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Name: Mary Josephine Gorman <mgorman@mercywmw.org>
Date: 2014-04-12
Comments:
Just finding out about this wonderful resource. Where have I been!!! Thank you!
 

Name: Carey Given <purplecarey@aol.com>
Date: 2014-02-17
Comments:
Wonderful information! Thanks!
 

Name: Patricia Meehan <patriciameehan.smyth@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-02-12
Comments:
Very impressive!

 

Name: Gordon Purvis <valerie.purvis@sky.com>
Date: 2014-01-17
Comments:
Hi, well done for putting a very good website on Irish ancestors, I did not manage to find my Patrick Higgins born 1841 and married a Catherine (we think) Quigley as they came over to England and started a family in Stockton on Tees in 1868, keep up the good work, regards Gordon.
 

Name: Kyle Langille <billnkylelangille@myfairpoint.net>
Date: 2014-01-03
Comments:
Truly appreciate all the information about County Mayo, Ireland as it helped in my search for family information.
 

Name: Antony Walsh <ant707@icloud.com>
Date: 2013-12-10
Comments:
Can you email me - I think I may have a little more of the Walsh bits and pieces?

 

Name: joe mulroy <patriciamulroy@btinternet.com>
Date: 2013-02-08
Comments:
brilliant
 

Name: Mathew Scallan <Ethmattjade@yahoo.ie>
Date: 2012-11-15
Comments:
Re www.east mayo records, Why can we not see Kilmovee Marriage records ?
 

Name: Anna O'Malley Dunlop <annadunlop@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-09-04
Comments:
Your website is a wonder! I have a few corrections to make for some O'Malley graves at Murrisk where the inscriptions are damaged or missing altogether. If you can use these, please contact me.
All best wishes,
Anna

 

Name: Marilyn Bressler <dbressler@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2012-07-31
Comments:
My great grandfather, Thomas Collins, emigrated to the United States about 1855. He married Eileen Gallagher but not sure where or when. He claimed to be from Castlebar. Their first child was born in Maryland USA in 1856. Thomas' parents were Bernard or Bryan Collins and Margaret Connelly. Eileen's parents were Anthony Gallagher and Margaret O'Malley. There is some information that Bryan or Bernard owned or rented a property in Muckanagh townland in parish of Islandeady in 1850s. Hopefully there is always more to learn.
 

Name: Valerie Chambers <valeriechambers@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-07-27
Comments:
Love your website (my family is from Newport).
Doing a bit of research on Church of Ireland in this locality - do you know of any local records (I live in the old C. of Ire. church, St. Catherine's).

 

Name: Tom O Malley <tom@smet.ie>
Date: 2012-06-06
Comments:
hello,
your site is very impressive. I have tracked my great, great, great grandfather back to 1851 in the Griffith Valuation. His name was Patrick Malley from the townland of Conrea in Kilmeena, Westport, Co mayo. I cant find him in the Tithe Books. any tips on where to go next?

 

Name: ariel campuzano <arielcampuzano@yahoo.com.ar>
Date: 2012-05-14
Comments:

consulta, consultation
: Buenos dias, le escribo esta carta en representacion de un amigo ,Tomas Vallee, El mismo tiene 93 de edad y esta muy interesado en hacer la siguiente investigación que paso a detallar en breve. Ruego averiguaciones sobre mi bisabuelo paterno materno cuyo nombre llevo, Thomas Cavanagh _ nacido en Irlanda por el año 1800 según la edad dada en su partida de defunsion en Buenos Aires. _ se caso en la iglesia parroquial católica St. Mary de Westport, Co. Mayo,Connaught el 1º de diciembre de 1830 con Mary Mc Nally, nativa de ese lugar. La anotación es muy escueta en el libro de matrimonios y ocupa solo una línea. Da solamente la fecha, los nombres de los contrayentes y los nombres de los testigos que son, Ann Mc Nallyy John Cavanagh, nada mas. Yo se que Ann Mc Nally era hermana de la novia, entonces es lógico pensar que John lo era de Thomas, el novio. En Westport nacieron 3 hijas mujeres del matrimonio Cavanagh- Mc Nally, esto lo se por tradición y por sus partidas de defunsion en Argentina y censos aquí mismo, sus partidas de bautismo no se han podido hallar. Las hijas fueron: 1. Mary Ccavanagh,(1831-1896) la mayor nacida el 24/08/1831, dia de San Bartolome, mi abuela casada en 1850 en Buenos Aires con John Camps, viuda sin hijos en 1858, vuelta a casar en 1865 con Jorge Vallëe, mi abuelo. 2. Julia Cavanagh (1836 -1902 ) se caso en Buenos Aires en 1853 , con James Pender ,uno de los “ KILLRANE BOYSö que había viajado juntos con ellas en el WILLIAM PEELE en 1844. 3. Brigida Cavanagh (1843 -1909 ) se caso en Lujan, Argentina, en 186 con Santos Martinez de nacionalidad uruguaya. En 1844 Thomas Cavanagh con su mujer y 3 hijas niñas, junto con su suegro cuñado y cuñadas, se trasladaron a Liverpool para embarcarse en el barco WILLIAM PEELE que zarpo el 21/04/1844 Rumbo a Buenos Aires donde desembarcaron el 05/06/1844 Al año siguiente Thomas Cavanagh falleció y fue sepultado 16/09/1845 en el cementerio de la Recoleta, en Buenos Aires. Curiosamente el apellido Cavanagh u O´ Cavanagh por desconocimiento del registrante nativo fue deformado en Okabana, que parece japonés. Esto llamo la atención a Guillermo Mac Louglin Breard reputado historiador y actual director del antiguo periódico Argentino-irlandes “ THE SOTHERN CROSSö quien menciono el hecho en sus trabajos. La viuda de Thomas Cavanagh, Mary Mc Nally a cargo de sus 3 hijas pequeñas bajo la protección del reverendo Padre Anthony Fahy, capellßn de los Irlandeses en la Argentina, volvió a contraer matrimonio 3 años después con James O´ Neill, Irlandes nativo de Dublin radicado en Argentina, falleció en Lujan en 1861, no hubo hijos de este matrimonio. Conviene tener presente que nuestro Thomas Cavanagh es el primero de ese apellido arribado a Buenos Aires ,registrado. Igualmente para nuestra investigación es importante que en el siguiente viaje del WILLIAM PEELE arribado a Buenos Aires el 09/02/1851 vino el joven Edward Cavanagh de 16 años de edad- 2º de ese apellido aquí registrado, nació el 24/08/1834 en Long Lynn,Mullingar,Co Westmeath, hijo de John C. (nació en 1808) y de su esposa Anne Byrne. Caso bien en Buenos Aires el 10/01/1858 con Margarita Gaynor (1839-1908), trabajo bien, hizo fortuna en los campos de Venado Tuerto y fundo una familia que adquirió notoriedad internacional en los campeonatos mundiales de polo. Es posible y convendría investigar si el John Cavanagh de Long Lynn, Mullingar, padre de Edward no sea también el John testigo y hermano del casamiento de mi bisabuelo Thomas en Wesport en 1830. Le ruego agote este punto del cual ojala salga la luz. Al margen de los datos mas utiles para nuestra investigación le comento que a mas de Thomas Cavanagh, mi bisabuelo y de Edward Cavanagh, el fundador de la notoria rama de Venado Tuerto también vino a la Argentina por 1863/4 otro John Cavanagh nacido en Irlanda por 1830 casado allí con Rose Mullingan y con 4 hijos nacidos en Irlanda, naciendo después 5 hijos mas en San Antonio de Areco, Argentina a partir de 1864. Este John C. era hermano de Edward C. y llevaba el nombre del padre, de esta rama existe actualmente numerosa descendencia dispersa e ignorada por los de Venado Tuerto. Los descendientes de los Cavanagh de Venado Tuerto realizaron un meeting familiar en el año 2000 y publicaron un folleto erróneamente se declararon descendientes de los Mac Murrough Kavanagh, antiguos reyes de Leinster y en la tapa exibieron aquel escudo. Lo cual me parece totalmente equivocado, los Cavanagh de Connaught pertenecen al Hy Fiachra, fueron reyes de Connaught y tomaron su apellido de O´ Caorman. Otro hermano de Edward Cavanagh también vino a la Argentina y dejo descendencia que igualmente es ignorada por la rama de Venado Tuerto, es Peter Cavanagh que figura en el libro del Dr. Coghlan, originario también de Mullingar. Bueno, espero le sirva estos datos y espero su pronta respuesta, desde ya muchas gracias. Le pido me haga saber como procede esta investigación o como es la manera de proceder, le pido disculpas por la traducción, espero sepa entender, gracias.

Good morning, I am writing this letter on behalf of a friend, Thomas Vallee, The same age is 93 and is very interested in doing research next step shortly to detail. I pray my paternal great-grandfather inquiries mother whose name I bear, Thomas Cavanagh _ Born in Ireland by the year 1800 according to the age given on his departure from defunsion inBuenos Aires. _ Married at St. Mary Catholic Parish Church of Westport, Co. Mayo, Connaught on 1 December 1830 to Mary Mc Nally, a native of that place. The annotation is very brief in the marriage registerand occupies only one line. Gives only the date, the names of the parties and the names of witnesses who are, Ann Mc Nallyy John Cavanagh, nothing more. I know Ann Mc Nally was the sister of the bride, then it is logical to think that it was John Thomas,the groom. In Westport 3 daughters were born of the marriage-Mc Nally Cavanagh, this will be for tradition and for their games in Argentina and census defunsion here, their baptism certificates could not be found. The daughters were: 1. Ccavanagh Mary, (1831-1896) born 24/08/1831 most, day of San Bartolome, my grandmothermarried in 1850 in Buenos Aires with John Camps, childless widow in 1858, remarried in 1865 with George Vallee, my grandfather. 2. Julia Cavanagh (1836 -1902) married in Buenos Aires in 185, with James Pender (18 -186) one of the "KILLRANE Boys" who had traveled together with them in the William Peel in 1844. 3. Bridget Cavanagh (1843 -1909) married in Lujan, Argentina, 186 with Santos Martinez from Uruguay. In 1844 Thomas Cavanagh with his wife and 3 daughters girls, along with his father-in-law andsisters, moved to Liverpool to board the ship that sailed the William Peel 21/04/1844 route toBuenos Aires where he landed on 05/06 / 1844 The following year Thomas Cavanagh 16/09/1845 died and was buried in the Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires. Curiously, the name Cavanagh or O 'Cavanagh due to ignorance of the registrant Okabananative was deformed, it seems Japanese. This draws attention to William Mac Louglin Breardrenowned historian and current director of the old Irish-Argentine newspaper "THE CROSSSothern" who mentioned the fact in their work. The widow of Thomas Cavanagh, Mary Mc Nally in charge of their 3 young daughters under the protection of the Rev. Father Anthony Fahy, chaplain of the Irish in Argentina, remarried three years later with James O 'Neill (18 ... - 1861 ) Dublin native Irish living in Argentina, died in Lujanin 1861, there were no children from the marriage. It should be noted that our Thomas Cavanagh is the first of that name arrived in Buenos Aires,registered. Equally important for our research is that the next journey of William Peel arrived in Buenos Aires on 09/02/1851 Edward Cavanagh came the young age of 16 years-2 ° of that name hererecorded, was born on 24/08/1834 in Long Lynn, Mullingar, Co Westmeath, son of John C. (born1808) and his wife Anne Byrne. Case well in Buenos Aires on 10/01/1858 to Margaret Gaynor (1839-1908), work well, made his fortune in the fields of Venado Tuerto and founded a family which acquired international notoriety in the polo world championships. It is possible and desirable to investigate whether Long John Cavanagh Lynn, Mullingar, father ofEdward John is not also the witness and the brother of my great-grandfather Thomas married in Westport in 1830. Please exhausted this point which hopefully comes out light. Besides the data more useful for our research told him to more than Thomas Cavanagh, my great-grandfather and Edward Cavanagh, the founder of the notorious One-Eyed Deer branchalso came to Argentina for 1863 / 4 other Irish-born John Cavanagh married there in 1830 with Rose Mullingar with 4 children born in Ireland, then 5 more children born in San Antonio deAreco, Argentina since 1864. The John C. was the brother of Edward C. and bore the name of the father of this branch now exists numerous descendants scattered and ignored by Venado Tuerto. The descendants of the Venado Tuerto Cavanagh held a family meeting 2000 and published a pamphlet erroneously stated descendants of the Mac Murrough Kavanagh, former Kings ofLeinster and exhibiting that shield cover. Which I think is totally wrong, the Connaught Cavanagh belong to Hy Fiachra, were Kings ofConnaught and took his surname from O 'Caorman. Another brother of Edward Cavanagh also came to Argentina and leave offspring equally is ignored by the branch of Venado Tuerto, PeterCavanagh is contained in the book by Dr. Coghlan, a native also of Mullingar. Well, I hope this information serve you and hope your prompt answer, and thank you very much. I pray let me know as this research proceeds, or as is the way forward, I apologize for the translation, I hope you know understand, thanks.

 

Name: Helen Murphy Battleson <hewick1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-04-03
Comments:
Researching my children's ancestor's, who left Co. Mayo for Chicago before the turn of the century (ca 1900's):

Austin Murphy (1810 -
2nd great grandfather
Cathryn Murphy (1841 - 1903#
Daughter of Austin
Anna Burke #1880 - 1960#
Daughter of Cathryn
Gertrude Catherine Donlon #1914 - 1993)
Daughter of Anna
David John Murphy Sr
the son of Gertrude Catherine

As far as we know they were from Ballyhaunis, and possibly Ballyveal. We visited Co. Mayo in 1973, and did meet some of the cousins. Since there are Murphy's on both side, we would love to make contact with the Murphy's & the Burke's.

