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DECEMBER 2007

O’HARA / BROWN - Could anybody please help me with researching my family tree.  My great great grandparents were Joseph O'Hara born around 1829 who married Mary Brown born around 1831.  From what I can gather through the 1881 census The left Ireland for New York.  They had children in New York and then they left New York for England.  My Great Grandmother Catherine O'Hara was bon in Stockton-on-Tees and she married George Longstaff from Romaldkirk, County Durham.  I am trying to find out when Joseph and Mary  married and who their parents are, and if they had any siblings.  Any information would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your time. Contact Vanessa

 SHEEHAN - Looking for Sheehan surnames that lived around the Owenbristy area of Co Galway in late 1890's to 1920's. Contact Paul

 COSTELLO / HIGGINS  - Charles COSTELLO and Margaret HIGGINS of County Galway gave birth to at least two sons, Edward and William in the 1830s, and died in the 1840s.  Both sons later emigrated to the eastern US. Edward COSTELLO married Margaret RAFTREE -- born in Timocat, Kilkerrin, County Galway ca. 1840 -- in New York City in 1861. Her mother may have been a McKenna. Edward and Margaret's son William COSTELLO married Bridget "Delia" LYNCH -- born in County Galway, the daughter of Martin LYNCH and Bridget "Delia" McCARTHY -- in New York City in 1895.  Delia LYNCH's family emigrated from County Galway in July 1883 to New York City.  Her father had a coal business.  Her sisters married SHANNON, SULLIVAN and COTTER in New York City.  Her brothers were Patrick, John and Martin LYNCH. All County Galway families.  If you have any connection please write Maureen

 DALY/ EARLY /  FALLON / O'REILLY /  McSWEENEY / PRICHARD / SHELLY
James DALY was born in County Galway in the 1830s, son of John DALY and Mary FALLON.  He emigrated to the US with two brothers -- William and Michael -- ca. 1851.  Stopped in Ohio for a year.  Then they went on to Unionville and Stringville, Putnam County, Iowa, on the Missouri border. James DALY married Mary Frances McSweeney O'REILLY, the daughter of John O'REILLY and Mary Frances McSWEENEY who were both born in County Galway. For a time James DALY owned the Princeton Hotel in Princeton, Mercer County, Missouri, near the Iowa border. Later he and Mary retired to Chicago where several of their children were living.  Mary and James were both were buried in Calvary Cemetery on the Evanston-Chicago border, James in May, 1917 and Mary in March, 1920. The children of James DALY and Mary Frances McSweeney O'REILLY were
Edward P. DALY, William J. DALY, Elizabeth Alice DALY (Mrs. Frank PRICHARD SHELLY), Catherine E. DALY, Frances T. DALY, Dr. Thomas F. DALY, Mary F. DALY (Mrs. Peter C. EARLY), Margaret DALY, Joseph D. DALY and Mabel Cecelia DALY. I would like to hear from anyone who is researching any of these
families: Maureen1024@yahoo.com

 CONNOLLY - Seeking info re the Connolly family of Carna. Catherine Agnes Connolly immigrated to the USA in about 1925. At that time her father a Patrick Connolly had apparently died. Her mother was Bridget Kenney. A area was listed as Callofbonish or something like that. Contact Frank

 CARROLL / STANTON - Looking for any info on family Patrick Carroll and Nora Stanton (Born circa 1790s) They had the following children of whom 3 came to US: Martin b 1825, John b 1818 Charles,  Patrick, William, & Mary.  They went to Pennsylvania and then to Cincinnati OH. Thanks. Please contact Suzanne

 CARROLL / STANTON / CREAY - I have reason to believe my great, great grandfather, Charles Carroll, born in Ireland about 1826, hailed from Galway. He came from a large family. Patrick Carroll and Nora Stanton were his parents. Patrick's parents were John Carroll and Betty Gibson. Charles came to America sometime before 1848, along with his brother Martin. Martin was two years younger than Charles and the baby of the family. Other siblings were James, John, William, Patrick, and Mary. I do not know whether they came to America or not. Charles and his brother married sisters. Charles the oldest - Mary Creay, and Martin, the younger, Elizabeth Creary. Thus made their children double cousins. I do not know where in Galway they hailed from but I am hoping someone will recognize the family names of Carroll and Creary. Martin and Elizabeth married in America but I am not so sure about Charles and Elizabeth. Any help would be so greatly appreciated. Contact Loretta

