IRL-MAYO-L ArchivesArchiver > IRL-MAYO > 2007-01 > 1168196996
Subject: Re: [IRL-MAYO] FW: NEW SUBSCRIBER
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 14:09:56 EST
If you try familysearch.org and check the IGI, you will find 4 James
Higgins, father James, born in Mayo in the 1870s.
I suggest you order the films for each of these births, to get the townland
name and father's occupation.
>From that point you will need to check the 1901 census records for each, as
well as the land records, Ellis Island and Boston pax records etc. to see
whether one or more of the James so named stays in Ireland or emigrates.
Your aim will be to narrow down the 4x James to just one!
It's possible there will be one in the death indexes - with a location and
DOB, it shouldn't be too difficult to check.
Hopefully there will be parish records available too, and you might find a
reference to the English marriage, as proof of baptism was required for a
marriage to take place out of one's home parish.
You might want to check the English Catholic Mission records (or parish
records if available) in case a similar mention of parish of baptism was provided
in the church register.
Fortunately, the Mayo 1901 is online, so that part will be easy.