Tuesday, March 1, 2016

McVeigh One-name Study

My McVeigh one name study Website is up and running. Here is the link: McVeigh One-Name Study . My goal is to trace as many McVeigh (McVay, McVey, and other variants) lines as I can for those born before 1900. I have added 3 McVeigh trees with data which I had previously collected: James Lawrence McVeigh Family, Hugh McVay Family, and Timothy McVeigh Family. I have also started one large one-name study tree, which includes the McVeigh lines from those previous trees and new research.

My first goal was to track the McVeighs on the Isle of Man. I have added those on the Manx Censuses (1841-1911) to the new McVeigh tree. While tracking them, I also found some other (mainly parish) records, which I have also included. Most of the Manx McVeighs came from Ireland and many of those were from County Down. Tracing County Down McVeighs  will probably be my next goal, although the surviving censuses for County Down are only 1901 and 1911.

I have included a map of all the McVeighs in the United Kingdom on the 1881 Census. This was created using Surname Atlas , which is a really cool software program that will map any surname that occurs in the 1881 Census.

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