 

Name: Helen Murphy Battleson <hewick1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-04-03
Comments:
Researching my children's ancestor's, who left Co. Mayo for Chicago before the turn of the century (ca 1900's):

Austin Murphy (1810 -
2nd great grandfather
Cathryn Murphy (1841 - 1903)
Daughter of Austin
Anna Burke (1880 - 1960)
Daughter of Cathryn
Gertrude Catherine Donlon (1914 - 1993)
Daughter of Anna
David John Murphy Sr
the son of Gertrude Catherine

As far as we know they were from Ballyhaunis, and possibly Ballyveal. We visited Co. Mayo in 1973, and did meet some of the cousins. Since there are Murphy's on both side, we would love to make contact with the Murphy's & the Burke's.

 

Name: Michael J Sheridan <m.sheridan2547@btinternet.com>
Date: 2012-03-21
Comments:
Wonderful website!!! The only problem with such excellent sites is that one is inclined to spend hours looking at them and suddenly it is 2 or 3 in the morning.
Well done keep it up.

 

Name: Anita Cox Davis <tomanitadavis@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2012-03-15
Comments:
Hi, saw a photo that was posted on Ancestorville on FB of Martha Deese. Just had to look into it. My husband's great-grandfather was Silas Deese. He was married to Isabella/Isbelle Belk. They had 2 boys, William (Will) & James Silas. They lived in Union County & Iredell County, NC. Silas was killed in October 1900 when a loaded wagon ran over him. The only thing I have is a small newspaper article that told of his death. I have no idea who his parents were. I believe he may have been born around 1872. Would you happen to have anyone by this name? Any help would be appreciated!
 

Name: Stan Cronin <Stan@pcug.org.au>
Date: 2012-03-12
Comments:
I was born in Balla on 17th Nov 1930 son of james F. Cronin Police sergeant..
 

Name: eleanor mchugh <eleanormchugh@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-02-09
Comments:
where is horan origin
 

Name: Rev. Jimmie Lee Robins <robinsjl@cimtel.net>
Date: 2011-11-23
Comments:
Greetings

I am seeking information. My ggg-grandparents; George C. FORD, born abt. 1770 in Mecklenburg Cty., North Carolina, died abt. 1840-50 Benton Cty., Arkansas and is buried in the Ford Cemetery inside the Pea Ridge National Battlefield. He was married to [unk] Winchester. Grandma was a Winchester from Mecklenburg Cty., NC. Does this ring a bell? I am look for grandma's genealogy. Contact me at; robinsjl@cimtel.net
Thank you, for any assistance.
Rev. Jimmie Lee Robins

 

Name: Kathleen Parker <kayp_uk@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2011-11-20
Comments:
Very interseting site but why is it no longer possible to view the Kilmovee, Knock etc Marriages and Baptisms which were trancribed on eastmayo.com?
 

Name: Pat Lalley <pjlalley@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-11-17
Comments:
Your site is great.
Recently made a trip to ireland. Found relatives in Belmullet. My great grandfather Patrick Lally and grandfather Dennis Lally came from Doolough, Kilcommon Parish. It is hard to find information on that area. We did get records from the church however they only go back to 1845.

 

Name: Mathew Scallan <ethmattjade@yahoo.ie>
Date: 2011-11-07
Comments:
Why are the east mayo (kilmovee ) records no longer available ?



















 

Name: Diane Morley <opmandi@iinet.net.au>
Date: 2011-11-05
Comments:
Hi,
Can you help/tell me where to find information on the Birth of my great grandfather Francis Reidy. I understand that he was Born 13 Feb 1854 in Westport, Co Mayo, Ireland.

He came to Australia on free passage on the "Florence" from Plymouth, England to Townsville, Queensland, Australia arrived 17 June 1876.

I would like to be able to obtain his birth information and verify his parents who I believe are Thomas Reidy and Margaret Shannon (have no info. on them)

Thanking You,
Yours sincerely,
Diane Morley
Perth, Western Australia, Australia



 

Name: P. Mc Intyre <ptviewpl@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-10-19
Comments:
Great Site
 

Name: Paul Deese <poldez@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-09-21
Comments:
I see you are still at it. It got to be too much for me
so now I just browse about to see who came up with what.

 

Name: Patricia Berry <patriciaberry1938@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-08-02
Comments:
Hello
I am looking for anyone who is researching the HIGGINS from Uggool in Kilmovee, County Mayo.
I think James Higgins who was living there with wife Bridget in 1901 may be my G Grandfather. James died between 1901-1911 and maybe the one who died in 1908 in Castlebar Registration District.
Pat Berry in Australia

 

Name: Peggy (Lawlor) Hackett <pegeen.hackett@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-07-21
Comments:
I've got a birth certificate for my paternal grandmother, Bridget, daughter of Tully and Bridget (Patten) Malia, of Newport, County Mayo, born 6/15/1866 (Ballyglen shown on Irish birth certificate?). The Mayo website seems to indicate that Newport is in the northern part of the county, but I'm not certain where else I should go to learn more about this branch of the family. Do help if you can. Also, can anyone explain the first name of "Tully" which doesn't seem to be a usual Irish name. The grandmother married William A. Lawlor in Pennnsylvania.
 

Name: Rosemarie Leonard <marie.leonard@btinternet.com>
Date: 2011-07-15
Comments:
An overwhelming and inspirational site ... I've not found info on my husband's late father - born 1889 in Balla, C. Mayo, but I've learnt a great deal of background information on his 'story' ... many thanks.

 

Name: Rosemarie Leonard <marie.leonard@btinternet.com>
Date: 2011-07-15
Comments:
An overwhelming and inspirational site ... I've not found info on my husband's late father - born 1889 in Balla, C. Mayo, but I've learnt a great deal of background information on his 'story' ... many thanks.

 

Name: alison dinger <alisonjerry@frontier.com>
Date: 2011-07-15
Comments:
Wow! Lots of interesting sites to check out.

I have CURLEY ancestors from Castlebar.

 

Name: Jim McVittie <mcvittie4@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-07-06
Comments:
Hi,

My mother was Kathleen (Annie Kate) Coonan (1913-1991). She was born in the townland of Moate which is just west of Killawlla. Her partents were Thomas Coonan (1868-1941) and Bridget Bourke (1876-1943). Thomas’ parents, who also lived in Moate, were Patrick (John) Coonan (abt 1820-1874) and another Bridget Bourke (1821 –1903). The parents of my grandmother Bridget were Patrick Bourke (1821-aft 1901) and Mary Shea (1842 – aft1911) of West Killawalla. Mary’s parents were Luke Shea and Ann Moran. They were married in 1827.

Jim McVittie, Palo Alto, California

 

Name: Frank O'Connor <frankeoconnor@eircom.net>
Date: 2011-06-05
Comments:
Good stuff and thank you for putting in online.
 

Name: Cindy Teysko <cteysko@cox.net>
Date: 2011-05-21
Comments:
I'm an O'Malley on my Mother's side. John O'Malley is my great grandfather from Mayo County. His family relocated to Liverpool during the Great Famine and arrived in Brooklyn, New York, in 1868.
Have visited Dublin. Ireland is beautiful!

 

Name: Angela <fergusonfnp@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-05-13
Comments:
My grandmother now has alzheimers can no longer communicate about her past so I am searching for info. about her journey from Ireland. Her name is Kathleen Carson Costello. Her cousin was Bridget Walsh and she came to New York with her in 1939 and they both served as maids together. If you have any info. about my grandmother, I would appreciate it.
Thanks,
Angela

 

Name: elaine bright <elainebright1@sky.com>
Date: 2011-05-07
Comments:
What a great site,i didn't find my ancestors but i will keep looking

Keane Inishkea Islands Elly Mullaghroe,Binghamstown
Reilly Bunawilan,Belmullet
Conway

 

Name: Ruth MacNeil <rmacneil@king.igs.net>
Date: 2011-04-28
Comments:
It was a pleasure to find your website today (Apr 28th 2011). I have just returned from Ireland and found my gggg grandmother's grave in Westport, Augavale Cemetery. I noticed she is not listed on your listing, she (Catherine OMalley Kenny) was buried across the road in the old part. I did find your site useful and may have even found that my gggg grandfather John Kenny may have come to Castlebar from Ulster. Hopefully I can continue to make a connection. Thank you so much and I will come back and visit many times I am sure! Regards, Ruth
 

Name: Marian Williams <marian@williamsmarian.wanadoo.co.uk>
Date: 2011-03-26
Comments:
hello, my ancestors Burke came from Kerry but prior to that South Mayo. John Burke married Elizabeth O'Brien, Church of Ireland. Anthony Burke and wife Mary baptised Thomas Burke in Tralee, Kerry 1799. Again Church of Ireland. I think that Anthony and John Burke were brothers. They were in the South Mayo Malitia. Cannot find records in mayo relating to 1700's.
Regards Marian, Harrow, England

 

Name: Patrick McGreal <pjpmc52@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2011-02-23
Comments:
Facinating my family McGreal belonged to Westpert
 

Name: Terry Ruddy <teer@telusplanet.net>
Date: 2011-02-20
Comments:
Fantastic site! tremendous amount of work

 

Name: Michael Reilly <meareilly@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-02-15
Comments:
Excellant records.
 

Name: melissa hooper <hooper.chad@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-02-15
Comments:
I am looking for my grandmother who gave my mother up for adoption in 1956 in sandiego california. all i know is that she had four sons already and was married and she was portiguese. my mothers father was not her husband though he was said to be in the dutch navy and lived in holland.my mother was givin the name linda gail deese at the time of her birth witch was 10/31/1956.if anyone knows a deese woman who lived in or around sandiego ca in 1956 who is portuguese and could be her please contact me..
 

Name: Patrick Duffy <pandmduffy@btinternet.com>
Date: 2011-02-15
Comments:
I'm not McEvilly but lived in Kilmacrade, Breaffy, and knew the McEvilly family in Manulla around WW2 times. Anthony was the father (widowed) and had a daughter living with him.
 

Name: Tami Hall Smith <TSmith8718@aol.com>
Date: 2011-01-04
Comments:
Happy New Year Pat
 

Name: Steve Kevil <skevil41@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-12-23
Comments:
Thank you I am going to keep looking on your web site for info on my Great Great Grandparents
 

Name: Roger McHugh <mchugh@fuse.net>
Date: 2010-12-20
Comments:
Looking for information regarding my great grandfather Patrick McHugh, born March 10, 1845 in Ballyhaunis, County Mayo, Ireland. Thank you in advance
 

Name: Jesse Deese <jesse.deese@mac.com>
Date: 2010-11-16
Comments:
Wow, what a lot of work you have done!
My Dad is Jesse Clayton Deese Sr. His dad was Luke Deese and his dad was Benjiman, a preacher.

www.JesseDeese.com

 

Name: Peggy Gloth <pjgloth@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-11-15
Comments:
Hi. I am looking for information of the Burke family of John Henry Burke, born June 1812 in or near Castlebar. He married Ellen Merrick. Thank you! Peggy Gloth
 

Name: noel murphy <mettata@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-11-14
Comments:
very interesting,kept me occupied for many hours
 

Name: Neva Valle <Knowee47@aol.com>
Date: 2010-11-12
Comments:
Pat, This is a remarkable genealogy of both the Dees/Deese families and the Manus families.

Thank you so much for posting it.

I am glad I was able to find it and read it.........!

 

Name: Michael Reilly <meareilly@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-11-07
Comments:
Excellant
 

Name: Tom Riley <triley0724@earthlink.net>
Date: 2010-09-21
Comments:
You should be very proud of your research. I am just beginning to look for Ballycroy, Belmullet Co. Mayo roots for RILEY, KANE(KEANE), WALSH, and CALPIN. I visited Ballycroy,Belmullet,Mulranny,Dohooma in 1990 but could only get so far. I did find The Ballroom of Romance near Ballycroy, met some wonderful people and had a song sung to me by Mr.Calpin after we decided we could be related.We also met Mr.Lenehan whose mother corresponded with someone in Sugar Notch,Pennsylvania, the home of my parents and grandparents(and maybe great grandparents). Keep up the good work. TFR


























































































 

Name: victoria torres enriquez <vickytorrese@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-09-12
Comments:
Correcting my Email. Regards from Mexico, where there are many Irish supporters, Vicky Torres
 

Name: victoria eugenia torres <vickytorrese@gmanil.com>
Date: 2010-09-12
Comments:
Grandma Cecilia Agnes Savignac Finn was very proud of her Irish ancestry and told all her Mexican grandchildren how much she wanted to go to Bellyhaunis. I am looking for my Finn relatives. Everyone is turning its eyes towards beautiful green Ireland. We in Mexico are very grateful to the Irish martyrs that fought here in 1847 when most of our territory was bought very cheaply by the Americans. Regards from mexico City, Vicky Torres
 

Name: JOHN SAMUEL DEESE JR. <moroni@embarqmail.com>
Date: 2010-09-04
Comments:
I am the son of John Samuel Deese who was a son of John Bunyan Deese who was a son of Kenneth Mert Deese.Thank you for all the time you have spent doing family history and This picture of Kenneth and his wife L. Adeline. I had an aunt Sara Adeline Deese Helms of Monroe N.C. who was a grand daughter of L. Adeline that looked a lot like this woman in the picture.
 

