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December 2006

MONAGHAN - Tom/James was a miner and emigrated to Adelaide Australia where he married in 1849. Any information please CONTACT Dana Mcaleese
NOONAN / COSTELLO -  I'm looking for any information on an Anne Noonan who married John 
Costello of Cornarone, Inverin, Co. Galway.  They would have married 
in the 1880s.  Contact Maureen Gamble

DILLON / DALY - Looking for information on Michael Dillon  b. 1853 d. 1913  married Elizabeth Daly and  info on his father James? Michael owned property in the village of Creggs in northeast Galway where he raised his family. All 7 Living children immigrated to East Coast and Englewood, New Jersey, USA abt. 1900. More information on Dillons' at  Contact Lewis

LEE - family originated in Galway mother Bridget (nee?) born in Galway. 
Son Thomas born in Galway as was his wife Bridget.  Family emigrated to
Wigan, Lancs and son John born.  Moved to Bolton, Lancs where family
settled.  I am trying to trace the family in Ireland.  Further details
can be found on
I look forward to help in this matter. CONTACT Jenanda

CLANCY - I am trying to trace relatives of John Clancy, born Rahoon Galway in
1840. Joined the British Army in 1854. CONTACT
peter clancy reddick

MORAN / GRELIS / GAVIN -  Ballinsloe & Lawrencetown: East Galway. G.G.
Grandparents: Margaret Grelis & Thomas Moran. Grandparents: Ann Gavin &
Michael Grelis - Moran, who emigrated to the US early 1900's but only
made it to Liverpool, England. Any information would be truly
appreciated.  CONTACT
Geraldine Martin

November 2006

TREACY -  Mary b.1839; Michael b.1841 Galway. Place names mentioned
Kinvara & Portumna.  They left Galway for Tipperary (Thurles) some time between
1841 and 1850/51. CONTACT
Margaret Hall

FAHERTY - Trying to find origin of a Mr. Thomas M. Faherty, b. abt 1827, arrived
in USA on Napan Belle on 11 August 1852???....eventually, abt 1855,
married( to Anne H?) and settled in Dubuque, Iowa, USA. (Added Information Jan 2007)
His wife's name was Mary AnneRyan; they married on 12 Nov 1854 in Galena, Jo Daviess Co., IL, USA.  Her father was James Ryen, sr.,and older brothers were William Ryan and James M. Ryan, jr.  Mary Anne Ryan's mother's name wasMargaret- maiden name unknown at present. CONTACT Tira Drayfus

CONNOLLY - What is the best way to research my father's family Michael Connolly
married Sarah Coyne and had 5 children Michael, Timothy, Patrick, Joseph,
and Mary.  Any help would be appreciated. CONTACT Patrick

BURKE / TIERNY - I am looking for info on my GGrandfather and his family. Martin Emmet
BURKE was born to John BURKE and Bridget TIERNY. I have his death as 1945
in Idaho. And on that is states his birth day as 4 Jan 1874, Galway,
Ireland. I am not finding much in the TIERNEY name. If anyone has any
info on this line and could help it would be great. CONTACT Delia

McDONNELL / McDONALD - Patrick and Mary (Broderick), county Galway.
Children Mary Ann (b. 17 April 1873), Patrick (b. 27 April 1878), John,
Francis. Emigrated to US and settled in Clinton, Massachusetts. We have
always known the name as McDonald, but see it listed as McDonnell on the
1881 British Census. Mary Ann married to Edwin S. Weymouth of
Somerville, Ma. Any information would be helpful, we would love to get to know
these ancestors. CONTACT: Nanci

WELCH - My great grandfather John Welch left after Potato Famine and brought
his six year old son to TN and married Nancy Cooper, my great
grandmother. His son, my grandfather Walter Welch. Any family connections
please...know nothing of John Welch's origins.
Thanks, Paula...I love my Irish roots! CONTACT Paula



POWER / MCDERMOTT - I am trying to trace my Great grand father Kieran Power who married an Elizabeth McDermott around 1868,in Woodfrod Galway. They then lived in Lough Mountain Woodford. Any information about this family would be great. Thank you.  E-Mail Kathleen

MURPHY -  MICHAEL born about 1830 who went to CHESHIRE and married JULIA
UNKNOWN (possibly RONAN) all info or contact regarding this would be
appreciated. E-Mail Steffie

