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From: (William Stranney)
Subject: Re: [Scotch-Irish] Surname interests
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 21:51:57 +0100
> Hi Billy, have you checked IGI? It's not terribly good for Ireland,
> but there's Agnes Straney, married 3 Mar 1788, presbyterian, in
> Kircubbin, Down. The earliest ones are Stranie and they appear to
> be English. Or in England. But in the 1600's you got them in England.
> I don't find the surname in my English surname book (Reany and
> Wilson) but then some of mine are not in it.
I have checked IGI. It is very interesting - lots of names for me to
investigate. I have checked every surname book I could find (Scottish,
English and Irish) and have found my surname in one surname book only. I
have not got its name (aren't I careless!) but I know where to get it again.
It is by an Irish author and the book is very "Irish" (as in Irish language)
in its orientation. I will get its name again! I can't remember the author
because his name is in Irish and, although I have been taught Irish at
school, surnames in Irish are are a bit strange to me! It was in a local
Library Headquarters in Ballynahinch in Co Down. This library has an Irish
(NI Irish/British etc.) section and has a newish computer database which is
devoted to emigration material, letters etc. It is quite good but it will
get better as time goes by. They have a web page/site. "Ballynahinch Library
Headquarters County Down will surely get it in a search engine.
> This might be old news.... There's some in Scotland too, but
> those seem to be in the 1800's.
> Sorry if this is old news....
Linda, I'm delighted to get this news. When someone else takes the trouble
to offer you a snippet of genealogical information it can help in a couple
of ways at least. They may often perceive/analyse the information in a
different way than you have and offer a new insight. Or, in any case, the
mere act of offering it can gee one up to greater efforts in one's own
But you know all this anyway.