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According to his tombstone, my great great grandfather Patrick Fahey came from Tuam, County Galway.  By 1880, he and his children - Winifred, Mary, Catherine (Kate) and Patrick had all come to Baltimore, MD, USA.  I am interested in finding other family connections - his wife, other children (possibly settling in Portsmouth, VA, USA.

Known children in Baltimore:  Winifred -m.John Jankos and Owen Higgins

                                                       Mary - m Bernard Nolan from County Longford

                                                       Kate - m Andrew Wimpling (Wimpflinger)

                                                        Patrick - m Isabelle Durkin from County Mayo

Please get in touch if you are able to help.

nolanburke

Thursday 5th Jul 2012, 06:58PM

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  • Hi there,

    Could you please post your message on the County Longford and County Mayo pages here: http://www.irelandxo.com/group/county-mayo/parishes and http://www.irelandxo.com/group/county-longford

    There are Roman Catholic church records available for the diocese of Tuam (Tuam). These date from 1790 for baptismal records and from 1799 for marriage records. You can find these at the National Library of Ireland, Pos. 4221, 4222, or the Church of Latter Day Saints, film 1279208/9.  If you have any difficulty, you could try writing to the parish priest for more assistance.

    Civil registration records are available from the General Register Office (GRO). These start from 1864 however. You can access the website here: http://www.groireland.ie/research.htm

    You could also try checking the land records called the Tithe Applotment Books (1823-38) or the later Griffith's Valuation (1848-64). Griffith's is freely available here: www.askaboutireland.com or here: www.failteromhat.com Failte Romhat has lots of other useful links you could try looking at. Tithe Applotment Books (1823-38). Microfilm copies of the books for all of Ireland are available at the National Archives of Ireland (NAI) http://www.nationalarchives.ie/genealogy1/genealogy-records/tithe-applotment-books-and-the-primary-griffith-valuation/ or the Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS).

    Do you know much about their emigration? Dates, the reason why they left, etc? Generally more information was given at the port of arrival rather than the port of departure. If you knew which city they arrived at (e.g. Liverpool), this could be a good place to find more information, and perhaps even find out an exact place of origin.

    The Tithe Applotment List might be of use to you, or at least interesting for you. These lists constitute the only nationwide survey for the period, and are valuable because the heaviest burden of the tithes to the Established Church, the Church of Ireland, fell on the poorest, for whom few other records survive. The information in the Tithes is quite basic, typically consisting of townland name, landholder's name, area of land and tithes payable. Many Books also record the landlord's name and an assessment of the economic productivity of the land. the tax payable was based on the average price of wheat and oats over the seven years up to 1823, and was levied at a different rate depending on the quality of land. For Parishes where the registers do not begin until after 1850, this information can be useful, as they are often the only surviving early records. They can provide valuable circumstantial evidence, especially where a holding passed from father to son in the period between the Tithe survey and Griffith's Valuation.

    There is a book by Noel Farrell you might be interested called 'County galway, Tuam family roots: exploring family origins in Tuam', 2004.

    Please make sure you link anyone else in your family who is interested in their Irish heritage to our site - and indeed anyone else you know of Irish heritage.

    Kind regards,

    Sinead Cooney

    Genealogist (Ireland XO)

    Monday 16th Jul 2012, 01:24PM
  • i AM LOOKING FOR mICHAEL dURKIn and Edward Durkin   Married to two sisters  Bernedette Given?? and Honora    Michael had two son who immigrated to Canada  Martin and  Michael  in late 1835 "s  and cousin James son of Edward who also came to canada  I am related to Martin and  know relatives of  Michael who live in Canada .  \

    Sr Kathy Wood   Sacraemnto California

    familydurkin2V

    Monday 26th Nov 2012, 03:17AM
  • Dear Sinead, I copied your many references to sources to my computer. Thank you!

     

    I know this seeker. Her great-grandmother's sister Mary Fahey accompanied my great-grandmother Catherine Meehan O'Donnell (with four children) to USA. They landed on steamship "Italy" at Castle Garden NY July 5, 1871.

    These passengers settled in St. Peter the Apostle Parish, Baltimore MD

    Anne O'Donnell, resident of Washington DC, odonnella@trinitydc.edu

     

    odonnellsnd

    Tuesday 19th Feb 2013, 12:13AM
  • Dear Sinead, I copied your many references to sources to my computer. Thank you!

     

    I know this seeker. Her great-grandmother's sister Mary Fahey accompanied my great-grandmother Catherine Meehan O'Donnell (with four children) to USA. They landed on steamship "Italy" at Castle Garden NY July 5, 1871.

    These passengers settled in St. Peter the Apostle Parish, Baltimore MD

    Anne O'Donnell, resident of Washington DC, odonnella@trinitydc.edu

     

    odonnellsnd

    Tuesday 19th Feb 2013, 12:15AM

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