I am looking for any ancestors of Peter McDonough who lived in Carroward (near Dromard) and who died in 1864. I know of 2: Francis (Frank) and Michael. Both left c. 1854 for Scotland and Maine (U.S.)
Thanks for any help.
Richard MacDonough (email@example.com).
RICHARD MACDONOUGHMonday 16th Sep 2013, 01:12AM
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Thank you for your message. I hope that someone recognises the family and makes a connection with you.
In the meantime, have you tried looking at church records in Dromard for more information? Most Catholic records are held locally so you may need to write to the local parish priest for possible assistance. One website that you may find useful is the Irish Times where they give an overview of what records are available in specific parishes. It also shows you where copies of the records are available. For Dromard parish, follow this link:
As you can see from the above link Sligo Heritage and Genealogy Centre have copies available. If you would like to contact them here is their email, please note a fee may apply: firstname.lastname@example.org
You could also check for record of the family in the land records pertaining to Ireland in the 19th century. There are two:
The Tithe Applotment Books (1823-1838) found at http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/search/tab/home.jsp
and Griffith?s Valuation (1848-1864) found at http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/
Some other websites that you may find useful in your research are:
The National Archives of Ireland http://www.nationalarchives.ie/genealogy1/genealogy-records/introduction/
The National Library of Ireland http://www.nli.ie/en/family-history-introduction.aspx
The National Archives UK ? genealogy search: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-person/
The Public Records Office of Northern Ireland http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/family_history.htm
Irish Genealogy Tool kit: http://www.irish-genealogy-toolkit.com/
Genealogy links: http://www.genealogylinks.net/uk/ireland/cavan/index.html
From Ireland: www.from-ireland.net
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