It would be wonderful if you were able to find evidence of your roots here, and I am more than happy to see if I can point you in the right direction for more information. When are you planning on visiting us? :)
It sounds like you've already been able to find out quite a bit about your ancestors. Do you happen to know around what time they worked in Camlin Castle
On the Buildings of Ireland page there are coordinates mentioned of Camlin Castle
in County Donegal.
In 1864 civil registration was introduced in Ireland, which is when we started seeing the formal registration of births, marriages, adoptions and deaths. These records have been kept at the General Register Office of Ireland (GRO
), to this day.
Once Northern Ireland was created in 1921, we saw the creation of PRONI
, the Public Register Office of Northern Ireland. This is important, because anyone who lived in one of the 6 counties that would later become part of Northern Ireland between 1864 and 1921 would have had their records stored with GRO
, but if they were born or lived in Northern Ireland after 1921, then their records would be with PRONI. Have you by any chance reached out to them yet?
Hopefully one of the experts will be able to help, and we're always here if you have any questions!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend,