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Judy Gaffney (#47214846)
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RE: Monaghan in co
Hey Judy- I, also, am in the US but go back to Ireland quite often. The cemeteries there are very difficult to get complete information on. The headstones you see that are black granite are new. The original ones usually were nothing more than a rock (literally)marking the grave. Years ago the wealthy had headstones, everyone else had, pretty much, a rock with nothing on it. Trust me, there are lots of rocks in Ireland. As a rule, the Irish government does not relinquish its records easily and the churches only do so to family members with proof and in person. Their census does not go as far back as ours, either. Before that, it was all hand written in the church books. All these things make research difficult at best and being there doesn't help much. I was just there a few months ago but have no immediate plans to return right now.

This particular cemetery has no church attached. It is kind of just out along this road outside the town. If you can, it is easier if it IS a churchyard because, usually, people in the church will help you locate someone there. Although Galway is spread out, it is pretty small and you could contact one of the many churches in or around Galway and ask about a family name but be prepared, there are a LOT of Monaghans in Ireland. I found this route to be fruitful when I was trying to find a family member in Limerick. The final thing that may help is, there are lots of churches/cemeteries in Monaghan County or try Saint Nicholas Church which is a huge church right in Galway whose doors are open every day. Even though I have not seen anyone named Monaghan in their cemetery, which is very small and very old, if you email them, someone may be helpful. Most all the cemeteries actually in Galway are very old and no longer accept interments. You know how it is. Cities grown up around the cemeteries locking them in. Unable to expand, they wither away. One thing about Ireland, there is no shortage of churches or cemeteries. If nothing else, we are very prolific.

It makes me wish I WERE there, but I hope this helps somewhat, anyway.

Added by NolaGirl on Jan 31, 2016 2:40 PM
Richard Payne
RE: Charle A Moore
Not sure if this is the Elizabeth you seek but

Moore, Eliza 276-322 12/19/1831 06/26/1888

I'm not researching this line but as I live minutes away I am trying to add as many graves as I can get to.
Added by Richard Payne on Jun 07, 2015 6:12 PM
Alice Salter - Demorest
Moore & Harrington& Demorest
Hi Judy, It was so nice of you to contact me. you have information on the Moore & Harrington & Demorest Family? Please tell me more. This is my husbands side of the family. If you would like you can contact me at I would love to hear from you.
Thanks Alice.
Added by Alice Salter - Demorest on Jul 14, 2013 9:12 AM

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