In this series: I am tracing my Irish roots and trying to pinpoint what part of the Emerald Isle my ancestors hailed from. Learn more here.
Where I left off: In my last post, the third of this series, I located a baptism record for a John McDermott in the Irish parish of Kiltoghert.
The year, location, and parents’ names were all a fairly good match, making the person a prime candidate to be my 2x great-grandfather.
However, the mother’s maiden name on the record was a different spelling and the birth year was a few years off from census records.
I needed more information and evidence to connect the person in the baptism record to the John McDermott of Newark, NJ.
In this post: With a possible baptism record for John in hand, I needed to gather more information to conclude I had the correct John. I wanted to find John’s death certificate, which would most likely list his parents’ names.
From there I’d be able to compare his mother’s maiden name to the names listed on his baptism and marriage records.