 DOLAN - I am researching a book on James Joseph Dolan who was born in Loughrea, County Galway in 1848.  He immigrated with his family to America circa 1854.  During the Civil War, he enlisted as a drummer boy, stayed in the Union Army until he mustered out in the New Mexico Territory.  Subsequently, he became a very distinguished businessman in New Mexico and died there in 1898.  ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ILLUSTRIOUS SON OF IRELAN WOULD BE MOST WELCOME!!! Please contact Chuck

 MULLAVILLE / MELVILLE - My grandparents  lived at Lisheen, Kilnadeema, Loughrea.Family name was Mullaville or Melville. My great-grandfather was in the Boston Police! He came back to Galway to run the family farm. Please contact Paul

 O’SULLIVAN - I am trying to find information on the O'sullivans from Galway/Mayo, probably Cornamona. they were Church of Ireland. The family head was Charles George O'Sullivan b c1853, he was ex RIC, postmaster/farmer. Father on marriage cert one Martin O'Sullivan. Any help would be wonderful as unable to find his baptism. Contact Jacqui

 MULLINS / HIGGINS - James Mullins born 1834 Galway. Come to Australia ~1854. Married Catherine Higgins Kapunda South Australia. Any information please contact Belinda

  MULLIN / DAVY - Trying to find info on my grandmother & her family from Ballyglunin/Corofin/Tuam, Galway. She was CATHERINE MULLIN-Married Patrick Davy(Edenderry Co.Offaly). Her sisters were ANNIE MULLIN-immigrated to U.S through NY.Settled in Boston Area.Married police officer named ?Conway? DELIA MULLIN-immigrated to U.S. after Annie.  Married name unknown. I believer there were 2,  possibly 3,  brothers-MARTIN MULLIN-married Norah? and at least one other brother.1st name unknown. Believed to have a son named Noel Mullin. I'm trying to find further info on my grandmother and her brothers and sisters and any other info regarding any prior or later generations from this family. Please contact Theresa

 RAFTERY - Trying to find connection to irish ancestors. Great Grandfather Martin Raftery born in Ireland 1836 died New York city 1901.Please contact A. Raftery

NOVEMBER 2007

FINNERTY / CAVANUAGH - I am looking for information on Finnerty of Athen Ry, Galway.  My grandfather, John Finerty was born there and his parents, I believe were Jeremiah (Darby)Finnerty and Bridget Cavanuagh. Contact Meri

 BRODERICK / MOORE - I am looking for information about Martin Broderick and/or Bridget Moore and the family history in Ireland. Martin was from County Galway and born October 1844.  His wife, Brdiget Moore also from Ireland, born September 1834.  Martin left Queenstown, Ireland and Liverpool,England in May, 1866.Contact Carol

 MULLEN - My great grandmother and grandfather are from Inishmore.  My great grandfather's name is Peter Mullen.  I know my great grandmother's first name is Mary but I have no idea what her maiden name is.  I'm putting together a family tree and need her maiden name and parents' names if possible. Contact Eileen

 BOWE - Family:  Last known address 1911 Harbour St. Ballinasloe. Father Martin Bowe - Mother Mary Ann
Children:  Bridget nee Bessie, Ellen nee Nellie, Catherine, William, John J, Thomas F, Nora.
Any information on family would be appreciated. Contact JAY

 MARTIN / KANE / KENEALY - KINEALY - CONNEELY - My great grandfather, Luke MARTIN, came from Ahgloragh, County Galway.  He married Mary KANE and they had four children.  I do not know when he was born, when he married and when he died (although it appears he was alive when his son, Patrick, was married in 1896, when he was described as "farmer").  Nor do I know if he had any siblings.  The Griffiths' 1855 Valuation of Tenements has a Luke Martin as tenant/occupier at Castlefarm, just north west of Dunmore.  I still have to establish whether or not this is my great grandfather. The eldest three of Luke and Mary's children all went to the USA and settled in St Louis, Missouri, where they married, raised families and died.  John MARTIN married Mary FOY and they had two boys.  He died in 1897.  Thomas MARTIN went to the USA in 1885 and married Mary (family name unknown), also an Irish emigrant.  They married in 1889 and had seven children, only five of whom were still alive in 1910.  Delia MARTIN went to the USA in 1882 and married Walter CADY who had emigrated from Ireland in 1881.  They had six children.  She died in St Louis in 1938. The youngest son, Patrick MARTIN, born in 1873, came to England where, in 1896, he married Bridget CONNELLY (as she was named on her marriage certificate).  They had five children, all born in England where Patrick died in 1916.  Bridget's parents, my great grandparents, were Thomas KENEALY and Margaret (family name unknown) who were both born in Ireland, as were their four children.  Between 1930 and 1935 Bridget CONNELLY, by this time a widow, lived in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, where she had gone with three of her children.  Her US immigration ID card states that she was born on 10 March 1871 in Dunmore, County Galway, hence my interest in the Griffiths' Valuation information.  However, I have a note written by my mother (now deceased) in which she says that the KENEALYS, too, came from Ahgloragh, County Galway.  This I have still to confirm. Any information on either set of my great grandparents would be most welcome.  Thank you. Contact John

