UKIsearch.com is a good site for Co Tipperary ancestry research. It has many links to databases and records and they are all on this one site. The site covers Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Britain. It also has an International section.
How far back can you determine a genetic link?
All genetic tests from Family Tree DNA will provide you a probability that you and another person, who have an exact match, will have your Most Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA) within a range of time backwards.
The 12 marker test gives you the following range: 7 generations (50%) likelihood; 29 generations (95%) likelihood.
Using the 25 marker test the 50% likelihood drops to 3 generations and the 95% to 13 generations.
The 37-marker test tightens further to 2 generations (50%) and the 95% to 7 generations.
Church records for Carlow, Cork, Dublin and Kerry Ireland now online, free at IrishGenealogy.ie, a website launched by the Department of Tourism, Culture & Sport late last year.
The records now available are:
For Carlow – Church of Ireland register entries
For Cork – Roman Catholic register entries for the diocese of
Cork & Ross only
For Dublin City – Church of Ireland, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic
For Kerry – Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic records.
I have found some Dublin City records for related Fannings. However a lot of the Christian names are written in Latin and this can be misleading. I have also searched and found a record and not been able to find it again. Not sure why this happened. Play around with different search terms.
These are records from the Victorian Pioneer Index of those born in Thurles Co Tipperary. The Pioneer Index covers the period 1836-1888. Some may be born in Thurso Scotland. But most I think are Thurles natives.
Surname: WEBB; Given Names: M; Event: B; Spouse Surname/Father: William; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Matilda Ann CLARK; Birth Place: THURST ; Year: 1859; Reg Number: 4630
Surname: ELDER; Given Names: John; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: Henry; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Margaret MILLER; Age: 73; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1858; Reg Number: 6028
Surname: MANSON; Given Names: Janet; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: William; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Mary DUNCAN; Age: 45; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1866; Reg Number: 12123R
Surname: SHOELL; Given Names: Jane; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: Thomas; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Mary DISS; Age: 22; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1867; Reg Number: 11586
Surname: CUMMINS; Given Names: Margaret; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: Sheedy John; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Margaret DWYER; Age: 67; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1867; Reg Number: 11635
Surname: TREACY; Given Names: William; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: William; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: UNKNOWN; Age: 54; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1867; Reg Number: 6338
Surname: MACKAY; Given Names: George Edward; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: John; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Jane UNKNOWN; Age: 56; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1867; Reg Number: 9435 Continue reading Victorians Born in Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland
Immigration Into Australia: ONLINE INDEXES AND PASSENGER LISTS: by Cora Num:
An excellent site, with lots of links for passengers, from different countries, to all states of Australia.
All of these indexes were compiled by Peter Madden of Newcastle NSW Australia.
This is the combined index of people who were born in Tipperary, Ireland, and emigrated to Sydney, New South Wales, or Moreton Bay, Queensland in the years 1828 to 1866 inclusive.
The following are terms that define specific relationships in a family tree.
Father- male parent
Mother- female parent
They represent the generation above you
Brother- male sibling
Sister- female sibling
These represent the same generation as you.
Son- male offspring
Daughter- female offspring
These represent the generation below you on the family tree.
Grandson- son of your children
Granddaughter- daughter of your children.
Great-Grandchildren- for each successive generation, prefix with “great”.
Going backwards in time:
Maternal Grandfather- your mother’s father
Maternal Grandmother- your mother’s mother.
Paternal Grandfather– your father’s father
Paternal Grandmother- your father’s mother
Great-Grandparents- the parents of your grandparents.
Uncle- the brother of one of your parents
Aunt- the sister of one of your parents
Nephew- the son of your sibling
Niece- the daughter of your sibling
Grand-nephew- the son of your nephew, and the same generation as your grandchildren
Grand-niece- the daughter of your niece.
First cousin- the child of your uncle or aunt and the same generation as yourself.
First Cousin Once removed- the son or daughter of your first cousin
First Cousin twice removed- the grandson or granddaughter of your first cousin
First Cousin three times removed- the great-grandson or great granddaughter of your first cousin
Great Uncle or Aunt- the brother or sister of your grandparents
First Cousin Once Removed can also refer to the son or daughter of your great uncle or aunt, and the same generation as your parents.
Second Cousin- the grandson or granddaughter of your great uncle or aunt and the same generation as yourself
Second Cousin Once Removed- the great-grandson of your great uncle or aunt and the same generation as your children
Second Cousin Twice Removed- the great-great grandson of your great uncle or aunt and the same generation as your grandchildren.
The word “removed” is used to describe a relationship where the two people are from different generations. Once removed means there is a difference of one generation. An example is your mother’s first cousin is your first cousin once removed. Twice removed means there is a two generation difference. Your grandmother’s first cousin will be your first cousin twice removed.
County Tipperary Roman Catholic Records at Rootsweb lists the Co Tipperary Civil Parish name and next to it the Roman Catholic Parish name and when the parish began. This makes tracking ancestors in Co Tipperary a little easier.
Source for this Thurles Townland Map.
A townland is a peculiarly Irish land division which goes back a long time. It is the smallest administrative division and can be as small as a few acres or as large as 7,000 acres. Better land was divided into smaller townlands. Townlands for all counties can be searched for on The IreAtlas Townland Database