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valkerr

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« Reply #210 on: November 01, 2014, 09:33:17 PM »

A possibility for Joseph? the only birth in Belfast c1874:
U/1872/51/1007/13/71   Joseph   McMullen   4th July 1872   Male   Weir   Belfast(pre-1973 Q4)

Civil Marriage
Date of Marriage   14 Feb 1862
Groom Name   John MCMULLEN
Bride Name   Sarah  WEIR
Church   Ballinderry Church of Ireland
Parish   Ballinderry
Civil District   Lisburn
County   Antrim

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« Reply #211 on: November 01, 2014, 09:47:53 PM »
Thank you so much!!  The Ellen and Joseph you found are indeed my grandparents.  Joseph died in 1940 in his 69th year, so the Joseph you found born in 1872 is indeed him.

Thanks again, I really appreciate the trouble you took to get this information for me.

Carole

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« Reply #212 on: November 10, 2014, 09:57:33 AM »
Hello EC,
             I'm looking for info on an Uncle who served with either The Faughs or The Skins and was killed in Italy WW2. His name was Andrew Wylie (RIP) from the Shankill. Can you help please ?

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« Reply #213 on: November 11, 2014, 02:44:53 AM »
Hello EC,
             I'm looking for info on an Uncle who served with either The Faughs or The Skins and was killed in Italy WW2. His name was Andrew Wylie (RIP) from the Shankill. Can you help please ?
Is this him?
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2607019/WYLIE,%20ANDREW%20STEWART

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« Reply #214 on: November 18, 2014, 01:28:40 PM »
Re posts 201 & 202 immediately above.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=dfl&GRid=56547774

You can get his service record from the UK Ministry of  Defence (MOD) for 30, because he died whilst in service you won't need to supply a copy of his death certificate.
https://www.gov.uk/requests-for-personal-data-and-service-records

If you want a copy of his death certificate you can get one for about 10 from the UK General Register Office (GRO).  http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/

This is his death registration...  GRO War Deaths Army Other Ranks (1939 to 1948)

First name(s) Andrew S. Surname Wylie death year 1944 service number 7014320 rank Fusilier
regiment or unit Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers volume 3 page 53

If his WW2 campaign medals weren't claimed by his next of kin his current next of kin can apply for them from the UK Army Medals Office which is a branch of the UK MOD.

https://www.gov.uk/medals-campaigns-descriptions-and-eligibility

https://www.gov.uk/the-ministry-of-defence-medal-office

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/applying-for-medal

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« Reply #215 on: November 25, 2014, 11:23:26 AM »
I'm trying to get some information on my family for my granddaughter - she's doing a family tree as a school project.  You were very helpful when I was looking for my mother's family.  Now I can't find my father's family.  I do know my father's background,(he was killed in WWII) but that's it.

My grandfather was Joseph McCormick and his first wife was called Caroline. She died before I was born and he remarried a woman named Margaret (I think).  I believe that my grandfather owned a shop in the Shankhill area at one time.  I don't know if he had any brothers and sisters or who his parents were.

My father was born in 1910 and he also had a younger (?) sister Mary (May) who was married to James Gordon.

Any help or direction you can give me to trace them would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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« Reply #216 on: November 25, 2014, 08:39:31 PM »
I'm trying to get some information on my family for my granddaughter - she's doing a family tree as a school project.  You were very helpful when I was looking for my mother's family.  Now I can't find my father's family.  I do know my father's background,(he was killed in WWII) but that's it.

My grandfather was Joseph McCormick and his first wife was called Caroline. She died before I was born and he remarried a woman named Margaret (I think).  I believe that my grandfather owned a shop in the Shankhill area at one time.  I don't know if he had any brothers and sisters or who his parents were.

My father was born in 1910 and he also had a younger (?) sister Mary (May) who was married to James Gordon.

Any help or direction you can give me to trace them would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/Shankill/Columbia_Street/176418/
Census Years1911AntrimShankillColumbia StreetResidents of a house
Residents of a house 48 in Columbia Street (Shankill, Antrim)
Show all information
Surname   Forename   Age   Sex   Relation to head   Religion   Birthplace   Occupation   Literacy   Irish Language   Marital Status   Specified Illnesses   Years Married   Children Born   Children Living
McCormick   Joseph   23   Male   Head of Family   Presbyterian   County Down   Damask Cloth Passer in Mill   Read and write   -   Married   -   -   -   -
McCormick   Caroline   27   Female   Wife   Presbyterian   Belfast City   -   Read and write   -   Married   -   2   1   1
McCormick   James   1   Male   Son   Presbyterian   Belfast City

