MCCORMICK/Belfast

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QMau­reen Stan­ley was look­ing for her grand­mother’s birth cer­tifi­cate and census en­tries in our Oc­to­ber is­sue. “There is a Mar­garet Ann McCormick on the 1911 census for Lis­burn, Antrim, Ire­land, aged 20,” says Stephen Ward, who found the tran­scrip­tion on Ances­try and sug­gests Mau­reen con­tact the Na­tional Ar­chives of Ire­land to view the full re­sults.

Stephen found de­tails of Mar­garet’s father James, a sol­dier who ap­pears on the census with her, on Forces War Records ( forces-war­records.co.uk).” He also found an Eleanor Jane McCormick, born in In­dia in 1854. “She could have been a sis­ter of James. This sug­gests the father of James was prob­a­bly in the Crimean cam­paign and then in In­dia af­ter­wards.” Mar­garet went on to name two of her daugh­ters Jane and Eleanor, which adds more ev­i­dence of a con­nec­tion.

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