Hi, Annie. Yes, it was Mr. McMahon who I spent some time with and learned so much about the history of both Co. Monoghan and Fermanagh; my Fergusons and Wiggins were primarily in Co. Fermangh but some were right on the border between the two. He is retiring this year and when we were there, he didn't know who would be taking over his records, etc. He said he was going to travel to India and several other countries where he had family.
My husband and I went to the National Archives on our last Friday who were the ones that told me to go to the RCB Library (except they didn't call it that) but it was already 2 p.m. and we were to meet some friends from Dublin at 5 p.m. for dinner. We didn't think they would be open on Saturdays and we left early Sunday morning to fly back to the U.S.
My cousin (our gg grandfathers were brothers) from CA and I have discussed just going to Dublin for a week and going to the RCB Library (now that I know the name) and both doing the research. I don't know if we were get to do it but we both really want to try to do so, maybe in the early fall.
I will get together a list of the names that have married into the families to see if you have any of them in your research. I appreciate that you have taken the time to share this information with me and, if possible connections exist, share even more. Would it be possible to do this outside the forum? My email address should be included in this post so just let me know. I live in central Iowa, by the way.
Again, thank you for the information.
Barbara Ferguson Hammer
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