Sweeney/Langan 1876 Letterkenny
Change of the name that I had on my Great-Grandfather James Sweeney. Birth informatioin says James Langan. Father Patrick Langan, mother Mary Sweeney. I think still of Letterkenny, still to be confirmed
I just spent a month in Scotland tracing further family information and I now have a more accurate description of what his informtion is. On James' death certificate it shows Patrick Langan and Mary Sweeney as parents and under his name in brackets is the note (formerly Langan) Until I had a copy of that I had no idea what the names of his parents were. Or, that his birth had originally been registered in the Langan name. The certificate was witnessed by his eldest daughter Annie Sweeney so I assume she had this information from him during his lifetime.
It wasn't until I got back to canada and reread some of my earlier correspondance that I was able to make the connection without it just being a good guess. Next step will be to get a copy of the birth/baptism certificates and then to find out where Mary Sweeney went to in australia after James' birth.