I am aresident of Perth in Western Australia. I am seeking a UK work visa as my son has been accepted into university in England. To obtain the work visa I need to prove my british ancestry. I can do this by proving my grandfather was born in Ireland. My Grandfathers name was Stephen Joseph COFFEY.
His Marriage certificate indicates he was born in Co Kerry in 1880 although his death certificate indicates 1882 as his birthdate. To the best of my knowledge he was born in Glencar. His father was Jeremiah and his mother was Margaret (nee Maugan).Stephen migrated to Australia with other members of his family including a sister (Margaret) and at least one other brother. I have verified with the Registrar General in Dublin that no birth record exists in the files.
Any advice as to how I could proceed from here would be greatly appreciated.
Glen Coffey (Grandson of Stephen)