NIX and FORDE County Clare

Edition of  August 19, 2012
Patrick Francis Nix was born January 1, 1861, County Clare. Birthdate is confirmed by U.S. records with only 'Ireland' given as location. County Clare, Ennis is all that famly oral history has provided.

Patrick Francis Nix listed his parents as Michael and Margaret on his marriage certificate, 1893, Providence R.I.
In April 2001 I inquired of the General Register Office in Dublin whether I should request a search for a registration of Patrick Francis Nix's birth, Jan. 1, 1861 from either their Dublin office or the Clare County Courthouse in Ennis, since the GRO website's instructions were redundant on the issue. I received an email reply from GRO which pointed out that neither office would have a record and advised I check the website of the National Library of Ireland . At that time, 2001, I found the National Library's list of available microfilmed records  of Roman Catholic dioceses which include parts of County Clare to be limited to Galway and Killaloe Roman Catholic dioceses.  Currently,  Feb 12-13,  2012 I am frustrated by the revised National Library website's data available online.

 Clare Library Parish & Church Records status index. Looking at the latter under Roman Catholic my 'best guesses' to search for my grandfather's baptism record are The Civil and RC Parish of Kilkeedy, Civil Parish of Killeely with the RC Parishes of Parteen & Meelick , Civil Parish of Killinaboy with RC Parish of Corofin.

Lacking documentation on my grandfather Patrick's place of birth, I have listed the following births to parents with the same  names as my grandfather Patrick listed on his 1893 marriage certificate, Providence R.I.  His January 1, 1861 birth does not show on these same sources since civil recording of births was not required until 1864.Family lore said he had 2 or 3 younger sisters and a brother. The data below indicates he had three sisters and two brothers.  He was in the US in  1877 at age 16

FHL British Isles Vital Records CDs.

Parents: Michael Nix and Margaret Forde