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DOLAN; FORD(E) OR GOODE

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Re: dolan/forde

Posted: 3 Sep 2012 7:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Maureen,

I’m not a descendant of the Dolans and Cahills, but I found the civil birth as well as the baptism indexes for your Mary Jane Dolan. I’m not sure if you have these.

First, the birth index, which shows that Mary Jane’s birth was recorded in Mitchelstown, County Cork on 24 May 1871. The index is from Ancestry.com but references the Latter Day Saints (LDS) microfilm in which a copy of the birth record can be found.

Please see below:


Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911

Name: Mary Dolan
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 24 May 1871
Birth Place: Mitchelstown, Cork, Ireland
Baptism Place: Mitchelstown, Cork, Ireland
Father's Name: Patrick Dolan
Mother's Name: Catherine Cahill
FHL Film Number: 255823

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911 [database on-line]. Provo, UT:
Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Original data: Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620–1911. Index. Salt Lake City, Utah: Family Search.
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A copy Mary Jane Dolan’s birth record can be found in LDS microfilm number 255823. You can order this film online at: https://familysearch.org/films/lookup/products/view/film/255...

Before ordering the film online you’ll first have to register with the LDS. Registration is free. You can have the film sent to your local Family History Center, or participating public library that accepts LDS films. The short-term rental cost of the film is $7.50.

If you don’t want to order the microfilm, you can send for Mary Jane’s birth record from the General Register Office (GRO) in Roscommon Town, County Roscommon. For information and costs of civil birth, marriage, and death records from the GRO, go to the GRO website at: http://www.groireland.ie/

Below is Mary Jane’s baptism index. This was found at the Irish Family History Foundation (IFHF) website for County Cork, and shows that she was baptized in the Mitchelstown Catholic Church in 1871:


1 match for the search criteria: Dolan (plus variants) Mary Jane 1871 Parish: MITCHELSTOWN (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co. Cork (North & East)
Surname: Dolan
First Name: Mary Jane
Father's Surname: Dolan
Father's First Name: Patrick
Mother's Surname: Cahill
Mother's First Name: Catherine

Year: 1871

Parish/District: MITCHELSTOWN (RC)
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The home page for the IFHF can be found at: http://www.rootsireland.ie/

Before accessing indexes at any of the IFHF member counties, you’ll need to register with the website. You’ll be able to access Mary Jane’s baptism index for free, but will have to purchase credits to obtain a transcription of her baptism record. The transcriptions will be sent to your computer after you purchase the credits. You purchase credits by credit card.

I also found the IFHF baptism index for Mary Jane’s brother Michael. He too was baptized in the Mitchelstown Catholic Church, but in 1868. Your records also show he was born in 1868.

The index follows:


1 match for the search criteria: Dolan (plus variants) Michael 1868 Parish: MITCHELSTOWN (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co.
Surname: Dolan
First Name: Michael
Father's Surname: Dolan
Father's First Name: Patrick
Mother's Surname: Cahill
Mother's First Name: Catherine

Year: 1868

Parish/District: MITCHELSTOWN (RC)
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You can order both Michael and Mary Jane Dolan’s baptism transcriptions from one index instead of from two. To do this, access the index just as you see it below. Do not include the first names of the children. Instead, use the % sign as a wild card in the First Name box. Also do not include a year for the baptisms. The index will look like this:


2 matches for the search criteria: Dolan (plus variants) % Parish: MITCHELSTOWN (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co.
Surname: Dolan
First Name: %
Father's Surname: Dolan
Father's First Name: Patrick
Mother's Surname: Cahill
Mother's First Name: Catherine

Year:

Parish/District: MITCHELSTOWN (RC)
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I couldn’t conclusively identify a civil birth index for Michael at Ancestry.com or the LDS website. But, as you know the year of his birth and the names of his parents, you can send away for a copy of his birth record from the aforementioned GRO in County Roscommon, if you don’t already have a copy of his birth record.

I didn’t find the birth or baptism indexes for any other children of Patrick Dolan and Catherine Cahill, nor did I uncover civil or church marriage indexes for Patrick and Catherine.

Kind Regards Maureen,

Dave Boylan
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