Hello Where do I have to look to find my great grandmother Elizabeth (ELIZA) CORRIGAN who came to the USA before the IRISH FAMINE of 1846 - I have already checked in the NATIONAL ARCHIVES on IRELAND and did not find her name Thank you


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  • Hi Richard

                  I found you GG grandmothers obit in The Brooklyn Eagle Apr 12, 1897 on Page:7.

    https://www.newspapers.com/image/50439997/    I see from your post that you already have this information but in it a mention of Native of Monasterevin, County Kildare, Ireland. 

    I located her death Certificate at the following link:


    On it:

    Question 2     Age:    Answer   65 Years   10 months    21 days  

    Question 8   If of foreign birth how long in the US     Answer   50 years 

    Question 9   How long a resident of the city?           Answer   10 years.

    So, with the above information her birth would be May 23, 1831

    Immigration year 1847

    Resident of the City since 1887 

    Monasterevin is a Catholic Parish in Co. Kildare, on Roots Ireland    https://www.rootsireland.ie/

    It has a list of births for this parish:

    8 matches for the search criteria: Corrigan (plus variants) 1821-1841 Parish: MONASTEREVIN (RC)    

    There is no listing for Elizabeth or Bridget Corrigan in their records. I also accessed the parish NLI records to see if some damage may have occurred to the record or perhaps some missing pages, but everything appears to be OK. A link to the record at NLI