Kennedy / Finnerty / Madden - Researching the families of Michael Kennedy m. Bridget Finnerty.  Son John Joseph b. 1875, supposedly in Eyrecourt.  Bridget's mother's maiden name was Mary Madden.  Michael, Bridget and their children migrated to Massachusetts in 1890.  Any information or suggestions would be much appreciated. Contact Joseph

FINNERTT - Finnerty (Feenaghty), Michael and Celia (Sicel) Calnan (Callanan)married abt.1846, Derradda, Killimorbologue - children John abt.1850, Martin abt. 1852, William Michael abt.1854, Patrick abt. 1857    Looking for John's (wife Mary) children. Contact Melinda

NEILAN - A birth certificate for my father, Patrick Neilan (misspelled Neiland, which is often the case) gives his birthdate as Oct. 29, 1900, in Cortoon, Ireland. The only Cortoon I can find is near Tuam, Galway, although the birth was registered in Ballaghaderreen, Roscommon, on Dec. 3, 1900.
His father's name is Andrew Neilan(d), and his mother's Eliza Neilan(d), nee Duffy. Witness to the birth is listed as Sarah Duffy. If anyone can tell me any more about any of these people I would be much obliged. Contact Terence

FAHEY / HIGGINS / BURKE / MULLEN - I am hitting a brick wall, I want to find out who my gggrandparents were. I am tracing the Fahey/Higgins/Burke and also possible Mullen line. I haven't been able to get very far with my research. Mary Fahey Higgins was my great grandmother. her sister was Bridget Fahey Burke, and we recently found out there is a Honor Fahey. and also there are some Mullen’s related in somehow. I hope someone out there can help put this puzzle together for me. Contact Barb

LALLY / FAHY - I am seeking info on Thomas Lally who married Mary Fahy 25 June 1882, both from Galway, They had 3 children i am aware of, Annie born 1883 who married John Cooper in Co Offaly, Margaret who married a man surname Hansbury (first name not known) and Patrick Lally ( who died in childhood)
Thomas Lallys father was also called Thomas Lally (do not know his mothers name) Mary Fahys Father was Patrick Fahy ( do not know her mothers name). Thanks. Please contact Karen

EGAN / CONNOLLY - I am looking for the Thomas Egan family of Letterfrack County Galway, Ireland.  Thomas married Anne Connolly of Ballykineely (wrong spelling?).  Chlidren Maria b 1882, Elizabeth, Catherine & Edward.  Elizabeth remauned in Letterfrack married John J. Mclaughlin.  I would appreciate hearing from anyone with information.  Thank you. Contact Bernard

LYONS / MONAHAN - Patrick Lyons was born on Feb. 13, 1889 in Galway county (I think).  His father's name was James and his mother's maiden name was Mary Monahan.  Any information would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you. Contact Emma

OCTOBER 2007

O’ HALLORAN / HYNES - I am trying to find out information on my great grandparents and their ancestry. My great grandparents were born in the late 1850's or early 1860's in county Galway, though I don't know where. Their names were Catherine Hynes and John O'Halloran. Their son Michael O'Halloran was born around 1885 and emigrated to the US in 1912. I would appreciate any help or direction you can give me to find out more. I have had no problem finding this kind of information from census reports/immigration records in the US but no luck on the Irish side. Thank you very much, Tim Halloran

MANNING / LARKIN - I am looking for any information the Manning family from Galway. Patrick Manning Born 1813 Galway, married,25-10-1851 Gundagai NSW Australia to Margret Larkin, Born 1833,Galway.
I have been doing my Family history since 1983 and can not find much information about my great Grand Father and Great Grand Mother. If someone could lead me to where i could find any information I would be so grateful. Thank you very much. Tom Thompson , Australia

REYNOLDS / O’FLAHERTY - I'm looking for information on John Reynolds born app 1834 Galway son of Michael Reynolds and Bedelia O'farrell John married Kate O'flaherty born app 1850 Galway daughter of Dominick O'flaherty and Kate Whelan John and Kate married in Galway in 1866 also looking for any descendents of Michael & Bedelia Reynolds and Dominick and Kate O'flaherty. Thanks, Lee

