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Re: MURRAY/O'Connor/1869/Manchester
Posted by: Debbie Wilson Date: January 25, 1999 at 11:19:53
In Reply to: MURRAY/O'Connor/1869/Manchester by Dona Varnavas of 11465

Hi Donna,

Manchester is among the worst towns in NH for vital records prior to 1892. They sent few of their records to Concord, and they are rude and not helpful at the clerk's office. I don't think you will get much information that way. The names Murray and O'Connor, however, are good Irish Catholic names, and the parish records should give information...for marriages especially. Cemetery records are also available but often are based on the extant stones rather thanactual burial records. There are also city directories from this time period so that you can pinpoint where they were and how long they were there. Sometimes there is a notation as to where someone went or when he died. Overall, Irish mill workers...if that is who your people were...are difficult to work on other than through church records.

Good luck!

Debbie in Greenland, NH

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