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Hello  I live in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. I would so appreciated any help in finding my great-grandfather John Dwyer, who married a Elizabeth Hayes and who had a son Jeremiah, born in 1866. John might have moved to New York, during the great leave taking, and the son Jeremiah eventualy to farm near, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. I was raised in a Canadian prairie orphan home and now, nearing eighty years, beginning to learn about my family. I have been to Ireland once, just loved it, and would like to come again to visit Tipperary. That may be awhile with the pandemic raging. One hopes. Stay well, take care.


Saturday 21st November 2020, 12:50PM

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  • Hi Woodskid, I searched some subscription site and Irish Genealogy a free site for the birth and a possible marriage to no avail. Civil registration commecnced in Ireland in 1864 so the birth should be recorded. There are a number of Jeremiah Hayes births but no mother Elizabeth Hayes, there are various Dwyer / Hayes marriages but no Jeremiah birth to any of them. Can you pinpoint any other children to see if we could find the couple, mind you did they marry in Ireland. I ask as I am aware that the town you mention Peterborough was founded and a lot of Irish went there, I have had recent contact with two people from the area, Emily township who went in about 1830, there is a reunion planned for founding families there in either 2023 or 2025.

    While it will not assist you in your search there is a site here that may interest you, 

    While both your surnames are common in Tipperary if you can think of any more information please revert and I will have another look. There are a few Tipperary Facebook pages if you do that genealogy but as you do not have an exact or close location it would be difficult to make a connection.

    Hope something turns up for you.

    Stay Safe


    St Peters Louth

    Sunday 29th November 2020, 12:01AM
  • Thank you Pat. That is a very generous response and much encouraging. I am pleased to hear about the reunion plans from your contacts. I will pursue that and redouble my efforts to find out more  about John Dwyer and Elizabeth Hayes.   Stay well, take care.


    Sunday 29th November 2020, 03:40PM