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I believe I've traced my ancestry to Kilcolman parish - I've got a DNA link to a descendant from a family line that stayed in Ireland. I found some film online for the parish register:…

Is this the best film available for these records and has this been indexed anywhere?  I've gone through the first 13 or so years, but sometimes the years are a bit fuzzy because there are numerous places where the pages are obviously out of order (not sure where they might be non-obviously out of order).  Wondering if the ordering problem happened with the film, or if it's a problem with the book itself.  Also, some of the images have really poor lighting making most of the records in these images illegible.

BTW, the family line I'm looking at is Marshall - a John Marshall that emigrated to New Jersey around the time of the Great Famine.  If I've got the right record, his parents were John & Sarah Carry.  I also have a cousin I met on ancestry whose ancestor is James Marshall, son of Michael & Bridget Magher (also emigrated to New Jersey about the same time).  If anyone is researching the same family, or is also a descendant, feel free to drop me a line!


Wednesday 14th Jun 2017, 05:11AM

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  • I was also wondering if these are the only years available for this parish.


    Wednesday 14th Jun 2017, 05:14AM
  • Don:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I will alert our parish liaison for Kilcolman Offaly about your message.

    If you have not heard anything in about ten days, please contact me.

    Roger McDonnell


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 14th Jun 2017, 04:41PM
  • Hi Don

    I am Parish Liaison for Kilcoman Co Offaly.  I would like to help you in your research.  I am aware of your family name.  Can you please email me actual verified dates that you have for your Marshall family and I will endeavor to check the records for you if I can.  I know of Marshall families in the parish. 

    Please email any information you have to and I will get back to you.


    Margaret Hensey




    Margaret, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 16th Jun 2017, 07:48AM

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