I am trying to obtain any information on our family, that migrated to the U.S. around 1830.
The only information we have was handed down from our elders.They believe in 1830, family settlements were established in the Carolina's.
They also believe, our family originated in Norther Ireland.
any help will be appreciated,thank you
by the way, the family name is Brooks
By Tatyana on Sunday, February 21, 1999 - 05:26 am:
has anyone 'over there' ever heard of the name daughity?? it was my grandmother's maiden name, and i was wondering if there was any info on the family, past or present. they immigrated to the states about 200 years ago. can anyone help me?? *forlornly looks around*
By Oakwyse on Saturday, February 27, 1999 - 05:25 pm:
My great-great-grandmother was named Annie Fox and lived somewhere in Ireland. Sometime in the 19th century she moved to Ukraine and married a Ukrainian. This is all I know. Has anyone ever heard a story of such an Annie Fox?
By Col on Sunday, March 14, 1999 - 02:06 pm:
Any body know I can get Online access to UK -&- Eire Census
By Accasbel on Sunday, March 14, 1999 - 03:43 pm:
The CSO is concerned with statistical info.
Which may not be your real question?
By Col on Tuesday, March 16, 1999 - 10:04 pm:
Thanks Accasbel - yeah I was trying for birth places
Has anyone heard of a place or region called Kilany South, may have a different name now as this was around the early 1800's. It is what my ancestor put down as his place of birth but since he refused info in earlier census he may of been trying to pull a fast one with the Authorities.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
By Guest on Friday, August 20, 1999 - 02:17 am:
My ancestors came from Ballinaboy. Does anyone know where that is? I can't find it on a map.Lily
By Irishseer on Wednesday, August 25, 1999 - 02:05 am:
Seems the spelling is off.The English enjoyed changing the names.The spirit shared with me that it isn't rally a place .But they called it that.That word is a Gaelic word.So find a person who is can speak Gaelic.And I know you will.Irishseer.
By Lostsoul on Wednesday, August 25, 1999 - 05:44 am:
Wasn't there a Ballinagra or something like that in the movie "The Matchmaker"? Where they hold the "Matchmaking Festival"? Not sure if it's a real place...but in the movie it was by the Aran Isles....
By Caoilte on Thursday, August 26, 1999 - 06:21 am:
i would like to hear from anyone with Info on my family.. names I have so far ,, include Cummings;Kane; Barry ; McGee or Magee
the McGee's and Cummings were from the Ardoyne area of Belfast /,,, Barry's were from Belfast / Warrenpoint ( two families ).. The Kane"s were orginally from Tullyhog, Cookstown , Northern ireland
By Guest on Saturday, August 28, 1999 - 11:40 pm:
I am looking for any information on the Morris's that were from the original "Tribes of Galway". I may or not be a decendant. Lily
By Guest on Saturday, October 2, 1999 - 10:04 pm:
Looking for any information on Caleb Peter Maher, Kilkenny County, during the "Black & Tan" fighting. He is my grandfather and namesake and I have scant information on him prior to his involuntary emigration to South Boston prior to 1921. My grandmother's maiden name, I am told, was Love.
By Guest on Tuesday, October 5, 1999 - 12:04 am:
I am looking for any links to my grandfather Edmund Francis McSwiney, or MacSweeney born in Cork 1892. His father was Patrick McSwiney and his mother Emma.
By Suzycat on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 - 08:53 pm:
I am looking for any connections with my great grandparents (married name Brennan) who came from Lettermacawort (probably wrong spelling) in Donegal. Apparently my great gran was Scots, don't know her surname. Both died by the time my granny was 12. Gran (bridget) moved to Tyrone where she married Jim Kelly ... the rest of her family I believe moved to Canada.
Sound familiar anyone?
By Emer on Friday, December 17, 1999 - 11:14 pm:
I'm interested in my grandmother's maiden name Demery. She claims it is an Irish corruption of the (old?) French for 'royal family'. She also says there was only ever one family with the name.
How true is any of this? I'd be grateful for any help.
By Guest on Saturday, January 15, 2000 - 05:27 pm:
I am looking for my grandfather's siblings. His name was John Ray, Born, May 26, 1905 in Rotunda Hospital in Dublin. His parents were, James Ray and Elizabeth Hallohan Ray. He had brothers and sisters named, George, Harry, Ena, Gladys, Cicely, and he was the only one to come to the states. He started an apprenticeship for Brass Finisher April 28, 1920 for the master, Dockrell. He visited Ireland in the early 80's and I have pictures of him with his siblings.I also have pictures of is siblings as children and his parents. Done by a photographer at 3 Henry St. Thanks
By Guest on Tuesday, January 18, 2000 - 04:01 am:
I would like any information regarding my family. Maternal names available = Petty, Fitzsimmons, Leatherman. Paternal = Ruark. Thanks ahead!