Name: Gerald Murray <geraldemurray@earthlink.net>
Date: 2010-07-21
Comments:
Pat, Gary Hastings is the Rector of the Church of Ireland in Westport and has in his possession the Church record for Castlebar starting about May 1848, the prior record was burned in the 1922 fire. Also for general history of famine in Castlebar, Michell Mullen a local author has several great books, The Hungry Land, The Darkest Years, The Famine in Mayo. The libary at Castlebar would be familar with his works. Also there are the local newspapers on Micro fish at the Libary. They go back to the earlly 1800's I found articles of my ancesters there and death notices (1848). Lot of work searching but a great way to spend a vacation. Jerry
 

Name: Gerald Murray <geraldemurray@earthlink.net>
Date: 2010-07-21
Comments:
Pat, give me a hollar. My family is from Castlebar, I have been over there six times and we may info to share with each other. Jerry
 

Name: Johnny Gibbons <johnny_gibbons@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-07-01
Comments:
Hi Pat,

I just wanted to send you a quick "thank you" for all the great work you've done to create your website. My Gibbons roots come from Westport in Co. Mayo, adn the info I've been finding on your site has been very helpful. And I've also found all the other non-Gibbons info incredibley interesting. Keep up the great work!

Thanks again,
Johnny

 

Name: Kathleen Eide <kathleeneide@aol.com>
Date: 2010-06-29
Comments:
You have some great work.
 

Name: Regina Wilson <wilson@uhc.edu>
Date: 2010-06-28
Comments:
Hello, I am the Great-Grandaughter of Benjamin Harrison Dees, youngest son of James Brazell Dees and Mary Jane Hildreth. I have a photo of him and you can tell he is related to several of the men in your photos, they have very distinctive faces. If you want me to send you his photo and other information, just email me. Or access my public tree on Ancestry.com, tree name is Romic/Spain Family Tree.
 

Name: Murray Ginnane <Murray@Ginnane.co.nz>
Date: 2010-06-25
Comments:
I've just discovered a link between the surnames NOCTIN or NOCTRIN or NOCTEN or NOCTON. They are a phonetic rendition or spelling of the more common Irish, NAUGHTEN or NAUGHTON.
Just as HAUGH is often pronounced 'HOCK'.
Thought I'd put that here for comment by researchers, as this website shows all versions.

 

Name: carol lyons <carolvercoe@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-06-10
Comments:
Great web site! The little i have read. i have recently started my family tree. My Great Great Grandfather Pat Lyons lived in Killadeer. His son Patrick Lyons (my Great Grandfather)also lived there. I have a document witnessed and signed by Martin Costello and James Walsh if your interested.
 

Name: mary kelly <maryrobkel@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-05-03
Comments:
great records!
 

Name: Suzanne <aandsvin@aol.com>
Date: 2010-04-12
Comments:
Love this website- I found my gr-gr grandparents listed as having baptized children about whom I knew nothing. They must have died early! Thank you for all your work.
P.S. Looking for Richard Morgan and Ellen Shea marriage since I found them and their children!

 

Name: ralph john scorer <rjscorer@aol.com>
Date: 2010-03-30
Comments:
looking for barrett ancestors
 

Name: Cheryl Ninehauser Wiltrek <tim819j@aol.com>
Date: 2010-03-19
Comments:
I am looking for information on family named Ging or possibly O'Ging, Don't have any information back in Ireland, just a Thomas Ging born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States, who married a Anna Logan, also from Williamsport, who had a son Joseph Edward Ging in 1881. If anyone knows anything I would appreciate it.
 

Name: Cheryl Ninehauser Wiltrek <tim819j@aol.com>
Date: 2010-03-19
Comments:
I am looking for information on family named Ging or possibly O'Ging, Don't have any information back in Ireland, just a Thomas Ging born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States, who married a Anna Logan, also from Williamsport, who had a son Joseph Edward Ging in 1881. If anyone knows anything I would appreciate it.
 

Name: Susan <susan-mcabe@hotmail.com >
Date: 2010-03-06
Comments:
According to the 1901 census my grandmother came from Mayo
On the 1891 census it says "Ballinasloe/Ballinsloe" I think. Born in 1856 ? Her name was Mary Heron married to James Gritton and her father was George on the wedding certificate. Is Ballinasloe correct do you think and is it in Mayo now?

 

Name: Eamonn Morris <epm007@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-02-28
Comments:
I send my condolences on the loss of your dear Mum . So similar in many ways to my own Irish mum . 1920-2001 . I think she looks wonderful in the pictures and video . this site does tribute to her and the many like her thet left their native country to make a life elsewhere and lived life to the full.
 

Name: Tom McGovern <trtomeg@aol.com>
Date: 2010-02-21
Comments:
Thank you for all the info on my family.
 

Name: Tess Bryant <Tess72513@aol.com>
Date: 2010-02-20
Comments:
Thank you so much for your great work on the Deese/Dees...My side of the tree is with George W. born 1822 in North Carolina, brother to Clement Allen..I'm always looking for info on our family...Thank you again and please keep up the great work...Tess Bryant
 

Name: Caren Cosgrave McIntyre <caren.mcintyre@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-02-08
Comments:
As the granddaughter of a former County Mayo resident, I am always looking for more information about the county. He came to the United States when he was almost 8, but left us with a good history of those first years. My g-grandmother was from Kiltimagh and married a man whose family was from Roscommon. In those days Ballaghaderreen was in Mayo, but the boundary changed. That was where my grandfather was born. His father was a shopkeeper there. I am so amazed at the great amount of information that you have put on your site and at the generosity of sharing it. I could peruse it for hours! Thank you.
 

Name: michelle higham <michelle@higham2007.orangehome.co.uk>
Date: 2010-02-06
Comments:
fantastic site. thanks a lot.

 

Name: f.bowden <catus1@googlemail.com>
Date: 2010-01-25
Comments:
i am looking for john anderson born 1826 co.mayo
his father,s name was thomas
can you help? FRANK

 

Name: Barbara Hughes Nelson <reds20@aol.com>
Date: 2010-01-18
Comments:
I am trying to trace my Fatehrs family tree. My Ancestor was born in 1832 and came to America in 1848 on the ship Liverpool . I have been told that he is from the county Mayo but he could also be from County Cork. I am at a loss as to how to trace him but it is so important to me. Any information or direction to help me in my quest would be fantastic...thank you ...Barb
 

Name: Martin McNicholas <chockdee888@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-01-16
Comments:
Martin McNicholas & Martin & Martin McNicholas.
Lineage of Patt/Patrick & Penelope McNicholas (maiden name Caffry) of Bohola Parish, Lismirrane, Mayo-
James-1864
Hugh-1866
Bridget-1867
Ann-1869
Sera?-1872
Martin-0ct 1874.
William-1876
To aid McNicholas search.

 

Name: Martin McNicholas <chockdee888@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-01-16
Comments:
Martin McNicholas-
Hopefully this may be of help to others-
MARTIN MCNICHOLAS-Birth 4th July 1911 House No 4, Lisaniska, Manulla, Mayo. Regd in district of Balla, Castlebar, Regd No: 1103842.
Fathers name also Martin McNicholas, Birth Oct 1864 married to Mary McHale (confirmed re cert) abt 1905.
Children:
Mary
Michael
Patrick
John
Martin- My father-4th July 1911.
Above fathers name-Patrick or Patt (still researching) but abt 99% certain married to Penelope Caffry.

 

Name: Harry Rast <hrastbb3@aol.com>
Date: 2009-12-26
Comments:
This is GREAT!!
My grandfather was Raymond Shute Deese who was the son of John Robert Deese. I have just started trying to trace my family and have had little success. Unfortunately my computer skills are very limited so I do a lot the hard way.

 

Name: Harry Rast <hrastbb3@aol.com>
Date: 2009-12-26
Comments:
This is GREAT!!
My grandfather was Raymond Shute Deese who was the son of John Robert Deese. I have just started trying to trace my family and have had little success. Unfortunately my computer skills are very limited so I do a lot the hard way.

 

Name: Martin McNicholas <chockdee888@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-11-30
Comments:
A fantastic site of great interest, the very best i've come across.

Still trying to track down the impossible, my McNicholas roots in Mayo. My father Martin, from Mayo, moved to England at some stage and married my Mother, Martha Lillian Dixon in 1952.He was buried in Chester-le -Street on January 23rd 1957 aged 45? when i was 4. My mother died in 1965. Nearest record is a Castlebar birth registry for a Martin McNicholas July-Sept 1911.He does not seem to appear on Mayo 1911 Census or Birth registry for 1912. He had some brothers and sisters one, i believe called Mary,who moved to New York. I'm finding it impossible to trace him. Any help would be truly appreciated.
Many thanks
Martin

 

Name: Dean Kirby <dean_kirby@talk21.com>
Date: 2009-11-22
Comments:
Hello,
I'm trying to find any information about my ancestors who came from County Mayo and wondered if you might be able to help. My great-great-great grandfather William Kirby (born in about 1833) came to Manchester, England, in the early 1860s. He married here in 1866. He was a labourer, as was his father Patrick Kirby (born about 1813). There is one William Kirby on the Griffiths Valuation (in Addergoole) but I'm doubtful this is him. The only link I have to a place in Mayo is through people William was connected to in Manchester. A girl born in Manchester in 1863 called Catherine Shevnon was godmother to his children. Her mother, Mary Shevnon (nee Naven) was listed on the 1861 census as being from Ballintober. William had a nephew called John Hynes, who was born in Manchester in 1870. John's father was called Michael Hynes. He was born in about 1815 and I think came from Skehnagh in Ballintober. (I think I have found two of his ealier children on the Ballintober parish records). I'm trying to find William and Patrick's townland, but have not had any success so far. I have not found any Kirby-Naven or Kirby-Hynes marriage records. Any help would be really appreciated and would solve the last piece of a puzzle that I've been trying to complete for 10 years! Best wishes, Dean.

 

Name: Mary Sheridan Swatta <irishlass12@q.com>
Date: 2009-10-20
Comments:
Hi,
Great web site. My father was from Ballyclogher, Balla so I scanned your pages to see if I could find any relatives. Keep adding information and I'll keep looking. I live in the US in the State of Iowa. Mary

 

Name: Peter Henry <phenry33@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-10-19
Comments:
My Father was born on Inishbiglle Island. I am trying to establish how my ancestors came to live on the sparse Island, off Achill Island. So far have noted 3 Henry's are recorded at Ballina, 1795 - 1796 fron Arboe in Co. Tyrone.
 

Name: Seamus Vincent Weldon <svweldon@eircom.net>
Date: 2009-09-29
Comments:
Very nice site. Warning to people doing research in Ireland
especially the west of Ireland, Surmames have many spellings for the same Person,Example my paternal Grandfather was registered on his Marriage Cert as Patrick Wildon his wife's Maiden name was Mary Mallet [1840]the correct spelling was Weldon. This marrage produced 7 children from 1841 to 1856.May Veldon mother: Mary Mylotte next child Michl Weldon mother Mary Mellott, next Peter Veldon mother Mary Mallet,next Patk Veldon mother Mellet, next James Veldon mother Mary Veldon, next Bridgt mother Mary Mylotte all of this has come from the RC Church records Claremorris Co Mayo. There is one child not registered in the Church records, Thomas he is registered under the Civil record in County records at Castlebar office. A number of my cousins were registered as May: Christen name but were always known as Margaret. Hope you can follow this piece.

 

Name: Seamus Vincent Weldon <svweldon@eircom.net>
Date: 2009-09-29
Comments:
Very nice site.
 

Name: Gloria (Medlin )Karches <gkarches@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-09-28
Comments:
I have a picture that may be of some of the members of the Kenneth Mert Deese family and would like help identifying the people. If you think you can help, please email me at gkarches@yahoo.com and I will email a copy to you. Thanks.
GREAT SITE!

 

Name: Gloria (Medlin )Karches <gkarches@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-09-28
Comments:
Great site!
 

Name: BRIAN HOBAN <brianhoban78@eircom.net>
Date: 2009-09-14
Comments:
THE 1911 CENSUS FOR IRELAND IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE AT :
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie


 

Name: Martin Coyle <info@mayomemorialpeacepark.org>
Date: 2009-09-13
Comments:

The County Mayo Memorial and Peace Park, Castlebar, Ireland



The Mayo Memorial and Peace Park was opened by the President of Ireland Mary Mc Alesee on October the 7th 2008.It is a Memorial to all the Men and Women of County Mayo who have lost there life in conflict from the last century to the present day it especially remembers Irish Army Soldiers who have served and died in UN Operations.

www.mayomemorialpeacepark.org

 

Name: Martin Coyle <info@mayomemorialpeacepark.org>
Date: 2009-09-13
Comments:
The County Mayo Memorial and Peace Park, Castlebar, Ireland
The Mayo Memorial and Peace Park was opened by the President of Ireland Mary Mc Alesee on October the 7th 2008.It is a Memorial to all the Men and Women of County Mayo who have lost there life in conflict from the last century to the present day it especially remembers Irish Army Soldiers who have served and died in UN Operations.


 

Name: Edmund Masterson <graftonplastering@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-09-11
Comments:
well done! a lot of hard work put in to this
ed

 

Name: Elizabeth Giuliacci <egiuliacci@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-09-07
Comments:
We are looking for our great grandfather, Edward Conway, born in Ballyhaunis in 1855 but possibly as early as 1851. His parents were Thomas Conway and Elizabeth Beattie/Beasty/Beastie? I am new to the Irish genealogy and am struggling with the geography/history of the Irish people. If anyone comes across these elusive Conways, please contact me!
 

Name: Marlyn (Tyrrell) Snyder Allgood <marlyn.allgood@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-09-06
Comments:
My Great Grandmother was Bridget Ryan, born in Newport, we think in 1834, her father was Hugh Ryan and her mother was Julia O'Rourke. She eventually married Peter Tyrrell, and they were the parents of eight children in the USA. They came to US during the Potato Famine. We have no birth or marriage records for them as of yet. But, must say we are overjoyed to have found her true Irish birthplace! What a JOY to be IRISH!
Thank you for this very easy access to your website!
Marlyn Allgood.
marlyn.allgood@comcast.net

 

Name: jean <jelswi6@aol.com>
Date: 2009-08-18
Comments:
I belive we are of the same family.I have the same line of Dees in my tree love your site.I am trying to find who my Grandfathers parents was.He was Benjamin Franklin Mcmanus.I would love to hear from you.
 

