Flannerys in Cincinnati

The Roebling Bridge over the Ohio River 

The Roebling Bridge over
the Ohio River

Patrick Flannery was born Mar 1825 in Ireland. Patrick married Annie Tracey, daughter of Ann Tracey in 1858 in Cincinnati. Annie was born 1835 in Ireland. They are my great great grandparents. It appears as if Patrick was born in Roscommon, but I haven't been able to prove that yet.

To see their descendants, go here. For what little I have on the Tracey family, go here.

There are many other Flannery families to be found in Cincinnati in the time frame of about 1840 to 1900, and I've got a collection of facts on them here:. 

Research Tips

General tips on researching in Cincinnati. Some suggestions on how to deal with the obstacles.

Marriages of Flannerys that I've found. Few early Irish marriages are recorded at probate.

Burials in St Joseph's Cemetery. By far the best cemetery for finding Irish.

Cincinnati city directory listings. Very useful for locating neighborhoods and family groups.

Found someone here? Please write me as I might have much more on them than what appears on these pages.

If you've found that your Flannery interests were in Cincinnati, this might help you with your research.  Some tips regarding searching for Flannerys in Cincinnati:

  • A courthouse fire in 1884 destroyed most records stored there.

  • Naturalization records were mostly destroyed in the fire; some re-filings can be found.

  • Birth and death data from Hamilton County aren't very useful until about 1913 or so.

  • Marriages, while destoyed in the fire, have either been recreated by the parties involved after the fire, or extensively researched by others from church records.

  • Cemetery and church records, combined with the city directories are the primary sources for finding people.

  • The most useful thing you can know about your Flannerys in Cincinnati is where they lived.  An exact street name and a year is great to have, which helps you to keep identically-named people separated as well as indicate the church they likely attended.

  • It will be necessary to write the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to get church records, and you must be precise in your request.

  • If you are descended from a Flannery, consider joining the Flannery Clan in Dublin. It is collecting genealogy and history of the Flannerys

    Using the information I've supplied, start with the St Joseph's Cemetery data to see if parents and/or an address are listed.  Then go to the city directories to see if you can trace the family in them.  If you can identify where your family lived during important life events (births, marriages, deaths), then you can identify the most likely church they attended.


    Visit the Flannery Clan's website.


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