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HI I am trying to locate my Gr grandparents  Thadius[Timothey] and Margaret Hurly  and their children who came to the US from Roscommon Ireland possibly during the famine and located in Wisconsin.   On the headstone of Margaret in the old Sligo cemetery reads  Wife of Timothy Hurly Ogulla Parish Roscommon Ire.    She died around 1868 .  Delores Fargen


Tuesday 15th May 2012, 02:37PM

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  • Hi Delores,

    There are Roman Catholic church records for the diocese of Ogulla (Elphin). These date from 1865 for baptismal records and 1864 for marriage records. These are too late in date for you. You could try writing to the parish priest for more assistance.

    Civil registration records are available from the General Register Office (GRO). These start from 1864 however. You can access the website here:

    Have you tried checking the Ellis Island records ( or the Castle Garden records ( 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, such as a townland.

    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: or here: Failte Romhat has lots of other useful links you could try looking at.

    There are other documents called the Reproductive Loan Fund records. These date from 1838-48 and covers the parish of Ogulla. There are more than 9,000 names in total on this document. This is at the National Archives in the UK with ref. no. T 91.

    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 24th May 2012, 03:49PM