Hoping to find birth certificate for my great-grandfather, Michael J. Flynn, born March 15, 1853-1854, in County Leitrim, possibly close to the town of Leitrim. Father's name was Charles who had brothers Stephen, Francis, and Peter. Mother's name was either "Bridget/Biddy"" or a "Mary Gilhooley". Possible brother Francis, 2 years older.
He often told the family he was brought to New York as a 3 year-old and I did find a family who arrived in Castle Garden on The Emerald Isle on November 15, 1854.
He settled in Brooklyn with many Flynns on Amity Street blocks from the East River where he built an empire from originally collecting old immigrant ship hawsers, scrap metal and paper stock, eventually The Michael Flynn Manufacturing Company which made windows. He lived on Baltic Street and later Park Slope. I have much information on him here in America. I would love to locate his origins in Ireland which I plan to visit next year in County Leitrim.
Thanks so much,
Joan Flynn Beesley Denver, Colorado 303-328-1265 firstname.lastname@example.org