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Greetings! My Gilligan family (Christopher, Catherine, Edward, Anne & Mary) lived in Trillick during the 1850's. They immigrated to New York in 1857. I would appreciate any information about them or any Gilligan cemetery plots in the area. I also would love to know if there are any Gilligan families in the area. I will be in the Trillick area next month on Sept.14-15. Thank you very much and best wishes from New Mexico

Added: August 7, 2022
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Trying to locate my father. Would have been born 1955 in Co Tyrone NI near Dungannon. Not sure what year he moved Stateside but it was a number of years ago. Studied Economics back homeā€¦.

Added: June 26, 2022
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Greetings! I am trying to find more information about my family's ancestry and lineage. I cannot seem to find much information about the following:
- John Gregory - Born:1640 in Ireland and Died: 1710 Coagh, County Tyrone, Ireland.
- John Gregory - Born: 1666 Coagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland and Died: 17 Dec 1740 Ireland. (Additional info that could help: His son Naphtalum Gregory was born in 1710 in Ireland but immigrated to the United States.)

Any insight or knowledge about family history, grave markers, and/or heritage earlier than that of the John Gregory born in 1640 would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you -
Laura Thompson

Added: June 10, 2022
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Running into a wall with my 3rd great grand father Thomas Graham and his Father going back.

Thomas Graham born 1819 Tyrone County
Married Elizabeth McCormick 1848 Tyrone County
Died 1863 Tyrone county(not sure how he died)

Widowed wife Elizabeth took the kids to the United States in 1866, one her sons named Calhoun Graham was my 2nd Great Grandfather.

On the chart I have it lists Thomas Graham's parents as Sir Robert Graham, and Margaret Hamilton, and that is where I have really no information to confirm that, or Thomas's death, or any further lineage.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Added: April 6, 2022
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In working on the ancestry of the Hamiltons, I've just stumbled upon a Word.doc entitled "Dunn/Hamilton Relationship [N.Tyrone Dunn Families]" The document is undated and unsigned, but I am certain that the author was James Dunn Laird and I believe the work dates from no earlier than 2017.

I have subsequently learned that of Lord James Dunn Laird, who passed away in 2018, and that he has provided important information concerning the Hamiltons acknowledging that his cousin of the same name, from Glenagoorland, was also an expert contributor to that branch of the family. It is the James Dunn Laird of Glenagoorland, who was working on DNA connections with his American relatives, with whom I would like to exchange information. I would much appreciate any assistance in making contact.

Thank you.

Added: March 21, 2022
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I am trying to find information for my 2x great grandmother who was born in Co Tyrone in 1838. Her parents were John Kerr and Janet or Jane Montgomery.
She migrated to Australia on a bride ship in 1856. I can not find any information about any of these people.

Added: March 15, 2022
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I recently found my ggg-grandfather was from Newmills, County Tyrone. His name was Hugh HENRY. He and his brother William emigrated to Australia in 1856. Their parents were John HENRY and Margaret WARNOCK, he was listed in documents in Australia as a farmer then inn keeper. Trying to find more information on the HENRY family. Many thanks

Added: February 26, 2022
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Hello, Everyone. I am looking for the parents of my late Great-Grandmother's Grandfather, William Bell---Born on October 12,1758 , Moygashel, Tyrone County, Northern Ireland, Died on March 28, 1833, Lot 10 of the First Concession of Thurlow Township, Belleville, Ontario,
Hastings County, Canada.
Contact me at this address--joanparks@15gmail.com

Added: January 20, 2022
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looking for my 3rd g-grandfather's birth and parents
Joseph Ray born 10 Jan 1810 Ardstraw,County Tyrone
Thank you

Added: January 17, 2022
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My gr grandmother Jane Anne Purvis born in Arboe Co Tyrone in 1856 to parents Samuel Purvis born 1833 and Nancy Ann McQuestion came to New Zealand in 1874.
Samuel Purvis parents were William and Mary Purvis from Arboe and I have been trying to link William Purvis into the various Purvis families I researched in the Arboe, co Tyrone area before after 25 years DNA linked me to Samuel and Nancy Purvis... Celebration.
I would appreciate if anyone has research on a William and Mary Purvis in the Arboe area 1833 when Samuel was born being in touch. Warmest regards, Faye

Added: December 29, 2021
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