How to trace your ancestors back to Ireland Erin Apostolosemail@example.com Meredith Public Library
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Searching for ancestors of William Gallagher: my paternal grandfather Born April 2, 1900 in East Boston, MA Married in 1921; eight children WWI Era Veteran; award in early 90’s Parents were Mitchell and Margaret (Gillis) Worked at City Railroad Died in 1998 Father murdered in Brooklyn 1905-1910 Catholic
Siblings of William: Jennie, Andrew, Louise and Sadie Sadie died giving birth around 1917 Louise married a Kinder; two daughters William’s father was a Protestant; his mother secretly baptized her children Catholic Mitchell Gallagher killed with brass knuckles in apartment building; children witnessed Family came from Northern Ireland
http://www.americanancestors.org/ pre 1850-1915 MA Vital Records-Free in Library Birth Record-Parents’ Names, occupation, address, DOB, Parents’ place of birth Search Familysearch.org, Ancestry, State Vital Records for Birth Records
http://www.archives.gov and click on “I want to get my military record” Need to be parent, non-remarried spouse or child of veteran for request and veteran must be deceased. Records older than 62 years are archived and open to the public http://www.archives.gov/st- louis/archival-programs/index.html
Since Mitchell was born in Boston, likely he is married locally. Search http:// http://www.americanancestors.org/ or familysearch.org for records Names, age at marriage, where living, occupation, place of birth, parents’ names, whether or not 1st marriage, official’s name
We have place of birth and the name of his parents (William and Jane) from his marriage record. Search http://www.americanancestors.org or http://familysearch.org for birth or baptismal records.
Born 24 NOV 1867 on 335 Chelsea Street, East Boston, MA Parents William and Jane of Ireland Married to Maggie Gillis of Nova Scotia 21 APR 1894 Lived 89 Prescott when William was born 2 APR 1900 Worked as a cork cutter Likely died between 1905-1910 Brooklyn
Googled “New York Death Index” http://www.italiangen.org/NYCDeath.st m Found this Website which listed death records for the years I was looking.
With the date I was able to e-mail the NY Public Library and ask for a newspaper article regarding the death. They found it. I was also able to write to the New York The New York City Municipal Archives with the death certificate number and get a copy of it. Using death certificate was able to track down cemetery where he is buried. Stone was missing. Found William and Letitia Stone
Using Ancestry.com in library: 1900 US Federal Census Record Household members and relationship, occupations, birthplace, birthplace of parents, month and year of birth, street address, year of immigration, whether or not naturalized, read, write or speak English, owned own home, mortgage, house or farm, how many children and how many living, whether or not married, widowed, divorced
Born in Ireland MAR 1827 He is a widower Immigrated in 1852 and is a naturalized citizen of the United States Worked as a teamster Owns his own home on Prescott street with a mortgage Son Mitchell’s family is living with him
He is not on 1910 Census. Check MA Vital Records at http://www.americanancestors.org for death record. William died 28 AUG 1900 from dysentery. Parents William Gallagher and Letitia Mitchell.
Found on Family Search-Jane is here with the children, but where is William?He must have come as they have a son William born a year after herimmigration.
1852 Ship Manifest-New York Arrival; likely him but not 100% sure. 10 FEB 1853 Jane and two oldest children on passenger list
Probate records and Registry of Deeds for William Gallagher’s will and property records Familysearch.org for siblings of William; try to find them in the US Naturalization Records-will list county of origin Newspaper articles Fraternal Organizations
Familysearch.org lists three siblings for William: Thomas, Sarah, Mary. All four children have William and Letitia as their parents. All four were christened in Lower Cumber, Londonderry, Ireland.
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Click on “Search” and Choose UK and Ireland. Can then choose Ireland or Northern Ireland Can narrow by county Vital Records Military Records Probate and Taxes
Tudor and Stuart Muster Rolls • Lists of large landlords of Ulster and the names of the men they could summon to fight Books of Survey and Distribution (1636) • Records ownership before Cromwell confiscations c. 1641 and after, 1666-1668. The Civil Survey, A.D.1654-1656 • Details of wills and deeds relating to land title • Counties: Cork, Derry, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Meath, Tipperary, Tyrone, Waterford and Wexford
Census of Ireland, circa 1659 • Names of persons with title to land, total number of English and Irish in each townland and principal Irish names in each barony. • Five counties NOT included: Cavan, Galway, Mayo, Tyrone, and Wicklow. Hearth Money Rolls • Antrim, Sligo at NEHGS, maybe more • Lists householder’s names and number of hearths.
The Convert Rolls (1703-1838) • List of those converting from Catholicism to the Church of Ireland. Census of Elphin 1749 • Lists householders, their religion, sex, names of servants. Counties Galway, Roscommon and Sligo
SurnameIndex for the 1796 Spinning- Wheel Premium • Name person and parish in which he lived • Dublin and Wicklow Counties have no listing
Tithe Applotment Books • 1823-1838-Tithing to the Church of Ireland- Name of person making payment and townland Return of Owners of Land of one Acre and upwards 1876 • Lists name of owner, address along with extent and valuation of property
IrishImmigrant Ads-Boston Pilot 1831- 1920-Finding lost relatives Session Book of Aghadowey, 1702-1725 (Protestant Immigrants of Londonderry, Ireland) Cork, Ireland: Index to the Marriage License Bonds of the Diocese of Cloyne, Ireland (1630-1800)
Deaths Reported in the Boston Recorder and Telegraph, 1827 and 1828 (Revolutionary War Veterans noted with an asterisk) Protestant Housekeepers: Antrim, Derry, Donegal, and Londonderry, 1740-Census
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http://www.rootsireland.ie/ Non-Profit Irish Genealogy Site; about $7.50 per record to view-18 million records http://www.nationalarchives.ie/ Includes free 1901 1911 Census http://www.emeraldancestors.com/ subscription-Vital Records Counties Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone
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