TREACY / DALE - Looking for Treacys in the Woodford/Loughrea general area Co. Galway.  Patrick b. 1840/42 arrived in Central Otago, New Zealand in 1863.  His brother John Treacy b. 1838/39 arrived in Central Otago, NZ in 1878 with his wife and family.  I have found a record of the baptism of their son Thomas at the RC Church in Woodford in 1876. John and Patrick's parents were listed on their death certificates as Thomas Treacy and Margaret nee Dale.  We have not found any records of them as yet. Any assistance or information re. any Treacys in the general area would be much appreciated. Contact Niamh

 

September 2007

MARTIN - Looking for information on Walter Martin DOB 1870 and Honor Martin O'Neil DOB 1878
Their parents Michael Dominick Martin and Bridget Feeney lived in Ballynabucky. These two stayed in Galway, their brothers and sister went to US and Australia. Please contact Mary

DAVIN - I am searching for my great-grandfather, Patrick J. Davin. I have been told he was from Co. Galway, Ireland. He emigrated to the U.S.A. about 1880 and settled in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.. He was born about 1861 and died about 1935.I hope you might be able to help me find info re: him prior to his coming to the U.S.A. Thank you for your assistance. Please contact Sheila

MURPHY - I am up against a wall...I can not find marriage records for the following couples:
1. Connor Murphy b:Sep 1833 and Mary Higgins b:Aug 1853
Married 21 Sep 1868 Catholic, Chapel of Clifden
2. Connor Murphy b:Sep 1833. His first marriage is truly a mystery.
Thank you very much. Please contact Debbie Ontario, Canada

KING / BURKE  - My great grandfather Laurence King was born in Ireland and moved to Scotland. His parents were Patrick King and Mary with her maiden name possibly Folan. Any info would be great. And I'm also looking for info on Patrick Burke and Bridget ?. They were both born in Ireland. They had a daughter named Cecilia who was born in Scotland. Please contact Jessica

SILK / BURKE- I am trying to find information on Owen Silk and Mary Ann Silk (nee Burke), both of whom were born in Ireland. Dates of birth are uncertain, but records indicate Owen was b. abt. 1840 and Mary Ann was b. abt. 1825. They were married bef. 1864 and are believed to have immigrated to the U.S. about the same time (eventually settling in Maryland). If you have any information at all, I would be grateful as I have run out of resources to search. Please contact Caroline

BIRD / GUILLON - My Great Grand Father Hugh Bird born January 26, 1836 Mirah area near Athenry and Turloughmore married Hannah Guillon from Castleblaney Monaghan Co. and emigrated to South America (circa 1863 tO Uruguay and Argentina. Don't know about their parents or if he had brothers or sisters that stayed in Ireland. Please contact John

HUGHES -  My ancestor, Amelia Bridget Hughes, came to Australia from Tuam Galway, in abt 1852. She may have already been married to Robert Wallis. her parents seem to be William and Anne. I think they were catholic. i got the names from Aus. certificates. hope someone can help, Please contact Lee

Finegan- From Ballymoney Dunmore Co Galway. Patrick Finegan + ...Daly 1800-1900 ish
John Finegan + Bridgit Connor 1830-1920 ish John Finegan + Mary Egan 1868 - 1940 ish Any Info appreciated, contact at this email

 

August 2007

MOONEY - I've been trying to trace my ancestors who originated from Galway and moved to Kerry round 1820's. My great grandfather Thomas Mooney had a sheep farm in Tuam, Co. Galway which was sold & when he moved to Kerry he bought a dairy farm & was a sergant in Listowel, he married a Lyons woman & they had a family of 3 boys & 2 girls - 2 of the boys became guards. If u have any other information please contact Marie.

GOLDEN - Any information on John Golden from Headford Ireland, came to USA thru Philadelphia around the late 1800's. Please contact Martha

Heaney / Macnamara - I am looking for all Heaney Surname Galway City 1800- onwards. Ancestors are John Heaney and Winifred Macnamara

John HEANEY b c 1830 possible death Sep qtr 1892
married c 1860
Winifred MACNAMARA ...most likely Galway City and both were Roman Catholic

Known children
Bidelia b c 1860 .........emigrated Australia
Michael b 1865 ..........possibly died young
Winifred b 1867
Michael 1869
Mary Kathleen .......b 1871 bap 13 Nov 1871 Market St Parish, St Nicholas North and East she emigrated with sister Bidelia to Australia
John b 1875...............married Lily ? had 18 Children

John Heaney Snr was a Butcher and address in 1875 was Mainguard Street Galway City when Mary Kathleen baptized. I am told the 2 boys John and Michael were also Butchers. I have history for 2 Australian sisters but very little for the others or their parents. Any information gratefully received.
 Contact Jenny Addison

