Category Archives: Ryan

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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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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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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