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I am searching for the Roberts family whom I believe is from Lackagh Co Galway.  John Roberts b circa 1844 Married Winifred Long b circa 1844.  They had a son MIchael J Roberts born 1874 in Ireland.  I believe they immigrated to Boston sometime after 1880.  Michael d 1963 in Boston, Mass.


Kind Regards





Wednesday 14th February 2018, 01:18AM

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  • Dave:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    We have a parish liaison for Lackagh parish. I will alert him that you have posted a message. Let me know if you do not hear back in two weeks or so.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 14th February 2018, 06:05PM
  • Dave and Lackagh Parish Liaison:

    Shane Wilson found a civil birth record for a Michael Rabbitt in Oranmore. See note below. Possibly Michael Roberts was Michael Rabbit in Ireland?



    hi there - for reference I think that mention of Lackagh parish for that 'Roberts' topic may be incorrect. There's a pretty good match for a civil birth for Michael but with surname Rabbit - place of birth is Parkroe in Oranmore sub-district Galway district, there a good match to this townland in Oranmore civil parish (quite close to Lackagh).

    There's a matching baptism in Oranmore RC parish.


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 14th February 2018, 07:16PM
  • Hi Dave,

    I'm familiar with the family. 1890 - 1900 were difficult times due to Agrarian strife. Emigrants often assumed new identities on leaving Ireland to avoid prosecution. In this case would have travelled as Roberts born Rabbitte.

    You may contact me at


    Gerard, Parish Liaison Lackagh

    Wednesday 14th February 2018, 07:30PM
  • Hi I also got Roberts from Galway


    Thursday 13th January 2022, 11:27AM