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looking for any mcearls or anybody knowing any mcearls--information charles mcearl 1811 birth co. antrim,hannah mcearlbirth1888 antrim,patrick mcearl1888 birth 1910 fl.-usa-thomas birth 1864 1920 inny usa,authur born 1850 ir 1910 ny usa---john oct,24 1879 born kiltinney,londondeery father thomas mcearl mother mary eliza campbell

richard mcearl

Saturday 2nd Jun 2012, 11:36PM

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  • Hi there,

    Ther is a Kiltinny park in Londonderry. If this is the correct place, then the parish is Macosquin. You could post your message on the parish page here: http://www.irelandxo.com/group/macosquin-derry

    Do you know what religion your ancestors were?

    Have you check any family documents, such as bibles, letters, photographs, etc. for clues about where exactly in Co. Antrim they were from? It is a bit more difficult to suggest documents to check without a more precise location.

    Do you know when they may have emigrated to the States?

    Have you tried checking the Ellis Island records (www.ellisisland.org) or the Castle Garden records (www.castlegarden.org)? Generally, more information was given at the port of arrival rather than the port of departure. If you knew which city they arrived at, this could be a good place to find more information, and perhaps even find out an exact place of origin.

    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).

    1796: Spinning Wheel Premium Entitlement Lists This was part of a government scheme to encourage the linen trade, free spinning wheels or looms were granted to individuals planting a certain area of land with flax. The lists of those entitled to the awards, covering almost 60,000 individuals, were published in 1796, and record only the names of the individuals and the civil parish in which they lived. The majority, were in Ulster, but some names appear from every county except Dublin and Wicklow. A microfiche index to the lists is available in the National Archives, and in PRONI. You can check www.failteromhat.com for a list. There were 1,125 names for Co.Antrim and 4,900 names for Co. Derry/Londonderry.

    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)

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thursday 14th Jun 2012, 02:09PM

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