Name: June Deese <deesejune@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-08-16
Comments:
thanks some much for all your hard work on the Deese family.
My husbands father is Robert A. Deese, his father was Alvin Robert Deese of Monroe, N.C.
We're doing a family reunion of the Alvin r.Deese (the first one) in sept..
blessings
june deese

 

Name: valerie pereszlenyi <vegasvalp@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-08-02
Comments:
Incredible website Any Kinneys/Kenneys out there with any information on my Great Great Grandfather Michael Kinney/Kenney born about 1812 in Ireland and who immigrated to the USA in the early 1830's

 

Name: Mary Ellen Chambers <maryln61@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2009-07-28
Comments:
Just browsing. Always enjoy your site. TV died, library closed for evening, read all my books. What better way to spend an evening than catching up on your web sit.
 

Name: Alice (Costello)Sellers <shoelace444@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-07-28
Comments:
My grandparents William Costello and Frances Wallace Costello came to the U.S. probably in the early 1900s. They lived in N.Y. and had 4 children - William, Joseph, Kathyrn and Francis. That is all the information I have on them. Is there anyone out there who has more information? I am planning another trip to Ireland in a couple of weeks.
 

Name: Cheryl Gildea DeMille <cheryldemille@hotmail>
Date: 2009-07-16
Comments:
great info, thanks
 

Name: Alison Naven (Navin) <alnaven@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2009-05-27
Comments:
I reacently found my great grandfathers grave in salford england, where he lived in the late 1800's to 1935. He was born in Mayo as I have been told by my father that he came over from Mayo in Ireland and met my great grandma and settled here. I am trying to find where he came from exactly and if there are any reletives still there, Can you help me. His name was Thomas Navin born 1847ish
 

Name: M Kneen <mekneen@manx.net>
Date: 2009-05-25
Comments:
Hi, I was trying to find more info on Edward Dixon (or Dickson), all I know so far is that he was from Co Mayo. His wife's name was Martha (don't know surname) and she originated from Stornoway, Scotland. They were married and went on to have had at least 2 children (that we know of), Bridget b.1841 and Margaret b.1857? The family lived in Liverpool and most of their descendents still live there.

Good luck to all on a similar quest!

M Kneen

PS. If anyone has some info on Dickson family please contact me.

 

Name: nora timlin buckley <errisntbuckley@webtv.net>
Date: 2009-05-24
Comments:
Looking for david timlin wife mary o boyle and maria hegarty katy hegarty Fr john hegarty same family have a conection the ladys was school teachers in Rossport there was also a nancy o boyle , Micheal Timlin went to scotland and patrisha Foy is a family contack when the men married the wife did't use her maden name after , Regards Nora Timlin Buckley
 

Name: Florence mcgowan <kizzieno1@talktalk.net>
Date: 2009-05-08
Comments:
enjoyed every moment reading everything on this site could do with more about, ballycroy and the surrounding villages Thank you
 

Name: Angela Powell <mail@angelapowell.net>
Date: 2009-04-28
Comments:
Hello. I am off to Ireland and Castlebar, County Mayo in particular as I know my great grandfather was born there but is on the 1851 census in the UK in Walsall Staffordshire. I have found nothing that particularly leads me to his family and very little on the name BROWN at all, he was a Charles Brown and that is all I know, he was born around 1831 but the census does give cause to wonder if it was 1821 or another date. I found your site most interesting and what a lot of work you and others have done, you have inspired me to look harder. I go on 8th June this year so need to get a move on. I know he was involved with flax apparently but have found little on the sugject. Thank you so much. All the Best Angela
 

Name: Connie Disney <ckdiz1@xanadoo.com>
Date: 2009-04-18
Comments:
I am very intersted in some of the information you have in the winchester's. My great grandfather was Jason winchester, I believe he was a son of William Douglas Winchester. please contact me with any information. I have been unable to verfiy jason's parents but believe them ot be William Douglas & Rachel Matthews HELP Connie disney
 

Name: Margot Woodrough <margo4it@tampabay.rr.com>
Date: 2009-04-06
Comments:
Hello, i found you by searching for Daniel Dees.
Please visit my web page and tell me where I made a mistake as you seem to know more about the family than I do.

many thanks.
site is margotwoodrough.com

 

Name: Julia Renaghan <Juliamr@aol.com>
Date: 2009-03-29
Comments:
Thanks for all the information, but I believe the 1911 Census for Burriscarra Civil Parish should be the 1901 Census. The information on my grandmother, Julia Sullivan and my Uncle John Joe is off ten years. Please check it out. Thanks again for a wonderful web site. Good luck and God bless.
 

Name: ELLEN MARTIN-PRESTON <ellie.martinpreston@talktalk.net>
Date: 2009-03-14
Comments:
HELLO,I REALLY HOPE YOU DONT MIND ME SAYING,BUT UNDER YOUR CEMETERIES SECTION,YOU HAVE A SECTION ON TURLOUGH,AND YOU HAVE MY UNCLES MICHAEL AND GEORGE CARNEY. YOU STATE THAT THEY WERE FROM CLOONKEEN,NO SUCH PLACE, IT IS CLOONKESH.BUT WELL DONE ON YOUR FANTASTIC SITE.
 

Name: Pat Williams <eqz.Williams5994@damailbox.com>
Date: 2009-02-27
Comments:
I enjoyed your site.
 

Name: Mary D Flannigan <MDFlannigan@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-02-21
Comments:
I recently found out that my great, great-grandparents, Michael and Bridget Mooney Flannigan, immigrated from Ballindine to Minnesota in 1872/1873. They chose Minnesota because Michael's uncle, Thomas Carey, had already gone there. Now that I have this information, I am planning a trip to County Mayo in the next year. Any information about the best time of year to visit, resources for information, etc would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Catherine Reilly <Mrsqueenee@aol.com>
Date: 2009-02-21
Comments:
What a great site. I will certainly spend a good deal of time searching here. Thank you !
 

Name: Wendy Ann McManus <lurumax@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-02-19
Comments:
Very interesting; I am amazed how much you have found I havent yet found a record of my grandparents James and Mary McManus of Keady Co.Down
 

Name: Wendy Ann McManus <lurumax@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-02-19
Comments:
Very interesting; I am amazed how much you have found I havent yet found a record of my grandparents
 

Name: Anne Whitfield <whitfield.anne@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-02-04
Comments:
Hi.
I saw you have Kittrick in your family tree names.
I'm researching michael Kittrick, farmer, married to Mary Kilcoyne.
They had three sons (as far as I know) Thomas, b 1874, Anthony b1875 and Patrick b 1880 (my great grandfather.)

Do we share the same family in some way?

I enjoyed your website.
Anne Whitfield.

 

Name: Christine <ErinGoBragh1921@btinternet.com>
Date: 2009-01-31
Comments:
Just keep coming back year on year to this site...absolutely love it.....
 

Name: Kevin Winchester <jkw@infionline.net>
Date: 2009-01-23
Comments:
Thanks for posting this info. George & Rilla Winchester, listed as descendants of Douglas & Daniel Winchester, were my great-grandparents. Like you, I've not been able to find any records earlier than Douglas & Daniel. But...we'll keep looking! Thanks again!
 

Name: Kerry Burke <kerryandnat@msn.com>
Date: 2009-01-21
Comments:
My family originally came from Mayo co. Ireland or so I am told.They settled here in a little farming community and called it Mayo,Province of Quebec,Canada.
 

Name: patriciajean <patriciajean@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-01-14
Comments:
((Thank you for all the time and effort)) I'm going to settle-in and have a look around-- hopefully find a family link somewhere!!
 

Name: dermot gibbons <dermot_gibbons@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-01-09
Comments:
excellent read
 

Name: Barbara Lofthouse <blofthouse@madasafish.com>
Date: 2009-01-09
Comments:
I've long been searching for proof of the marriage of my twice great grandmother Catherine Cowan to Edwin Marvin, a soldier with the 17th Regiment, and there it was in your Aglish Parish marriage records for 1850! Thanks for all your hard work and extremely useful records.Access to them is much appreciated.
 

Name: Terence Medlin Deese Jr. <terence.m.deese@us.army.mil>
Date: 2008-12-30
Comments:
This is so weird, I google Deese and found this web site. I guess too many things clicked when i was reading this. It was very interesting to me. I know for sure that my grandfather Lawrence Deese was born in the Charlotte NC area. As a kid my father Terence M. Deese Sr. took us on a trip from Florida to see his aunt Gladdis Deese that lives in Charlotte NC. Lawrence Deese fought in WW2 (Navy) and married Anna Conde from Veques Puerto Rico. There are a total of 7 children 4 sons and 3 daughters My aunts and uncles. Anyways thought this would be cool. I'm currently serving a tour in the Iraq war. It really would be cool to hear back from you. Terence
 

Name: Terence Medlin Deese Jr. <terence.m.deese@us.army.mil>
Date: 2008-12-30
Comments:
This is so weird, I google Deese and found this web site. I guess too many things clicked when i was reading this. It was very interesting to me. I know for sure that my grandfather Lawrence Deese was born in the Charlotte NC area. As a kid my father Terence M. Deese Sr. took us on a trip from Florida to see his aunt Gladdis Deese that lives in Charlotte NC. Lawrence Deese fought in WW2 (Navy) and married Anna Conde from Veques Puerto Rico. There are a total of 7 children 4 sons and 3 daughters My aunts and uncles. Anyways thought this would be cool. I'm currently serving a tour in the Iraq war. It really would be cool to hear back from you. Terence
 

Name: christine mcnair <mcnair@eircom.net>
Date: 2008-03-29
Comments:
Hi, this is a fantastic site - all credit to you. I am reserching the Sammon family from Drumbrastle and the Gannon family from Tonragee - if anyone thinks they have a connex pls get in touch. Sammon/mulrooney/mulowney and Gannon/cain/keane.
 

Name: bridget ann donnellan <bbdonnellan@att.net>
Date: 2008-03-28
Comments:
Wow. what a great site. I've been trying to get information about my family. James O'Rourke born 1883 in Leitrim, came through New York City, in 1906. He married, Margaret Egan, born 1886, came to the states, also to N.Y.C, in 1913, if I have he correct one. My grandfather was a Donnellan from Roscommon, who married an Annie Joyce from Galway. I never knew, just how large Ireland is, until I began my research. You have to know the county, town, city, parish, north, or south. I get frustrated,how do you do it?
 

Name: Jane Manuel <jane_rustymanuel@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-03-16
Comments:
You have put your heart and soul into this site. It is truly amazing.
I did visit Costellos from Co. Foynes in 1976-7 and loved the country side even if it was December. We travelled to Galway and Dublin and have many fond memories. Unfortunely, at that point in time I didn't realize that some of my ancestors came from BALLYCASTLE. It would of been wonderful to visit that area. I have a copy of a letter dated March 12 1834 to a JOHN MCLEAN from his father DANIEL MCLEAN who was still living in Ballycastle. He was asking his son the state of the country ( Canada ) and wondering if he would do better in America than Ireland. I have no idea if he did follow his son to Canada or stay in Ireland. Daniel McLean would be my ggggfather.
I didn't find any McLeans listed on any of the sites, however, found out alot about Ballycastle and area.
Thanks again..... Jane Manuel, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

Name: Jo Anne Jayne <joajayne@cox.net>
Date: 2008-02-08
Comments:
Pat,
I have received information on a DNA resutls from a descendent of Wade Hampton Manus. The first 12 markerss cam back matchin a Thurman Maness of moore Co NC (a direct descendent of William maness) 12 for 12. The Union Co NC Manus family is definitely related to the Moore Co. NC Maness family. A Ruth Manus Of Monroe NC is the one who initiated this test and chose the participant. Questions concerning the Wade Hampton l ine should be directed to pdeese@ix.netcom.com. I was wondering if you have any information concerning this findings? I have run across Wade Hampton Manus with two different fathers. Jo

 

Name: Pat Watson <pdwatson@watsonlawoffice.com>
Date: 2008-02-06
Comments:
Hi,

I am looking for information for my GGgrandmother, Mary Walsh
(b. 1810) in County Mayo. She married Owen Devanny. I am trying to determine their place of birth and marriage. They had 7 children: Bridget, Ann, James, William, Nial, Owen & Mary. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I enjoyed
visiting your website.

 

Name: Margaret Hoban Moore <margaretannemoore@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-01-31
Comments:
Wonderful site with so many records. Still looking for my family but you gave me some good clues. Thanks for all the links! Looking for CARLING/DOHERTY who left for Quebec in 1835.
 

Name: Ed Corrigan <edmund.corrigan@excite.com>
Date: 2008-01-31
Comments:
It's a very interesting site. I came on to look at the S.S. Arizona"s passenger list because I believe that my great-grandmother Mary Corrigan came over on that ship with several children. Unfortunately she was not listed, probably because she was listed as being English, although she was Irish by birth. Do you have any information on this. I am trying to determine if she was really my great grandmother. There are some positive indications, but also some inconsistencies in the names of the chioldren. If you have any info please let me know. Ed Corrigan
 

Name: Patrick Baines <pbaines@mindspring.com>
Date: 2008-01-21
Comments:
I found my great grandparents Patrick and Ellen Gallegher Baynes on your website in an 1845 Baptism list of their daughters Kitty & Bridget , Aglish/Ballynean Parish (Castlebar) CO Mayo, Ireland. Since they were married there Dec 26, 1835 I assume they had more children between 1835 and 1845. Can you suggest my best sorces on your website or elsewhere to locate the (likely) children?
 

