Family history has it that Matthew Jerome Maher came to US (NY area?) approx. 1863. Possibly son of Thomas F. and Elisabeth Meagher.
Born in Tipperary, Ireland, he was the youngest of 5 brothers and sisters. When he was 1 1/2 years old his parents and brothers and sisters all died of tuberculosis. He was brought to the United States by relatives, but they died not long afterward and he was raised in an orphanage.
I have searched online records in Tipperary for churchyards, deaths, births. Any suggestions on how to proceed would be greatly appreciated.