• Tracking Down Birth Certificate: Orphan/Ward of the State c.1890

    From Brendan McDonald@21:1/5 to All on Tue Jan 12 04:48:59 2021
    Hi Everyone,

    I am trying to track down information about my paternal grandfather, Francis McDonald (Francis W McDonald). Based on UK documents, we assume he was born in 1890 in Dublin.

    According to my dad, Francis was an orphan, possibly in a Christian Brother's orphanage. He never spoke of his time there to his children, so we have little to go on. A search of the birth and baptism records didn't return anything useful.

    Any suggestions on how to proceed would be much appreciated.


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