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Re: John F McDevitt & Margaret Kelly, Phila., PA 1872
Posted by: Catherine Fry (ID *****8644) Date: January 06, 2008 at 15:44:50
In Reply to: Re: John F McDevitt & Margaret Kelly, Phila., PA 1872 by james mcdevitt of 638

If occupation is the barometer, it doesn't look like the tailors and the plasters are related. I'll keep your info and if I make any headway, I'll let you know. Do you know what part of Ireland your McDevitts are from?

Also, it's a shame PARC said the records were unreadable. I have Sheridans that I am researching. They lived in New Castle, DE and the parish (St. Peter's) turned all their records over the the Latter Day Saints and I have looked at the microfilm and found lots of info. It is in Latin, but with a little patience it was quite understandable. For instance, the name Hugonis is Latin for Hugh. I can't make it out word for word, but I can get the gist. I guess I'll have the same problem with my McDevitts in that time period. It's a shame all the parishes didn't send their info to the Latter Day Saints.

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