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Ambrose Families of County Cork

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Surnames/tags: Ambrose County Cork
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This team is part of the Ambrose Name Study.

The goal of this project is to find every non-living person with this surname and make a wikitree profile for them. We are especially interested in the Ambrose Family of County Cork, Ireland. Mary Ambrose who married Patrick Troy is buried in Lisgoold Cemetery on Church Road between Top Cross townland and Templebodan. We would like to find her siblings, cousins and ancestors. This will be a challenge, as she died in the Great Irish Famine, and she was already married to Patrick Troy, Sr. during the Tithe Battle of Gortroe in 1834. So we will need to find early Catholic church records, which didn't begin legally until about 1829. We are hoping to find all the Catholic and possibly even Protestant church records from the area that record the lives of the members of the Ambrose Family.


Here are some of the tasks that I think need to be done. I'll be working on them, and could use your help.

  • Help find Irish Roman Catholic and Protestant church records for the Ambrose Family
  • Take pictures of gravestones in the Lisgoold and Gortroe cemeteries, especially for the Ambrose Family.
  • Adding sources
  • Adding categories
  • Adding relevant templates
  • Connecting family members to the global family tree.


Sources for further research

  1. Church parish and Civil Registration online from irishgneealogy.ie - https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/irish-records-what-is-available/church-records
  2. Church parish records from the National Library of Ireland - https://registers.nli.ie/about#about_background_header
  3. Griffith's Valuation of Ireland from the 1850s - http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/
  4. Tithe Applotment Records of Ireland from the 1820s and 1830s - http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/search/tab/index.jsp
  5. 1901 and 1911 Census of Ireland from the National Library of Ireland
  6. Skibbereen Heritage Centre in Skibbereen - https://skibbheritage.com/
  7. West Cork Graveyard database - https://skibbheritage.com/graveyards/
  8. Cobh Heritage Museum in Cobh, Ireland where the Titanic had it's last port of call in 1912, and where the bodies from the Lusitania were washing up on the shores in 1915. Cobh is also known as Queenstown because it was visited by Queen Victoria about 1850.




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