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06-09-13, 20:46
Can anyone help to look up Rebecca Kelly Born in Tipperary/Limerick Ireland 1827 ,i can find no trace before 1850 when she married aged 24 a William Kelly in 1850 at Manchester Cathedral ,Her fathers name is given as James Kelly .
Thank you.Maggie55

07-09-13, 03:11
Statutory birth registration didn’t start in Ireland till 1864 so you won’t get a birth certificate for Rebecca. Prior to that you have to rely on baptism records where they exist. Unfortunately not all parish records go back to 1826 and not all the surviving records are on-line. Rootsireland has a good selection but there is no trace of her on their site, searching on 1827 +/- 5 years as a birth date. Without any more information than that she may have come from Limerick or Tipperary, it’s hard to refine the search further.

08-09-13, 20:42
Thank you Elwyn ,your reply is much appreciated .