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Ryan, Creeden, Linehan, Lyle, Sturgeon, and Innes are the surnames I'm researching 2 Replies

Started by K. Gustafson. Last reply by K. Gustafson May 29.

Healy's from county Cork Ireland and the USA emmigrated 1912 10 Replies

Started by Annemarie. Last reply by John Claydon Coulter May 14.

Gilhooly and Harris

Started by charmaine rosa Mar 16.

Brennan family and Wheylan 5 Replies

Started by Colleen Lynn. Last reply by Bob Mooney-Pa May 1, 2014.

Doherty and spelling variations

Started by Lothar Harris Mar 19, 2014.

County Monaghan Training in October 1 Reply

Started by Don Rose. Last reply by Don Rose Sep 21, 2013.


Started by Irene Robillard Sep 8, 2013.

County Mayo to Scranton, Pennsylvania

Started by Jennifer Thurber Willis Jun 19, 2013.


Started by shannon foley Jun 17, 2013.

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Comment by Darnell Baker on May 31, 2015 at 2:38pm

Searching McNeills in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Would love to connect. 

Comment by Robert A Quinn on June 29, 2014 at 1:40pm

My Woods ancestors were in Castleblayney, Monaghan, from at least 1810 on. Peter Woods, born in 1808 in Castleblayney, married Ann McManus and a lot of his family moved to Philadelphia going forward. , Lots of James Woods and Terence Woods.

Comment by Larry Woods on June 29, 2014 at 12:49pm

I have recently begun my searching and have traced my father's line back to William Wallace Woods of Donaghmore, co. Tyrone, Ireland born about 1786. My line goes through Robert Woods and Mary Toner Ward. Any guidance or information would really be appreciated as I am not having any luck beyond William right now.

Comment by Susan Wemett on March 16, 2014 at 12:58pm

Mary Hassett b. 3 Aug 1841 Ireland (unknown county/parish), emigrated from Dublin to USA with parents/siblings arriving on barque Huma 26 March 1849, settling in Upstate NY where the descendents yet live.  She is the only child of the immediate family to marry, hence ending this family's Hassett line. She married Matthew Moore.  Her brother was a US Civil War veteran. 

Comment by Susan Wemett on February 7, 2014 at 11:33pm

Searching for origin of John Hassett b.c.1806 Ireland m? Catharine Batterby/Battersby b.c.1800 Ireland, immigrated to US 26Mar1849 from Dublin  with kids Ellen b.1836 Ireland, Mary b.1841 Ireland, John Jr. b.1843 Ireland, Catherine b.1847 Ireland -d. 1849 at sea.  I do hope to find their county of origin and more info on the Hassett & Batterby lines.  Mary, my gg-grandmother, was the only to marry so the name is dead in my family.  Would like to find if John Sr. had siblings & where they went.  I realize how common the name is and every family seems to hold a John, an Ellen, a Mary, and a Catherine.  ;>  I once found records of similar names in St. Andrews Parish in Dublin but have no proof it was them.  Buried in US in Catholic Cemetery except Mary, whose marriage was to a Protestant man.  The family has been Protestant since.  I am aware of other Hasset families on same ship, Huma, and Hassett families who also settled in Genesee Co, NY.  Not sure if they're related.  A Hugh Hassett, 13, was living with the family in 1850 census but went to live with Stafford, NY Hassett family and settled in Stafford area as an adult.  Thanks.

Comment by Paul Caverly on September 1, 2013 at 4:01pm

My Irish ancestors came to Canada about 1840. The surname is HENRY but there may also be an Irish connection to the surname BELL and WATSON. I am still trying to tie down a specific location in Northern Ireland and now I am focused on Londonderry.  I am also using DNA in my genealogy search for our HENRY origins. The surname WATSON appears to be connected to Tyrone.

One of my cousins visited Ireland last year and hired a guide. They did a little genealogy searching in Tyrone for the surname HENRY without any luck. This was before our research indicated the HENRY name may be connected to Londonderry and not Tyrone.

I am now communicating with Dr. Tyrone Bowes, who claims, for a fee, to be able to pin point an origin for the family surname.



The consultation for your own Case Study is free. At present there is an 80% success rate. If in the unlikely event that I cannot pinpoint your Genetic Homeland I will explain why and I will not charge you.

Comment by Robert A Quinn on June 9, 2013 at 8:00pm

Good luck, Carol Ann. I have found more DNA matches on 23andme than FTDNA.

Regards, Bob

Comment by Carol Ann Harvey on June 9, 2013 at 7:56pm
It was strange Robert because you recommended 23andme and then I got more and more busy with mum and didnt get to do the testing. Very recently at a genealogy society meeting the two sites recommended to me were 23andme and FTDNA. I got my 23andme part results yesterday and waiting on the rest of the ancestral data within the next fortnight. Best wishes.
Comment by Robert A Quinn on June 9, 2013 at 7:37pm

I am M222 and don't find many Quinns in that group on FTDNA or where my Y group puts me with matches. Hope your Mom does well, Carol Ann. I am also on 23andme. Bob Quinn

Comment by Carol Ann Harvey on June 9, 2013 at 6:57pm
But of course, this isn't the Quinn DNA unfortunately. I don't know anyone with the Quinn surname to ask them to take the test for the Y-chromosome. So who knows what good my DNA is going to be to me apart from finding people with different surnames that I have no knowledge of. Could be interesting though. The V Haplogroup is a rarity of 4%.

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