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From: Mary Lindemann <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Keenan - Murtagh marriage in Berlin, NH
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 18:08:30 -0700
Thanks Don, I suspected they had married in either Berlin or Lancaster but didn't find a record in the LDS database of New Hampshire marriages. Wish there was a Repertoire for All Saints that would have parents names.
The early children's baptismal sponsors all appear to be the brothers & sisters of the parents but no relationship is specified. I'd love to "assume" that they are the aunts & uncles but without that marriage record I hesitate to do so.
Thanks again, I'll keep watching the LDS files as they may update them to include new records for Lancaster and All Saints Church.
On Oct 18, 2011, at 3:08 PM, wrote:
> According to the BMS2000
> Bernard KEENAN & Alice MURTHA were married 8 Nov 1875 at All-Saints Church in Lancaster, NH ....... parents' names not listed in record (as in many old US records)
> You said you have the records of the baptisms of their children, many times the godparents are referred to as grandparent, aunt or uncle of the child to help confirm your reasoning.
> In a message dated 10/18/2011 5:51:59 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, writes:
> Trying to confirm parents of this couple - Bernard Keenan born about 1846 in Canada and Alice Murtagh born in 1854 in St Sylvestre, PQ. I can't find the couple marrying in Quebec and I do have the suspected widowed mother of Bernard in Berlin NH from 1870 on until her death. Several suspected siblings are also in Berlin. All of Bernard & Alice's children are born/baptised in Ste Agathe and I have the family on the 1881 & 1901 census in Leeds.
> I believe based on ages that Bernard is the son of Christopher Keenan and Ann Maguire of St Sylvestre and Alice is the daughter of George Murtagh and Anne Fitzpatrick of St Sylvestre but without the marriage record I can't confirm it.
> If anyone has the Repertoires for the Catholic parishes in Berlin and/or Lancaster NH and could do a quick check for me I would sincerely appreciate it.
> As always, thanks in advance for any help,
> Mary Lindemann
> Lacey, Wa
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