I don’t know if I should post this here, but we will be in Ireland in September, and I am interested in my husband’s family history.
I realize there are probably thousands of people with this name, but I had to try.
His Great, Great Grandfather comes from County Westmeath, Patrick Connell born June 14, 1809 and married Mary Keary, born 1818.
Children Christopher Patrick Connell born, June 14, 1839, who is my husband’s Great Grandfather.
Christopher Patrick Connell, County Westmeath, born June 14, 1839, Rathowen Parish.
Married Sarah Piggott, born September 12, 1846, County Tipperary, Ireland. (Daughter of Owen Piggott and Sallie, (unknown
I have heard that the name was O’Connell and they shortened it when they came to America.
What is the best way to learn more about this family?
Should I go to County Westmeath to Rathowen Parish? Does anyone know of any O’Connell’s in County Westmeath?
Or is this like trying to find a needle in a haystack with the information that I have? Thank you in advance for any help I might receive.