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Descendants of Bernard & Alice Donnelly by Jim Grant from Edinburgh
25. April 2016
I'd love to be able to find descendants of Bernard (Barney) Donnelly and his wife, Alice. Bernard died February 1993 aged 92 and Alice died January 1977 aged 71. They were married in June 1923 and I know they had several children but only know the names of two of them - Bernard (Benny) and Margaret Ann. The family lived in the Castledawson/Magherafelt area in the late 1920s and some probably still live around this area. Hoping someone can put me in touch with some of the descendants.
American Civil War 1860-65 by M.Higgins from Belfast
19. April 2016
Hi.I research the 69th Pennsylvanian Regt of this war.Many many of its soldiers came from around the south Derry area. Names such as Diamond, McPeake,Henphey,Stinson,McErlane McGuckin, McCann etc are found in the companies of the regimennt.If you know of any ancestor that you may be aware of as being in this war would like to hear from you.My website is at and there is a link to me via the Email icon on the Index page. Many thanks.
Hamphey by Janice Donnelly from New Zealand
02. April 2016
William Hamphey (Hampsy) (Hampsey) b 1874 married Annie Diamond b 23 June 1876 at Magherafelt married on 21 October 1895 at Cookstown
Greetings by Rose Bell from Connemara
25. August 2015
Many greetings from the irish conservator. God bless.
looking for henry kane b 1756 by audrey kane from stoke on trent staffs england
09. June 2015
hello, I have researched our family back to magherafelt to henry kane b 1756 father to michael kane b 1771 d 1857 joined 38th foot soldiers in 1793 married lydia leake in norton in moors in 1806 settled in staffordshire . henry may have had 2 other sons who were in an uprising in ireland. does anyone have any info ie grave,family home, mothers name , ancestors alive ? thank you audrey staffordshire
Bradley family Maghera by D Bradley from Bournemouth
06. June 2015
Looking for relatives of my grandfather Brian Bradley from Maghera as im trying to trace my routes. If anybody is able to help please get in touch. D. Bradley
Margaret O'Neill by Ed Brennan from Philadelphia USA
02. March 2015
Looking to see if anyone may have any info on the Taig O'Neill's of Cole Hill, Ballymaguigan. My great grandmother was Margaret O'Neill born in 1890 County Derry Northern Ireland. I don't have any info on her family in Northern Ireland but now through DNA I have connected with a lady that has relations to the "Taig O'Neill Clan" , and hoping this is the break I have been hoping for. I do also know that she left for America in 1907-08 & may have came with a sister Molly. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Ed Brennan
McEldowney family by Barbara Ilsley from Bedfordshire, England
27. January 2015
Hi, I am looking for any information on the McEldowney's of Magherafelt, I have a Mary Agnes Josephine McEldowney (known as Oona) born.1934, and her sister Bernadette born a few years later, their parents died when they were young and the sisters were sent to a convent, I have not been able to find a birth for either of these girls so any information on these or any other McEldowney's in the area would be appreciated, thank you.
Hugh Kane Ballymaguigan by Hugh B B from France
20. October 2014
Be very grateful for any information concerning my great grandfather Hugh Kane (1847?-1911) & his wife Ellen (McKenna) from Ballymaguigan who are buried in St Treas Cemetery. Nearly all their children emigrated to the US, especially to Pennsylvania.
Does anybody know by Janice Donnelly from New Zealand
23. August 2014
Buried in the church yard are Joseph Donnelly who died 18 Jan 1980 and Annie nee Hamphey? died 4 Oct 1979 I believe these maybe my husbands grandparents and wondered if anybody may remember them or know where any family might be. They married in 25 April 1921 at Roman Catholic Ch of Bellagley, Magherfelt and used to live at 13 Greenvale Pk, Maghrafelt. Thankyou very much for any help.
Doyle/McLernon Post by Maureen from USA
17. December 2013
In reply to Doyle/McLernon post. I would like to know the parents of Mary McLernon born abt 1842. Could the church if you have this information let me know if I can have a copy of the marriage in 1871. Thank you, Maureen
Martin Family by Elaine Walton from Hertfordshire
14. October 2013
I am looking for information on my grandad who was called Daniel Patrick Martin born in Marghera I believe. I was told his mother died in childbirth. I would estimate her was born between 1900 to 1915. His parents would have been Molloys or Gallaghers. All info gratefully received thank you
Watson Family by Michael Fitzpatrick from Halifax West Yorkshire uk
14. October 2013
My mother's father Patrick Joseph Watson was born in Magherafelt in 1901,his parents were Patrick Watson and Margret Gowling or Gowing who originated from Birr in Kings County ( co Offaly) Before Patrick was born he had other siblings Honorah born 1892 Birr, Jennie born 1894 Birr, Thomas born 1895 New Townbarry co Wexford, James born 1899 Bandon co Cork The family left Ireland and they had other children Twins Andrew and Ann born 1904 Bury Lancashire and William born 1906 Manchester, Patrick senior died 1917 Blackburn Lancashire them in 1923 married Ellen Beatrice McParland born 1897 Duncairn co Antrim, parents James McParland born 1865 and Annie Conlon born 1874. If anyone knows anything about this family, can they contact me
McNeal family research by Kathleen norris from Severna park MD USA
07. August 2013
McKennas of Magherafelt by Kathleen Sharkey from Glasgow
01. August 2013
I am tracing my mothers side of the family who all came from Magherafelt. My own branch of the family went to live in Scotland but there seems to have been a lot of to ing and fr oing between Magherafelt and Glasgow. I have traced a birth certificate for Joseph McKenna who was born in Rainey St in 1880. . His parents were Joseph McKenna and his wife Alice Boyle. Is there anyone out there who can help. Thank You.
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22. July 2013
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McKennas of Magherafelt by Kathleen Sharkey from Glasgow
28. May 2013
Hi there, I have recently embarked on a search for my late mothers family who all came originally from Magherafelt. I am able to go back to Daniel McKenna who married Rose Bradley around 1845. Their son James McKenna who is incidentally my Great Grandfather married Sarah Cochran in 1873 in St Andrews Cathedral Glasgow. I am told Sarah Cochran's family were also from Magherafelt. It would be wonderful if there was someone who is descended from the same family. I live in hope. Kathleen Sharkey
James McWilliams birth/baptism by Maureen Davison from Northumberland, England
27. May 2013
I've been told that my great grandfather James McWilliams was born in Magherafelt. According to UK census info, his age is listed as 40 in 1891 and 48 in 1901 and Free BMD lists his death at 60 in 1915. His birth could be anywhere between 1851-55. If anyone has any information regarding baptism records for this name at that period,or indeed any McWilliams family information I would be very grateful to receive it. Thank you.
pray for my wife and myself by john smallcombe from tonbridge kent uk
23. April 2013
We have just learnt that our eldest son and his wife are splitting up after 12 years of marriage, they have 3 children, 2 , 5 and 7 and my wife and I are devastated, our faith is being put to the test, especially for me, pray for us please
James Campbell by liz frost from Glasgow
18. March 2013
I would so appreciate information regarding my G.Grandfather James Campbell who was born in Magherafelt 1850-1851, his parents were James and Mary Campbell. He would have been baptised possibly in either St. Treas or St johns, as they appear to be the earliest catholic churches at that time. Any help in locating his baptismal information would be gratefully received.
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