Monday, July 22, 2013
In Ireland the Poor Relief Act of 1838 divided Ireland into districts or "unions" in which the local taxable inhabitants were to be financially responsible for all paupers in the area. In 1898 the Poor Law Union was adopted as the basic administrative division in place of the civil parish and barony.
Civil registration is the government recording and registering of births, marriages, and deaths. Registration began in Ireland in 1864. However, registration of Protestant marriages had begun earlier in 1845. Births, marriages and deaths were registered with district registrars. Registration districts were set up within the boundaries of the existing Poor Law Unions
Posted by T.T. McQuaid at 4:35 PM
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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Tyrone Civil Parishes
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The McQuaid & Barrett Families
Province - Ulster
County - Tyrone
Barony – Omagh East
Poor Law Union - Lowtherstown
Parish - Dromore
Townland – Tummery
McQuaid Homestead, Tummery, Dromore, Tyrone, Ireland. Lot-60
Friday, July 20, 2012
McQuaid’s of Tummery, Dromore Parish, County Tyrone survive the Great Famine, but not the Land Wars of 1879-1882.
The Great Famine 1844-1852, that hit it’s climax in 1846-47, was but one of the many famines of the time, like the potato failures in 1790-1800, 1816, 1822 and 1836. Besides the many mini-famines, fever epidemics were other hazards of life, like the typhus of 1817 and the cholera of 1832.
Monday, April 16, 2012
‘Genealogical Brick Walls’, Instead of Going Through or Over, I have had Luck Going Down the Road that Leads Around Them. The Road goes through Tummery, Tyrone, Ireland, to the Barrett Family.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
1940 was 72 years ago. It doesn’t sound that long ago, but WE HAVE COME A LONG WAY. If I had to pick one word to describe the 72 year time period, it would be ‘Inflationary’.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Manson House, Ware Massachusetts
- After WW-II, in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s,my Grandfather, John Leo McQuaid B1902 and his sons owned and ran the Mansion House Hotel.
- The Casino Theater is the building to the left. Before talking films, they showed silent films and used a player piano. In the 1980’s the same player piano was given to my wife, by a lady that sang in the church choir with her. Both of my children learned to play on it. I remember going to see movies, when I was a child, paying 25 cents to get in and 10 cents for a bag of popcorn. I remember buying a Mr. Peanut Bar, I took it into the dark theater. I started eating it, something didn’t feel right. I went out into the light and found it crawling with maggots.The movie would end, and we would exit into the alley, between the buildings.
- In 1960, the time of the picture, below, of Main St., there was a Drug store on the left of the Manson House and a Western Auto Hardware Store on the right.
- There is a parking lot and Veterans Memorial, where the Mansion House was, today.