Irish Genealogy

Class description: Irish ancestry plays a large part in the ethnic makeup of the United States and in recent years has become a very popular topic of research. Many stories have been circulated about the “lost “records in Ireland. While many have been lost, MANY remain and can be accessed allowing you to find your ancestors.

Instructor biography: Janet Wahlberg is a research assistant at the Fenton History Center’s Hall House Research Library. She has been doing genealogy for 20+ years. She has attended training session on Irish Research led by John Grenham and David Rancher, both internationally known experts in the field. In addition, she travels to Salt Lake City and Boston annually to work with the experts located at each of these institutions. Janet has presented many programs on various topics over the last 4 years.

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  1. James R Landrigan

    Hi Janet, Sounds like you are the resident Irish genealogy expert at the Fenton Historical Center. I sent an email to Dolores Thompson whom was to forward the email to you. Just curious if birth and death records are accessible on line per my questions below. Any help you may be able to give me is appreciated. I am researching the Irish spots and have subscribed to John Grenhams Roots Ireland, Ancestry.com
    (its been a while though) and Your Irish Heritage (Mike Collins) and it seems like you have also. See email below. Thank you for any help you may be able to give me in this regard. Jim

    James Landrigan
    Sat, Apr 6, 12:36 PM (3 days ago)
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    Hi Dolores, Somewhere I learned that you are the town historian. I am now researching my ancestors whom landed in Jamestown (Ellicott- Foote Avenue) on or about 1862. They are listed there in the 1870 census. John and Elizabeth Landrigan , my great grandparents, born in Ireland 1825-30 (Tipperary) had three US born Children;Mary (b 1863), John (b 1867) my grandfather, and Elizabeth (b.1870).All were Roman Catholic and attended S.S. Peter & Paul Church / school.I would love to get birth certificates and or baptismal certificates for the three children. Being Roman Catholic they were members of S.S. Peter & Paul church / school. The surname on the various census reports I have listed Landergin, Landergan and then corrected to Landrigan. May have been an annunciation or writing error.

    My great grandfather, John, dies sometime after the 1880 Census and 1900 census. The 1890 census was destroyed by fire in 1921. Are there vital records in the last part of the 1800s where I might locate his death certificate during that period. I believe they were living on Franklin Street when he passed away.
    I grew up in Jamestown, my parents Robert and Jean Landrigan owned Lockwoods dept store for many years. Now in Virginia with property still in Dewittville. Sorry this is so long. Any help you can offer will be appreciated. Regards. Jim

    B.Dolores Thompson
    Sat, Apr 6, 2:02 PM (3 days ago)
    I have forwarded your email to the Fenton History Center which has extensive genealogy records…I hope, and think, they can help you. Good luck with your resea

    James Landrigan
    Sat, Apr 6, 7:10 PM (3 days ago)
    to B.Dolores

    Thank you so much Dolores
    Regards Jim

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