his birth record.


Debbie Report 30 Aug 2007 21:57

Source Citation: Class: RG10; Piece: 3412; Folio: 34; Page: 18; GSU roll: 839405.

for 1871 census


Debbie Report 30 Aug 2007 21:56

I think that although it says he was born abt 1808, I think it is a transcription error, as to look at it and other numbers on this particular census he should be aged 43 not 63....!!!!


Debbie Report 30 Aug 2007 21:53

on the 1871 census though he has a daughter 19 called Mary A but is widowed??

1871 England Census
about John Kennedy
Name: John Kennedy
Age: 63
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1808
Relation: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Ireland

Civil Parish: Great Grimsby
County/Island: Lincolnshire
Country: England

Street address:


Condition as to marriage:

Disability: View Image

Registration district: Caistor
Sub-registration district: Great Grimsby
ED, institution, or vessel: 7
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 108
Household Members: Name Age
Catherine Kennedy 4
Elizabeth Kennedy 12
John Kennedy 63
Margaret Kennedy 9
Mary A Kennedy 19
Thomas Kennedy 10

Are you sure you have it right he is married to a Mary A


Debbie Report 30 Aug 2007 21:47

have found this but i dont know if it relates

Irish Records Extraction Database
about John Kennedy
Name: John Kennedy
Sex: Male
Marriage: 1 Feb 1855
Marriage Place: Rath More, County Kerry, Ireland
Spouse: Mary Buckley
Source: Albert Eugene Casey, Eleanor L. Downey-Prince, and Ursula Dietrich.. Index of O'Kief, Coshe Mange, Slieve Lougher and Upper Blackwater in Ireland. 16 vols. Birmingham, Alabama: Knocknagree Historical Fund, 1952-1971. Found at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah under book call number 941.5 D2c Index, and under the following microfilm: 823801 (vols. 1-2); 823802 (vols. 3-4); 823803 (vols. 4-5); 823804 (vol. 7); 823805 (vol. 8); 823806 (vols. 9-10); 823808 (vols. 11-12); and 823809 (vols. 13-14).
The cover title notes that this compilation contains the what, when and where for the sixteen volumes on counties Cork and Kerry containing 30,000 pages, 3,000,000 personal names (indexed in each volume) with number maps of townlands, parishes, baronies, and counties. Not all of these entries have been included in this compilation at this time. However, the most important collections have been noted in the annotations below for use by researchers in pursuing additional investigations.
Volume 1: Baptisms of Rathmore Parish 1837-1874, including the parishes of Nohaval and Kilcummin, with a la├žuna in the records from March 1841 - January 1844. It is said that an older parish register came to pieces and disappeared. The first available register is the one just noted. There are missing pages and many names are almost illegible. This is true thoughout the records of this collection.
Death records from several places in County Cork and County Kerry, not recorded in this electronic collection.
Volume 2: Births, Marriages, Deaths, Barony of Duhallow; Births, Christenings 1833-1864, St. Mary's Roman Catholic parish, Boherbue. County Cork.


Debbie Report 30 Aug 2007 21:24

have found it now, and still searching for mays maiden name


Debbie Report 30 Aug 2007 21:04


I can not find that 1871 census you have mentioned are you sure it right
do you have the source number


lily Report 30 Aug 2007 20:34

I'm trying to find Catherine McKenna born 1831 approx .Catherine came to england with her husband Patrick and her son Thomas was born in Scotland . thomas was married to Mary Ann Henderson and lived in Elswick Newcastle upon tyne,thomas and MaryAnn had Maria Janeb1882 Catherine b1886, Elizabeth, Foster 1999, Margaret,MaryAnn. Catherine married someone called Obrien and had sonsFrank and john and daughter Mary.grandchildren Kathleen,Maureen Virginia. Any help would be wonderful.


Sian Report 30 Aug 2007 20:23

Anyone Please?


Sian Report 30 Aug 2007 11:07

On the 1871 census it just states that John Kennedy was born 1828 in Ireland. Do you think his actual birth place maybe on Catherine's birth cert? If it just states Ireland - how do I begin to search - it would be like looking for a needle in a haystack!!

I can't seem to find John Kennedy on the 1861 census - can anyone help with that? However, by 1871 John was married to Mary A and living in Caistor, Lincolnshire. They had their first child Elizabeth in 1859.


Sian Report 30 Aug 2007 10:59

Thanks Pam. How do I search for more information on John Kennedy, as he was from Ireland. Is there a database somewhere??


Pam Report 29 Aug 2007 23:30

Easiest way to find Mary A.'s maiden name is to purchase the birth certificate of one of the children.


Sian Report 29 Aug 2007 23:15

The above post missed off the important information. I am looking for a John Kennedy 1828 born in Ireland.


Sian Report 29 Aug 2007 23:14

Married Mary A (maiden name unknown). They had 4 children Catherine, Margaret, Thomas and Elizabeth all born in Caistor, Lincolnshire.

Any information about John, Mary's maiden name or how to find out origin of Irish imigrant, would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.