WHY CAN'T I FIND ANY OF MY IRISH GRANDMA'S FAMILY

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Hi i'm finding it extremely difficult to find any records on my Nan's parents & siblings. All i have to go on is her name MARGARET O'ROURKE (married name CARROLL). Her family lived at 4 STANAWAY ROAD DUBLIN IRELAND & then moved to 68 SUNDRIVE ROAD DUBLIN IRELAND. MICHAEL or JOHN was her father's name and he worked on the Irish railway. Please help
in Genealogy Help by Anthony Carroll G2G5 (5.5k points)
Some dates would be helpful, these are quite common names.
I really don't  have any except for these my Nan's death (10/12/1973) married (oct, nov, dec 1944) that's all I know & i'm not exactly sure of the last date

Marriage 1942

Christopher
Last name Carroll
Registration year 1942
Registration quarter Oct - Dec 1942
Registration district Dublin South
Volume 2
Page 389

Margaret O'Rourke

 in the Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958

Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958 No Image
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Name: Margaret O'Rourke
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1922
Registration district: Tralee
Birth Country: Ireland
Volume: 5
Page: 427
FHL Film Number: 101229

Margaret Carroll

 in the UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current

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Name: Margaret Carroll
Death Date: 10 Dec 1973
Cemetery: Templeogue Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Templeogue, County Dublin, Ireland
Has Bio?: N
Spouse: Christopher Carroll
Children: Noel Carroll
Christopher Carroll
URL: https://www.findagrave.com/mem...
Thanks guys but really need to find out who her parents are please

This is most likely her. She married, lived, and died in Dublin South. It is highly unlikely that she was born in Country Kerry which is about as far away from Dublin as you can get and still be in Ireland.

First name(s) Margaret
Last name O'Rourke
Registration year 1920
Registered quarter/year Jul - Sep 1920
Registration district Dublin South
Volume 2
Page 647
Mother's last name (original) -
County Dublin
Country Ireland
Record set Irish Births 1864-1958
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Civil Births
Collections from Ireland
The problem is that Irish records don’t seem to record parents. I guess you need to know what faith they be christened in and look at parish registers. At least you know she was born in county Kerry, oops just seen Debs post, looks like she has better understanding of Ireland.
Thanks marlon and thanks deb
Thanks Deb sorry 2 be a pain but my nan lived at both 4 STANAWAY ROAD CRUMLIN & 68 SUNDRIVE ROAD CRUMLIN don't suppose you can find out anything for me please. Thanks

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Since you have a date and place of death, I would suggest your best option would be to order her death certificate. With such recent events, it will be difficult to find records online that will be of great use.
by Deb Durham G2G6 Pilot (852k points)
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I know where she lived with my Grandad and aunts & uncles which was 4 DERRY ROAD CRUMLIN.also i can't seem to find any information about my dad apart from what I already know, which was he is the only child of Margaret & Christopher Carroll to be born in Radcliffe Oxford
I know my Grandad worked as a labourer on the railway during 1944 - 1948
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Nobody can find any records of O'Rourke's in Ireland.  Most were illiterate tenant farmers.  The Rourke's were banished to Clare when they would not denounce their Catholic faith.  I've stopped searching for them before the 1840's.  Many immigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio during the famine & around the turn of the century.  But, yes, you have a recent ancestor so just order the copy.
by Mary Beth Nix G2G1 (1.7k points)

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