I need help with Irish genealogy websites and where to look.
I've joined a couple of sites; the site that looks the most promising is nickel-and-diming me to death just to look at the info that shows up in their searches. Irish records can be spotty, so some of them are totally wrong.
So, askMetafilter, where do I go from here without spending another 34 euros to see five records that are probably incorrect anyway?
The details (What I know 98% for-sure):
My 2x Great Grandmother was from County Cavan, her name was Jane Foster, born at or around February 1819. Her father's name was John Foster.
My 2x Great Grandfather was from County Longford, his name was Thomas Elliott, born at or around 1810. His father's name was Edward Elliott.
They had a sone named William (b. 1838) and a son named John (b. circa 1839).
I am looking for John. They had to leave him there when they came to the United States in 1842. I've been wanting to find him for a while now.
Once they married, they lived in County Longford.
The documentation stateside has it that John was "adopted by an uncle and lived his adult life in Wales. He was, as far as anyone knows, living there when it was written of him in 1889 or so.
I've registered at Ancestry, Rootsireland.ie, gone through Cyndi's list
, and have been trying to find things that I don't have to go to Cavan and Longford to see.
Any ideas? I would love to find and meet John's family if there are any. It has been a sore spot in my family for about 160 years now.
Thanks so much!