Excellent Family History Support at Millstreet Library

On Thursday, 13th Sept. 2018 Millstreet Library was the location for a day of Family History Research with the wonderfully enthusiastic Genealogist Supreme from Co. Limerick – Karen O’Riordan from the Local Studies Library of Cork County Library.  Karen met a number of people having spoken to them by phone some days ago receiving some background family history and then researching each person’s family history.  For me I got some very valuable insights into the O’Leary (my mother’s maiden name) Family History.  Karen asked us to focus on just one of our parents.   What a truly excellent service by Cork County Library.   If there is a further occasion when such a Day of Family History is repeated we would certainly encourage you to participate.  All seen by the superbly dedicated Karen today felt greatly enriched by the treasured information shared.  Our pictures illustrate Karen working with just two of the many appreciative participants – Margaret Healy and yours truly.  Very special thanks also to the consistently helpful Millstreet Librarian – Grace Tangney who coordinated this special Day of Family History.  (S.R.)

We thank Librarian Grace for this interesting Poster. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)



2 thoughts on “Excellent Family History Support at Millstreet Library”

  1. I live in the U.S. and have joined Ancestry DNA, Ancestry and Ancestry Family Tree Maker, and I am working on my Family Tree.

    I have hit a dead end with my great, great grandmother , Margaret O’Brien. She was born in 1815 in Clark, BS, Ireland or Millstreet Army Barracks, County Cork, Ireland. Two of her son’s were born in Ireland. Joseph Hayward 1839 in Kilkenny, Ireland, and John Hayward in 1841 in Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland.

    She was married to George Hayward in Ireland in 1838. The information I found said / 9, Ireland. I have no idea what the 9 refers to.

    Do you have any advice as to how I can find any records for them – birth, marriage – anything that would help my search.

    Thank you in advance for any assistance or advice you can give me.


  2. Hi Gale

    Apologies for not replying to this sooner as I am not regularly on this website.

    If you would like to send us an e-mail to localstudieslibraryatcorkcoco.ie along with images/scans of the records that you have located I will see what I can do.

    You indicate that Margaret O’BrIen may have been born in Clark, BS. I am not sure what this relates to, so if you could provide the record where this is written it may provide some clues.

    You indicate that she may possibly have been born in Millstreet Army Barracks. There are virtually no Roman Catholic parish records for Millstreet for between 1776 and 1849 with a small number in 1822/23. Do you know if the O’Briens or Haywards were non-Catholic?

    If you could forward images of the marriage of George Hayward and Margaret Brien as well as their children’s baptisms in the e-mail it may provide some clues to their religion and what /9 Ireland relates to.


    Karen O’Riordan
    Local Studies Library
    Cork County Library

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