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Looking for Monaghan Relatives.

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Kim Report 6 Dec 2012 10:06

I'm trying to help my granddad find his brothers and sisters. They were born in Omagh, Co.Tyrone in the late 20s-early 30s.

They were all fostered at a very young age and lived with a couple who had the surname 'O'Donnell'

My Granddad's Name is John Monaghan and was born in 1932. He has 2 brothers called Patrick and William. 3 sisters - called Mary and Peggy but unfortunately its been so many years he cant recall his 3rd sisters name.

As far as he knows his Brother Patrick lives/lived in Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

Their Mother was called Catherine Monaghan (nee Kerr) and their father was Patrick Monaghan.

I would very much appreciate any information.

Thank you


ErikaH Report 6 Dec 2012 12:59

Try.................. General Register Office, Northern Ireland (GRONI). GRONI

You can't begin to look for them until you have accurate birth year least


ErikaH Report 6 Dec 2012 13:00

GRONI online by 2013
Outstanding news just in from the General Records Office of Northern Ireland (GRONI)!

A Genealogical and Certificate Application website project has recently gone out to tender. This will see the North's birth, marriage and death records digitised and made available in two strands. The first will be the launch of an online pay-to-view genealogical search facility of historical registration index data and images, accessible by family historians anywhere in the world. The second will see an internal (ie not available outside GRONI premises) search facility (also pay-to-view) hosting both historical and recent registration index data and images.

A spokesperson from the Department of Finance & Personnel has confirmed the following details exclusively to Irish Genealogy News:

The historic records site (anticipated 'live date' 2013) will hold records of
Births 1864 - 1913
Marriages 1845 - 1938
Deaths 1864 - 1963