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Parish of Clain

Parish of Clain

Posted: 28 Jul 2012 11:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Geary
I'm trying to trace the Irish origins of my Geary family line who settled in northern New York in the US. I've found tombstones of two siblings and they both list their place of birth as the Parish of Clain in County Cork. I cannot find this parish name and I'm wondering if it might actually be Cloyne. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what the actual parish name might be? Does Cloyne seem like a reasonable place to start?

Re: Parish of Clain

Posted: 29 Jul 2012 1:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, that is Cloyne. It covers north Cork

Re: Parish of Clain

Posted: 30 Jul 2012 10:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Cloyne is a diocese and is divided into many parishes . For a list of these parishes log onto www.cloynediocese.ie/parishes

Re: Parish of Clain

Posted: 30 Jul 2012 6:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
There is also a parish called Cloyne in the diocese of Cloyne. This diocese covers east and north Co. Cork. Cloyne parish does seem the most logical option.

Re: Parish of Clain

Posted: 30 Jul 2012 11:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks to you all for your input. I really appreciate it! I now have somewhere to start my search.

Re: Parish of Clain

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 9:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
www.rootsireland.ie is a site you should keep in mind . It is free to register on the site but if you wish to retrieve a record there is a small charge .

Re: Parish of Clain

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 12:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Geary
I do not know about Cloyne but I am a Geary living in Olean, New York.
My family is from Cork, Ireland and came to the USA and landed in Boston, Mass. in 1848. Moved to Catherine, Chemung, New York then to Three locations in PA. then to Allegany, New York, where I was born.
We could be cousins!!!
Please write back if you want to compare notes!

James Patrick Geary


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