By Guest on Monday, January 31, 2000 - 07:46 pm:
I have been trying to find information everywhere. So I will try again. These are my gggrandparents. They married in USA, Springfield,Massachusetts.
Margaret Hurley b. about 1836 in County Cork.
her parents: Patrick & Julia
James Howe b. about 1836 in County Cork
his parents: Edward & Mary
They married in Springfield,Ma. on 12 April 1866. A witness to her marriage was a John Hurley and H. Collins.
Margaret died 27 September 1881 in North Brookfield, Ma. USA. I have no date of death for James. Is there anyone that can help me? Please.
Barbara Smith BS433@aol.com
By Guest on Sunday, March 26, 2000 - 07:42 pm:
Does anyone know what the nicknames Doll? and Dant? stand for. Suppose to be the names of my grandfather's brothers? Any help appreciated. Also looking for relatives of Abernethys from around Carrig area of Tipperary 1850's onwards. Again any help appreciated. Margaret Abernethy
E-mail address Margaret@eabernethy.freeserve.co.uk
By Lostsoul on Monday, March 27, 2000 - 05:39 am:
*wonders if anyone has gotten any answers...* I'm a bit curious to find out the answer to Emer's question...*G*
By Cbleidd on Monday, March 27, 2000 - 08:01 am:
My surname is Feagin (derived from Fagan, who were among the Anglo-Norman invaders who occupied Ireland in 1170 at the orders of King Henry II); I am looking for other Feagins/Fagans from Ireland, would most likely be settled in Co. Westmeath and Co. Dublin.
And if anyone knows Scots genealogy, I understand I am related (directly, I think) to Clan Colquhoun. Would like to know the connection, as I would like to be able to wear the tartan of that clan. I'm quite proud of my Irish and Scots ancestors, obviously. :)
By Emer on Tuesday, April 4, 2000 - 08:32 pm:
Unfortunately, I haven't had any answers so far, but i'm still looking, and id still be grateful for any help.
If i find out anything, i'll keep you posted.
By Accasbel on Tuesday, April 4, 2000 - 11:37 pm:
There are three Damery 's in the Cork telephone directory. Not dEmery, but close.
By Emer on Monday, April 10, 2000 - 09:27 pm:
Thanks Accasbel :)
Ill add them to my list of possibilities
By Susie on Thursday, February 1, 2001 - 02:48 pm:
i am trying to trace my ancestors was called
Grandfather Jeremiah Kennedy b.1887 tipperary / d.1965 charleville
Grandmother Mary Adams b.1900 / d.1940
Mary b.1920 / d.1995 Wales
John Joseph b.1922 / d.1965 England
Jerry b.1930 living in England
Esther b. d.1996/7 Charleville
Winifred Poss living in states
all poss born Limerick
If your own searches have crossed any of these could you please send an e-mail
By Guest on Friday, June 8, 2001 - 12:06 pm:
I would just like to add a helpful hint to those of you who are looking for immigrants to the United States. Most should be aware now that Ellis Island has opened their records and its a good place to start if you have names and years of immigration.
You can find it at http://www.ellisisland.org
By Guest on Saturday, June 16, 2001 - 12:08 am:
My name is O'Dell
I understand my name was changed upon
migration to the new world. This makes
researching my deep routs dificult.
Has anyone have good resources?
By Mayhem on Saturday, June 16, 2001 - 04:48 pm:
Here's one just to kick around and maybe to chukle at. My maternal g'grand mother was a Kelly. She was probably born on the east coast or in Canada, as she was married to in that area around Black '47. Ibelieve her family migrated in the 1820's but have no certain knowledge of this.
The joke is on the hand of everyone's favorite Irishman, Mr Murphy! Luct Kelly's family was from Dublin. Now I ask you what are the chances of finding any thing about her ancesters? Honestly!
By Shae on Saturday, June 16, 2001 - 10:09 pm:
The biggest problem with tracing Irish ancestors is lack of records. Not every birth, marriage and death was in State records and those that were recorded were destroyed when the repository was burned during the Irish Civil War. So it's very difficult to go back much beyond the early 1920s. It's not impossible but it means searching through church archives or even visiting cemetaries to find a particular name.
Fortunately, most church archives (births, marriages and deaths) have been, or soon will be, compiled in genealogy centres around the country and are being centralised in the National Library in Dublin. Access to records of some diosceses, such as Limerick, is restricted unless a permit is obtained from the dioscesan office but there is usually no problem if the request is bona fide.