Costello - Looking for information on a Maggie Costello mother to Thomas, Ned and Martin who worked in Galway union workhouse. the boys lived with a miss. Kelly maybe in Castlerea but were baptized in Rahoon around 1916/17 Please contact Joe

July 2007

 COYNE - Peter and Anne Coyne (nee King) were resident within the Cloon townland, Cleggan, from about 1861 to about 1905.They appear in the 1901 census but not in the 1911 census.(A Coyne appears in the Cloon entry, Griffiths Valuation.)Did Peter Coyne have brothers/sisters? What year and where did he marry. Who were his parents?(obviously a Coyne)The same queries apply to his wife Anne King. Their surviving son, John Joseph emigrated to Australia ,1888.Their numerous daughters married locally; Walsh, McEvilly, O'Toole (or maybe Toole)Gavin. Murphy. Daughter Anne never married. Son, Michael died shortly after birth. A Michael Coyne was a god parent of some of children of Peter Coyne. Please Contact Michael

DOLAN - I am researching a biography of James Joseph Dolan who was born either on April 22, 1848 or May 2, 1848 in Loughrea, County Galway. With his family, he immigrated to the United States either in 1853 or 1854. I would love to garner ANY information about his Irish roots! Please email Charles

LYNCH - Thomas Lynch of Galway County, Ireland. Seeking information re Thomas Lynch and his ancestors.
Petition - Westmoreland County Court of Virginia, April 29, 1713.
Nicholas French set forth that Thomas Lynch, father of Francis Lynch (deceased), was the father of Mary Cisely (sp) and Ellenor (sp) Lynch, sisters of Francis Lynch, all of the kingdom of Ireland.

Document - Westmoreland County Court of Virginia, September, 1718.
Jasper Joyes of Galway, merchant, Martin Lynch FitzAndrew of the same, merchant, Thomas Lynch FitzAndrew of the same, merchant, Richard Joyce FitzWilliam of the same, goldsmith, and James Lynch FitzMarcus deposed they knew Thomas Lynch, late of Gallway, deceased, who was by way of distinction called black Thomas Lynch. They believed that Thomas Lynch lived for many years near Dunmore in the county of Galway and had issue two sons Francis Lynch, late of Virginia, merchant, deceased, and Stephen Lynch, who were brothers of the whole blood.
Thomas Lynch may have lived in Westmoreland County, Virginia in 1705. Please contact Darth Miller

Doyle, Hagarty, Smyth, MacCabe, Bailey, Feeney, Wright, Day, Hinkle, Mullenix, Bennett, Kincaid, Fawley   I HAVE GALWAY ROOTS: FEENEY, O'CONOR, CLANCY. PLEASE ADD MY GENEALOGY SITE.
MAUREEN
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O'Connor - Looking for information about Lawrence O'Connor and his toddler son John who we think left Galway 1849/50 approx. Settled in Liverpool area where Lawrence possibly remarried (Mary). Lawrence was a Shoemaker, a trade he continued in Bootle/Liverpool.  Can anyone help? Any info - but especially which parish they might have come from and which ship they sailed on to Liverpool - would be fantastic. Please contact Claire

June 2007

Lally - Searching for information on the LALLY family of Coolacloy - all of whom are apparently dispersed, principally to the USA. please contact Cinda

Williams / MacWilliams - I'm interested in finding my grandmother's family history. She was Julia Evangeline Williams or MacWilliams, and she was born in Gort, County Galway, in 1897. She emigrated to the United States around 1912, worked in Philadelphia, and married Andrew Jackson LaFever. They moved to Tennessee, were divorced, and she died in 1954. Her brothers and sisters were Dennis, Francis, Nora, Delia, John, Pat, Mike, Thomas, and Joe. Her parents were James and Honor. If anyone can help me deepen my search, please contact Andy Evans

Portland House - I am looking for any information on the fire at Portland Park (now Portland House) back on May 10/11 1936?? My father was a memeber of the Densmore family and sat and watched Portland Park burn that night. I am trying to research any information I can on this fire and the events/days around it. Any information I could find would be helpful in keeping this family history alive. Please contact Ruth

Roche - This is an updated e-mail for the following post: Michael Roche, ca. 1860s to 1920s, Corofin, Tuam, Co. Galway: senachy, Gaelic League, known for recording "The Son of the King of Ireland & the Daughter of the King of Spain" ca. 1920s Patrick Roche, ca. 1880s to 1920s, son of Michael Roche, married Bridget Murphy, both of Corofin, Tuam, Co. Galway: farmer Patrick Roche, ca. 1850s to ??, father of Michael Roche, settled in Corofin, Tuam, Co. Galway, from unknown part of Ireland, escaped to Galway during Fennian roundup: ash-plant champion fighter at many fairs around Ireland. Won homestead in Corofin in such a contest as result of defeating young English officer who local landlords wanted put down. Patrick Murphy, father of Bridget Murphy, Tuam?, Co. Galway. Contact: Larry Chamberlin