Name: Ruth Hill <ruth.hill@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-01-21
Comments:
I am disappointed there are no birth records for the 1700's. I have reason to believe that my relative, Thomas Cain was born in 1745 somewhere in northern Ireland. He came to Delaware (or somewhere in the U.S.) where he married Unice Hubbard, had three children, then died in 1799.

I am planning a trip to Ireland 3/24-4/1 and would love to find some records of his birth. Do you have any suggestions as to where I would start once I get to your beautiful country? Any help will be appreciated.


 

Name: Pat Lalley <plalley@cox.net>
Date: 2008-01-11
Comments:
Great site !!!!!

I am searching for Lally's out of Doolough and Kilcommon. They immigated to Scranton, PA in 1865. If you run across them I would appreciate anote.

Pat

 

Name: ellen maureen moorcroft <ellan.moorcroft@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2008-01-05
Comments:
hi i am also looking for flynn family in fall river arrived 1893,mth mary b-1843 ire nee campion,mary eliz -b 1874 blackburn eng, bridget-1875 b/burn, margaret b-1877 b/burn, m-@st peter/paul f/r mass oct 1923 to ? pariseau,
related to bridget campion and catherine duffy nee campion f/r mass could anyone have a clue for record of this church or families thanks maureen.

 

Name: ellen maureen moorcroft <ellan.moorcroft@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2008-01-04
Comments:
hi the names in my research are EGAN, CAFFERY, FLYNN, GALLAGHER,HUGHES,RAUNE,SCANLON,SWEENY,ALL CAME TO BLACKBURN IN LANCASHIRE ENG
GREAT SITE
BEST REGARDS
MAUREEN.

 

Name: JH Maness <joajayne@cox.net>
Date: 2008-01-02
Comments:
Seeking information on Wade Hampton Manus and his descendents. Would anyone having that information share with me? Jo H Maness
 

Name: Colleen Simpson Nee Phelan <phelan11@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-12-17
Comments:
I wish I could find my grand father BUT never have of yet in Ireland I know where is he passed and is bruied but have never found out any thing off where he was born etc etc
BUT Your site is wonderful
I am Saving it to my favouites

 

Name: Roland Sheppard <shep2@alltel.net>
Date: 2007-11-26
Comments:
you have a wonderful web site
I have my mothers side Masterson that were in the achill Island area i can go back to a James Masterson my 3ggrandfather my 2nd g grandfather Owen Masterson b abt 1842 d 1919 i know Owen is buried in Kildownet grave yard not sure if James is there did you by chance record any of these men in your findings Thank you Roland Sheppard

 

Name: LORRAINE HORAN <THERODEBNBERGS2dodo.com.au >
Date: 2007-11-22
Comments:
HI PHILBINS OF CRANMORE BALLINTUBER
 

Name: Kathleen <kathleenlars@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-17
Comments:
Docherty/Dockerty father John b? (domestic gardener)son Michael b. 1847 wed (in Newbottle Houghton-Le-Spring 1872) Mary Gannon b.1846 both from somewhere in Co Mayo. Emigrated to N.E. England to work in the coal mines. Trying to find siblings of Michael.
Some may have settled in Scotland. Great site thank you!!!

 

Name: G. C. Hampton <dorado@coconet.com>
Date: 2007-11-17
Comments:
Interested in anything you might have on the Daniel Winchester (Head of Household), Willoughby Winchester, Webb Winchester, and Illegible fourth name (Poss. Wife)Winchester of the Pendleton District in South Carolina (1790, 1800, 1810, 1820 Censuses. My Wife's Lineage comes back through Willoughby to Daniel to NC Winchesters, But the Links (Familial Relationships) are unclear. Willoughby Winchester was the only head of household left in the 1820 census. These Winchesters are fairly close to the Mecklenburg group, and given the Daniel listed as HofH in several of the censuses, I am interested in the possible connection, especially since Daniel ceases to be listed as HofH in the 1820, but is listed in the 1810. (The 1815 Tenn. emigration?)

Any thoughts will be appreciated.

Rev. Gary C. Hampton
Cape Coral, Florida
E Mail: dorado@coconet.com

 

Name: mary <maryrobkel@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-10-25
Comments:
Great work!
 

Name: Eliz thornton <e.thornton1@btinternet.com>
Date: 2007-10-07
Comments:
Great site, just wish i knew my way around it as i am not familiar with Ireland i dont know where places are.
 

Name: Marie Pitre <jmpitre@nb.simpatico.ca>
Date: 2007-10-01
Comments:
My Great grandmother was from irland ,her name was Agnes Reily.so far no trace of her,that was during the potato famine,i do enjoy looking through your genealogy .
Marie Pitre (LeBlanc)






 

Name: steven lee deese <deuce62002@aol.com>
Date: 2007-09-23
Comments:
im not sure about where my family is from but i would like to know if you have any info
thanks
possible relative
p.s. my grandfather was henry lee deese

 

Name: Gene Chappell <ichy@cox.net>
Date: 2007-09-19
Comments:
Looking for info on (William ?) Douglas Winchester 1750-1793 b. in Pickens SC (or VA?), s/o of William Winchester 1730-1789 b. in Aberdeen Scotland. He m. Sarah Matthews 1759-1839, they had a son William D. Winchester 1776-1851 b. in Mecklenburg NC, who m. Rachel Matthews 1785-1855, their son William Matthews Winchester 1804-1876 b. in Mecklenburg NC, m. Sally Crowell 1806-1880, their son Samuel Foster Winchester 1844-1893 b. in Jackson TN is my gg grandfather. I have run into much confusion over the name William as well as Winchester, and am searching for help in sorting everything out. The info you have under "Douglas and Daniel Winchester" helps, but when did the Jackson, TN Winchesters leave NC? When and where did the VA Winchesters come into NC? And when to South Carolina? Many questions...thanks for any help you can give.
 

Name: Linda Harmon <lousmom87@aol.com>
Date: 2007-08-05
Comments:
Hello! I was browsing the net for some of my ancestors.
John & Laura Deese, of Hartsville, Sc. My grandfather was Charles b. Deese. you have a great site, with LOTS of info. Hope you can help me. Thanks, Linda

 

Name: Mike Ruddy <Mruddy1@twcny.rr.com>
Date: 2007-08-04
Comments:
I'm looking for my Great Grandfather, John Ruddy, his wife was Mary Walsh. My grandfather Patrick Ruddy was born at Carracastle, County Mayo approximately 1864-1866. Two people with those names show up in Aughagower at about the right time. I can't account for the distance between Aughagower and Carracastle [I drove it in January].
When my cousin went to the Irish government records they came up with no such couple having children in Carracastle.
What is the source of your information?
Thank you, I'm very impressed with all of the work [and time] you have invested.

 

Name: pat <pdeese@ix.netcom.com>
Date: 2007-07-04
Comments:
Me email is at the bottom of my home page
 

Name: MaryPat Murphy-Carey <cmarypatc@aol.com>
Date: 2007-06-30
Comments:
Hi Pat,
Absolutely wonderful site, I can't get enough of reading it .. Your time in doing this is very much appreciated ..
A new researcher is trying to e mail you and I can't find an e mail for him - perhaps you could e mail him at

j.heapy@sky.com

or e mail me and I will get him to you .. cmarypatc@aol.com

Thank you ..

MaryPat

 

Name: Bob Keane <rkeane1793@aol.com>
Date: 2007-02-15
Comments:
Hi,
Great site. Thanks for all the effort you have put into it and are continuing.
My interests are primarily in the Keane's (and Family) from Westport in County Mayo. Have found this a good site for my research.
Bob Keane

 

Name: Kieran Clarke <Kerclarke@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-24
Comments:
Thank you for all the research that you have done. I found it a great help while searching for my own and my wife's family history.
 

Name: Don Reid <josiah402003@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-01-20
Comments:
Hello,
My great grandmother was Martha Nancy Deese married to Joshua Harry Hinson. Her parents were Margaret Ozinia (Zina) Parker married to William Deese. His parents were Asa Deese married to Priscilla ? ( Jenkins, or Stephens ).His parents were Richard Deese married to Milly.
The Deese have Native Indian in them. I did a DNA test and found out that I had 10% in myself so, they had alot. I just do not know which tribe they were from. I know that there are Lumbee with the last name of Deese and also Tuscarora. Also, could b Catawba or Muscogee Creek. Thank You.

 

Name: Paul <p@deese.net>
Date: 2007-01-05
Comments:
I see you are still at it.
 

Name: Nancy <nposs1936@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-12-28
Comments:
Great site. Loads of information. Looking for Magoonaugh, McGoona, Magonough, McGoney, and any other variations.Do not have any idea where they came from in Ireland but it could be around Navan, near Dublin.
Nancy

 

Name: Michael Reilly <mereilly@iol.ie>
Date: 2006-12-26
Comments:
Happy Christmas and New Year.

Keep up the good work

 

Name: jeanette adams <jeanette50@talktalk>
Date: 2006-12-18
Comments:
this is the best site i have seen with so much info even though i did not find anything yet! i thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back thank you kindest regards jeanette
 

Name: Miranda Manus <manusmb@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-12-13
Comments:
I have the rest of the family tree for the Manus side for John Belvin Manus. He would be my husbands great-grandfather. If we can add this to the website that would be great. Please contact me with any questions
 

Name: lorraine hession <lorhess@aol.com>
Date: 2006-11-09
Comments:
Many thanks for all your outstanding work on this web site. It is the best by far.I'm researching the Hession and Laffey families from around the swinford/castlebar (Hession) and the Ballinrobe/Schrule area for the Laffeyes.
 

Name: Brenda Ryan <jobren@skyoptic.com.au>
Date: 2006-11-04
Comments:
What a fantastic site-I visit it at least once a week-I have found a couple of marriages but my brick wall is my Ryan family from Killaghwaun,Islandeady-found Partick on Griffiths Index, & have my father in law'- Dennis Ryan's birth in 1893-his parents -John Ryan & Catherine Sheridan (from Newport)but cannot find their marriage. ?abt c1868.
Are the cemetery records off headstones or Church records as I believe they are buried at Islandeady.
I could ask you heaps but better not-
Other names in Mayo-Kilgallon/Regan/Barrett.
"Thank You"- for giving us so much
Brenda (Tasmania,Australia)

 

Name: Kathy Jordan <jordankat@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-11-04
Comments:
I am totally amazed at the amount of information you have on this website!!! I was not able to get through it all in one day. Do you live in Ireland or have you been there on trips? This is fascinating even though I am researching the Shay/Shea family. I do not know where they came from in Ireland so stummbling all over the place.
Thank you!
Kathy Jordan

 

Name: Luther H. Deese. Jr <ldeese@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-10-30
Comments:
My Father, Luther Henry Deese, was born on Merritt Island, Florida in June of 1919. His father, Luther Henry Deese, died at 25 and dad was raised in Wildwood, Florida by my Great Aunt and Uncle, Jim and Ola (nee Deese) Cason. At age 16 dad joined the Civilian Conservation Corp and worked in the Ocala National Forest. At age 17 he joined the Marines, became a D.I. at Parris Island, SC and later, when he was a rifle instructor at Quantico, I was born. I'm actually LHD III but since the 1st LHD was deceased, I became Jr. Dad had a brief hiatus between the Marine Corp and a decision to join the Navy after Pearl Harbor. He finished WWII as a boot instructor at Bainbridge, MD and later had a full Career with Florida Telephone Corp. -- which later was absorbed by Sprint (now Embarq). I will welcome any information about the Deese family heritage and will respond accordingly. Luther Deese
 

Name: Colleen Kilvington <kilvoofyork102@btinternet.com>
Date: 2006-10-26
Comments:
I found your County Mayo sight absolutely fasinating. I am searching for my great great grandparents, John Gallagher and Mary Carden who came over to York in England (where I was born and still live) during the famine between the 1851 and 1861 census. John Gallagher, like the Brennigans, died in the workhouse in 1904. I was hoping to find their marriage but I didn't. Unfortunately, I don't know which part of Mayo they came from. I am hoping to go over when I retire (8 years) and start the search, in the meantime I keep searching the web! Thank you so much for your web page.
 

Name: Timothy Eugene Secrest <unionbeliever@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-14
Comments:
Just looking for some Secrest genealogy
 

Name: Patrick Baines <pbaines@mindspring.com>
Date: 2006-09-13
Comments:
First time I've ever found anything about my Irish Great Grandparents on a web site. Three cheers for deesegenes!!
 

Name: Jim Kerrigan <jkerrigan111@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-09-11
Comments:
looking for info on my great grndparents, Martin Kerrigan 1840-45 and Ellen Lavelle 1843-48. I think Martin was from westport and Ellen from Erris area
 

Name: Pat Barry <Pattya11@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-23
Comments:
I absolutely love this web site, I look forward to all your postings and records!Keep up the good work
 

Name: cathy <utahisc@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-08-20
Comments:
Hi
I stumbled on this site, and my grandfather's family
came over about 1840 from Co Mayo...So I was looking around
at what you had. Thanks, you had some good research for me
to look at. Ironically, my husband's former wife's father
was from Union County and there is a good amount of Irish
on their line....so my husbands kids from first marriage
may actually be cousins in blood.

 

Name: Amy Patterson <amy@aafa.org>
Date: 2006-08-08
Comments:
A further note .... I've been trying to locate information on my Castlebar relatives, Anna and Susan Forde (sisters). They were evidently orphaned fairly young, may have moved to the Belfast area prior to emigrating to the U.S. around 1851. Anna married my great-grandfather, William John Patterson (originally from Coleraine, Londonderry) after meeting him and settling in Dayton, Ohio. Susan married into the well-known Alcorn family in Suffield, Connecticut. My other Mayo forebears are John Ryan and his wife, Mary Ready (who also settled in Dayton). I have no information on their families prior to that time.

