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Dean Family History from Southern Ohio

Started by Meredith Locke Apr 6, 2016.

Healy's from county Cork Ireland and the USA emmigrated 1912 17 Replies

Started by Annemarie. Last reply by thomas patrick burke Nov 2, 2015.

Researching the Brophy surname and all variations

Started by Samantha Jansen Aug 29, 2015.

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, 2015.

Gilhooly and Harris

Started by charmaine rosa Mar 16, 2015.

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.

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Comment by Lisa A. (Thamm) Spegal on December 5, 2009 at 1:31pm
Comment by Lisa A. (Thamm) Spegal on December 5, 2009 at 1:06pm
The Irish Times Digital Archive Free Until December 14 2009
The Irish Times digital archive, which contains exact reproductions of all articles published by The Irish Times from 1859 onwards, is available free until December 14 2009.

"For much of Easter Week 1916, The Irish Times was the only newspaper on the streets, even though, because of censorship and the breakdown of communications systems, its ability to report on the fighting was extremely limited. Apart from the proclamation of martial law, it filled its pages with "special articles of literary interest and some items of local events." By Saturday May 2nd, however, it was able to carry a headline on "The Sinn Féin Rising: Scenes And Incidents In Dublin Streets" along with a great deal of vivid detail. On Saturday May 13th, the Weekly Irish Times was published as a special triple issue, with extensive details of the fighting, lists of casualties, the names of prisoners sentenced and deported and photographs of the main protagonists. It achieved a "colossal" circulation and became a standard reference work on the history of the Rising"
Comment by Beverly Simpson on November 12, 2009 at 9:33am
I am looking for any information on Samuel Jemison (b. 1780 d. 1871) of Cookstown, County, Tyrone, married to Sara McComb (b. 1787 d. 1849). They had a farm called Agenhtarhn Farm. They raised seven children: Samuel and William (twins), James, Eliza, Thomas, Joseph, and Sara. Samuel, James Thomas, William, and Sara all left Ireland and went to America 1830-1840). Eliza and Joseph stayed in County Tyrone and raised families there. This is as far back as I have been able to trace this part of my family. I would appreciate any suggestions on where I might do some more researching to get some more information.
Comment by christine clark Holmes on October 28, 2009 at 12:47pm
I am looking for Peter Clarks family that came from Ireland ( yes we are not sure the location sadly ) but he was catholic and came to Cincinnati . He was processed in New york In the 1870's ( not statten Island but a gardens ...He was buried in possibly Peter in chains cemetery.. ( may have the biblical saint wrong. ) But am looking for them pre Ohio In Ireland.
Comment by GOPI KANTA GHOSH on October 23, 2009 at 4:56am
How the Celtic myth is identical to ancient Indian myth...I just completed a book on Ireland where I made comparison...the mythical character like Irish hero Cuchulain and Indian hero Karna is there link between India and Ireland enetically too?
Comment by CRISTY SHEEHAN on October 10, 2009 at 5:19pm
ANY SHEEHAN connections?
Comment by Katie Heitert Wilkinson on September 4, 2009 at 9:38am
Wanted to respon to Debbie Anne's July query about using the pay per view site. I have used the site successfully. It works best when someone already has a little information to work with. I have found that if I have specific names, estimated dates, and some knowledge of location, a search will often pull up multiple records. That's the point at which the user needs to make some decisions. To view a record to see if it's the one for which you're searching costs six Euros. I've learned that even in a small townland there are most often numerous people who share names and dates. In the beginning I felt as if I were in Las Vegas, using one of the old one-armed bandits. Those Euro credits can evaporate quickly. My advice - use when you've already done some research and use with restraint.
Comment by John Laws on August 18, 2009 at 9:29am
Hi we have on our database a number of Irish LAW, LAWEs,LAWS families
though my mother's MOONEY line is supposed to come from Avoca we were there last year Wow! who could leave it!

John P Laws. (Member 674, Guild of One-Name Studies, since 1984) Researching LAW, LAWE, LAWES, LAWS, LAWSE, McLAW & McLAWS & allied families worldwide.
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Comment by Robert Ford Callahan on August 17, 2009 at 1:23pm
I am looking for information about William M. Callahan, born August 1840 in Limerick County, Ireland. Immigrated to the USA sometime before 1861, date unkown. He joined the union army June 30, 1861, at Birds Point, Mo. Discharged April 6, 1863, at St Louis, Mo. after being wounded in the battle for Ft Donelson. He re-enlisted shortly after that because he could not find work. Did he have brothers or sisters who emigrated with him?
Comment by Helen Keough on August 16, 2009 at 3:34pm
looking for descendants of Patrick Foley and Elizabeth Carroll who baptised several children in Avoca, Wicklow, beofre emigrating to Cumberland, England around 1875. one daughter Margaret married John Keough - where did he originate?

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