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Ireland and Irish Ancestry

This group is for anyone interested in Irish Ancestry.

Members: 1070
Latest Activity: Nov 5, 2022

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O'Riley of Cavan County

Started by William D Riley Jun 25, 2019. 0 Replies


Started by Meg McLaughlin. Last reply by Meg McLaughlin Oct 22, 2018. 2 Replies

Dean Family History from Southern Ohio

Started by Meredith Locke Apr 6, 2016. 0 Replies

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

Started by Annemarie. Last reply by thomas patrick burke Nov 2, 2015. 17 Replies

Gilhooly and Harris

Started by charmaine rosa Mar 16, 2015. 0 Replies

Brennan family and Wheylan

Started by Colleen Lynn. Last reply by Bob Mooney-Pa May 1, 2014. 5 Replies

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Comment by Morrisrat on July 8, 2015 at 7:42am

This link is now working for anyone interested in Catholic Parish Records.

Comment by Margy Nolan on July 7, 2015 at 11:24am

Quinn, Loughguile, County Antrim

Comment by Margy Nolan on July 7, 2015 at 11:24am

O'Brien (Catholic, not the 'royal' O'Briens who were Protestant) from Ennistimon, County Clare

Comment by Margy Nolan on July 7, 2015 at 11:23am

McMichael from Loughguile, County Antrim

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 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 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.

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