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Looking for relatives

Looking for any information related to my maternal grandfather & grandmother.  Here is what I do know:

Grandfather:  Peter James Greene

Born:  January 6, 1890 in CountyGalway

Died October 2, 1957 in Boston, Massachusetts USA

His parents were John Greene and Bridget Flaherty


Grandmother:  Barbara Ellen McDonough Greene

Born:  July 24, 1894   in County Galway  (?? Ballynakill??)

Died: October 25, 1967 in Boston, Massachusetts USA

Her parents were John McDonough and Annie Vaughan







Tuesday 8th January 2013, 03:08AM

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    Do you know much about their emigration? The dates, the reasonwhy they left, who they may have travelled with?..etc..Generally more information was given atthe port of arrival rather than the port of departure. If you knew which city they arrived at (e.g.Liverpool, New York, etc.), this could be a good place to find more information. -And perhaps evenfind out an exact place of origin. Ellis Island: Castlegarden: US National Archives/Immigration info: The Boston Pilot; From October 1831 through October 1921, the Boston Pilot newspaper printed a?Missing Friends? column with advertisements from people looking for ?lost? friends and relativeswho had emigrated from Ireland to the United States. This extraordinary collection of 40,743 recordsis available here as a searchable online database, which contains a text record for each ad thatappeared in the Pilot. The next thing you could do is find the counties and places in Ireland your family names are mostprevalent. Look at the website and perhapssomething will match some other clue you may have found elsewhere? If nothing turnsup ? it is advisable to try different variations of the spellings of the names. If you have a possiblefirst name you could try the Irish Census 1901, 1911 at or the landvaluation record called Griffiths Valuation


    Connaught Ireland

    Thursday 21st February 2013, 12:24PM
  • A little more information. 

    Father: Peter James Greene born 6 January 1890 in District of Roundstone, Rusheenacolla, Clifden County Galway. It is believed he entered the United States in 1911.

    Mother: Barbara McDonough born 24 July 1894 in District of Lettermore, Ballinikill, Oughterard, County Galway. It is believed she entered the United States in 1916.

    In the 1901 Irish census, I think Peter Green is listed as a 12 year old in a house 5 in Rusheenacholla (Knockboy Galway), the son of John and Bridget Green. I think Barbara McDonough is listed in a house 12 in Letterard (Knockboy, Galway), the daughter of Patrick and Barbara McDonough.

    In the 1911 Irish census, a 19 year old Peter Green is listed in a house 1 in Rusheennacholla (Knockboy, Galway), the son of John and Bridget Green.

    We will be visiting Ireland next fall with a day in the Connemara region, staying in either Abbeyglen or Ballynahinch castle hotel.

    I'll try the other references you listed.  The bulk of the Green family still lives in Boston.  Thank you!





    Monday 16th February 2015, 10:29PM