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#6 Barbara (Keogh) Johnston

Many Thanks #1 G

#5 lindsey

hi there, I am looking for a stretch family called Ambrofe, Jane, Rich and Stephen who were tobacconist from Dublin. I found them in the Watsons almanack 1783. Any information on them would be great. I believe them to be of Norse descendent that shall remain to be seen. Many thanks.

#4 Karen Childs

Our family name is McKlveen in the USA. Because we can not find a link. We wonder if the spelling of the name was different. They arrived in PA, USA 1799 and lived in the county of Donegal.

#3 betty

I am looking for more information on James Taaffe and Mary Garvey Woodfield Co Mayo how many children did they have when did they die any information would be great, Thanks, Betty

#2 Rachael Roberts

RESEARCHING THE FAMILY OF ( BRIDGET ANNE COFFEY ) 1951 - 2015 We have been trying to research our late Mothers family, but without very much to go on it is extremely frustrating. We would appreciate any help from anybody who knew anything about or knows the whereabouts of our mother's mums resting place. So we can fulfill her wishe( BRIDGET ANNE COFFEY )s. (Known only as Margaret Coffey) who was possibly married or in a relationship with (John (carty) or (Mccarthy) when Margaret passed away in hospital at the age of around 41 - 45 in the late 1960s she was from the Republic of ireland . Our mother left Ireland shortly after & married John Roberts in Liverpool. Lancashire. In the early 70s.


Daniel mcmanus Carrickbracken a stonemason married Ellen mcmanus nee Doyle had a son born in 1892 he was called DANIEL , I AM LOOKING TO FIND MY FAMILY PLEASE MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE

#0 G

For #3 Barbara Johnston: John James b.1919 son of John KEOGH & Catherine MOLONEY. Said John KEOGH b. 1894 married Catherine MOLONEY in 1915, died a widower 17 Sep 1957 at Southwark SA. Said John KEOGH d. 1957 son of John KEOGH & Mary FLANNIGAN born 7 June 1894 at Norwood SA Hope this helps.

#-1 Maija Tsokkinen

We have some Irish dna in my family. Now I found an unusual name in my pedigree ten generations back. "Agnish, daughter of Christer" got married in year 1647 to a Finnish farmer. In google I learned that "Aigneis" is an old Irish-Celtic name. Could Agnish be Irish? Do we get our Irish dna from her? Church books have little information from these early days, but Agnish' descendants are many living today.

#-2 Catalina Zorc

My grandmother’s name last name was Obins or I also saw it as Obens. I have only found it in N. Ireland. I believe her father was flax merchant. I found it in the town where the Orangemen parade every year. I forget the name.

#-3 Smith

Tried to respond to DEBRA COLE but cant. The Sweeney clan are Irish 100% NOT Norse. Gaelic original is indeed Mac Suibhne.

#-4 Barbara Johnston

Any information about John James Keogh nephew of Patrick Keogh living in Southwark South Australia in 1800s. He married Catherine Moloney and they had 10 children. He ran a grocer shop.

#-5 Abbie Kirk Grillo

Comments #6 Abbie Kirk Grillo I am seeking more information on my Kirk family from Ireland. I am looking for information on Daniel Kirk 1733- 1821 and his father John Thomas Kirk born in later 1600s and married to Mary Ann Steele. John Thomas Kirk is possibly the father of Daniel Kirk. Both Daniel and John were born in Scotland and migrated to Ireland.

#-6 Abbie Kirk Grillo

I am seeking more information on my Kirk family from Ireland. I am looking for information on Daniel Kirk 1733- 1821 and his wife Anna (Knight) Kirk 1733 - 1793 born in Donegal County, Ireland and possibly buried at Inver Church of Ireland. I believe they had 8 children.

#-7 Debra Cole

I would like to know more about the McSweeney family, as my great great grandmother was a Sweeney from Ireland, maybe Cork. Her father was Joseph Jackson Greer Sweeney 1852-1936. His father was Benjamin Swinney. Name changed a lot. But now are Sweeneys. Original Irish name may have been Mac Suibhne. They were old Gaelic, Norse descent. Maybe from Argyle. Need story of Thomas McSweeney during Irish famine of 1845 and info about the famine and the McSweeneys. Thanks!

#-8 Tina Whalen

I am an ancestor of the Whalen name and would like more info about my past there was a book published about my family but my father r.i.p was the last person the author spoke to so I am intrigued to know more

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