RAFTERY - Please add my families on your listing. My father, John Raftery, came from Loughrea, Galway, in 1925. His father John Raftery was born around 1860 and was from the Garracloon area. He married Mary Gilchrist/Kilchreest, etc. in 1887 and lived in Caher, Loughrea. Prior to Garracloon,
the Rafterys were in Kylewiner Wood. The story says that should have been around 1840. Any info or requests for details I have, please contact
me at Mary Raftery Adams

Not so much a comment, as a plea for advice. My uncle was a Porter in "the Galway Workhouse" sometime in the 1890's. I have been trying to find out if any records of this establishment
exist, and if so, where they might be found. I have checked the National Archives, and all they have refers to the 1840 period, when the place had not yet been constructed. Any advice would be most welcome. E-Mail Ken Bradshaw.


COLLINS - Michael Collins born Jan.1826 in County Galway, died June 9th 1902 Paris Hill, N.Y. First marriage Ellen Kiefe born 1837 County Galway. In 1851 Came to New Jersey after 9 yrs moved to Paris Hill, N.J. (Father was Thomas Collins) Ellen died 1870. Married Mary Ryan daughter of Patrick Ryan. about  1873 in Clinton, N.Y. children of Ellen & Michael were Mary born 1854 NJ, Sarah Collins born 1855, Thomas born 1865. Ellen Collins 1866, Catherine Collins born 1868.  Looking for his father and mother , Fathers name was Thomas. Ellen Collins is my great great grandmother. I know it is a common name.  So any help will be appreciated. Thank You. E-Mail  JEM

October 2006

Researching the families that lived and emigrated from the villages of Doughta fair and Doughta Brown Cornamona Co Galway. I would be pleased to hear of other interested parties to compile history/Emigration  of the two villages and associated area. E-Mail Peter

 LALLEY- I am trying to find information or descendants of Catherine Lalley she was born in Lough Rea County Galway abt 1840 her fathers name was John Lalley and her mother was Mary Smith. Catherine sailed to Australia onboard the Mary Ann arriving in Sydney on 19th March 1857. She married Marinus Soloman Gaal on 28th October 1861 in Sydney. Any information about Catherine or the Lall(e)y descendants would be greatly appreciated. E-mail  Sandra Hayman 

CONNOLLY/BURKE - I am looking for information on a PETER CONNOLLY born 1823 & wife MARY BURKE CONNOLLY born 1827. The immigrated from COUNTY GALWAY betwen 1843 & 1845 to USA thru NEW ORLEANS, GALVESTON or INDIANOLA entry points. The traveled with CORNELIUS BURKE, MARY"S brother, born 1827. Also with a chid named JOHN CONNOLLY born 1843 in Ireland. The 1850 USA census shows them living in HOT SPRINGS, AR. The 1860 US CENSUS shows them living in CAMDEN, AR. PETER CONNOLLY died during the US Civil WAR & MARY BURKE CONNOLLY, my GG grandmother moved to HEMPSTEAD & MOULTON TEXAS dying in Moulton in 1906. Please E-Mail  Ed Young

HASTY PETER - I am looking for Peter Hasty - great great great grandfather of my husband.  He was born in Galway about 1827 and married Mary Kelly born Co Sligo approx 1830.  They had two daughters - Mary Hasty - born Co Sligo approx 1852, Richard Hasty born York approx 1857 and
Bridget (known as Annie) born York approx 1861.  They also had a son James born 1859 who died in infancy.  Richard went on to be a soldier ending up living in London area after coming out of army.  Mary and Annie married brothers and lived in York area all their lives.  Annie (my husbands great great grandmother) is buried in York Cemetry.  I am looking for any information about Peter Hasty (or any Hasty's from Galway).  Peter died in York in 1869.  Peter and Mary Hasty lived in a small village outside Dunnington and probably worked on the Chicory Farms which were there.  I would love to hear from anyone with any connections or who could give me any information where to start searching! Please e-mail Josephine