Civil Marriage
Date of Marriage   27 Apr 1909
Groom Name   Samuel J MCCORMICK
Bride Name   Caroline  STEELE
Church   Cliftonville (Donegal St) Presbyterian Church
Parish   Belfast
Civil District   Belfast
County   Antrim

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« Reply #217 on: November 25, 2014, 08:42:10 PM »

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« Reply #218 on: November 25, 2014, 08:46:53 PM »
To MrsC Re post 204 ( two posts above) 1911 Irish census...48 Columbia Street, Belfast...( Shankhill area )
Joseph 23, Caroline 27, James 1 ( McCormick family )

http://census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/Shankill/Columbia_Street/176418/

Your father's Commonwealth War Graves Commission listing...James Steele McCormick

son of Caroline and Joseph Samuel McCormick wife of Eileen McCormick

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2516134/McCORMICK,%20JAMES%20STEELE

BTW - WW2 campaign medals weren't automatically issued to surviving veterans or to the next of kin of deceased veterans, they had to be claimed, and if your mum didn't claim your father's medals you can still claim them, the details for that are in post 203 which is immediately above your post.
You can also obtain his service record from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for 30, the details for that are also in that post.

This is his death registration details, and you can get a copy of his death certificate from the UK General Register Office (GRO) in England, details for that are also in post 203.

GRO War Deaths Army Other Ranks ( 1939 to 1948 )

First name(s) James S. Surname McCormick Death Year 1944 Service number 1486896
Rank Sergeant Regiment or unit A.C.C.  Volume 11 Page 154

See also the two message threads listed below for details of how to research andaccess birth/marriage/death registrations and certificates both on paper and online at the General Register Office for Northern Ireland ( GRONI).
http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,59879.msg1708030.html#msg1708030

http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,60178.msg1705803.html#msg1705803

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« Reply #219 on: November 26, 2014, 12:02:38 AM »
To MrsC re posts 204 to 207 inclusive
There is only one match that I can see for the birth registration of your paternal grandfather Samuel Joseph McCormick who in the 1901 Irish census was 13 and had been born in County Down.

Two caveats though.

1) Some of the McCormick surnames in those birth registration record transcriptions on my record information source have been transcribed as M'Cormick and that's how his surname was transcribed.

I don't know whether or not that was just a poor piece of transcription, or whether it was an accurate transcription of how some surnames were recorded in the birth registrations, but bear it in mind if you try to acces his birth record in GRONI.

2) His birth was registered in LURGAN CIVIL REGISTRATION DISTRICT and Lurgan the place is a town in County Armagh.

However, there was a Lurgan Civil Registration District in 3 different counties, presumably at different times, why that is I don't know, but presumably it may have been a result of boundary changes over the years.

There was a Lurgan Civil Registration District in Counties Antrim, Armagh, and Down.

Anyway, this is his birth registration...

NAME    Samuel Joseph McCormick or M'Cormick
DATE OF REGISTRATION    January/February/March quarter of 1888
REGISTRATION DISTRICT    Lurgan Volume   1 Page   659

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« Reply #220 on: November 26, 2014, 11:12:41 AM »
John:  I did get some information on my father, but I don't know if my mother got his medals or not.  I will check with my sister to see if she knows anything about them.  Thanks for all your help.

Carole

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« Reply #221 on: December 01, 2014, 07:45:10 AM »
MrsC This looks like the will of your paternal grandfather Samuel Joseph McCormick who died
on the 8th November 1956 residence  197 Cliftonville Road Belfast.
http://applications.proni.gov.uk/DCAL_PRONI_WillsCalendar/willsSearchResultsDetails.aspx

Do a new post on the genealogy forum and ask anyone who visits the Belfast Newspaper Archive to look up his death notices in the newspapers.

This also relates to message number 11 on the following message thread link.
http://applications.proni.gov.uk/DCAL_PRONI_WillsCalendar/willsSearchResultsDetails.aspx

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« Reply #222 on: December 01, 2014, 01:02:00 PM »
Thank you so much for this information John.  My grandfather did have a shop at one time and he lived on the Cliftonville Road.  I don't really remember much about him - I did go to his funeral with my mum and I don't remember seeing his wife (Margaret) after that.

I really appreciate the trouble you have all taken to get this family information for me.

Carole.

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« Reply #223 on: September 07, 2015, 07:35:42 PM »
Found this link to very accurate townland maps.

https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/TownlandMaps

click on the Features tab when logged in and you have bought at least 1 credit and click on townland maps

You have to be registered at https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/  and have at least 1 credit to view (each credit costs 40p)

You can also do free birth, death and marriage look ups when you have at least one credit.

An enhanced view of any record costs 1 credit (40p) , and a full view of the actual certificate cossts 5 credits(2).
You cant download a copy of the certificate, but a screenshot on your mobile may be possible ;)

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