Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Irish Passport

Following the Referendum in the UK, there has been a surge of interest in obtaining an Irish passport. Many with Irish ancestry do not know if they qualify for the passport or not.

I can research these family links for you, usually very quickly.

Send me an email if you require further information.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Co Cork Ancestry - Kinsale

Kinsale is situated less than 20 miles (28kms) south of Cork City. 

The town has so much interesting history. The most significant part of Kinsale's past was the 'Battle of Kinsale' in 1601. This proved to be  England's full conquest of Gaelic Ireland.

R.C. parish records date back to the very early 1800's. You can email me for further information on other denominations. Kinsale is ideally situated to visit many surrounding parishes.

Kinsale is considered the gourmet capital of Ireland. Superb restaurants are easily located in this small town.

The town is a huge attraction to tourists. Excellent hotels are also situated in the heart of the town, with magnificent views of the harbour. 

Please email me if you have further questions.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Cork to Mississippi

I was recently asked if I could research the Irish side of a family from Mississippi. 

I had the following information to go by. 

Michael O'Leary born c1882 from Co.Cork, Ireland. Luckily enough, I had a townland to go by. O'Leary is a very common surname in Cork. I was sure I could obtain a record, proving it was  Michael was another thing. 

After a few weeks, I was able to obtain a baptismal cert.for 'our' Michael. I had no parents to go by, and I certainly wasn't going to put my name to a 'might be.'

In the margin of the baptismal register, there was more information.
More information is added if a 'letter of freedom' was sought.

My Latin isn't perfect. The writing was difficult to read also. I have added what was transcribed from the original register - 

Prodictus Michael Leary mat contracit cum Mollie L Pradal mEce S IommEnglisa Dioceis Natche Tulfort Miss. U.S.A. al Rev H. Spenger 15th April 1917.

*I was well pleased with discovering this record, also the extra information of Michael's parents.