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by smcarberry
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: 1905 teachers census now online NAI
Replies: 1
Views: 169

1905 teachers census now online NAI

Thanks to the alert given today by Claire Santry on her Irish Genealogy News blog, I have been having a merry time viewing Clare-born teachers in this census, which you can reach at https://tinyurl.com/y5jfnrqt My best find is John O'Connell born (and baptised) 1849, the son of Clonlea (Kilishen) fa...
by smcarberry
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Doonass and Truagh Baptisms and Marriages
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: Doonass and Truagh Baptisms and Marriages

I have a bit more information on Mount Allon House since I have been collecting data on Patrick Quaid, longtime priest of O'Callaghan's Mills Parish. Fr. Quaid first came to Clare from his native Limerick in 1835, likely being the reason why a parish register was started that year. My first mention ...
by smcarberry
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: A post-1922 prospect of regaining past documents
Replies: 0
Views: 489

A post-1922 prospect of regaining past documents

Showing just the nub of today's The Irish Times article: "During the 1922 Civil War, the Public Records Office attached to the court buildings was destroyed in a fire started by an explosion. It wiped out vast amounts of important records detailing various aspects of Irish life under colonial rule –...
by smcarberry
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Donnellan b.1838 Sixmilebridge
Replies: 14
Views: 1879

Re: Donnellan b.1838 Sixmilebridge

All further observations are now incorporated into my notes. On the shortened surname version for Thomas in his 1860 record, that is totally credible. For the James Donnellan sought by my 2x great grandmother in her newspaper ad, not only did she use "Danlin"for him while she was living in PA and he...
by smcarberry
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Donnellan b.1838 Sixmilebridge
Replies: 14
Views: 1879

Re: Donnellan b.1838 Sixmilebridge

Not meaning to monopolize the thread, but my notes have a death reference in Clare for Charles Donnellan of a suitable age for Thomas's father (although a bit on the old side but this is a long-lived man). Online imaging is not far enough back in years for it yet. It is possible to order the record,...
by smcarberry
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Donnellan b.1838 Sixmilebridge
Replies: 14
Views: 1879

Re: Donnellan b.1838 Sixmilebridge

Since I already have some censuses done on the Thomas Donnellan family, I'll post it so we are all on the same page. A lot of Irish first headed to Springfield MA where their marriages are recorded (a good record to obtain, if you don't already have it, Meredith). I know of another Donnellan line ma...
by smcarberry
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Donnellan b.1838 Sixmilebridge
Replies: 14
Views: 1879

Re: Donnellan b.1838 Sixmilebridge

Meredith, I have been awaiting someone from your line to post here, because I noticed your Thomas a while back during research on other Donnellans in CT. (My DNA testing has matched me to William Donnellan of the Hartford area, who is a son of Edward who died in Clare, and to James Donlin of New Hav...
by smcarberry
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Recruitment to religious orders abroad, or from abroad
Replies: 10
Views: 1638

Re: Recruitment to religious orders abroad, or from abroad

Late to this thread, as I have been rummaging about for an old posting of mine on Clare women brought to a convent at (as I remember ir) Middletown, Connecticut. That one must be on the old Rootsweb board for Clare. Instead, today I saw newspaper items on a convent in Hartford CT for which a Clare w...
by smcarberry
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Researching Family of Andrew Donnellan and Mary Connole
Replies: 46
Views: 6521

Re: Researching Family of Andrew Donnellan and Mary Connole

Very good reading for us Donnellan descendants, on the families in and around Crusheen. I have more info on the Cragnagour ones, as some went to Western New York and thrived there, with much mention in newspapers. However, very early in my Donnellan research, I went to the Registry of Deeds (Dubln F...
by smcarberry
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Researching Family of Andrew Donnellan and Mary Connole
Replies: 46
Views: 6521

Re: Researching Family of Andrew Donnellan and Mary Connole

Well, Sheila, here I am up early too and feel compelled to note that, while there were some early ones of us who felt like kids at Christmas when the NLI provided online images of the parish book films, the doing of one or a few transcriptions is a mere candle in the wind compared to the huge spotli...
by smcarberry
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Researching Family of Andrew Donnellan and Mary Connole
Replies: 46
Views: 6521

Re: Researching Family of Andrew Donnellan and Mary Connole

Phil has: Michael …. Baptised in Kilmaley, Co. Clare, on the 22nd May 1848. He immigrated to Delaware, USA, in mid 1871. He married Mary Ann Berry …. In January 1875. We are unsure of Michael’s passing … but he was last recorded, together with his wife, in the USA Census of January 1920 …as being ag...
by smcarberry
Sun May 24, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Researching Family of Andrew Donnellan and Mary Connole
Replies: 46
Views: 6521

Re: Researching Family of Andrew Donnellan and Mary Connole

Phil, Sheila's nimble typing fingers (and keen Clare researching know-how) have gotten you on the right path quickly with what is available on the Clare library site. Over in the U.S. my slow Internet has been finding the same data, but to that I can add saved bits which I have in my personal files ...
by smcarberry
Wed May 20, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Clare men in the U.S. Civil War, additions to online database
Replies: 9
Views: 9554

Re: Clare men in the U.S. Civil War, additions to online database

Susan, Thanks for doing such a polite request about my seeing your Jan. 18th posting with the details on your soldier. I can't recreate what was going on back then but somehow I never saw that posting although I check the Forum every day. I do know that when I went to do my own posting about the upd...
by smcarberry
Sat May 02, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Another addition to Clare men in U.S. Civil War, now online
Replies: 0
Views: 1622

Another addition to Clare men in U.S. Civil War, now online

Continuing in my effort to identify soldiers of the U.S. Civil War (1861-1865) who were born in Clare, there are now more than 60 new additions to the existing database at the indicated link to the Library website. As usual, I have a few gleaned from my own reading but this set was greatly added by ...
by smcarberry
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: British archives records now openly available for 30 days
Replies: 0
Views: 1894

British archives records now openly available for 30 days

From Kew ENG comes this news: Wednesday 22 April 2020 We are making digital records available on our website free of charge for as long as our Kew site is closed to visitors. Registered users will be able to order and download up to 10 items at no cost, to a maximum of 50 items over 30 days. The lim...