Tag: New York

    Joseph Whalen of Lockport and Cleveland

    To a genealogist, siblings are your friends, as illustrated by the case of Catherine Rodgers' husband Joe Whalen. His death notice on February 5, 1968 said that he was survived by a brother Fenton. It was through Fenton that I found Joe Whalen's ancestry.

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    Anna (Cummisky) Lynch of Curraghan, County Leitrim, and Port Jefferson, Suffolk County, New York

    In 1941, Mrs Martin Lynch of Port Jefferson, Long Island, received a letter from the town of Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland. Can we identify Mrs Lynch, and can this envelope help us find her county of origin in Ireland?

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    Mary Ellen (Gaffney) Lavin of Cuilmore, Sligo, and Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York

    In the 1940's, Mrs M G Lavin of 179 East 32nd, Brooklyn, NY, received a letter from Co. Roscommon, Ireland. The name of the post office is unreadable. Can we identify Mrs Lavin? Did she come from Roscommon?

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    Michael Malone, a butler, of New York City

    Died at sea: Name: Michael Malone, second cabin passenger.

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    Miss Carrie I Martin of Rochester, New York

    In November 1906, Miss Carrie I Martin of Rochester, New York, received a postcard from Miss. J.C.V. Moore, of Tamney, Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland. Can this postal cover tell us anything about Carrie Martin's ancestry? What can we learn from the online records?

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    Patrick J Slowey of Syracuse, New York, and Holyoke, Massachusetts

    I came across P.J. Slowey while looking through some postal covers at the Jim Forte Postal History site. In 1939 he received a letter from Ballyjamesduff, Ireland. As a genealogist I wondered if that was his place of birth.

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Most of the information here is about my family or my wife’s, or about families with ties to Cleveland, Ohio, or the area near Rostrevor and Kilkeel in County Down, Ireland. There are also some unrelated families included that I came across. Whatever the case, I hope the material is helpful in your own efforts.
-- Ed Hamilton