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They came from Ireland - Origin Unknown

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  • James Ross (1861 - 1938)
    XX Marriage (17/06/1914) : "South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Marriages, 1870-1930," database, FamilySearch ( : 5 January 2023), > image 1 of 1; Citing NARS "Civil registration (marriages - coloureds), Tr...
  • Susan Margaret Slack (aft.1862 - 1935)
  • George Sparling (1823 - 1884)
  • James Manson Sparling (aft.1848 - 1931)
    Funeral services were held in the Colfax Cemetery this afternoon for James M. Sparling, 33, pioneer of Huron County who died in Traverse City on Wednesday. The Rev. V. E. Coapman of Kindle officiated...
  • Ann Meenan (c.1800 - d.)

They came from Ireland

Many people who left Ireland and settled elsewhere are hard to trace back to their origins as all we know about many of them is that they came from Ireland unknown from where in Ireland. This project is a collection of profiles of people with unknown Irish origins, if you have an Irish ancestor add the profile to this project and we will try to find out where in Ireland they came from.

Civil registration did not start till 1864, before this time we are depending on church records, Roman Catholic records go back as far as 1800 on average and Protestant ( Church of Ireland) records a small bit earlier (late 1700's)

Take note the chance of finding records from 1600 or earlier is extremely small as most records did not survive or were not created in the first place same for the best part of the 1700rds.

  • (there are a limited amount of records for 1600 and 1700 available for the counties Kerry,Cork and Dublin)

About this project

This project provides research help and advise, add a profile to this project in order to get help tracing your ancestors back to the town, village or city of their origins in Ireland. To keep the information accurate only official sources will be used to research.

// that will be used

  • Church records: Irish birth, baptism, marriage, burial, and death records
  • Civil registration records, birth, marriage and death
  • Passenger and emmigration records
  • Naturalization records
  • Irish will & probate records
  • Irish and foreign cencus records
  • Irish taxpayers records
  • Irish Landowners records
  • Irish cemetery records

Getting Involved

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To join the project use the request link under "actions" at the top right of the page.


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