McDonough / Connelly - Through an older cousin I received some info on the McDonough's who lived in Kingstown. My paternal greatgrand mother's maiden name was McDonough and married a Connelly. Some of the McDonough's emigrated possibly after the famine to Pittsburgh. I was fortunate enough to find a grave site in Kingstown of most of the McDonough family that stayed in Ireland. I would like to know if there are cousins left and what other families are related to them. Thank you Patti

May 2007

O'HALLORAN / O"GREADY - My husband and I are looking for his family from Tuam, Ireland. His grandfather was born in Thomastown,Tuam Ireland on November 17, 1891. His name was Christopher Charles O'Halloran. Christopher went by his middle name from what we hear. Christopher's dad's name was James O'Halloran who was married to Ellen O'Halloran. Her maiden name was O'Gready. Christopher left Ireland and went to Canada, sometime in the early 1900's. He worked on the Canadian railroad. And then entered the United States, and married and raised his family in Alaska. We are really urgently looking for family members because Christopher's son Charles is getting along in the years and would like information on his family. It would mean the world to him. If anyone has any information to help please contact us, Genia

Henegahn - I am looking for information on Patrick Henegahn, born Milltown, County Galway, 1872, emigrated to the United States in 1888. Any information please contact Norm

April 2007

BURKE / O'MALLEY - I am searching for information on my grandmother  Bridget Helene Burke who was born in Clifton, Co. Galway in Feb 1898.  I believe she was baptized at St. Joseph's Church.
 Her parents were Mary O'Malley ( no info) and Michael Burke (no info) My grandmother Bridget came to the US and married John  Albert Brown and lived out her life in Portland, Maine.  She died in 1979.  I believe Mary and Michael had 7 children and then Mary died and Michael remarried to someone with children. Thank you Teresa

NOONAN - I'm looking for information on my father's family.
Name: Michael Edward Noonan
Born: April 7. 1910
Portumna, County Galway, Ireland
Father's name: Thomas Noonan
Mother's name: Catherine Noonan (Bernard)
Emigrated to Canada around 1934-36
Any information or direction would be appreciated, Please contact Kevin

GOODYER - Looking for information on Joseph  GOODYER  married to  Jane  GOLDING and their son  ROBERT born PORTUMMA  Co. Galway c 1806. Please contact Adrian

SIZE - I am trying to find information on my grandfather, Patrick J. Size, who was born in County Galway, on 10/2/1867.  He emigrated to the U.S. in 1889-90. I don't know what Parish he belonged to, or anything about his family in Ireland.  I went to the genealogy center in Galway around ten years ago, and they had listings for Patrick Size, but none matched his age.  If you can be of any help, I would be most grateful.
Thanks Bill Size

STEWARD - I'm searching for a marriage between Charles Stewart from Scotland and Bedelia Devine probably in Galway between 1861 and 1871.  There were three daughters born in Galway: Susan 1871, Jessie 1873, and Margaret 1876.  Charles was back in Scotland by 1881, a widower with his three daughters, so I'm also searching for Bedelia's death 1876-1881. Please Contact Virginia Miller

 

March 2007

MOONEY - My grandfather, Thomas James Mooney was born on Dec. 13, 1877 in Ballinasloe, County Galway.  His father was a farmer named James Mooney and mother was Mary Anne (Crowley) Mooney. Please contact Patricia

EGAN - Thomas Egan cave Oranmore Co Galway my great grand father don't know his wife's name. Please help, Contact Margaret

KEARY - Chasing up information on the family of Thomas Keary who arrived in NSW. 1864. Brother Michael & sister Mary Keary arrived NSW. 1862. Parents were Thomas Keary & Mary Brown both were deceased by 1864. Brother Patrick & sister Celia? remained in Menlough, but another brother name unknown went to America. I believe Keary descendants are still living in & around Tuam to-day. Any help would be greatly appreciated, Contact Brian

CLARKE - Searching for info or connections to John Clarke, came to Ontario, Canada from Galway in 1819 with a pregnant wife (name unkown). He died in Canada 1832 leaving seven young children. Any Clarke's, please Contact CATHY.

