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I found my 2nd Great-Grandmother Bridget Farren!
Here is why you should ALWAYS stop and take advantage of any FREE ACCESS offer and search for your ancestors. With the current free access to over 140 MILLION Irish records, I’m finally able to confirm information about my 2nd great-grandmother Bridget Farren! Here’s how I did it:
- I entered the information I knew based on a family story passed down to me by my great grand-mother Therese McGinnes Austin. She said that her mother was named Bridget Farren and born in Ireland about 1867. So I entered the parameters in the Ancestry search screen:
- I had to sort out several other Bridget Farrens but I’m pretty sure that I can prove that she was born around July 1869 in Donegal, Ireland, to John Farren and Ellen Doherty:
- And here is the image of the baptismal registry listing the sponsors Henry Farren and Mary Doherty:
And the best part? While I was looking at “hints” for Bridget Farren, I found a new photo posted by a distant cousin!
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