Useful Irish Information:
Griffiths Valuation, a property assessment of all properties in Ireland, took place during the years 1848 to 1864.
Pat Connors' Mayo Site
Birth certificates include the date and place of birth; the name; the sex; the name, surname and residence of the father; the name, surname, maiden surname of the mother; the rank, profession or occupation of the father; and the name and qualifications of the informant, usually a family member. A given name was not obligatory, so some entries are Kelly, Male or Clarke, Female. The FHLC holds microfilm copies of the index and certificates for 1864-1955.
Marriage certificates include the date and place of marriage; groom's name, age, marital status, occupation or title, and residence; bride's name, marital status, age, occupation or title, and residence. The names of the fathers of both parties and their occupations or titles are given which makes them particularly relevant to genealogy. The church and the names of two witnesses are also listed. Witnesses to the marriage are commonly family members and may add clues to family linkages. Full age indicates that the person was at least 21 years old.
Registration of non-Catholic marriages began in 1845 in Ireland. Registration of births, marriages and deaths, regardless of religion, began January 1, 1864. Certificates for births, marriages and deaths for all of Ireland until 1922 and for the Republic until the present are housed in Dublin. Belfast has the records for Northern Ireland from 1922 to present.
Fees are payable in Euro Dollars. A photocopy of an entry will contain the same details as a certificate but is not suitable for administrative matters. However, it is ideal for genealogical purposes. What is required for search: Name in full, date of event, place of event.
For those wishing to trace the career of a British merchant seaman, the following information may be useful.
Official Logs of British Merchants
Death of a British merchant seaman at sea.
Tracing a seaman in any one of the census years
Tracing the career of a Customs or Excise Officer
20th Century career of a British Merchant Seaman
Researching the career of a British Master Mariner
First Steam Ship to cross the Atlantic
The White Star Line
Crew lists and related documents
contributed by Debbie Beavis
To find out more join The Mariner's Mailing list
List of contact addresses for various archives, maritime organisations or institutions whose collections include the primary documents required in tracing British Merchant and Royal Navy ships and seamen.
The Family Record Centre,
The National Maritime Museum
The Guildhall Library
The Registry of Shipping and Seamen,
Lloyds Register of Shipping
Maritime History Archive
Ministry of Defence
New Mayo Queries:
Lookup Volunteers are needed. Do you have an old history book with an index and would you be willing to check to see if someone's ancestor is listed? You might have Tax Lists, Census Records, Courthouse Records, Death Records. Someone needs your information. We would love to have your help.
Mary Ann Lubinsky
~Remember the men from whom you are sprung ~
An Irish Blessing
May you be poor in misfortune,
rich in blessings,
slow to make enemies,
quick to make friends,
but rich or poor,
quick or slow,
may you know nothing but happiness
from this day forward.
Jan 23, 2002
LOFTUS Family website
"James Kelly Sites" firstname.lastname@example.org
Irish Genealogy - Mayo
Search the Archives of RootsWeb mailing lists
Irish Genealogy and Coats of Arms
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies
Translation of documents
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