GREEN / WHITE - I have very little information about my GREEN ancestors but would like to find out more. My grandfather Frank Green of Sheffield, England was orphaned in 1900 when his parents Christopher and Louisa committed suicide. I know Christopher's parents were John and Ann Green. Ann was from Yorkshire but John came from Galway, Ireland. I know he was living in Sheffield, England in 1861 as that is when he and Ann White married. His father was Thomas Green. I suspect that there was a brother named Henry as he was a witness at the marriage of Christopher Green to Louisa Denton. John Green gives a different birth date on his marriage cert., 1881 census and 1891 census, so I'm not sure if he was born in 1821, 1823 or 1833. The names Francis, Lily, Thomas, Vincent, Arthur and Mary have repeated throughout all branches of the family. I know my grandfather was still in contact with relatives from Ireland into the 1930's and 1940's as my mom and aunt remember a parcel coming each Christmas with gifts from Ireland and that their father received Irish sweepstake tickets every year from a relative in Ireland. Unfortunately they don't know the name of this relative. Any help would be appreciated. Contact Helen

CONNOLLY - Looking for any info on any Connollys on Mobhill or Arthenry Rd or especially Kelly's Lane Loughrea esp. info on Johanna Connolly born 1885. Contact Trish

FARRELL / HUGHES - Seeking information on James Farrell and his wife Honoria(Honor)Hughes who had three children who came to Australia, Mary (born 1811) Katherine/Catherine and Michael (born 1813). Shipping records state that Mary & Kath/Cath came from Taum and that Michael came from Taum also.  Would like more information on James and Honoria. Please contact Valerie

CALLANEN / HINES - I am trying to track down any information on my great-great-great grandparents John Callanen born c1803 in Gort Co.Galway and his wife Eliza (nee Hines). John was a member of the 5th Dragoon Guards who eventually came to Western Australia as a Pensioner Guard in 1853 with Eliza (also born in Co.Galway) and children Maria, Catherine and Eliza. I am interested in any information regarding the Callanen and Hines families in Ireland. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Kelly in South Australia

LARKIN / BENNET - Larkin ancestors emigrated Galway (to Lancashire) circa 1820. Church records (South Hill Mission, Whittle-le-Woods) give only baptisms of ancestors. Searching for a marriage between Loughlan Larkin and Catherine Bennet, in Galway, circa 1820. Please contact Chris

 McDONNELL - Looking for information about Thomas Macdonald (McDonnell) Woods. Died about 1836 in "Tulloch" Ireland. Descendent of Alexander Woods of Mount Shannon Please contact Susan

COSTELLO -  I'm searching for information on my Great, Great Grandfather and his family. His name was Michael Costello and he was born 1825 in Ireland--we believe Galway. He immigrated to the US and married Mary Rhodes and died in 1880 in Kentucky. We have no family history for him and would love to learn more. There was also a Bridget Costello, who is believed to be a relative living in the same KY town at that time. Any help is appreciated. Please contact Jennifer

February 2007

BRENNAN - I'm searching for Myles BRENNAN b.1828 Annaghdown & his wife Mary Edgerton THORNTON b.1830 Annaghdown. issue James Joseph b.1863 at Galway, Patrick b.1865 at Castlegar, John b.1858 at Annaghdown all 3 went to Australia, Michael or Myles who went to UAS, Bridget b.1859 at Annaghdown, Catherine b.1867 at Castlegar,Mary b.1887 at Galway. Any information greatly appreciated. Please contact KIM

GUINAN - Family Ancestors - I am seeking any information relative to the family of my G-Grandfather John GUINAN born circa.1832. Information I have from the Public Records Office quotes from his Military Records that he joined the 16th Regiment of Foot at Newcastle upon Tyne in 1855 at the age of 23, born at Eyrecourt, Galway. He married in Hythe, Kent in 1860 while still in the Army stationed at Aldershot and his Marriage Certificate states that his Father's name was Bernard GUINAN a Farmer. During a visit to Ireland from Australia, back in 1984, I was directed to a farmhouse a few miles out of Eyrecourt at Killimore, which was said to have been formerly owned by a Bernard Guinan who had split his property between two sons Bernard and Thomas. I am guessing that this Bernard (Snr) is either my GG-Grandfather or perhaps more likely a brother of my G-Grandfather. Any related or family information verification would be very much appreciated. Please contact Kevin

McLAUGHLAN - Searching for information on Miles Mclaughlan, McLaughlin, McLoughlin who I believe was in the 87th Foot Regiment;2nd Garrison Co. from 1806-1835. His Son Miles and grandson John then immigrated to London, Ontario Canada in 1855. Wife of Miles Jr. was Mary Kennedy. Please contact Marilyn

