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Looking for info on my G-G-Grandfather Thomas Gethings who died in Muskeagh in 1879. I have also found that the surname is sometimes spelt as Gethins, Githens, and Giddens. Also looking for any info on his wife Winifred Doyle who died in Dublin. They had four children Catherine, Thomas (known as John), Joseph and Mary, who all came to Australia.

Catherine married a James Synnott in Dublin. Thomas (John) married Anna Maria Dunphy who had travelled on the same ship as him and his sister Mary to Australia. any info would be appreciated.

Monday 14th May 2012, 08:58AM
Kilcommon (Limerick)

Hi there,

I have just started to do a bit of research of my own and came across you post, I had come across a Thomas Gethings who died in Muskeagh in 1879 (born 1816), I remembered as my own G-father and GG-father were Thomas Gethings as well. Anyway there is a post at the following link that might be very interesting to you if you have not already seen them:

Hope this is of some help and happy hunting. We may come across one another again, perhaps we are related. I am living in Ferns, Co. Wexford.


Frank Gethings.

Friday 23rd August 2013, 11:00PM

Hello Frank

Thanks for your reply. I had a look at Mundia and that is my cousin who has that site, but thanks anyway. It is very frustrating because of the lack of records in Ireland ( damn those pesky English destroying the Census Records), they would have been a great help in finding people. However I shall keep plodding on, I have been at it for 15 years, so why stop now. I live in Queensland Australia. No doubt we could be related, and will probably see each others posts on different sites from time to time.

Cheers Maureen

Saturday 24th August 2013, 09:03AM

Hi Frank,

I'm Maureen's daughter Melanie and recently messaged you through MyHeritage. It appears our DNA matches on there prove that we are related in the distant past. We also match your dad on GEDMATCH. We're now extremely keen to figure out who the common ancestor is. Look forward to hearing from you.


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  • No response needed. Mel also posted her comment in the original message thread from 2012/2013 so Frank will be notified (as long as his e-mail address is the same).


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