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My Grandfather was Matthew Mc Connell born 25/12/1880 at Smylies Brea Donegal

His father also named Matthew born 1852 died 1916 his wife was Sarah Ann Mackie born 1854 died 1917         His father was James Mc Connell married to Elizabeth Harkins on 1/1/1846 at Raymoghy

Sarah Ann Mackie parents were Joseph Mackie and Nancy Montgomery.

Thank you for any help in regards to finding my Irish Roots

Regards Robert

bob mc connell

Wednesday 7th May 2014, 05:17AM

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  • Bob:

    I found the 1874 civil marriage index record for Matthew McConnell and Sarah Mackey The marriage was registered in the Strabane registration district. The marriage was recorded in Volume 7 page 305.

    I could not locate the family in the 1901 census were they still in Ireland at that time?

    You can get a copy of the above marriage record from the General Register Office for around 4 euros. if you are interested let me know and I will forard instructions.

    Roger McDonnell



    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 7th May 2014, 12:46PM
  • Bob:

    Below are the instructions for getting a copy of a record from the GRO.



    Go to this link In the middle of the page there are links for birth, marriage or death certificates. Hit the link for the form you want. You will likely get a screen asking for a User Name and Password. (This is a program bug that the GRO has to correct). Hit cancel and the appropriate form should come up. Print the form and complete the requested information. Also provide the information from the index record--quarter/year of the event, registration district and the volume and page number where the event is recorded. Make sure you ask for a copy which costs around 4 euros. ( A cert costs closer to 20 euros). You can also ask the GRO to e-mail the copy back to you.





    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 7th May 2014, 09:19PM