FOY / GORMAN - Richard FOY [var.sp] b 1816 married Margaret GORMAN b 1811. Richard I believe is the son of James FOY and Margaret SMYTHE who married 1815 Aghalucher I have a copy of the marriage. Richard/Margaret moved to Lancashire, England prior to the birth of their first child James FOY 1837. Would appreciate any help.... Thank you. Contact Margaret NJ USA

WHITE - Dominick b.1851 to John White and Annie. Married Mary Ann White in Cappaduff, Scariff, Galway on 3 Feb 1870. Son, John Francis b. 7 Apr 1871. Immigrated to United States where they lived out their lives. I am looking for any information on their ancestors. Their marriage record listed their residence as Rinskea in Clonrush Parish. Please contact Charles

DOYLE - My g-g-grandmother ROSE DOYLE was born in Galway according to her Louisiana death certificate. Rose died in New Orleans, La., on 1 Feb 1899. She married Michael MILLER on 22 Mar 1854 in New Orleans. In all probability she came to the States in 1852 or 1853 between the ages of 16-18. Using the death certificate information she would have been born in Galway most likely in 1835 or 1836. I have been able to find information on a Andrew DOYLE who married a Mary MASON on 26 Mar 1835 in Ahascragh, Galway; however I do not have any other information and do not know if they are in fact Rose's parents. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to determine where she was actually born and then visit Ireland. With gratitude, Jay

Caveney - My Great Grandfather Edward Caveney was born 1835 in Co.Galway. His brothers/sisters were all born in Ballykilcline, Co.Roscommon. His parents, Luke & Mary Caveney along with the entire family were evicted from Ballykilcline in 1848 and sailed on the "Progress" ship to Liverpool. From there, I have only been able to trace the line of Edward in England from 1860. At this time he was in Ashby-de-la-Zouche, Leicestershire but ended his days in Mobberley, Cheshire. His family were:- Mary (1829), Patrick (1831), Thomas (1833), Luke (1838), Anne (1841) & Catherine (1847). Is there anyway of tracing Edward's Birth Record in Galway?  Pauline

January 2007

BOURKE/BURKE - I am looking for any information on John Bourke wife Mary, had a son William Patrick or Patrick William who immigrated? to Australia in the 1800's around 1840 to 1853. He may have been a convict but haven't been able to find him on the records as yet. Problem is there are a number of Bourkes who could be him but the spelling depended on who was writing the records at the time as William was illiterate. I would appreciate any help I can get on any relatives at all. William was my great, great, grandfather and he was born in Galway. Please Contact  Juanita Kammholz

DEVANEY / FEENY - My mother, Bridget Devaney, was born on 26 April 1924 in Lettermore, Co. Galway, Entry No. 273 in the Births Register of Oughterard District, dated 24 June 1924. Her parents were Martin Devaney of Lettermore and Mary Feeny (maiden name). Sadly, Mary Feeny died we believe around 1926. Are you able to give me any further information regarding Martin and Mary? Also, Martin Devaney's mother - Mary Devaney of Lettermore. I would be extremely grateful if you could give me any information whatsoever. CONTACT  Mary
 

 GREENE / DONAHUE / CORNEIL - Greetings, I am interested in finding anything about my family from Galway. Martin Green(e), I have heard in family stories he lived on an island off Co. Galway. Father of Michael Joseph Green(e) who married Elizabeth Donahue (not sure of the spelling). Lived on High St. in Portland Maine where many children were born. I do have a list if anyone else is interested in that. Sadly many of this generation pasted away this last year. I would love to start a family tree for my children. Also would like info on the name Corneil. The only place I have ever found this name is located in Limerick. Thanks you in Advance for any help. Please CONTACT Susan
 

FARREY / FAHEY / COONEY - I am looking for information on Catherine FARREY / FAHEY who was born
in Ballygar in abt 1882. She married Thomas Cooney from Roscommon and they moved to Woolton, Liverpool. (Updated Information ) My great grandmother was Kate or Catherine Farrey / Fahey.  She was born in Ballygar about 1864 and married Thomas Cooney who was born in Roscommon about 1859 CONTACT  Ursula Glover

LYNCH / JOYCE - I am searching for family of Honor (Nora) Lynch who was born in 1864 in
or near Clifden. Her parents were Martin Lynch and Margaret or Mary
Joyce. She had sisters Delia and Mary who came to Pittsburgh, PA in the
1880s. CONTACT Carol Harris
 

LAVELLE - Does anyone have any information concerning the LAVELLE family of
Galway Co. The only info I have is that my relation Thomas Lavelle was born
in c1847 and moved to England living in Sheffield, Yorkshire in 1881. I
would be grateful if anyone had anything at all as now I don't know
where to look. Thanks so much. CONTACT Jo Hibbard