Any suggestion on tracing Elizabeth Galloway across the "Pond" Atlantic Ocean.

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I am a decendant of Elizabeth Galloway (Born 1 SEP 1868, Died 19 OCT 1937) whom depending on which census you read is either from Ireland or Scotland. She is Galloway-2536 on Wikitree. I recently found the family whom she worked for as an indentured servant; Harry Murphy and Mary Genevieve Ferris-Murphy, which stated they came from  Lisburn, Antrim, Northern Ireland. She arrived here in the USA 1884/1885, but I've not been able to track down which port she arrived or which ship she arrived. She worked for the family in Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, where she also settled and married William Henry Farr whom was from Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario, Canada.

I would really like to trace her ancestry or find anyone whom would be related to this surname and interested in researching this branch of the tree across the Atlantic, because I am really clueless on how or what do do next.

GEDmatch: A233480 GEDcom 6332754

Family Tree: B226386

My Heritage: 17414700 jaystonetx Tree Name: Needing Research or My Document Ancestry Line.

WikiTree profile: Elizabeth Farr
in Genealogy Help by Jay Stone G2G1 (1.6k points)
edited by Jay Stone
Scotland looks more likely than Ireland.

findmypast shows 11 Scottish possibilities from the 1881 census, to get more details you would have to go to

Elizabeth  Galloway  1866  Stirlingshire  New Monkland  New Monkland  Lanarkshire
Elizabeth  Galloway  1866  Midlothian  Penicuik  Penicuik  Midlothian
Elizabeth  Galloway  1868  —  Burntisland  Burntisland  Fife
Elizabeth  Galloway  1869  Forfarshire (Angus)  Kintore  Kintore  Aberdeenshire
Elizabeth  Galloway  1869  Linlithgowshire (West Lothian)  Whitburn  Whitburn  Linlithgowshire (West Lothian)
Betsy  Galloway  1868  —  St Andrews  St Andrews  Fife
Elisabeth H  Galloway  1868  Fife  Cupar  Cupar  Fife
Lizzie  Galloway  1869  Argyllshire  Dundoon & Kilmun  Dunoon  Argyllshire
Lizzie  Galloway  1870  Perthshire  Alyth  Alyth  Perthshire
Lizzie C  Galloway  1869  Forfarshire (Angus)  St Peter  Liff & Benvie  Forfarshire (Angus)

Whereas only shows 3 birth records:

Birth of  ELIZA GALLOWAY  in  1869 Castlederg
Birth of  ELIZABETH GALLOWAY  in  1867 Carlow
Birth of  ELIZABETH GALLAWAY  in  1867 Banbridge


Since she was born 1868, I guess Elizabeth  Galloway  1868  —  Burntisland  Burntisland  Fife is most probable, but still like you said will still need additional research.

Hi: I have James Henry Galloway b 1780 Lisburn Blais Parish County Down Ireland d 1861 Adelaide Twp Middlesex Co Ontario Canada.  Not sure how to use this site.  Try Date-55  Cheers,
I think the Eliza Galloway of Castlederg is my Great Grandfather's sister. It lists parents as John Galloway and Mary Gormley. I did DNA on ancestry - maybe we are a match
Hey Paul, I did a Ancestry test and you should be able to see if we have any shared DNA my id is jaystonetx. Don't currently have a paid membership so I can't access much information there. Also, listed on and

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