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MY GGGFATHER, WAS A SEA CAPTAIN..IN N,IRELAND [BELFAST]. BORN AROUND 1850s [dublin city]..& DIED IN THE 1890s..his name was..JOHN MULLAN..AGED 40,s..married to Mary Mullan..is there anywhere to find any info..please..many thanks..
who have a Contact Us link on this page. I did find mention of a "Belfast Ship Records" on someone's family history resume, but no additional information. Most likely held in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, but the link I've given you should be much more knowledgeable than me!
thank you so much guys..i had given up all ways on this topic..i will check the link..& see how i get on.. if i found his next of kin,of which i know, is mary mullan.[keatley] born dublin city..aged 43..in the 1901 irish census..belfast..widowed...my guess her husband [john mullan]..was of similar age..& possiblly married in dublin..there son..was born in 1878..also named john mullan.born dublin city..RC.. i have checked for death records.in the 1890s..upon till 1898, when there son married..& listed father deseaed..sea captain..is there a place in the uk..a record office for lost log books..or missing at sea..also there is not no census for 1851-61-71-81-91..so the task gets a bit harder..can you help..regards..christy.
EDIT: You can search Irish Republic records for free, but it didn't turn anything up 10 years either side of 1870. Nothing online for Northern Ireland so you have to pay them to search and again if you want a copy of the certificate. Worth checking the IGI just in case.
One of the major problems with searching for Irish records is that a significant amount of them were destroyed during the Civil War here in 1922-3. The Four Courts and the Customs House in Dublin were both burned during this time and vast amounts of irreplacable records dating back many centuries were lost as they had been stored in the basements there for "safe keeping". Another stumbling block is that the Census records were sent to India to be inputted on-line and in some cases the names were misread due to both poor handwriting and being transcribed by people not familiar with common "western" surnames, this can cause problems when searching on-line.
hi.6918..great info..& very sad about the irish records..i have my gfathers marriage cert 1898..plus i have more bits.yet i am at a stand still..i have in the past sent off for info,from rosscommon, with no details..found..my gfather came from dublin city,so did his mother,yet i cannot found any details..the name Mullan can be spelled mullin or mullen..if you are up for a challenge, plz let me know,i may pop over for research in dublin..i have details on the irish census,of 1901-1911..thanks for the info,. regards,..christy..