O'Shaughnessy/Shaughnessy - One name study of the ancient Irish family of O'Shaughnessy which encompasses all known variant spellings of the surname (over 273 variants at last count and we are still finding more). The O'Shaughnessys were the Chieftains of the area known as "O'Shaughnessys Country" which was centered in Gort and was roughly contiguous with the archdiocese of Kilmacduagh in Southwestern County Galway.
My family:
Thomas O'Shaughnessy born c 1806 in Kinvaradorrus parish, married to Anna Halvey, born c. 1806
known children:
Margaret Easther, born c 1838, married James Fitzhenry in Crawford County Ohio June 1871
Michael, born c 1842, married 1860 to Margaret McGrath in Pickering, Ontario County, Upper Canada (Ontario), and Thomas O'Shaughnessy, born c 1839 in Co Galway, married Margaret
McCarthy of Bantry Co Cork in Whitby Township, Ontario County 1862, moved to Crawford County Ohio c 1867, where Thomas died in 1871 of injuries in a logging accident. Thomas left his young widow with 6 children under age 9.
Thomas (the younger) was joined in Ohio by his sister Margaret, and their mother Anna Halvey O'Shaughnessy and her 2nd husband Peter Clery, also of Co Galway. I would love to hear from anyone connected with my family, or any of the O'Shaughnessys. Thanks,
Laurie Baker

GOLDEN - Does anybody know of the Golden family from Galway? Martin Golden was born there in 1852 then moved to St Helens ,Lancs later on. Please could someone point me in the right direction. Kind regards, Philippa Finnegan

WARD - Having searched every site I can find for my grandmothers family and found no connections I am writing for help and advice. Her name was Mary Ellen Ward, born 1870 in Galway, father named Michael Ward, said to have been Oestler at college in Galway,  where they lived at the gate house. Mother was named Ellen Hefferson. Had a brother John and sister Margaret. Came to England early 1890's and lived in Birkenhead where she met my grandfather. Any help for a contact gratefully appreciated.  C.T. Norman

MALEY - Looking for Maley family. James L. Maley born abt 1839  in Galway, son of John Maley and Elizabeth____Maley. Sister, Hannah Elizabeth b. 1843 , may also have been born in Galway. Emigrated to U.S. @1850. Settled in Steubenville, Ohio.
Any help, ideas would be appreciated. Regina Kenney

WARD/McCOULL/McCAUL/McCOOL/DUGGAN - I am researching my Grandmother's father James Alexander WARD, son of John Joseph WARD,  supposedly of Co. Galway . Both men were in the military. James married Mary McCoull/McCaul/McCool approx. 1890. They had 3 children, Mary died about 1898 /1899. James re-married a Mary Jane DUGGAN from a Co. Donegal farming family in 1899. The family posted in South Africa ( Boer War ) then Malta 1901 or 1902 . Returning to Ireland 1908 .  B. Murphy-Bridge

GAVIN/FLANAGAN - Patrick GAVIN of Oughterard, County Galway and Bridget Flanagan of Oughterard, County Galway ( or could be Paristown). Came to Cincinnati, Ohio where they had 6 children. Patrick died very young from motorcar accident in 1887, around the age of 40.  Bridget unable to care for children so they were placed in an orphanage. Bridget died in 1889. Have no birth dates.. no idea if either have siblings, only children to reach adulthood were the oldest, Stephen b. abt 1877, Michael in 1883 and the youngest,Martin in 1885. Stephen and Michael stayed in Ludlow, Kentucky area. Martin moved to Massachusetts. Any and all help greatly appreciated. Please email Diane Ingvarsson

September 2006

LYONS/BURKE/CUMMINGS -  I am trying to trace MICHAEL LYONS born in 1818,from Tynah in Galway who married BRIDGET BURKE born about 1821.On one site he is named as
JOSEPH but someone clarified that his name was Michael and I believe his
brother was JOSEPH, he went to England and I believe he was my great, great
grandfather. They emigrated to Tasmania arriving on 10/01/1843.Before
going they had one daughter MARY ANN LYONS born 1842.Other children born in
Tasmania is Charlotte 1849,Thomas 1851,Frances 1852,Michael 1845.
Bridget's mother and father were PATRICK BURKE and MARY CUMMINGS.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Paula

 CONNELLY/MCMANAHAN - I’m trying to trace a family called Connelly who lived in Manning Parish of Clifden County Galway.  I believe that the daughter may have married someone called McManahan (not sure of the spelling) in the early 60s and emigrated to the states. Thanks, Karen