Lest anyone be discouraged, I know of one American lady who has successfully traced her ancestry back to Cormac mac Cuillenean who was king/bishop of Cashel. He was killed in battle in 908 but she was a bit disgruntled to discover that the reason he was killed was because he fell of his horse and the enemy caught him and removed his head.
My uncle has been researching the Clancy family tree for quite a while. He has always been hoping to find a skeleton in the cupboard but it seems we were a boring family. The most exciting thing he discovered was that one branch of the family emigrated to Chicago where one of them married the daughter of the Mrs. O'Leary whose cow is supposed to have kicked over the oil lamp that started the Great Fire!
By Lacie on Sunday, June 17, 2001 - 03:14 pm:
I have a cousin by the surname of Kelly ... hung he did *sigh* Poor Old Ned. Ned's Ma and my paternal Grand Mother were sisters .... guess that explains a bit *L* .. well, if you know anything of Australian Bush Ranger Lore, that is.
http://www.ncs.net.au/nedkelly/ check out the picture in the first link, you might see a resemblance *grin*
By Monadh on Monday, June 18, 2001 - 12:12 pm:
I have found http://www.familysearch.org to be very effective in assisting one to find their 'roots' with knowing only a few names or dates, and like me haven't coughed up that dough to access a lot of the archives and records which cost ya. With so many records having been destroyed in 1922, it can be quite difficult to obtain certain records, as many have well advised me.
I am researching the following surnames for Ulster, particularily Co.Down, and with the kind help of others have had a moderate amount of success in finding information : Hewitt Hanna/Hannay/Hannah, Uprichard/Pritchard/Prichard.
The Hewitts arrived in Ireland as 'Cromwellian settlers' from England, though originally a Scottish family, infact a sept of Clan MacDonald. I read somewhere that one Hewitt was a schoolteacher, and another..his brother, became the estate agent for the Montgomerys, and consequently let out a lot of the lands in the area to Hewitt kin.The Hannas were from Scotland and settled in Ulster in the 1700's, after being outlawed in Scotland due to feuding with the Murrays. The Uprichards were Welsh , appearing in England in the late 1500's and later still in Ireland.
My Hewitt research is generally focused on Moira, and surrounding parishes,in counties Down, Antrim, and Armagh. The first Hewits in Moira would appear to arrive in the early to mid 1700's. My g.g.g.grandfather William John Hewitt was born most likely in Moira <1826. In 1848 he married Annie Uprichard, who was born in Tullyard, Moira, 1827, the daughter of John Uprichard and Anne Hanna. I am not sure the name of William John's parents at this stage, though I believe either his father or possibly his uncle's name may have been James Hewitt, (as there is a James Hewitt listed in Aghnadrommond, Moira in the 1832 tithes index ...and William John's place of residence in his marriage record is listed as being Aghnadrommond..as well the name James is one that seems to appear in every successive Hewitt generation).
I have been compiling lists of as many of the Hewitt households in Down that I can count, listing names and dates etc. and then placing them together in family groupings to more easily sort out who was who (at least in theory)
There are many other surnames I am researching... in Ireland (McCormick and more..),Scotland(Beattie, and Lawson), England(Faulks, Furrie, Cole, Adams, Wales(Bond and more), Cornwall (Pethybridge and more), and Germany (Broderson and more),all of various branches intertwined on my family's tree... which I won't go into any detail about right now.
My general advise for anyone researching their genealogy, is to ask those close to you, particularily the older generation, what they may know..as it is often the case that the stories passed down through the years, however flavoured and spiced up with time, usually hold some key to uncovering at least some solid information, (for instance..'so and so was from here or there' could prove to be very valuable in narrowing down your search. Always good to start from the present generation and work backwards, eventually you may just find yourself wandering through records dating far back in time.....
By Guest on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 - 11:17 am:
Anyone know of any Gilmartins in Youngstown ohio who came from Co.Mayo Ireland after 1900 but before 1924?
By Guest on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 10:29 am:
Need info on McGowan/Dwyer families of Boyle Co. Roscommon and in particular brothers of Bridget McGowan(deceased 1993)mother of Barbara an only daughter
My father Michael Cunningham married Barbara McGowan in June 1950
Barbara died in Jan 1955 my father re-married
Need to know of any family from this marriage, reason to believe there was a daughter
By Ularu on Tuesday, October 3, 2006 - 08:42 pm:
I am trying to trace cousins in the U.S.
The family name is Fitzgerald from Aghada, Cork.
was scanning an old box of photos and came across pictures of cousins that i have never met so it would be good to trace them.