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Surname Saturday – Hale (Ireland)

The only thing I know about my third great-grandmother, Anne HALE, is that she married Michael CAHILL on 30 January 1855 in Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland. I have no idea when she was born, when she died, or who her parents (or other relatives) are…she’s a bit of a mystery. At least two of Anne’s children left Ireland and settled in Aurora, Kane, Illinois (one son eventually removed from Aurora and settled in Chicago, Cook, Illinois).

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Surname Saturday: Cahill (Ireland / Illinois)

This is my first Surname Saturday post, so I figured I’d start with my maiden name.  I’ll probably work in order by ahnetafel number just so I don’t lose my mind trying to remember what names I’ve done.

My CAHILL clan hails from Thomastown, County Kilkenny, Ireland.  Michael CAHILL, my third great-grandfather, it the earliest known/proven ancestor in that line.  At least two of his children left Ireland and settled in Aurora, Kane, Illinois (one son eventually moved to Chicago, Cook, Illinois).

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SNGF – Using FHL Resources to Further My Cahill & Millet Lines

Still catching up on Randy’s Saturday Night Challenges.  This one is from March 28 and goes a little something like this:

  1. Identify one “elusive ancestor” family (perhaps one you just found, or one you’ve not found any information about), and the county/state that they resided in. Tell us the family name and the county/state.
  2. Go to the FHL Catalog, find the resources for that county/state.
  3. Identify at least three items from the FHL Catalog that you need to look into in an effort to further your knowledge about that family’s history. Tell us about them.
  4. Do you know where your nearest Family History Center is? If not, go here and look for it. Tell us where it is.
  5. Are you willing to make a commitment to go to the FHC and rent microfilms in order to pursue that elusive ancestral family? If so, tell us about your commitment.
    And later on, when you’ve reviewed the microfilms and information, you can tell us all about your research findings in a separate post.

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