Category Archives: County Offaly (Kings)

Marriage of Thomas Barnes to Barbara Woods – 1920

This past week I’ve been looking in the new records that FamilySearch added for New York City, and I found this marriage record, for one of our Irish Barnes clan. Thomas Barnes was born in the townland of Aghadouglass, in … Continue reading

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Surname Saturday – Ryan Clan

The Ryan surname is often listed as one of the top ten surnames of Ireland. The Ryan Clan that I’m researching comes from Kilcolman, County Offaly (King’s), Ireland. “Ryan Family History. Irish: simplified form of Mulryan.Irish: reduced form of O’Ryan, … Continue reading

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The Death of Mary Ryan Barnes in Ireland – 1904

Researching the death of ancestor Mary Ann Ryan Barnes took a bit of time. We knew by 2005 that our Irish Barnes family had been parishioners of the Kilcolman Roman Catholic Church in County Offaly, Ireland. Back when Mary Ann … Continue reading

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Passenger Record for Ellen Barns – SS Campania – 1908

When researching passenger records online at the Ellis Island Foundation website in 2003 for Helen Barnes (1881-1973), I came across only one likely record for my husband’s grandmother. Some of the information seemed wrong, but I saved the record and … Continue reading

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Researching John Barnes of the 19th Century in Ireland

I’m currently doing research on the Irish Barnes line that lived in County Offaly, AKA King’s County, Ireland during the 19th Century. Family stories state that the Barnes family were farmers, but they also worked at Birr, then called Parsontown, … Continue reading

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The Death of John Barnes in Ireland – 1892

When I started researching the Irish branch of our Barnes family I started with John Barnes and his wife Mary Ryan.  We knew they had lived near Birr in County Offaly, Ireland – then called County King’s. We knew they … Continue reading

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Helen Catherine Barnes (1881-1973) – Irish Birth Records

Helen Catherine Barnes was born in Kings County, Ireland (now County Offaly).  Helen used August 8, 1887 as her birthday after coming to the United States.  She was quoted as saying that her original birth record could be found at … Continue reading

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Barnes Marriage Records

Actual marriage records can help in family research so much, that they should always be sent for.  County courthouses sometimes have the original documents, and usually only a nominal fee is asked for to cover the copying and mailing of … Continue reading

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