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Thomas C. Murney, b.1832 Rochester, NY

Thomas C. Murney, b.1832 Rochester, NY

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 9:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Murney
Seeking information regarding parents/family of Thomas C. Murney, b.1832 Rochester, NY. Thomas was a moulder by trade and moved to Brooklyn, Jackson, MI prior to 1860. In Michigan he married Belva French, and they lived in Brooklyn with their 5 children. According to census records, Thomas' parents had immigrated from Ireland and apparently settled in Rochester before 1832. Looking for information about his parents.

Re: Thomas C. Murney, b.1832 Rochester, NY

Posted: 13 Nov 2012 12:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
You can check the Rochester City Directories at: http://www3.libraryweb.org/lh.aspx?id=1105; the newspapers indexes at: http://www3.libraryweb.org/lh.aspx?id=963, and there is one Peter Murney listed in the second ward of Rochester in the 1840 census.

Re: Thomas C. Murney, b.1832 Rochester, NY

Posted: 13 Nov 2012 1:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you so much for the link to the records at the Rochester Library. I have found it very difficult to find things in NY and this should be a big help. I will look for a Peter Murney. Thanks. Barbara

Re: Thomas C. Murney, b.1832 Rochester, NY

Posted: 13 Nov 2012 7:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
There are other items available in person which are NOT online, such as church records, civil and land records etc. The wills and administration extracts have been digitized and are available at:
http://www3.libraryweb.org/lh.aspx?id=1128 and
http://www3.libraryweb.org/lh.aspx?id=470901

as well as the local church records:
http://nyrgs.org/churchRecordImages/chRecIndex.htm

Happy hunting!

Re: Thomas C. Murney, b.1832 Rochester, NY

Posted: 13 Nov 2012 7:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Murney
Again, thank you for more possible places to search online. The other items that would be available in person are out of the question as I live in NE Ohio and am not able to travel to Rochester for research. I will definitely be looking at the online sites you have suggested.

I did find a very old posting for the Murney family from Canada. Since Rochester seems to have been considered a port it is entirely possibly that Thomas' father could have immigrated to Canada first and then proceeded across the lake to Rochester.

Thank you for your interest in my search. Barbara

Re: Thomas C. Murney, b.1832 Rochester, NY

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 12:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Many people came over from Canada through Rochester and believe it or not, Oswego. But there are few "proofs" of it as records, such as they were, have not survived.

Also be sure to regularly check www.familysearch.org for records that the LDS has filmed and now may have digitized. I know that they have done many court records on film, it's just a matter of time before they may be available online.
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