Recently Added Pages: James’ Origins

For over 100 years, our Gartlan family in Ontario believed that our James Gartlan (1821 – 1883) was the son of James Gartlan (1754 – 1837) of Monalty, Carrickmacross. After many years of research and with much help, I now believe he came from Lisdoonan, a townland near Carrickmacross, and is most likely related to […]

Posted at 2:06 pm on December 28, 2014 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Uncategorized | Continue reading

Recently Added Pages… Gartlans to Anconda, Montana

I have recently discovered several hints about Gartlans from Monaghan, especially from Lisdoonan, immigrating to the copper mines in Anaconda, Montana in the 1890s. With the immense help from Anita Roberts in Reno Las Vegas and the ever helpful Kevin Gartlan at the Carrickmacross Workhouse, we’ve managed to piece together some of their stories. See: […]

Posted at 5:58 pm on December 26, 2014 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Uncategorized | Continue reading

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James Gartlan in his U.S. Army uniform - Tintype, 1863

James Gartlan in his U.S. Army uniform – Tintype, 1863

This Blog/Website focuses on some of the Gartlan families who lived in and around Carrickmacross, County Monahan, Ireland, and eventually migrated around the world.

While there are still Gartlans living there, many others immigrated to England, Australia, Canada, and the U.S. in the 1800s.

My great, great, grandfather, James Gartlan, was born in Carrickmacross in 1823 and immigrated to Canada in the early 1840s and a good part of this web site focuses on him and his descendants living mainly in and around Stayner, Ontario

For many years our family believed that our James was a son of James Gartlan of Monalty, Carrickmacross and even corresponded with his descendants.  Now, however, it is clear that our James was not related at that level.

In the course of my research, I have found 5 other people who have a James Gartlan from Carrickmacross and surrounds in their ancestry. We continue to search for our common connections.

Peter Dean

Toronto Island, Ontario


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