Any suggestions you might have would be most welcome and very much appreciated.

Thank you again for all you've put together on your website!

Amy

 

Name: Amy Patterson <amy@aafa.org>
Date: 2006-08-08
Comments:
Thanks for all the wonderful information on your site, Pat. Some of my relatives emigrated from Mayo, and that's where I've hit my brick wall. Any suggestions would be most welcome!

All the best,
Amy

 

Name: Brian Murphy <btm2@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-31
Comments:
Thank you so much for your page. I have found many of my fathers family there. Grehan, Gibbons, Ruane are some of the names I am researching. Maybe I'll find the link on our Gibbons side. Thanks again.
 

Name: Donna Maner Hargett <dm.hargett@att.net>
Date: 2006-07-30
Comments:
I see the name Winchester in your tree. My husband's grandfather George Helms was married to Charlotte(Lottie) Winchester.
 

Name: Carol Cherry Ward DeArmitt <cwdearmitt@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-07-29
Comments:
I am a descendant of Joel Cherry and Nancy Allen of NC, USA. I would welcome any information about their ancestors.
 

Name: Nicolßs Ross <co.mayo@gmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-08
Comments:
I don´t know how to find the roots of my family, I hope that I´ll found them
 

Name: Ann Stephens <paulanns@netzero.net>
Date: 2006-07-06
Comments:
My great-grandfather was Patrick McNicholas; he married Honora O'Neil. They had one daughter, Veronica, born in Ireland, then moved to Chicago, where my grandmother, Mary Ellen, was born. They were from Bohola parish in Mayo. I'd appreciate any search info you could suggest.
Thank you.

 

Name: June Worsley <june.kw@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2006-06-28
Comments:
This site is wonderful, so much hard work has obviously gone in to it, it's so informative. I have been looking through it for days now and still have so much more to browse through. I am looking for the Divine/Devine/Davine family. (There are more variations of the name.)I have found quite a few by looking through the marriages and will now start cross referencing and looking through the births. Thank you for a great site that has been lots of help.
 

Name: catherine mantle <catherine.mantle@virgin.net>
Date: 2006-06-15
Comments:
a truly informative site, which has enabled me to place quite a few of my Sammon, Sheridan, Gravin and Murray relatives, will definately be back for more. Many thanks
 

Name: Harry Disotell <Xzm55n@aol.com>
Date: 2006-06-11
Comments:
Found this site and another(dees.html)and filled in blanks in a family history my aunt had done. Now goes back to Emanual Dees. My Father's mother was a Dees whom was born and died in Arkansas.
 

Name: Mary Marshall <mrsm.marshall@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2006-05-20
Comments:
Dear Pat. How can I find out where my ancesters were buried, I have looked at all your information and cannot connect anything for my family. The Walshs of Thornhill and murrisk, Iam sure the \\\Walshes would have been buried in murrisk as the family cottage is right in front of the cemetery, I did find my Great grandfather listed as living in Thornhill in 1832 he was David Walsh, any help with burial locations from mid 1800-mid 1900. I know how you felt when you visited Murrisk cemetry, when I last visited Ireland I ventured in there but it was waist high with weeds, could not read anything. Bless you for this site. What a help you are. I was born in Westport in 1924.
 

Name: ann. hackett <a.hackett@merseymail.com>
Date: 2006-05-19
Comments:
thankyou for a great site. I am reseaching John Waldron,born 1835 in Mayo.He married Catherine {do not know her maiden name}in Liverpool.They had first son in 1865.If anyone can help me get further information I would be very grateful. Thanks again,best wishes from Ann.
 

Name: Mary Marshall <mrsm.marshall@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2006-05-18
Comments:
Thank you for this site, its the best, I have a long list, Walsh, Gill, Brothan, O Malley Carrol,to name just a few. Allthese families lived in the area Gloshpatrick, Thornhill, Deerpark, I know all close family but I now hope to expand to unknown ones,your site really is the best.
 

Name: Peter Farrell <Alacrity@iwon.com>
Date: 2006-05-05
Comments:
Pat,

Great site! I've been compiling a list of all Mayo pre-1900 "Farrell"s, even those not in my line, with sources. Your site has helped a great deal.

Thank you,



- Peter

 

Name: Kirk Gruenewald <kirkj2@juno.com>
Date: 2006-04-27
Comments:
I am trying to find out more of George Ford and Cathrine Winchester from that area. Can you help me?
 

Name: maureen buttenhoff <prisonprincess2000@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-04-25
Comments:
trying to find information on my dad-hugh corrigan-born 1903-achille, co. mayo ireland
 

Name: pauline <johnhenry35@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2006-04-21
Comments:
Fantastic site [wish there were Loftus's and Mullen's]on it, Great . Tahnks.
 

Name: james finn <jamestfinn@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2006-04-14
Comments:
great site will return soon working on cunningham from mullen / roosky mayo roscommon
 

Name: barry white <barry white1@dodo com au>
Date: 2006-03-22
Comments:
looking for a marrage beteen william campbell and ann hill william was a convict sent to tasmainia 1837 departed port downs 10 8 1937 childed born in launceston tasmainia george born 12 4 1844 mary born 23 6 1846 mother ann hill
 

Name: deborah <leighlanj@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-02-23
Comments:
really enjoyed your website. trying myself to find family of henry,county mayo.
 

Name: Luther H. Deese, Jr. <ldeese@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-02-07
Comments:
My branch of Deeses came outof the Carolinas to Middleburg, FL. My great grandfather, Henry Deese, settled on Merritt Island, FL (Cape Canaveral area) and my grandfather and father (both Luther H. Deeses) were born there. The grandfathers and other members of the family are buried in a little old Methodist Church graveyard on the West side of the island. I live in Ocala, FL and am still trying to learn about the origin and exploits of the Deese clan. Luther Deese
 

Name: Shannon Thomas <cuileanjohn@msn.com>
Date: 2006-02-04
Comments:
This is a great site! I am descended from the Lynskey family of Kilcmmon, Kilmaine in the townland of cloonanoff. I have a census record from 1851 with this information. I was wondering if you know if the townland of Cloonanoff still exists/where it is or what it has been turned into. I am visiting Ireland in April and would like to visit this village. you can email me at cuileanjohn@msn.com if you have any info. Thanks!
 

Name: Eleanor Jane Dees Rivera <ejrivera1938@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-02-02
Comments:
My father's name is Floyd Franklin Dees, born in North Carolina in 1899. His father's name was William Thomas Dees. My father had 5 brothers(Fred, Clyde, Van, Guy and Luke), and 1 sister (Maude).

My grandfather had several brothers and sisters, the two that I knew were Noah and James (Jim).

I am not very close to my father's side of the family as he died when I was 16, in 1954. In reading your genealogy records, I find quite a few coincidences. Is it possible that we are from the same family?

 

Name: Patrick T. Murphy <murphypk@everestkc.net>
Date: 2006-02-01
Comments:
My mother (Mae Greene) and father (Jim Murphy) come from Ballybane/Ballinlough. Over the years I've collected various info about them, their families, and the events in Ireland that caused them to leave family for New York City to start a new life. Am interested in history of Granlahan church area. Thanks
 

Name: Timothy W. Deese <twdeese@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-01-28
Comments:
Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee???
 

Name: Terence Moran <morandobsonej@aol.com>
Date: 2006-01-28
Comments:
A superb site, full of interest. I wish I knew as much about my family as you apparently do about yours. Lots of good information on Aghagower area where my great great grandfather was born in 1827. He let the place in 1847 and died in poverty in Blackburn, Lancashire in 1899. Pity but is life. Thank you.
 

Name: misspenny <misspenny@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-01-18
Comments:
I am hunting Dees from Ark.of Jesse Dees he had at less three brothers that i know of david,james ,john all in Ark. do you have any thing on them
 

Name: Ed O'Donnell <asset@enter.net>
Date: 2005-11-24
Comments:
Great-Came across website while checking Sugar Notch, PA Ballycory ancestors-Keep up the good work.
 

Name: Mike Deese <geppetto@rfci.net>
Date: 2005-11-11
Comments:
Thanks for your web-site. My grandfather was Raymond Shute Deese, Son of John Robert Deese. When I forwarded this page to my parents, my dad said that was the first picture he had ever seen of his Grandfather.
 

Name: Sarah Deese <sarahwdeese@mindspring.com>
Date: 2005-11-11
Comments:
My husband Joe Harold Deese, Sr. was glad to see his grandfathers picture. He said he had never seen his picture. His grandfather died before he was born. Our son Michael Deese of Forest City N.C. found this site for us. I do appreciate getting to see this. Thanks again.
Sarah W. Deese

 

Name: Luther Henry Deese <ldeese@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-10-24
Comments:
I believe my early ancestors originated in Scotland or Ireland but don't have much information to go on. If you share an interest in the surname Deese and its origins, contact me at: ldeese@comcast.net
 

Name: Ray G. Manus Jr. <rnmanus@verizon.net>
Date: 2005-10-23
Comments:
My grandfather was John Manus who married Bertha Osbourne. Their children were Grady, Manford, Margaret, Ray, Dennis and Betty Jo. I would be interested to know if my family came over from Ireland or from Scottland? Any idea?? Really nice website, you certainly did your homework....Ray
 

Name: Colin Brannigan <brannigan1@onetel.com>
Date: 2005-10-08
Comments:
Hi Pat
Tom Tracey gave me your details. I'm from the Yorkshire Dales in England and gave a talk at Ballintubber Abbey last week on my family who fled from the Potato Famine and died in the workhouse in England. I spent four years on the research. You can see a brief synopsis at http://ballintubber.mayo-ireland.ie
then click history beneath ballintubber mayo heading and then click From the Potato Famine to the Palace. I've made several visits to Ballintubber and in particular Knockaraha. I promised Tom I would contact you though I know my details don't overlap yours.
Best wishes, Colin


 

Name: donna smith <misskaye at rocketmail.com>
Date: 2005-10-02
Comments:
Hello:
It has been awhile since I was at this SITE.
Whoever put all the info. on the WEBSITE has outdone
themselves.
I am descended from: Carrie Bell Deese , dau. of Martha & J.R. DEESE.
I have finally learned the DEATH date of Carrie's Husband:
Thomas Alan KILLOUGH ( 3-22-1956)
---------------------------------
Keep up the Great work! d. smith ( of TX.)

 

Name: Sheila Gifford <shebk3@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-09-27
Comments:
I can't wait to get started trying to find my great grandparentsMy Grandpa Thomas Sullivan born june 16, 1881. In Tralee Ireland came to America on the Vessel Ivernia in 1902 He said his mother was Mary Fitzgerald anfd His fathers name was john. He had three brothers and on sister .


 

Name: ona Stewart <ona_stewart@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-09-20
Comments:
Looking for Patrick Joseph Gilligan born in Co. Mayo Claremorris on March 11th between 1862-1866 sent away because of legal trouble. Apperantly was given the option to leave ireland or go to jail.
Left Ireland in 1883 on ship named Wyoming destination NY City USA. settled in Colorado married May Ann Dodge.

 

Name: ciaran colgan <CHGGF@BTINTERNET.COM>
Date: 2005-09-08
Comments:
Wonderful records hope to get a few leads for my own colgan family
 

Name: Amber Deese <Chalmettebeauty@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-08-14
Comments:
i was looking for history on my grnadfathers side of the family. His name was Thomas A. Deese. If u can find out anything i would greatly appreciate it. My grandmother is also interested in finding information on the Ballards, which is her family. If u have any information please contact me. I believe my grandfather was originally from Mississippi.
 

Name: Desie Maguire <connmag@indigo.ie>
Date: 2005-08-10
Comments:
I found your wonderful site when looking for the marriage register at Bunlahinch Church, Mayo, Ireland. I was unable to locate the Register thru the labirinth of information and would be grateful if you would direct me to it, or any other information relating to the Irish Church Mission or the Society for Protecting the Rights of Conscience who were settled in that area between ~ 1845 - 1895.
 

Name: Eileen <eilmcdo@aol.com>
Date: 2005-07-16
Comments:
Please keep updating website. I'm trying to locate marriage date for Ann Walsh & Michael O'Donnell,sometime between 1901 and 1906 when their daughter Mary was born. Mary's birth place is listed as Crevagh, Ballyhean. Michael from Creeragh-Drumloughra. Hoping to find info on Ann.
 

Name: Paul Brown <paul_bro@msn.com>
Date: 2005-07-08
Comments:
Hi, do you have any information on a Katherine (or Catherine) Treston, born in Claremorris, Mayo, in 1870? She's my g-grandmother. Thanks.
 

Name: Anne Porter <anne.porter@talk21.com>
Date: 2005-05-26
Comments:
Too much information for one visit. I have earmarked this site and will return.
 

Name: cris <dizychick@webtv.net>
Date: 2005-05-23
Comments:
Great Site!
Ive found some familiar surnames in the convicts LOL..Margaret LANGAN and Pat LANGAN, several others also. Anyway to find out more about them?
Cris
Atwater California
we have a family webpage at
http://community.webtv.net/Saydee4/LANGANSfromIRELAND
Researching: LANGAN,KENNELLY,CARRIG,FITZSMMONS,RILEY

 

Name: Mary Kennedy <MaryKKennedy@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-05-10
Comments:
What a wonderful website - how generous to share all this good work with others! Not only is it good work, it's user-friendly, too. Thank you.
 

Name: Jacqueline Buzbee Davis <tamiami112@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-05-10
Comments:
FYI, Leah Secrest, daughter of Andrew Jackson Secrest, and her husband, John Evan Laney, had at least one more daughter than you have listed. Rebecca Laney and her sister, Caroline Laney, married the Buzbee brothers, Oliver and Lawrence, respectively. The families were neighbors in Dale and Coffee Counties, Alabama.

