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Trying to trace my family tree but struggling with records - looking for anything on Alexander McKnight who married Eliza Jane Clarke in Tullyniskan, Dungannon in 1853. Father's name was Thomas?

Added: January 11, 2021
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Hi great site. I am looking for the first wife of Bernard Hackett from Cormore in the parish of Clogher. Bernard was born abt 1817 and died Dec 18. 1967, His second wife was Mary Sheridan. The children from the first marriage were Patrick, Sarah Rose and Francis Hackett. There could have been more. Sarah Rose married Michael McKenna, Patrick married Mary Ann Turbitt. Francis married Margaret McGovan. The children from Mary Sheridan were John Hackett (I believe he never married), James Hackett married Mary Rush and Mary Hackett who married Joseph Connaty.

Added: January 9, 2021
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I am looking for info about David Smyth County Tyrone
1901 census Tullagherin Lislea - wife annie jane
sons James A - emmigrated to Canada 1912
Alexander J - emmigrated to canada 1905
1901 neice named Matilda Fulton

I am now stumped - any help much appreciated
thank you


Added: December 12, 2020
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Looking for Older members of Evans Riddles of Claudy near Co Tyrone
Ireland
Starting 1795


Added: November 18, 2020
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Very useful resource, especially when tracing family history

Added: October 4, 2020
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I am looking for information on Dennis Larry. We believe he was born in 1694 in Ireland. We do not know with certainty where. He emigrated in 1750 during the Indian Wars, possibly with the British Army, and moved to Gorham, Maine in 1755. He died there in 1796.

Added: September 25, 2020
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I am looking for more information on the Stevenson family from Castlemelllon/Donemana. My grandfather Thomas James was born in 1890 to Joseph Stevenson and Mary Gilmore and later came to NY after the family moved to Derry. I believe his father is William Stevenson of Castlemelllon but I have been unable to find anything further, any information would be really appreciated. This site has been so useful thank you.

Added: August 22, 2020
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Peter McElhatton, from Altaglushan, Donaghmore Parish, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland became part of the Tyrone Militia at the beginning of the 19th century. A couple years later entered the King's Army, fought in Battle of Malta and War of 1812 with 58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot. Mustered out in Montreal, Canada around 1815 and believe he is my 3x great-grandfather. Had two sons born between 1816-1818, James and John, who later left for northern Ohio. Interested if anyone knows of Peter's history, his wife, any other siblings to James and John, place and date of death of Peter and wife. Thanking you sincerely in advance!

Added: August 16, 2020
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I am looking for Information on my Dad’s Family, he was born 1915 in Tattyreagh Glebe, Co Tyrone, I know that my Grandfathers name was Hugh McGirr and he married Mary McGaughey , my Grandfather died in Belfast in the 20’s and my Grandmother went on to emigrate to Philadelphia with my Uncle Owen.
I believe my Grandfathers parents were Hugh McGirr and Ellen Grugan, and my Grandmothers parents were Andrew (Andy/ Andream McGaughey and Bridget (Biddy McShane)..
If I were to visit Tattyreagh where would be the best place to try and find information.. I have no idea if I have any living relations still in that area..
Thanking you in anticipation
Sylvia Brown (nee McGirr )


Added: July 18, 2020
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I am trying to find my grandmother Hadassah or Adassie Briggs who was born in Co Tyrone in 1862

She came from Ballymagorry I believe and married a James Hazlett in 1895

Ican find no record of her birth or marriage in usual sites

Can anyone help to confirm my suppositions?


Added: June 30, 2020
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