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Looking for Micahel Folan/Barbara Green descendants

Looking for Micahel Folan/Barbara Green descendants

Posted: 5 Feb 2013 5:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Folan Green Roundstone Carna
My great grandfather, Joseph Foley (Folan) settled in Pittsburgh PA 1895 or so. married Anne Connelly (bIRE 1872) 1899. Joseph's father was Michael Folan his mother was Barbara Green. Family search records indicate he had a sister Barbara b.1870 Roundstone and a brother Michael b. 1866 Roundstone to the same parents. It seems that the Roundstone area was rich with Folan and Green families which intermarried frequently.
Any help in providing more info on the Foal/ Green families would be greatly appreciated.
Rich Tenney
Rich.tenney@gmail.com

Re: Looking for Micahel Folan/Barbara Green descendants

Posted: 8 Feb 2013 9:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Richard,

I’m not a descendant, but the birth indexes you found for Michael, Barbara, and Joseph Foley/Folan at Ancestry.com are also available to search for free at the Latter Day Saints (LDS) website at: https://www.familysearch.org/#form=advanced-records

Like the indexes from Ancestry.com, the LDS indexes also include source microfilm numbers in which copies of the individual birth records for the three children can be found.

The LDS indexes follow:


Michael Folan, "Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"

name: Michael Folan
gender: Male
baptism/christening date:
baptism/christening place:
birth date: 05 Aug 1866
birthplace: 0219,ROUNDSTONE,GALWAY,IRELAND
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: Michael Folan
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Barbara Green
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C70129-5
system origin: Ireland-ODM
reference number:

source film number: 101133 = Quarterly returns of births in Ireland, 1864-1955. Ireland. General Register Office.

Collection: Michael Folan, "Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FR3F-FYW

Citing this Record
"Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FR3F-FYW : accessed 08 Feb 2013), Michael Folan, 05 Aug 1866; citing reference , FHL microfilm 101133.
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Barbara, "Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"

name: Barbara
gender: Female
baptism/christening date:
baptism/christening place: 239, ROUNDSTONE NO 2, GAL, IRE
birth date: 12 Apr 1870
birthplace: Roundstone No 2, Gal, Ire
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: Michael Folan
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Barbara Green
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C70141-9
system origin: Ireland-VR
reference number: 2:25JB1SK

source film number: 101208 = Quarterly returns of births in Ireland, 1864-1955. Ireland. General Register Office.

Collection: Barbara, "Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F5C4-GRP

Citing this Record
"Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F5C4-GRP : accessed 08 Feb 2013), Barbara, 12 Apr 1870; citing reference 2:25JB1SK, FHL microfilm 101208.
____


Joseph Folan, "Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"

name: Joseph Folan
gender: Male
baptism/christening date:
baptism/christening place: ROUNDSTONE NO 2, GAL, IRE
birth date: 05 Dec 1872
birthplace: Roundstone No 2, Gal, Ire
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: Michael Folan
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Barbara Green
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C70150-8
system origin: Ireland-VR
reference number: 229

source film number: 255864 = Quarterly returns of births in Ireland, 1864-1955. Ireland. General Register Office.

Collection: Joseph Folan, "Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F5FY-T94

Citing this Record
"Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F5FY-T94 : accessed 08 Feb 2013), Joseph Folan, 05 Dec 1872; citing reference 229, FHL microfilm 255864.
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The birth record for Michael Folan can be found in LDS microfilm number 101133. The birth record for Barbara can be found in microfilm number 101208, and the birth record for your great grandfather Joseph can be found in microfilm number 255864. All three films can be ordered from your local Family History Center.

If you do not want to order microfilms from the Family History Center, you can order the birth records for the three Folan children from the General Register Office (GRO) in Roscommon Town, County Roscommon. For information about ordering birth, marriage, and death records, applications forms, and the costs, go to the GRO website at: www.groireland.ie/

Next I found the marriage index for Michael Folan and Barbara Green at the Irish Family History Foundation (IFHF) website for County Galway West. The index shows the couple were married in the Carna, Galway Catholic Church, in 1852.

The index is below:


1 match for the search criteria: Folan (plus variants) Michael 1852 Parish: CARNA (RC)

Record Type: Marriage Records for Co. Galway (West)
Surname: Folan
First Name: Michael
Spouse's Surname: Green
Spouse's First Name: Barbara
Father's Surname:
Father's First Name:
Mother's Surname:
Mother's First Name:

Year: 1852

Parish/District: Parish: CARNA (RC)
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The IFHF homepage can be found at: http://www.rootsireland.ie/

Before accessing indexes at the IFHF you’ll first have to register. Registration is free. You’ll also be able to access the marriage index for Michael and Barbara that I did for free, but you will be charged to obtain a transcription of the marriage from the IFHF. You’ll have to purchase credits with a credit card to obtain the transcriptions. The IFHF website will have more information about purchasing credits for baptism, as well as birth, marriage, and death or burial transcriptions.

I next wanted to see if I could locate the baptism indexes for any children of Michael and Barbara at the IFHF website. I uncovered four baptism indexes. The baptisms were also recorded in the Carna Catholic Church. These children are:
Peter (1855); Martin (1857); John (1860); and Barbara (1870).