Caroline Laney and Lawrence Buzbee were my great-grandparents. Rebecca and Oliver were my great-grand aunt and great-grand uncle - both being blood relatives.

 

Name: Roxanne Koelpin <gengal@tampabay.rr.com>
Date: 2005-05-03
Comments:
I have looked at your ship transcriptions with interest. My great-great grandfather, Michael Mulholland sailed between Ireland and the US numerous times between 1882 and 1885, bringing the whole family to the US. I found it interesting as I have an old letter written by him outlining these trips with dates. One date May 6, 1882 jumped out at me. I have noticed you have some names from the sailing of the Adriatic on May 6, 1882. Where did you find this list? It would be interesting to see if Michael Mulholland was on this list
 

Name: Kathleen Long <KLong1055@aol.com>
Date: 2005-04-24
Comments:
Thanks for a great site! I am looking for Thomas Kilcourse in Castlebar (born between 1830 - 40) and found two of them from your site! Now how am I going to figure out which one is mine? AAaaargh! :)
Anyway thanks for all your work in making a great site

 

Name: Mary Tuohy Jochum <nytngal@cox.net>
Date: 2005-04-23
Comments:
Hi, I have a correction for you on your Islandeady births. My father John Michael Tuohy was born to PETER Tuohy not Pat, and Margaret Nicholson on September 8 1898. He had an older brother James born in 1897
 

Name: Thomas Lavelle <thomaslavelle01@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-04-15
Comments:

Just signed in

Seems a very good website

 

Name: Mary Kane Durley <bdurley@pcii.net>
Date: 2005-03-16
Comments:
Sure wish I had some help with my Keane line from Drimoleague, County cork area. Need some help with marriage, birth and death dates on the families of Cornelius Keane and wife Mary O'Leary.


You have a very nice and wonderful website. Thanks so much.

 

Name: Ray <Gavan>
Date: 2005-03-16
Comments:
nancy,you are a treasure! I have looked through so many parish registers over the years,and not only were they scratchy,dreadful and then they even revert to latin!!!! so I do appreciate all your very good effort as I am sure so many others do.
God bless and keep you well
Ray Gavan
Sydney
Australia.

 

Name: Eileen McNulty Haas <emhaas@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-02-24
Comments:
Dear Pat,
Just found you web site and wanted to thank you for the additional links to Mayo. My father was from Swinford, Co. Mayo, near Castlebar. We still have family on the old farm and have visited twice. Thank you for such a wonderful site and additional information. Sincerely Eileen 2/24/05

 

Name: Melanie Whitehead <melteeser@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-02-19
Comments:
Absolutely fantastic. I don't know where you got all thi info from but you certainly have a great resource here. Keep up the good work
Mel

 

Name: julie westlake (nee Mcguire) <westlakj@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-02-11
Comments:
A great site with very useful pointers in researching my family tree. My great granddad, Michael McGuire born circa 1859 in Aughagower, Co Mayo migrated to Lancashire in 1881 married Ann McGuire, same surname also from aughagower. Lived in Stockport in 1883 then Leeds 1888/89.

If anyone has any info please get in touch.

 

Name: Jerry Kelley <gjkelley@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-02-09
Comments:
This is a terrific source of info that has been very helpful to me as I track down the horse thieves and sheep stealers in my family.
 

Name: Michael Reilly <mereilly@iol.ie>
Date: 2005-01-20
Comments:
Excellent site.

I am originally from Westport but live in Limerick.

 

Name: Jean <JMarieRoach@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-01-09
Comments:
Wonderful job with listing the census records. I found my KILGALLEN family info from Meelick, Gallen listed.
Mary ROACH KILGALLEN was the widow of William KILGALLEN. Patrick was their only son, but the couple had about six daughters. "Agnus" is probably Agnes.
Also found some possible leads to ROACH family, and to the MULLOY family; both possibly from Bohola parish. James ROACH, my ggrandfather, left for the USA with sister Bridget ROACH in 1864.
Also searching for their brother Michael ROACHE and his wife Honoria MURPHY.
Thanks!

 

Name: Michael L. Dellger <schbibby@excel.net>
Date: 2005-01-01
Comments:
Hi Pat,

Wonderful site! Do you happen to have any information about Raheen Barr in Islandeady parish?

 

Name: gary weir <g02342000@aol.com>
Date: 2004-12-02
Comments:
Mattie Lenora Secrest was my Grandmother married to John Thomas Weir in Waxhaw, your web site has her date of death as 4-6-1946, she died 4-6 1939 and is buried at Waxhaw City Cemetery with Husband John Thomas Weir, and two of her sons, Dewy and Hansel Weir. Would love to share info!
 

Name: Karon Hamilton <kmhamilt@wisc.edu>
Date: 2004-11-25
Comments:
Wonderful information. I found some information that a cousin of mine had paid a researcher for. We are always looking for any information on Horkans from Mayo.
 

Name: Luther H. Deese, Jr. <ldeese@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-11-20
Comments:
My webpage is: http://mywebpages.comcast.net/ldeese/
 

Name: kdonovan <kdonovan@verizon.net>
Date: 2004-10-22
Comments:
Many thanks for sharing all your work on County Mayo.
 

Name: Elsie Lowder Fisher <elsie@iocnet.net>
Date: 2004-09-21
Comments:
You have done a great job on your site.
 

Name: Vickie (Ross) Williams <vlw5555@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-09-01
Comments:
Hello! I have been looking for info on my Ross family for a long time now. I am not able to connect anything. I found your site very interesting. You have so much info I'm still looking. I am looking for info on my grandfather Ernest Ross born abt.1883 died 1922. I know he married my grandmother Etta Naomi Oldham in 1908 in Ok. I think he was married before my grandmother because on 1910 census they had a William J. Ross age 5 born in Texas living with them. My grandmother was only 15 when they were married so I do not think William could be hers. I have found William J. Ross son and grandson but they know nothing about Ernest or who William's mother was . The census said Ernest father was from Ohio and mother from Ky. and one said Tn. Have you seen anything that might connect with my Ross family? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank You! Vickie P.S I have info from 1910 and 1920 census and I have when and wher Ernest and Naomi were married and my dad John Dee Ross born 1911 in Ok. That is another reason your sight caught the middle name Dee. You also had a James Ross that married a Martha Ernest. Some names in common but can not coneect anything Thanks
 

Name: Brenda <houston.j@att.com>
Date: 2004-08-31
Comments:
i am looking for Daniel and jane(Julian )Winchester
she was born 1801 they had a daughter Polly and Caroline Winchester;

 

Name: h. disotell <xzm55n@aol.com>
Date: 2004-07-24
Comments:
Descendant of Dury Dees and Sally Stevens Dees. Very interesting info you all have.
 

Name: Ezra McLaurin Alexander <maxtrax@pdq.net>
Date: 2004-07-05
Comments:
I connect with two of the Ross descendants that I know of now.

Joseph W. Ross, MD, and Sophia Cassaway Springs III. My
Sarah Shelby Alexander, d/o Col. Adam and Mary (Shelby)
Alexander of Mecklenburg Co., NC, married Capt. John Springs, Jr. Their dau., Mary Laura Springs, married John
Springs III. Since John Springs, Sr., named a son Jr., Jr's brother, Richard Springs, named his son III.

Mary Laura and Sophia Cassaway were sisters.

Francis Madison Ross, MD, is a close relative of mine. He married the sister of my greatgrandmother Martha Elizabeth
Gilmer. Martha Gilmer's sister, Rebecca Adeline, married my greatuncle as well. Dorcas Narcissa Gilmer was a third sister, the wife of Francis Ross.

Francis Ross, MD, had a son, Maj. Egbert A. Ross, who tended to the CSA gravesites with a group for some time. I
would like to learn more about who his wife was and his
children, if you have them.

Martha m. my 2Ggreatgrandfather, Marcus Sherman Alexander, a son of Daniel and Susannah (Shelby) Alexander. Rebecca m. Marcus' brother, another son of Daniel and Susannah, William Franklin Alexander.

These Gilmer sisters had two brothers who were MDs in Meck.
as well: James Flournoy Gilmer and his youngest brother, Samuel John Gilmer. When Capt. John and Mary (Harris) Gilmer died, Daniel and Susannah (Shelby) Alexander became gd. of some of the children. Probably, Martha Gilmer had already married my Marcus, but I recall seeing mention of Rebecca and other Gilmer children in the household at census. That would mean that Rebecca and William Franklin Alexander probably were living under the same roof prior to their marriage.

I sense that other children will be found to hook up with other Ross' which you named as well. Let me hear.

Mac Alexander.
<maxtrax@pdq.net>

 

Name: L. Diehl <Lbdiehl123@aol.com>
Date: 2004-05-06
Comments:
I am so impressed with the work you have done! I am researching my family from Castlebar and I would like to understand better how you compiled your family history. I am searching the church records on microfilm from the Morman Family Center and it is so difficult to read the writing etc. Many of the names you have listed are from my family. I look forward to your reply. Thank you.
 

Name: Mary Ellen Chambers <Maryln61@Aol.Con>
Date: 2004-05-01
Comments:
Would like to take you up on your off to give assist for people who want to develop of Web site. We, my husband Jack and I, are gathering more and more data on our respective families in Ireland (i.e. Mayo, Wexford and Waterford) which we would like to share with people who are researching similar surname lines and threads. The surnames are Mayo-FADDEN/FAGIN/MCFADDEN/etc., FRIEL, ROONEY, COONEY, with KERRIGAN, GIBLIN, GIBBONS threads; Wexford-CLEARY, CLARKE, with O'BRIEN thread Waterfore-LYNCH, CHAMBERS.
In USA the area emigrated are Boston MA, Frostburg MD,Cleveland OH, Chicago IL, Butte MT.
Any suggestions and/or routes we could follow. Also, the cost to oundertake such a project. We have shared records with CMCRP site but would like to have a place to refer people to check.

Mary Ellen Chambers, 12700 Lake Ave. # 513, Lakewood, OH 44107 --- Fax: 216-227-9322

 

Name: Sarah Steies <flalux@vonet.lu>
Date: 2004-04-27
Comments:
Hi, I'm writing from Luxembourg. My Great Grandmother was from County Mayo. Catherine Rocks born November 1857 (father Francis Rocks and mother Mary Blacker). She married Lawrence Mckenna and went to Chicago by ship around 1883 and once there, all that was written in census data was that she was from Ireland. How can I find her records in County Mayo? I have looked all over the place. I want to apply for an Irish passport but can't until I find her data. If you have any ideas, please write to me. God bless. Sarah
 

Name: Rosemary <Foffee3@Aol.com>
Date: 2004-04-26
Comments:
I love the web site one of the best I have come across so far. Keep up the good work.

Regards Rosemary

 

Name: mike mccracken <mcmikeathome@aol.com>
Date: 2004-04-15
Comments:
I need to know where the townland of triangle,aghagower,mayo? I have looked in the church records and triangle is used alot,Maybe it is a nick-name.I wonder do you know? Thanks
 

Name: BRENDA WIGGEN <CWIGGEN@CFL.RR.COM>
Date: 2004-04-03
Comments:
EMANUEL DEES WAS MY ANCESTRAL GRANDFATHER ALSO
 

Name: Noreen Corley McKee <corley1@ameritech.net>
Date: 2004-03-27
Comments:
Thank you so much. Your awesome work is greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Virginia Pendell Henderson <gingerth@candw.ky>
Date: 2004-03-25
Comments:
Good afternoon,
What a wonderful find! My niece in Texas has sent me your webpage to peruse. I look forward to checking it out. I live in the Cayman Islands, so most of my research relies on the internet and those like you who have gone to such lengths to share information. It's greatly appreciated.
My grandmother was Mittie Dees from Gallatin, Copiah Co. Mississippi. She was born <1877. At present I only have the 1880 census for the family. Unfortunately only initials are given in this census. GreatGrandfather was H.C.Dees, GreatGrandmother was Sarah. Grandmother had an older sister, Hattie and a younger brother, who was unnamed. Also living with them was a GreatGrand Uncle, W.H., his wife Mary and their young son, Hill. My mother was an only child and did not remember her father. I do have several pictures of my Grandmother Mittie with my mother in the early 1900's.
That's about all I have right now. I'd appreciate any help that anyone can add to my meager information.
"Ginger" Henderson
P.O. Box 11739 AP
Grand Cayman Island
B.W.I.

 

Name: DONALD PATRICK WALSH <dp-mvwalsh@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2004-03-22
Comments:
WOW! ONE HELL OF A RESOURCE. I'M WORKING MY WAY THROUGH YOUR LISTS. I'M LOOKING FOR MY GRANDPARENTS BIRTH DATES, MARRIAGE DATES, ETC. ALL I KNOW IS THAT THEY LEFT MAYO AROUND THE TURN OF THE CENTURY AND WENT TO LIVERPOOL,ENG.MERSEY SECTION. NAMES-MARTIN WALSH@ MARY CORLEY. ONE WAS FROM CASTLEBAR AND ONE WAS FROM WESTPORT.
 

Name: donna jarrett <strump69@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-03-19
Comments:
Im in England, looking for Rooney/Carney?Mulligan family from Mayo, hoping this site will help alot, thanks, Donna
 

Name: Val Ashcroft <val.ashcroft@blueyonder.co.uk>
Date: 2004-03-18
Comments:
I have just spent around three hours looking at your site,well done you have put a lot of work into it.
I am trying to trace my Greatgrandmother Mary Travers from Mayo 1863-circa 1909, daughter of Bridget & William, sister of William jnr.She married Thomas Lyden from Galway here in Lancashire in 1888.

