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Hello and welcome. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be doing the research on your question. If I need additional information I will contact you. Thank you, Shirley
Thank you, Matthew.
Hello Matthew, A birth certificate as we know it today is not what you would be looking for in Ireland in the 1830's. You would most likely find John's proof of birth in parishrecords. However, it does not appear that this record is online, and it may notexist at all. Many of Ireland's records have been destroyed over the years byboth war and fire. You do have every English census from 1861 to 1911 and the recording of his birth year on his death record;
England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007
Name: John McGeoghegan
Birth Date: abt 1838
Date of Registration: Mar 1927
Age at Death: 89
Registration District: Lanchester
Inferred County: Durham
If you had the means to hire a professional researcher to do onsite research for you, you might get lucky and get a copy of the page from the parish register that John's birth and/or christening are recorded on. Until that occurs, you are fortunate to have the "proof" that you already have.