The baptism index for Peter gives his surname and the surname for his father as Foley, rather than Folan. Peter’s mother’s name however, is Barbara Green. I unfortunately didn’t find the baptism index for your great grandfather Joseph.

The indexes are below;


1 match for the search criteria: Foley (plus variants) Peter 1855 Parish: CARNA (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co. Galway (West)
Surname: Foley
First Name: Peter
Father's Surname: Foley
Father's First Name: Michael
Mother's Surname: Green
Mother's First Name: Barbara

Year: 1855

Parish/District: CARNA (RC)
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1 match for the search criteria: Folan (plus variants) Martin 1857 Parish: CARNA (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co. Galway (West)
Surname: Folan
First Name: Martin
Father's Surname: Folan
Father's First Name: Michael
Mother's Surname: Green
Mother's First Name: Barbara

Year: 1857

Parish/District: CARNA (RC)
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1 match for the search criteria: Folan (plus variants) John 1860 Parish: CARNA (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co. Galway (West)
Surname: Folan
First Name: John
Father's Surname: Folan
Father's First Name: Michael
Mother's Surname: Green
Mother's First Name: Barbara

Year: 1860

Parish/District: CARNA (RC)
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1 match for the search criteria: Folan (plus variants) Barbara 1870 Parish: CARNA (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co. Galway (West)
Surname: Folan
First Name: Barbara
Father's Surname: Folan
Father's First Name: Michael
Mother's Surname: Green
Mother's First Name: Barbara

Year: 1870

Parish/District: CARNA (RC)
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The Carna and Roundstone Catholic Parishes bordered each other in West Galway. Another adjoining Catholic parish is Moyrus. You can see these parishes on an Irish Times Catholic Parish Map for County Galway West at:
http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/counties/rcmaps/ga...

Once at the map hold your cursor over the Parish of Moyrus, and you’ll also see the parish of Carna appear in a drop-down box.

To see a modern Google Map of Carna, go to: http://tinyurl.com/b6cvcfk

Once at the map go to the Zoom-in/Zoom-out gage on the upper left and zoom in about half-way toward the + sign. Once you do this you’ll see tags for St. Mary’s Church and the Carna Bay Hotel. Next, left-click on the orange pointer labeled A to generate a “Street-view” thumbnail photo of Carna. Click on the photo to enlarge it, and you’ll be able to take a tour past St. Mary’s Church. You’ll be able to see portions of the church from the road, though much of the church is obscured by brush and trees. I didn’t see another road which goes past the church. This may be the church where Michael Folan and Barbara Green were married, and where several of their children were baptized.

Next, go back to the full Google Map of Carna. In the left margin off the map you’ll see a prompt highlighted in blue called “Directions.” Click on “Directions,” and a drop-down box labeled A will appear. In the A box, type in Roundstone, Galway, Ireland, and then click on “Get Directions.” The next map that appears shows that Carna and Roundstone were 28.6 kilometers distance from one another. This is almost 18 miles.

Back at the LDS website I found a copy of the original marriage license for your great grandparents, Joseph Foley and Annie “Connelley.” You probably already have this record, but if not, you can view it at the following LDS link: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-21130-33525-0?...

The marriage docket number for Joseph and Annie’s marriage is 23012.

Next, I found an LDS marriage index for a Martin “Foley,” son of Michael Foley and Barbara Green. The index shows that Martin married Margaret Sheeley in West Superior, Douglas County Wisconsin, on 25 November 1897. Margaret’s parents are listed as William Sheeley and Catharine O’Connor. This marriage can be found in LDS microfilm number 1275991.

Please see the index below:


Martin Foley, "Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930"

groom's name: Martin Foley
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace: Ireland
groom's age:

bride's name: Margaret Sheely
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace: Ireland
bride's age:

marriage date: 25 Nov 1897
marriage place: West Superior, Douglas, Wisconsin

groom's father's name: Michael Foley
groom's mother's name: Barbara Green

bride's father's name: William Sheely
bride's mother's name: Catharine O'Conner

groom's race: White
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:

bride's race: White
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:

indexing project (batch) number: M00340-7
system origin: Wisconsin-EASy
reference number: 01342

source film number: 1275991 = Douglas County [Wisconsin] registration of marriages, 1856-1907.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Vital Statistics

Collection: Martin Foley, "Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930"
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XRLH-XLQ

Citing this Record
"Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XRLH-XLQ : accessed 08 Feb 2013), Martin Foley and Margaret Sheely, 25 Nov 1897.
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You can order the marriage record for Martin and Margaret at the Family History Center.

Kind Regards Richard,

Dave Boylan

Re: Looking for Micahel Folan/Barbara Green descendants

Posted: 9 Feb 2013 4:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dolan foley green
Dave,
I can't thank you enough for this wealth of
info you have provided me. It is greatly appreciated.
I will go through the material you've sent me
more thoroughly from my commuter.On my phone now. this is very exciting for me because until this
week our family knowledge of Joe Foley was limited
to the US and specifically Pittsburgh. just knowing
there could be family here in the US is like finding
a treasure. thanks again and I will get back to you!!
Rich Tenney

Re: Looking for Micahel Folan/Barbara Green descendants

Posted: 9 Feb 2013 7:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
You're welcome Rich, and best of luck with your research.

Kind Regards,

Dave
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