Thank You!

First, and foremost, I must thank my great aunt, Elizabeth “Bess” Gartlan Kirkland, BA (as she signed her name!) 1889-1972, for preserving all the Gartlan family documents we still have, and for spending 40 years conducting original research.

Add then to:

Ian Gartlan of Melbourne, Australia, Don Gartlan of Palm Springs, California, and Jone Carlson of Palm Bay, Florida all of whom have a James Gartlan in Carrickmacross and continue to help pursue  a common connection.

Jenny Gartlan of Belfast and Sally Rusby of  Coquitlam, B.C, the only descendents of James Gartlan of Monalty I’ve found so far, who have provided much original documentation.

And more recently, Kevin Gartlan, one of the Gartlans still living in Carrickmacross, who hs begun a genealogic centre in Carrickmacross and who has sent me literally dozens of historic files.

Deidre McEvoy (no relation!) of Dublin, who scoured the National Library of Ireland and sent copious transcripts of James of Monalty’s descendents.

Howard Sargent of Parkersburg, West Virginia who sent details of Thomas Gartlan’s times in Parkersburg.


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