DOWLING ONE NAME STUDY

2020 July

31 July 2020:- Total 33, 363 including living. Abbeyleix all BMD Project now 1864 to 1874. Mostly on a 'clean & correct' mission today for some sources in 1861 census that have become misconnected by gremlins. I am happy to admit some mistakes in the late 1990's and early 2000's but I don't know the root cause of the recent ones (2005-2015) and put it down to some of the upgrades to software. Anyway the data is still there and being fixed, at the same time I work on some of the old useless Ancestry sources that were more focussed on promoting the brand name rather than providing a useful track back to where the information originated... onwards and upwards!

30 July 2020:- Total 33, 351 including living. Abbeyleix all BMD Project now 1864 to 1873. Another nice merge between two Bridget Dowlings that had been bugging me for some time. Some Source corrections and correspondence.

28 July 2020:- Total 33, 348 including living. Abbeyleix all BMD Project now 1864 to 1872. Quite a lot of work on two merges and one of those was a double merge (i.e. three people in the database were found, on new evidence, to be the same person. Merges are a cause for celebration!!! Some website tweaking.

27 July 2020:- Total 33, 345 including living. Abbeyleix all BMD Project now 1864 to 1871. Some work on Dowlings that straddle Laois/Carlow borders. Alos correcting old Ancestry souces that, at best, were meaningless and at worst completely wrong. I am not with Ancestry anymore but, as a result, am very unlikely to accept automatic sources. GEDsite updates to version 3.07.

26 July 2020:- Total 33, 333 including living. Mostly some lengthy relentless pursuit of a a name which, in the end, did not result in the merge I had hoped for. Some Abbeyleix BMD registrations 1864 to 1870 in the system.

25 July 2020:- Total 33, 326 including living. Significant merges of individuals in London and Ireland today. All Abbeyleix BMD registrations 1864 to 1869 in the system.

23 July 2020:- Total 33, 311 including living. Dowlings living in England added following a query to my brother in Dorset. Still waiting for a family member to make first contact with me.

22 July 2020:- Total 33, 282 including living. Some Abbeyleix additions and a new method, all Abbeyleix civil births, marriages and deaths are now in up to 1867.

21 July 2020:- Total 33, 280 including living. Main cause for celebration today was completing Offaly County census additions, now all Dowling variations found in Offaly in both 1901 and 1911 censuses are in the system and in most cases where they can be matched the individuals are merged between censuses and any existing records. Laois, the Dowling epicentre, is still in progress and not far off complete. Offaly just came first due to alphabetical and lower number reasons. Some Abbeyleix additions including some more small but tricky merges.

20 July 2020:- Total 33, 254 including living. Some Abbeyleix additions including some more small but tricky merges.

19 July 2020:- Total 33, 237 including living. More site work on those Registration area in Lists of People and some Abbeyleix additions including some more small merges.

18 July 2020:- Total 33, 215 including living. Started up Abbeyleix marriage registrations today 1864-1869. This led to some tidying and nice little merges which are always pleasing. Also some website work on the Lists of People for Places to get the lists to show registration areas.

17 July 2020:- Total 33, 208 including living. All available Dowling Births births (1864-1919) and Marriages (1944-1944) are now in the database and connected where possible (most of them). Some Irish census work.

16 July 2020:- Total 33, 184 including living. Mountmellick Dowling births up to 1919 (that's all available). Added Mountmellick Marriages up to 1936 so about as recent as I can get there. A few merges to tidy thgings up too so a good day.

15 July 2020:- Total 33, 141 including living. Mountmellick Dowling births for 1917. Dealing with the 'living' today!

14 July 2020:- Total 33, 136 including living. Some Missouri Doolins added and Mountmellick births for 1916.

13 July 2020:- Total 33, 119 including living. Tidied up the Knox, Tennessee Dowlings before I left them and went back to a Missouri Doolin family with a really close DNA, 4 generations to me! However, I can never seem to find the link.

12 July 2020:- Total 33, 108 including living. More Dowlings in Knox, Tennessee added, mostly a lot of sources as consolidation.

11 July 2020:- Total 33, 088 including living. Dowlings in Knox, Tennessee added.

10 July 2020:- Total 33, 066 including living. Mountmellick Births for 1915 and a 1901-1911 census Doolan family. Plus the beginning of a a Tennessee Dowling family with potential DNA links.

9 July 2020:- Total 33, 041 including living. Mountmellick Births for 1914 and a 1901-1911 census Doolan family.

7 July 2020:- Total 33, 017 including living. Mountmellick Births for 1913.

6 July 2020:- Total 33, 009 including living. Very busy with Mountmellick marriages and Births. A lot of image renaming and some source corrections.

5 July 2020:- Total 32, 990 including living. Mountmellick marriages and a connected 1901 & 1911 census family leading to Dublin family of Malachy Dowling.

4 July 2020:- Total 32, 964 including living. Significant merge of a US family in New Jersey; added some 1920's Mountmellick marriages and a connected 1901 & 1911 census family.

3 July 2020:- Total 32, 954 including living. Some additions on Laois/Kilkenny to Durham branch.

2 July 2020:- Total 32, 946 including living. Some corrections and a few additions on Durham branch.

1 July 2020:- Total 32, 933 including living. Still decyphering 1838 Will with difficult writing, not much more to go but last few lines allowed me to merge two previously separate individuals thereby reducing the overall numbers - that's a good thing. July starts and, even though most of the country is coming out of coronavirus lockdown I am still in an isolated situation to allow me to care for my 92 year old mother.

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