HENNELLY - I'm looking for information about my grandad James Francis Hennelly born
16 March 1913. He had 4 brothers and 4 sisters born Galway eire.
Some of his sisters and brothers went to America and
that's all I know. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Caz


CHEVERS - Patrick Chevers born cir 1837 in Galway left Ireland about 1867/8 for
Australia. His Father also Patrick Mother possibly Mary King. Contact Dave

August 2006

FAY/FAHY/FAHEY - I am looking for any information on the Fahey family from County
Galway, Ireland. The father's name was Thomas and he married Mary Flaherty according to a death record of a son. They had to known sons one named Lawrence and the other named Patrick. Lawrence was born about 1827 and Patrick was bor about 1825. These boys came to the US about 1841 and lived in a variety of places in cluding: Portland, Maine, New Castle, NY, Tippecanoe, IN and the to MN in Quincy, Elba and St. Charles. Lawrence married Catherine Kennedy in 1853 in New Castle, NY and Patrick married Hannah Donlan. These men both went on to have children but lived the rest of their lives in MN. Any help would be great. Lawrence is my great great grandfather. Please Contact

JOYCE/COMISKEY - Trying to find where they are buried in Connemarra. They are Thomas Joyce and Winnifred Comiskey.  Please send information to Margaret Smith

LEE/FALLON/ FLANAGAN -  My g-grandfather was Thomas Lee, married to Margaret Fallon. His father was Patt. Her father was Martin. They were married in 1877. Possible sister of Margaret was Honoria. One of there children, Bridget married a Flanagan. Their two daughters were living with the grandparents (Lee) in 1911. Daughter Mary married Martin Hannon. Lived in New York. USA. Sons Thomas, and Martin Lee went to the states to their sister Mary's. John Lee another brother went to the states in 1912. email Karen

BIRMINGHAM - Searching for information on MARY BIRMINGHAM, my Grandmother who came to American around 1900.  Believe she is from Galway/Menlough area.  Thank you for any information you can provide.   Have a nice day. Sincerely, Charlotte Heisler

 FRANCIS - I have discovered through queries, that there were several  FRANCIS families in Menlough, Oranmore, Galway County.  Through emailings, I discover that  some families have certain first names, while other families have other first names repeated throughout their generations. Sadly, FRANCIS  families in Galway seem to have been decimated. I cannot figure if they emigrated to other countries, moved to other counties, or if whole branches died off.
My family began in the U.S. with John FRANCIS and his sister Mary Ann living in New York City. John was born 1805, we do not know Mary Ann's. Their parents were
Peter and Bridget. Their brother Patrick did not emigrate. He was described as
"handsome, intelligent, a surveyor". Possibly there was a brother Thomas. John's father Peter and John's son Peter both had red hair. John  was short, stocky, and black hair. The family was Roman Catholic. John emigrated in 1825-26. Assistance would be appreciated.  e-mail  Margaret

KELLY/O'FARRELL/O'BRIAN/DOUD/ - My g-grandfather was William Kelly - born abt. 1825. I have a letter dated 15 December 1890 when he visited his sister Anne O'Farrell on Bride Street in Loughrea, County Galway. He referred to Loughrea as the place where he grew up. He also had a brother Tommy who died in America (Boston) leaving a widow who remarried Michael O'Brien. My g-grandmother was Mary Doud from Killarney (from her obituary in 1901). They may have been married in Boston, all their children were born in the USA to our knowledge - the oldest William, born in Massachusetts in 1860. Would be interested in the connections anyone might have especially between Kelly's and O'Farrells in Loughrea. Thank you. e-mail  Mary Anne Hinchey 

AURIEMMA/GARRETT/GLENNON - Hi my name is Kathleen Garrett Auriemma.  I am trying to research my family tree.  I am looking for my gggrandfather, John Garrett.  I am not sure where he was born, but I do know that he had a saddler shop in Mack’s Royal Hotel in Eyre Square, Galway sometime around 1883 and on.  My ggrandfather left Ireland about 1917 so I don’t know when he passed or if he moved.  He married Bridget Glennon. And they had 9 children.  I was able to obtain 3 of the birth certs. If you have any information, please contact me.  My e-mail is  Kathi, Thanks