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cookie18 Report 11 Jun 2013 18:09

On the above site i came across a birth also the christening in Ireland, my query is on the christening given as 792 Portadown Armagh, what does this mean.




+++DetEcTive+++ Report 11 Jun 2013 20:15

Could you copy and paste the search result please, so that we can see it in context?

Thank you


brummiejan Report 11 Jun 2013 22:42

There are lots of births for 792 Portadown Armagh it seems - must be a kind of code for an area? Lots of other areas have a number at the start also - check this out:


SylviaInCanada Report 12 Jun 2013 04:22

In England, the address was sometimes given for the Workhouse Infirmary instead of "Workhouse Infirmary"

Could this be the case here???


cookie18 Report 12 Jun 2013 19:02

Many thanks for the input.
brummiejan looks like some sort of system they have to record the birth/christening wish i knew , may give more info.
Sylvia have no idea about the workhouse theory.



brummiejan Report 13 Jun 2013 17:30

Can I suggest something - alter your heading to include 'Irish' or 'Ireland' - you need to attract attention of our Irish experts, and none have picked this up so far!

I might be inclined to change it to something like 'Irish help needed, new request' so it's obvious you still need help.