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I have been entering transcriptions from a Cemetery in Fall River, MA.  There are a large number of people buried here from Berehaven.  I will venture a guess that they came to Fall River, MA after the copper mine closed.  I've been uploading spreadsheets to Find-a-grave.  That site only lets me enter Cork, not the town of Berehaven, so you can't search there.

Berehaven used to be a parish, but it is not listed as one now, so I can't connect to a specific message board for that community.

As they aren't my family, I'm not going to enter all of them, but I was looking for a good place to post this link.  It's the transcription of all the persons in this cemetery.  You can search by name.

The Cemetery of St. John's was established in 1850.  Most of the burial record 1850-1891 are missing.

I do have relatives in this cemetery.  And I do have relatives from Cork.  But I don't know much about John Casey (common name) yet. I look forward to connecting with the Cork community sometime.



Sunday 4th Dec 2022, 12:35AM

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  • K. Zeliff: The civil parish would be Killaconenagh and below is a link to the parish page I will contact our Administrator and see if she can move this message to the Killaconenagh parish page. Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 4th Dec 2022, 01:27PM
  • To K. Zeliff:  I am most interested in your work with the Fall River burials at St. John's Cemetery.  I have done a great deal of research in Fall River and some years back when we visited St. John's we were told that there were a large number of gravestones that were either vandalized or broken and misplaced by some other way (weather?) and that when no one came to claim them, they were thrown into the nearby bay.  SO sad and stupid!  I know of many McDonalds (prev. McDonnells from Co Cork) who are definitely buried there for whom there are no stones surviving.  My Blake connection is represented in the transcription of yours which gives townland Derimihan.  If you have any Blake people, let me know as I have lots of information for Blakes in Fall River that I have not connected to my branch yet!  Thanks for your work with the gravestones

    Elaine Massena

    Saturday 18th Feb 2023, 03:47PM

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