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County Mayo, Ireland

For those interested in researching ancestors from County Mayo, Ireland.

Location: County Mayo, Ireland
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Latest Activity: Aug 8, 2016

County Mayo resources

Mayo Ancestors: The official genealogy records for county Mayo. This site has County Mayo Birth, Marriage, and Death records from ca. 1850-1900. Pay as you go. A very useful resource.


The Ireland Placenames database: this site is very useful for finding out information about an Irish location, and for trying to figure out which townland name is the right one


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Comment by Katie Heitert Wilkinson on April 10, 2011 at 7:26pm
Comment by Katie Heitert Wilkinson on April 10, 2011 at 7:17pm
Hi, Alberto ....I have searched both the 1901 and 1911 census documents.  They're wonderful the fact that you can see who the neighbors were.  I found many of those names appearing as baptismal sponsors and wedding witnesses.  Fortunately, my Irish gram lived with us as I was growing up and though she didn't share information going back several generations, she told me enough that I can piece things together ....but it's challenging.  Spent many euros on the pay site's like playing the slots in Vegas.  Don't know about you, but every month or so I have to take a break.  The searching gets a little frustrating.  AND ...yes, that is my family that you found!!!
Comment by Katie Heitert Wilkinson on April 1, 2011 at 4:38pm

My maternal roots are deep in County Mayo, Ireland.  My maternal grandmother, Mary Browne Kearney (b: 1897  d: 1977 in St. Louis, Mo.) was born in Caherduff, Cong, on a small leased farm.  She was one of eight children, four boys and four girls, parented by John Browne and Mary Nally Browne. 


So far I've identified the following sisters of John Browne:  Catherine "Kate" Browne and Bridget Browne Crowley.  Both sister emigrated to the United States and ultimately settled in St. Louis, MO.  I thought it strange that an Irish family from the west would have had only three children, and recently I've made a connection with another researcher that leads me to believe there was another sister named Mary.  However, I haven't found the kind of evidence that allows me to state this as a face.  Mary married Michael Manley.  They entered the United States through New Orleans, but ultimately settled in St. Claire County, Illinois. 

All were the children of Patrick Browne and Bridget Nally Browne


My great great grandmother Mary Nally Browne (d: 1944 in Caherduff), daughter of James Nally and Anne Feerick Nally, was born in Muckrussaun, Killalla, County Mayo.  The following are the siblings of whom I know:  Catherine "Katie"Nally, who emigrated to America in order to joing the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, KA; Michael, who emigrated in 1849 and settled in Pittsburgh; Bridget "Delia" who married Arthur Lavery and settled in Philadelphia; and Patrick, who remained on the family farm in Muckrussaun.


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