Findmypast user Kathleen makes some incredible finds in the records...

My mothers family came from Mallow Co Cork. In 2004 I went on a trip to Mallow to see what I could find. I thought maybe you would be interested to know I have researched many members of my mother's family with fantastic results, and I am really pleased with my results.

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My grandfather was registrar for birth death and marriages and although he died in 1969 my cousin kept his diaries. People from Mallow still remembered him with affection. I was able to get back to 1800 to great grandparents and their children and great great grandparents and children. My great grandfather was also the registrar and a poor law guardian.

I was able to get back to 1800 to great grandparents and their children and great great grandparents and children. My great grandfather was the registrar and a poor law guardian

Also me and my mother are named after my grandmother. Most of my aunts were named after other members of the family and repeated if a child died such as Mary Kate. My mother had seven siblings who travelled to America, Australia and England, found work, married and had children whose ancestors are still alive today.

I have wonderful original records plus details of service, not only in the army, but the murder of my cousin in Cork city in 1920.The Irish newspapers helped.

I found details of the murder of my cousin in Cork city in 1920

I am still on the trail but now, as a pensioner, I can no longer afford to travel about, so I usually try the library for free access to family tree programs.

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