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Brendan Joseph
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Category: Genealogy
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Experience:  Brendan has worked as an expert for Ancestry.com specialising in Irish / British/ Canadian / Australia/ American research.
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I need a specialist who can trace my irish ancestry with a

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Good day. I need a specialist who can trace my irish ancestry with a baptism certificate in South Africa which states his year of birth as 1906 and place of birth Kilkenny. Would you be able to assist so that I have documentation sufficient to get residency in Ireland?
JA: I did a little digging into my family history: we have a lot of dead eccentric Brits in our family tree. I hope you find some fascinating characters in yours. Is there anything else the Genealogist should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I don't have much other information to hand
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Genealogy
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 17 days ago.

Please note that the automated email from Just Answer is not available for calls to or from anywhere other than the USA, so it is not available for your question. I will be happy to text back and forth here on this page.

Brendan

Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 17 days ago.

Hello There,

I live in Ireland what is the persons name?

Brendan

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Hi. It is ***** *****ph Kelly. ARE YOU A GENEALOGY EXPERT THAT CAN ASSIST?
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 17 days ago.

Hello there,

I can assist, do you have a date of birth?

Brendan

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
2nd July 1906 kilkenny ireland. Yhanks
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 17 days ago.

Hello there,

2nd July 1906 Dublin, not in Kilkenny.

Please see attached.

Brendan

Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 17 days ago.

Hello there,

He may have been born in Dublin and baptised in Kilkenny.

Brendan

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
This is what I have
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 17 days ago.

Hello there,

He was baptised in South Africa

Brendan

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
he was. I need to back trace his ancestry and all I have is that piece of paper.
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 17 days ago.

Hello there,

According to his marriage certificate he was born in South Africa.

Please see attached.

Brendan

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
this is the correct man as he was married to that lady.
So now that we have the correct person, are you able to get his parents (mother and father) birth certificates?
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 17 days ago.

Hello there,

***** ***** and Elizabeth O'Brien did not marry in Ireland

Brendan

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I need their birth certificates, not marriage
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 17 days ago.

Hello there,

Do you have their birth years?

Brendan

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Unfortunately not. That is why I need help
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 17 days ago.

hello there,

Do you believe they were born in Kilkenny?

What year did George die?

Brendan

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Here is another piece of paper but it can't be my grandfather??? All I know is my grandmother was Lillian Doris Kelly and her husband ***** *****ph Kelly so the marriage certificate you sent is the right man
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 17 days ago.

Hello there,

Parents were ***** ***** and Elizabeth O'Brien

Brendan

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
that is correct. I need theirbirth certificates but I don't know year or place of birth or marriage
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 17 days ago.

Hello there,

You can apply to the church in Kimberly for their marriage certificate.

Brendan

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I am sorry but you are NOT understanding me! I need the certification of ***** ***** and Elizabeth O'brien from Ireland records
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 17 days ago.

Hello there,

There are thousands of Kelly's in Ireland.

You need the marriage record to see what Georges fathers name.

He may not be from Kilkenny

Brendan

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
How do we talk?
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 17 days ago.

Hello there,

Not on the phone, does not work in Ireland

Brendan

Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 17 days ago.

Hello there,

I have a South African researcher.

***@******.***

She will charge a fee

Brendan

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Brendan please make sure I am not charged for the telephone service.
My grandfather's father is who I need the information on and he is George and married O'brien somewhere in ireland. My grandfather was married in South Africa so I need my great gransfathers history
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 17 days ago.

Hello there,

You cannot apply for Irish citizenship through a G Grandfather.

Only Grandparents

Brendan

Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 17 days ago.

Hello there

George and Elizabeth did not marry in Ireland.

Brendan