Thursday, August 9, 2012

Irish Times


The hunt was on for Kyle J. Betit’s article, “The Irish In Chicago.” A Google Search almost hit the mark. Kyle Betit’s article was written for the Irish At Home and Abroad periodical published in Salt Lake City. I couldn’t find the article, but I did find lots of other interesting information at IrishTimes.com.  

Irish Times.com offers a subscription for Irish ancestor research. A subscription can give you research aids, but not copies of original records. The subscription pricing is based on units. Search requests vary in unit price. For the time being I will book mark IrishTimes.com as I am not sure if this is what I need.

There was a teaser, of course. A surname search offered a free count of households by county. I am looking for Dooley households in my target counties of Galway, Mayo and Westmeath. I will check all the counties in the spirit of thoroughness. Additionally, I will need to check Dooley spelling variations that include: Dooly, Dowley and Dowly. Omitted counties means that there were no reported Dooley households.

Dooley Households of Ireland
County                                    Dooley Households

Carlow (1852-53)                         10
Clare (1855)                                    1
Cork (1851-53)                            26
Galway  (1855)                            82
Kerry (1852)                                   3
Kildare (1851)                                8
Kilkenny (1849-50)                      89
Limerick (1851-52)                      26
Longford (1854)                             2
Mayo (1856-57)                             8
Meath (1854)                                 3
Offaly (King’s) (1855)                  89
Tipperary (1851)                           47
Waterford (1848-51)                     30
Westmeath (1854)                         6
Wexford (1853)                            16
Wicklow (1852-53)                        1                                               

The County Cork caught my eye for the simple reason that Ellen Dooley nee Hart’s death certificate reported a birthplace of Cork, Ireland.  In 1851-53 there were 68 Hart households along with 26 Dooley households. Perhaps there is a connection.


Dooly Households of Ireland

Carlow (1852-53)                          1
Clare (1855)                                10
Cork (1851-53)                           22
Dublin (1848-51)                          4
Galway (1855)                            17
Kildare (1851)                               1
Kilkenny (1849-50)                     40
Limerick (1851-52)                     24
Longford (1854)                            4
Meath (1855)                                2
Roscommon (1857-58)                11
Tipperary (1851)                          30
Westmeath (1854)                        4
Wexford (1853)                            10


Dowley Households of Ireland

Limerick (1851-52)                        1

Dowly Households -  None reported.

This information was found at IrishTimes.com (http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/index.htm : accessed 9 August 2012).


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