After a bit of burnout and crossed eyed fun, I put this information aside for a while. I needed to rest and rediscover my motivation to complete my family tree research. It probably also did not help that I dropped our 6 year old laptop in February making it no longer portable. It still works but is a rather pathetic desktop computer now. I have one of those already so the laptop sits until we get another one. It is coming soon. I really can't wait to sit outside with the computer again.
Before I continue with a review of my research and findings, I should clearly reference the film that I did review. It is below:
|Source: LDS Church Film #926176, Parish of Moynalty Register, County Meath, Ireland|
|Source Type: Roman Catholic Church Records|
|1 -Parochial Registers of Coole (1864-1883)|
|2 -Church Baptisms for the Parish of Moynalty (1829-1880)|
|3 –Marriages for Parish of Moynalty (1829-1883)|
|4 –Deaths, Moynalty – 1829 – some time in the late 1800s|
|5 –Some memorabilia from the 1800s|
I hope that someday another Shaffrey descendant will be willing to review the film. It will be useful if I post access to my findings and then they can have a comparison. I plan to post most of what I have here with an offer to email the spreadsheet to a Shaffrey descendant who contacts me directly. A second or even third set of eyes on this film would be great. I must say that if you have a degree in handwriting transcription, we'd be set!
The other point that I should mention is that I'm not LDS. I did use their library and assistance for free with a minimal $8 cost to order the film reserved at that location for me to view for 3 months. They were extraordinarily helpful.
I just wish that I had more time to spend at the library. My time on genealogy is best spent at home these days since I have young children who need me to chauffeur them around in between school, activities and homework. The LDS library is not really kid friendly. I may be able to tune out my children a bit while I write this blog post but most people want peace and quiet at a library.
My next post will be the breakdown of my Shaffrey research from this film.