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Looking for information on James Wynne, born c 1790 in either counties Sligo, Roscommon or Mayo.  Married Margaret Conlon abt 1820 in Riverstown.  All children baptized in local Catholic church Riverstown.  All of the family except James  went to America.  Looking for death information as he died sometime between 1850 and 1867 in County Sligo.




Wednesday 2nd Jan 2013, 07:59PM

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  • Hi,


    Thank you for your message.


    Unfortunatley, the chances of finding documentation pertaining to James' birth are quite slim as the reality of finding documentation pertaining to births/baptisms/marriages/deaths in Ireland prior to 1800 ? particularly in rural areas ? is that they simply may not exist. As the the Church of Ireland was the official church of the country the bulk of information that does survive for earlier periods is often from these registers. However, in order to know what register you need to check in, you need to know a specific parish that he was born in.


    With regards to information on his death, you may be able to find his death cert. Most of these records are held locally, however you can see what records are available in the parish of Killerry at the irishtimes website. Follow this link:


    Perhaps you could also try contacting the Sligo Heritage centre for assistance. However, a fee may apply for their services. Here are their contact details:

    Co. Sligo Heritage & Genealogy Centre,

    Aras Reddan,

    Temple Street,


    Phone: (071) 9143728    EMail:


    I hope that this helps. Remember to post as much information as you can with regard to the people you are researching. The more information you post, the more likely it is that one of our volunteers will be able to advise or assist you. Also include information concerning which sources you may have already used so others may further your search.

    Please be patient - as our programme has only begun to rollout across the island of Ireland and volunteers in some areas may not yet be organized.

    Kind regards,                    

    Genealogy Support 


    Wednesday 27th Feb 2013, 01:35PM

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