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Pat Mulry (born circa 1808, died 6.1.1879) and his wife Mary (Mahon) Mulry (born circa 1811, Athenry parish, died 11.12.1877) lived in Danganbeg, Tuam area at the time of the 1851 Census.  They had five children that I know of   Laurence, Patrick, Ellen, Thomas and John.  Has anybody any information  on Pat Mulrys parents etc?  I'm  assuming Killererin was his parish of birth but  seem to have reached a brick wall on his side of the family tree.  His parents births probably precede the 1790s and may go back to the 1770s.  Thank you. Breda Alcorn.

Breda Alcorn

Friday 28th May 2021, 03:55PM

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  • Breda:

    As you likely know the baptismal records for Killererin RC parish start in 1870. I did search the subscription site Roots Ireland in case Patrick Mulry was baptized in Tuam. The only record I found was a Patrick Mulry baptized April 12 1798 at Tuam with father Dermot Mulry and mother Honor Ward. I did not search for Mary Mahon because the Athenry records start late.

    I also searched the Tithe listings for Killererin civil parish but no Mulry records.

    Have you considered DNA testing?

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 28th May 2021, 04:57PM
  • Thanks for searching, I wasn't going to log in for a day or two.   Fortunately I found Mary Mahon  in the 1821 Census of Athenry and I really value that.  Chance conversations with relatives have helped me numerous times in this search.   I suppose I hoped some distant relative might log in and remember such a conversation, wishful thinking.  What DNA test do you recommend, what are the advantages of one over another?   Is it easy to get the relevant information off Roots?  I've looked up parish registers  revisiting  them until I struck lucky.  Thanks again for your help. B. Alcorn.

    Breda Alcorn

    Friday 28th May 2021, 09:14PM
  • Breda:

    There are a number of DNA companies: Ancestry, Family Tree DNA, MyHeritage, 23 and Me, Living DNA and others. I have tested with the first three and they all have different pros and cons and we are not allowed to recommend one over the other. I will say that Ancestry has by far the largest data base although other companies have better analytical tools in my opinion.

    I find Roots Ireland extremely helpful in finding records for people who are looking for their ancestors. There is no way that I could scan parish registers unless I knew the exact parish and the month and year of a birth or marriage.

    Roger

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 29th May 2021, 12:01AM
  • Breda:

    I forgot to mention that all of the DNA testing companies have sales around holidays. Not sure where you live but here in the States, Father's Day is a few weeks away and there will be sales for DNA testing.

    Roger

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 29th May 2021, 01:10PM
  • Thanks for your recent post on DNA tests and Roots.  I knew parishes and approx dates before looking through registers, it is time-consuming  but can be very rewarding.  I live in Donegal but decided to join this group after seeing a post on my ancestors.  Although not able to volunteer at the minute, I thought I may be able to supply some relevant information.  In my research, I came across one site with family details, some correct, some not.  I've also come across surnames in parish registers and civil registers mixed up with those that sounded similar or looked similar on paper.  Old records can be difficult to read and surnames often had different spellings in the past.  Thank you again, B. Alcorn.

     

     

    Breda Alcorn

    Saturday 29th May 2021, 08:10PM
  • Breda:

    If you are able to volunteer for us at the local level at some point in the future, send me a message here and we can alert our HQ. As you would expect, we are expecting many visitors to Ireland next year.

    Roger

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 30th May 2021, 03:35PM
  • Roger,

    Unfortunately circumstances may prevent my being a recognised volunteer,  but if I  find anything that may be  relevant, I will share it,  if that's ok.  Volunteer replies  appear so fast that I don't know how you do it,  a few of you must spend a lot of time at this.  So thank you. B. Alcorn.

    Breda Alcorn

    Wednesday 2nd June 2021, 07:14PM
  • Breda:

    Right, we have a core group of volunteers who try to respond to all the messages on the board. FYI I have Donegal connections in two areas-- McFadden/Cavanagh from Raymunterdoney parish in the northwest of Donegal and Brennans/O'Donnell from very close to Lifford town.

    Roger

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 3rd June 2021, 02:38PM