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23-07-2016, 20:19   #1
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Can't find a single trace of my fathers birth

I lost contact with my father a year after I was born, he is down on my birth certificate as James Paul Ruddy, born in the Irish Republic, I know he was born and lives in County Mayo *modsnip*. I do have my parents marriage certificate as well, he is 26 years old and they were married 1990, so that would put his birth in 1963/64. I've paid the 20 Euro to the Registry in Roscommon, they literally could not find any record.

I know his own father was Patrick Ruddy, and believe his mothers first name is Anne *modsnip*

Anyone have any suggestions or help, I've tried all the usual sources, findmypast, familysearch etc. Ancestry is giving me no hints, I literally have a dad that has no traces anywhere!

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23-07-2016, 20:41   #2
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Google search his name and "Mayo".. A Paul James Ruddy comes up *modsnip*

Out of curiosity, why bring the Roscommon office into the investigation?

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Can I ask is it specifically his birth record your looking for or are you trying to make contact with him?

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Out of curiosity, why bring the Roscommon office into the investigation?
Because it's the head office of the General Register Office?
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Because it's the head office of the General Register Office?

I see - thank you!
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OP, please clarify if you are looking for living people or tracing your ancestry.
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24-07-2016, 15:58   #6
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Thanks for all the replies, yes Roscommon as it's the head office.

I am simply trying to find a birth record/birth certificate for my own personal research purposes, I am not looking for an actual address, *modsnip*
I know 100% he is still alive.

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Alright then, if the GRO has not been able to assist you at their HQ, it might be worth ascertaining which sub-division of Mayo his birth would have been registered in and ringing them to check directly. It's possible they omitted a birth by accident when sending the quarterly records. It's not very likely: by the 1960s, we should have 100% coverage. Looking at a map, I'd guess Bangor in the Belmullet registration district.
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Alright then, if the GRO has not been able to assist you at their HQ, it might be worth ascertaining which sub-division of Mayo his birth would have been registered in and ringing them to check directly. It's possible they omitted a birth by accident when sending the quarterly records. It's not very likely: by the 1960s, we should have 100% coverage. Looking at a map, I'd guess Bangor in the Belmullet registration district.
I'd say the Belmullet registration would be right, I've been searching online but can't for the life of me work out how to contact Belmullet directly, I've had people tell me to contact Castlebar for Mayo birth records, would that be right? Or does Belmullet have it's own office?
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I see what you mean: the civil registration website only lists Castlebar for Mayo. Start there and ask them for the Belmullet number.
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Any chance the wrong age is on the marriage cert? Here's a James Ruddy, b. 1952, Mother's surname Gaughan:
Name James Ruddy
Event Type Birth
Event Date Jan - Mar 1952
Event Place Belmullet, Ireland
Registration Quarter and Year Jan - Mar 1952
Registration District Belmullet
Mother's Maiden Name Gaughan
Volume Number 4
Page Number 50
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Should there be this amount of detail about a living person on a public forum?
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Bowwow - if you have a problem, please report the post rather than trying to moderate yourself.

You'll see above that I clarified with the OP above that he is engaged in genealogy rather than trying to make contact with his father. Birth certs are public records, whether the person is alive, dead, famous or obscure.
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What amount of information?
This is all public domain like entries in the phone book.


Too slow!
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25-07-2016, 22:18   #14
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KildareFan-curious what is the source of that information?
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25-07-2016, 22:27   #15
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The LDS indices go to 1958 so probably Familysearch.
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