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From: Linda Merle <>
Subject: Re: BAILEY
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2000 20:20:26 -0800
Bailey is a very common name in Ireland. There are 50-some Thomases
in Griffiths index and they range from Antrim to Cork. You need to gather
more information, preferably at least a county of origin since civil
of births didn't begin till after your ancestor left.
I would look in the USA for the clues you need. There's a number of good
courses in immigrant genealogy at
www.genealogy.com/university.htm (I hope) that will give you all kinds of
ideas. You may not find a record that says where they came from; you may
need to go with clues. Clue number one is your immigrant's son's middle
name Cage -- only one Cage in Griffiths Index --- Rev R W in Westmeath.
But that was after your ancestors left. You need the Tithe Applotment, but
your ancestors parent would appear -- and you don't know his name or
There are a lot of records, they are just not easy to use. One researcher
said in a lecture that I attended that you needed to spend 1/3rd of your
time learning about Irish records and 1/3rd trying to find them. Then 1/3rd
studying the records. Most of us don't do anything near like that so we
make no progress. You can whip through a lot of US records, though.
CHeck out the courses above for how to proceed.
Best of luck,