Collins and McCarthy in the Lissane and Tooreen areas near Drimoleague, especially.
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I have a mitochondrial DNA signature that is unusual and rare for western Europe. H6a2
My mother's family is from the Skibbereen area of southwest County Cork, Ireland.
Direct matrilineal line: Mother is Mary Teresa Collins, b. 25-Oct-1928, Bauravilla. Grandmother is Mary Collins, b. 18-Jun-1906, Colomane East. G-grandmother is Ellen Hurley, b. 6-Jul-1871, Coolnagarrane. Gg-grand-mother is Margaret Hourihane, baptised 20-May-1841, Clohane Beg. Ggg-grandmother is Catherine McCarthy, maybe from Gortnascreeny, b. circa 1805.
Hi Susan, cannot remember if I commented on Big Mike but he and Honora Donovan are our family, and one of his sons, Denis, came as a complete surprise to us all as we thought John was the eldest, and it stunned John's granddaughters! (Your post in Agust 2010).
Your April 2011 post, we haven't been able yet to get anything on Margaret born 1840s but the www.irishgenealogy.ie website will have the rest of the Cork records up by the end of September we hear, including Kilmacabea, not that it will necessarily help.... The interesting thing about this site is it posts the pdf of the actual page in some cases, and by changing the page number in the browser bar you can go through the pages in the registers yourself. Part of the problem with Cahalanes is that there were a number of families where they lived in the same location but were cousins, so my grandmother Mary Cahalane did not go to the US, as did two sisters Nora and Helena, but a first cosin born the same year and also living in Clounkeen, did! The ships manifest shows their fathers as being different. BTW Helena disappeared, and if you get anything on her it wuld be apprevciated. SHe may have become Helen and married a THomas Cahalane, but we are not sure. My mother says she had no Aunt Helena, although her own sister was named Helena, and another cousin says there was something about some rift or some reason for not mentioning her name.... which could be total exaggeration but we don't know what happened other than she and Ha(nora) Nora went to the USA in 1910