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New post: In which I discover that my 3x great-grandparents are probably not who I thought they were.
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Thanks +Kathleen Cooper! I'll give it a try!
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I'm trying to make sense of the parish registers I've been going through lately. My questions:

-Was it standard operating procedure for an illegitimate child to have only one godparent/sponsor at baptism? I've seen this appear to be the case on two occasions, in two different parishes: different dioceses, different counties, different decades. 

-How common was it for the father of an illegitimate child to be publicly known? Most seem to have a father listed, even when that father appears to be married to another woman. What mechanisms were in place to discover the father of an unmarried woman's baby?  

-If a married woman was a godparent, would she be recorded in the register under her maiden or married name? 

-Were parents ever recorded by their titles rather than their names?
As I explore the Catholic parish registers recently put online by the National Library of Ireland, I've realized that I don't know as much as I should about the conventions that would have dictated how they were created. In t...
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New post: The Irish parish records have inspired me to wonder a lot about the social and religious context that would have informed how they were created. 
As I explore the Catholic parish registers recently put online by the National Library of Ireland, I've realized that I don't know as much as I should about the conventions that would have dictated how they were created. In t...
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Probably not the first and surely not the last request for help deciphering the newly available Irish parish records! Am I reading this correctly? I think it says: 1st Michael of Wm Toner & Cath Brown S. Bridgt Byron.

Literally every other entry in this section of the register is in the format of  "NAME of FATHER & MOTHER LASTNAME," with no mother's maiden name given. Could I have gotten lucky enough to have the only maiden name in all of 1833? But since I only see one sponsor, I'm worried I'm misreading what something that's actually part of the other sponsor's name. (Also not sure I have Bridget's name right, so correct me if I'm wrong.)

There were several entries, at different eras in this parish, with "(bastard)" included in the entry. Even though it's not included here, should I be considering that these parents aren't married given that maiden names of married women were not typically recorded? #genealogy #NLI #parishregisters  
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New post: Why you can't research family history in a vacuum. Understanding the history of the time and place your ancestors lived is crucial.
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Is anyone familiar with the term (or name) "Maguccio"? I'm guessing on the spelling. My grandfather says it means "Domenic," but he always uses it with a definite article, referring to his grandfather as "The Maguccio," and I'm trying to figure out what it really means or refers to.
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+Kathleen Scarlett O'Hara Naylor You're very welcome, happy I could be of help :) 
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New post: How to order vital records from the NYC Department of Health, and some tips based on my experience.
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What a pain! Glad it worked out for you.
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Happened upon this old post of mine today and remembered maybe my favorite thing that's ever happened in all my years of genealogy research.
My paternal great-grandmother was Mary Quinn ("Grandma Molly"), and to my knowledge - and according to information given me by other relatives - she was always known as Molly. She was born in Brooklyn to Mary Gillan and Hugh ...
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Genealogy friends: I'm looking for a G+ or Facebook group for Brazilian genealogy - can you point me to any? Searching is not bringing up any useful results.
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New post: I didn't know just how insufficient the Irish Family History Foundation transcriptions were until I saw the originals.
The National Library of Ireland has recently digitized and made available online, for free, Catholic parish registers from throughout Ireland. This is an incredible boon to Irish family history researchers, many of had previo...
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The reporter didn't let me know when this article was being published, so I'm just seeing it now. I spoke to the Daily News last summer about ordering my great-grandmother's immigration records from USCIS.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ little-known records office in Washington, D.C., includes a historian, librarian and more than a dozen researchers. They run a genealogy program that for a fee, will hunt down family immigration documents — from citizenship paperwork to the alien registration forms immigrants had to fill out at area Post Offices during World War II.
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  • Georgetown University
    History; Italian, 2004 - 2008
  • George Washington University
    Museum Studies, 2008 - 2010
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