About This Website
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.
Toronto Island, Ontario