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John Moore and Mary Walsh

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Hi

I am trying to trace details of Birth and Marriage of my Gt Grandparents above who were born in Ireland (Cork area I believe) around 1829 and 1826 respectively). At some point the Walsh family went to Wales and my my Grandfather also went to Wales (Newport area). I've found the family on the 1861 and 1871 census.

I've looked on the Mormon site - familysearch.org but cannot find them.

Can anyone tell me if there is a way of accessing Irish records without having to go to Ireland?

Many thanks
Chrissie
 

nanniep

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Chrissie,

LDS have a new pilot site where you can check out marriage refs etc, sorry cant remember exact web address but you should be able to Google it easily.

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Hi Chrissie

The LDS pilot site won't help because it holds only the civil registration records. These started in 1845 for non-Catholic marriages, and 1867 for births, deaths and Catholic marriages.

Your problem is the lack of a place of origin for your ancestors. You need to find the name of a townland. Check every British census for every member of the family. If you still can't find that all-important townland name, take a look at the census returns of their neighbours when they first went to Wales. Some of them may have recorded their townland and, if there are several individuals from the same place, there is a chance it is also the place of origin of your family. Migrating families often followed other relatives so it's quite common to find little pockets of people from the same place. It provides a clue worth following up, but no guarantees, obviously.

You will be pleased to know that the Government-funded site www.irishgenealogy.ie plans to add County Cork parish records to its free online database in the not too distant future (fingers crossed). You might get lucky there!

I hope this helps.
 
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Hi Chrissie

The LDS pilot site won't help because it holds only the civil registration records. These started in 1845 for non-Catholic marriages, and 1867 for births, deaths and Catholic marriages.

Your problem is the lack of a place of origin for your ancestors. You need to find the name of a townland. Check every British census for every member of the family. If you still can't find that all-important townland name, take a look at the census returns of their neighbours when they first went to Wales. Some of them may have recorded their townland and, if there are several individuals from the same place, there is a chance it is also the place of origin of your family. Migrating families often followed other relatives so it's quite common to find little pockets of people from the same place. It provides a clue worth following up, but no guarantees, obviously.

You will be pleased to know that the Government-funded site www.irishgenealogy.ie plans to add County Cork parish records to its free online database in the not too distant future (fingers crossed). You might get lucky there!

I hope this helps.
Thanks for the tip, I shall look at the census returns and also check the irish geneology site out. Also I note that the forthcoming Family History Exhibition at Olympia end Feb has the Irish site there so I may get lucky there.

Chrissie
 
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