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connieorman

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Boomer genealogy help
« on: June 02, 2017, 01:35:41 PM »
I have a many great grandmother that came from Belfast that I'm having trouble tracing. Her name was Margaret Ellen Boomer and her birth date is listed as 11 Jan 1833 - Belfast. If anyone can help, I'd greatly appreciate it![/font][/size]

sam barry

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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 02:35:43 PM »
Was Boomer her married name or her maiden name ?


James James

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Re: Boomer genealogy help
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017, 05:37:23 PM »

connieorman

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Re: Boomer genealogy help
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 08:31:33 PM »
Yes, those links are accurate. Her maiden name was Boomer and her married name Fisher. The son Absolom Luke Fisher is my great-great-grandfather. There is no other information in the US info, so I was hoping there might be something in Ireland. She had to have come here if she was truly born in Belfast, but I can't find her on any passenger lists or in census for either country.

connieorman

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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2017, 08:34:32 PM »
It lists her mother's maiden name as Miller with a death date of 1842, but no citation or other information.

James James

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2017, 08:56:44 PM »
http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,69360.msg1968248.html#msg1968248
Sorry, I totally screwed that up in reply two and mistakenly said that was her married name instead of her maiden name, I hope the links sorted that out for any readers, as has now been correctly said. Anyway, her original religion probably isn't known, but if it was, that's often relevant to any available Irish records.

Her first child, Henry Clay Fisher was born in Pickaway, Ohio, USA on 14th Aug 1856, so chances are that the marriage may have taken place in Ohio not long prior to his birth, and if a marriage record is available, that might provide some useful information.

Pickaway is both a Township and a County and the County records are held in Circleville.
https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Pickaway_County,_Ohio_Genealogy

http://www.pickaway.org/

https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1638280?availability=Family%20History%20Library

https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library

James James

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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2017, 09:14:17 PM »
https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=1547178

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FamilySearch

No, sorry again, I did get it right first time, and now I have screwed it up,... her maiden name was Boomer as has been confirmed by the poster who is more switched on than I am at the moment.


connieorman

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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2017, 12:16:07 AM »
Thanks for those sources! Just getting into this, so appreciate any help.


James James

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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2017, 12:46:43 AM »
Her birth of course predates Irish civil registration records...
http://www.irish-genealogy-toolkit.com/Irish-civil-registration.html

However, if you ever identify any future relatives in Ireland, you might find some civil registration records for them here, which in Ulster only covers the period up to 1922, but after that year there are such future records available for Ulster.

https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/irish-records-what-is-available/civil-records

The 1901 and 1911 Irish censuses might also be useful in that regard, and Boomer wasn't a very common surname in Ireland in 1901, and the majority of them were in or around Belfast.
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/

http://www.nifhs.org/

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=GIcj6zk0d2cC&pg=PA10&lpg=PA10&dq=researching+your+irish+ancestors+at+home+and+abroad&source=bl&ots=QSvrpA5IBX&sig=4cIiFxQM-j9fXrezqHhPGO4JXhA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjovsjvrKDUAhXJLVAKHezUCvUQ6AEISjAG#v=onepage&q=researching%20your%20irish%20ancestors%20at%20home%20and%20abroad&f=false

https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Index_to_The_Irish_at_Home_and_Abroad

James James

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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2017, 12:59:08 AM »
Check this source out as well. http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/index.htm

The NIFHS  http://www.nifhs.org/  has a more complete range of those directories.

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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2017, 09:05:03 AM »
Regarding the Boomers, does the forename Rainey (or alternative spellings like Reney or Rene) ring a bell?  Rainey Boomer is a name that crops up in the Lisburn-Belfast area throughout the 19th C. 

The reason I mention it is that there was a couple called Rainey Boomer and Catherine Miller who had a daughter Jane Boomer baptised in 1811, he was part of a wider Boomer family (with old french connections) living in the Lisburn / Derriaghy / Blaris area (about 5-8 miles SW of the centre of Belfast) but some also living in Belfast itself, I suppose it could be possible that Jane was an early child and Margaret Ellen was a late child.  But it might be just a coincidence of surnames, so just to note until anything else emerges to rule it in or out - there's information available online about the Lisburn Boomers.

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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2017, 09:24:14 AM »
Again clutching at straws, but on the USA side, have you ever heard of a George Boomer? According to a Lisburn newspaper, he died aged 75 at his residence in Clare Street, Milwaukee on 14 November 1896, the newspaper says that he was the second son of the late Rene Boomer of Seymour Street in Lisburn.

There are even wills online for the Lisburn Boomers (including one for Rene / Renie Boomer born about 1811 - so not the same one as had a child Jane with Catherine Miller), but I can't see any connection back to Margaret Ellen Boomer born 1833.

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« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2017, 10:41:11 PM »
My mother's maiden name was Boomer. Her name was Evelyn; born in Belfast. She was born in 1905-06.
She had, I believe, 12 siblings. She lived on Harrison Street.  I hope this helps.

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« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2017, 10:13:21 PM »
Boomer came from a old Huguenot name Bulmer, Derriaghy was one of the places they settled in after fleeing from France , there is a few landmarks around Derriaghy , like Boomers Hill today. I came across the name Boomer quiet a few times while researching my family that came from Derriaghy.
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« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2017, 11:38:55 PM »
There are boomers listed on cenus for Clondara Street Belfast 1901 1911 some emigrated to USA 2 sisters are buried in milltown  I rembember seeing a big write up about about one of the brothers buried in USA sorry can't mind all the details hope it helps one was called kathleen boomer