Meet my Great-Grandparents...Are we related???

Meet my Great-Grandparents...Are we related???

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Posted Mon 17 Aug 2020 1:52 PM
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Do they look familiar to anyone ???

This was taken in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA circa 1900. I believe their last names are Reynolds/Murphy or Duffy/Cummings?? They arrived in Philadelphia about 1890.

I believe ...Duffy's were from County Donegal. ...Reynolds may be County Armargh.https://d2b4i25io5fq3v.cloudfront.net/17-08-2020/2ffbe11f-1edd-4be0-9ace-de7a.jpg

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Hi Dave, 

It's great to see you've found your way to the Community! :) Thank you for posting your picture here as well, and I hope you'll be able to find out more this way. 

Have you ever done any research into the records here on the island? Before 1864 records were kept in the form of church and parish records, and all of the surviving records have been sorted into county-based genealogical centres.

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. 

You can also search through the Church records and Civil records on the Irish Genealogy website (free of charge). 

I hope this was helpful, and keep us posted on your findings. 
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Thank You Melin!

I am beginning my Irish journey now. I am really excited and I appreciate the research websites. Will post anything I find. I am going to start with the Duffy's (Stranolar, Donegal).

 Wish me Luck! 
 Dave
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That's great! The Community is filled with people who are here to help, so please don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything else you'd like to know. :)

I wish you the best of luck on your search! 
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Hi Dave!
We could well be related, but we don't share GGPs.  Mine were William Duffy and Ann Collins, who moved to Glasgow at some point and had their son Hugh in 1875.  By the 1881 Census, Ann was a widow, and no other record of William has been found.  Ann gives her birthplace as Letterkenny.  And that's as far back as I've got - though I have also heard that many Duffys came from Donegal.
Good luck to you!
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Hello Annemarie,

Thanks for responding!! I haven't found a William in my direct line but maybe a sibling of someone. I will send you what I know and see if you recognize anything. I am located in Pennsylvania, USA. It is currently 7:55 pm here. Let me know when it is best to send something.

Dave


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Hello Dave and Annemarie,

How wonderful that you have connected on the forum. We're keeping our fingers crossed for your combined research to shed more light on your Irish ancestries. Wouldn't it be amazing if you found out you were related?

Please do keep us updated! 

Kind regards,

Vera

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