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Ballyadams LaoisThursday 14th January 2021, 03:48PM
See attached file on theFitzgerald. Hope it is of some use to you.
Ballyadams LaoisThursday 14th January 2021, 03:55PM
Thanks so much for your response. You did a lot of research on my behalf, and the information that you provided is very useful. It was particularly helpful to have the information both on John Fitzgerald/Anne Callaghan's offspring and on Patrick Fitzgerald's probable siblings. I do suspect that Patrick's father William Fitzgerald and John Fitzgerald were brothers, but this may have to remain a genealogical mystery. I wasn't able to find an entry in the Stradbally baptism register for John Fitzgerald (son of John Fitzgerald/Anne Callaghan) on 15-07-1849 -- any thoughts on this?
Thanks again, Paddy -- I really appreciate your time and effort.
KateFriday 15th January 2021, 06:57PM
Hello again Kate,
I am not surprised you could not find John Fitzerald's date of baptism. The records are a bit of a mess for that period. I will not attempt to explain it by way of email, you can have fun looking at them yourself. I will guide you to the entry for John Fitzgerald.
Having accessed the website at :http://www.registers.nli.ie and inputted Stradbally in the parish box, then enter baptism in event box, 1849 as the year,and July as the month in the appropriate boxes. Press apply. A page headed 1849 appears and it is numbered 102 in top left. However, despite being headed 1849 there is no sign of John Fitzgerald in July on this page. Scroll the pages upward until page No. 98 appears alao headed 1849. Look at July and you ahould see the entry for John. There appears to have been two Julys in 1849 !!!. Hope this works for you, if not let me know and we will try something else.
Ballyadams LaoisWednesday 20th January 2021, 03:07PM
Thank you for your helping me find John Fitzgerald's record in the Stradbally register. Your directions were great, and you gave me a good laugh as well -- if the weather weren't too hot, I wouldn't mind having two Julys in one year! Again, I appreciate your time and effort ... I think you have more patience than I do!
All the best,
KateSaturday 23rd January 2021, 09:26PM