 

Name: Maryann Clark <mrmc4540@aol.com>
Date: 2004-03-15
Comments:
Hello,
I'm trying to find info. on the Calvey side of my family. Bridget Calvey married Patrick Brady abt.1890 They lived in Newark, New Jersey. When Patrick died, she later married Michael Tully. My grandmother's name was Mary Brady,born: 18 Apr. 1894. Her siblings: William, born: 15 May 1891. And Margaret born: 12 Nov. 1897. I am so stuck at this point. I've been searching everywhere and I keep hitting a brick wall. The first child born to Tully name was Catherine Tully, born: 7 Feb 1902, then John Joseph Tully, Born: 16 Dec 1903. Daniel Tully, born: 6 Jan 1906
Cecilia Tully, born: 5 Mar. 1909. Thats all the info. I have been able to find. Hope you can be of some help.
Thankyou, Maryann

 

Name: Peter Hines <phines@edc.org>
Date: 2004-03-15
Comments:
Great site with an enormous amount of very varied information.A definite "bookmark"
 

Name: tom mcgovern <trtomeg@aol.com>
Date: 2004-03-13
Comments:
Wow! How did you access all this material? I am very impressed! I am most interested in Newport (father-McGovern/Spellman c. 1900) and Mother (Ludden/Henry c. 1885-1900). Any suggestions? I saw a lot of framiliar names & towns....four trips & I even was granted citizenship with passport. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! Tom
 

Name: CA <camacg@gofree.indigo.ie>
Date: 2004-03-11
Comments:
This is a wonderful resource. Thank you for all your hard work,effort and generousity.
 

Name: John Malcolm <jmalcolm@nui.galway.ie>
Date: 2004-03-04
Comments:
great links!
 

Name: Dave Whitmarsh <dhw46@inreach.com>
Date: 2004-01-16
Comments:
Great site!! It has been and will be very helpful!

Thanks for all the work and sharing.

Sincerely,
Dave Whitmarsh

 

Name: Faye Lumpkins <Memmafay@aol.com>
Date: 2004-01-15
Comments:
Found your site while hunting for my gggrandmother Hariet Deese. Enjoyed it very much.
 

Name: nnaoma <nnamugu@yahoo.ca>
Date: 2003-12-31
Comments:
all guys see nnaoma nna chi mugu ok
 

Name: MaryPat Murphy-Carey <cmarypatc@aol.com>
Date: 2003-12-08
Comments:
WOW, what a site... Thank you so much for making this information available.. I am flabbergasted at the volume..
KNow what I will be dong for the winter months ahead.. Who cares if it snows....

MaryPat

 

Name: Tim Murphy <mityhprum@aol.com>
Date: 2003-12-06
Comments:
Lots o fun & info tnx a bunch
 

Name: B Talavera <BSTlompocCA@aol.com>
Date: 2003-11-22
Comments:
I was directed to your site (which is a gold mine) while searching for info on Andrew Secrest & Sarah Winchester. From relatives in NC I was given a possible connection to the Secrest-Winchester line, but can't find on your extensive listings the person who could be the link: Mary Secrest, daughter of Andrew and Sarah, born circa 1794 and who married John Newell, possibly on 21 Feb 1818. Do you have any information on a possible Secrest-Newell connection? Thanks for posting so much history. BT
 

Name: Georgia A. Love <georgiaalove@aol.com>
Date: 2003-11-03
Comments:
Hello, I'm a great great grandaughter of Luta Jane Dees Sing through her daughter martha Elizabeth Sing who married hiram Walter Love. I really like this site! Georgia
 

Name: Mary Ellen Chambers <Maryln61@Aol.Com>
Date: 2003-10-28
Comments:
Really enjoyed the updates. Had hopes that among the Ulster migrants would by my family "Streamstown" surname. No such luck but interesting. We can only trace them to Griffith's Valuation 1847 and Anthony FAWDON. Another, of many forms of the surname FADDEN/FAGIN/FADIAN/MCFADDEN. No record of family in the Tithes either but know they were there from baptismal records.
 

Name: Barbara Langford <bigma90@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2003-10-22
Comments:
very nice,just searching. Barbara Langford
 

Name: Barbara Langford <bigma90@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2003-10-22
Comments:
very nice,just searching. Barbara Langford
 

Name: Dana Crenshaw Seckel <joy8722@aol.com>
Date: 2003-10-16
Comments:
The only way I could enjoy your site anymore is if I finally find a match for what I a looking for.
Which is: My GrGr Grandmother Mittie Deese born SC in 1863 she married Frank Ogburn in 1876 and moved to N. FL around 1880 and had the following children: Jessie,Joe,Doc,Fannie and Caroline. Fannie married James Leonard Jones and they lived most of their life in Hamilton and Suwannee Counties,FL. If you know of or have a connection please email me.

Dana

 

Name: peggy king boyle <maboyle@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-10-12
Comments:
Great site if I could only decide which members belong to me since my father was from Hollyhill, Ballyhean and my mother from Turlough. Peggy
 

Name: Chuck Phillips <75271.2472@compuserve.com>
Date: 2003-09-20
Comments:
Very nice site!
I was led here in my search for a GGgndfther--Martin J. Ross. He m. Lucretia Lassiter in 1817 in Northampton Co., NC. Her father, Britton, named Martin in his 1848 will, in Calloway Co., KY, and named my Ggndmther Mary Jane as Martin's daughter. Martin disappeared from records in 1862-3. Have you seen any records that might tie Martin J. to your family (or any other) ?

Thank you for any help!

Chuck

 

Name: KINGS EZE MUGU <KINGS@MUGU.NET>
Date: 2003-09-18
Comments:
I LOVE YOUR SITE
 

Name: Lori Holleman <lori@thehollemans.com>
Date: 2003-09-02
Comments:
Hello!! You have Israel D. Baker listed on your "NC Troops 48th Regiment, I have more info on these names email if interested" page. Do you have any additional info on him? I know he was wounded at the Battle of Reams Station and died a couple of days later. I'm trying to find out where he is buried.
Thanks,

LORI

 

Name: Jane Murtishaw Lindsey <jmurt@houston.rr.com>
Date: 2003-08-28
Comments:
Nice web site Pat. I'll be back to look some more.

Jane

 

Name: Steven Cavanaugh <steven.cavanaugh@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2003-08-21
Comments:
I found your site because of your listing of the John S Dewolfe, 1847. I would love to know how you came about this listing. I am looking for the passenger list for 1845 From Killala to Saint John.

Many Thanks
Steven

 

Name: Catherine Riley <ccrmayo@snip.net>
Date: 2003-08-07
Comments:
I wanted to know why the townland of Beltra was not indicated on your map of the parish of Islandeady,my mother was a Flannery and immigrated from that townland.thanks for your help,Catherine
 

Name: Judy Konojacki <jkonojacki@shaw.ca>
Date: 2003-07-25
Comments:
Wonderful site, so much information!
 

Name: HowardPGoff <gobar@snip.net>
Date: 2003-07-09
Comments:
I am looking for any information whioh would helpmeto
find my wife's grandparents(Francis Barrett&Bridget
O'Rourke)andtheir parentsand siblingsfrom
Swineford,CountyMayo.

 

Name: Susan <susan937@msn.com>
Date: 2003-07-06
Comments:
Excellent Website, a mine of information. Thank you.

I am only just setting out on a search for my Irish ancestors. My grandfather was Malcolm Orr from Co.Mayo. I look forward to browsing the rest of your site, and, am sure, will return many times for catch-up.

 

Name: Joe Ellicott <jellicot@telus.net>
Date: 2003-07-03
Comments:
This site is awsome. Your efforts and work have provided me with valuable information with respect to my own family roots in west Mayo. I am most grateful.
Joe Ellicott

 

Name: john joe mc tigue <live@crcfm.com>
Date: 2003-07-02
Comments:
very good.like to do some research on family name @ some stage.thanks for the browse.
 

Name: Elizabeth Ketrick <ketrick@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2003-06-12
Comments:
It was wonderful to find that in the Westport marriage section my ancestor Malachi Ketrick's name was spelled Malacky Kitrick. We had the marriage date and we knew he married Mary(Lavelle)Bradley who was a widow. We have had no luck finding out who Malach's father was. Are the parents listed on wedding records? Thanks!
 

Name: Patrick Cafferky <Patrickcafferky@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2003-05-23
Comments:
Hello

I live in a town called Dewsbury in England. I just typed in my name in a web search and i just clicked on your web page. My dad was from a town called inver. You don't come accross the name Cafferky much over hear

 

Name: Margaret STANTON-Fisher <momsgoofy@aol.com>
Date: 2003-04-26
Comments:
I found your site of great interest. Thank you for putting all of this together. Am in process (for some time now) of doing research on my gg-grandfather, John STANTON/STAUNTON.

Margaret

 

Name: marianne pierson <m42174@aol.com>
Date: 2003-04-22
Comments:
Dear Pat,
Thanks so much for putting on so much information! Each time I check, I have more exact dates on my ancestors (Morans & Lavelles from GlenIsland, Islandeady). Marianne

 

Name: pat spence <botharies@aol.com>
Date: 2003-04-16
Comments:
looking for information on family of george g hayes he had a brother move south, looking for that kin
 

Name: Kevin Walsh <kewal@alpinecom.net>
Date: 2003-04-14
Comments:
Great site! I am looking for ancestors of my ggrand father. James Walsh was born abt 1837. One census from Nova Scotia states birthplace as Ire, another as USA. It appears he was married twice Mary and then Amanda McDonald. Thanks for yor consideration. Kevin
 

Name: James FOY <jimfoy21@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-04-10
Comments:
Great Site, i am son of Bridget Gallagher from Kellmore, Drummin, Westport and Thomas Foy Shraheens, nr Balla and very interested in your work. I currently live in Wychbold, Worcs England and have just arrived back from Mayo this evening. Take Care
 

Name: Mary Anne Creatore <MCreatore02@msn.com>
Date: 2003-04-06
Comments:
You've done a wonderful job! It's enjoyable just browsing your work.
Thank you,
Mary Anne

 

Name: Patrick.E,Needham <Patspainting2@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-27
Comments:
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN......
I THINK YOUR WEB SIGHT IS THE MOST INFORMITIVE OF ALL THE REST. (HATS OFF)!!!!!!!. i AM
WRITING TO YOU ACROSS THE OCEAN FROM LANGHORNE, PENNSLVANIA
UNITED STATES. I AM LOOKING UP INFO FOR MY FAMILY TREE. THE PERSON I AM LOOKING UP IS THE PERSON I WAS NAMED AFTER, MY
GRANDFATHER-- PATRICK JOSEPH NEEDHAM FROM GLOSHPATRICK JUST OUTSIDE OF WESTOPRT. HE WAS ALONG CLEW BAY BETWEEN WESTOPRT
AND LOUISBURG. YOU HAVE BEEN SO HELPFULL. ANY HINT'S AS HOW TO FIND OUT MORE WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANK'S AGAIN.....
PATRICK. E. NEEDHAM
Patspainting2@aol.com

 

Name: Bonnie Clarke <bl.clarke@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2003-02-22
Comments:
What a great site. I could spend hours here. I'm searching for info on Thomas Clarke, born 1832, "somewhere" in Ireland. He emmigrated to New Brunswick prior to 1868, died June 3, 1907.
 

Name: Helen McNabb <hmcnabb@bmts.com>
Date: 2003-02-08
Comments:
An interesting site! I'll be back when I have more time. I'm researching McNabb (McNab) who emigrated from near Westport, Co Mayo to Canada circa 1830 to 1840. I have two branches of McNabb's but have been unable to tie them together and hope to find some info in Ireland to connect them.
Helen

 

Name: Walton J. Sullivan <wsullivw@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-28
Comments:
Very interesting and informative site. I am very interested in the Ballina-Scranton PA connections. I am also interested in any GERRITY, GERAGHTY connections from CO Mayo.
Warmest regards,
Walt
Walton J. Sullivan at wsullivw@aol.com
Maternal: COLEMAN, BELL, BRESLIN, BUCKLEY, CLARKE, CORBETT, CURRAN, CUSICK, FINNERTY, FLYNN, GALLAGHER, GILLIEN, GILLISPIE, GRAY, HANRAHAN, HOBAN, HOGAN, HORAN, KNIGHT, MELVIN, MC HUGH, MC SHANE, RITTER, SCHUSTER, SCOTT, STANTON, SULLIVAN, TOUGHER, TOOER, TORGERSON, TRAYNOR, WADE, WAGNER, WALSH, WEBER

PA-Dunmore, Scranton, Honesdale, Philadelphia; New Jersey; Montana-Anaconda,
Butte; New Zealand, Scotland, England; Ireland-Co Mayo,Co Sligo
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=wsullivw
http://www.gencircles.com/users/wsullivw
http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/s/u/l/Walton--J-Sullivan/index.html


 

Name: James L. Dees <l dees@ steathport.com>
Date: 2003-01-17
Comments:
lyons,ga
 

Name: Benny Lee Deese <bennydeese@military.com>
Date: 2002-12-26
Comments:
Benny
.Ray
..ben
...Edward
....Andrew Deese
.....Thomas Dees
......Bryant Deas
.......Richard Dees
........John Dees
.........Emanuel Dees
.....

 

Name: Doris M. St.Claire <dmmsc@tds.net>
Date: 2002-12-03
Comments:
Great work, Thank you
 

Name: Richard Polk <rlp1935@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-12-03
Comments:
Just discovered you website. It's GREAT! My lines are Secrest, Polk, McCorkle, & My wife's line, Newell, Manus, McLain.
 

Name: Nelda Florence <nellnjf@arn.net>
Date: 2002-12-02
Comments:
I am a descendent of Union County NC families. I am researching McCorkle,Howie,Howey,Penager(many spellings)Stephenson,Stevenson,(also Orr,Osborne,Beckett.My research time has been limited, but I know that the Winchester, Secrest,Medlin lines tie into my McCorkles at some point.I'd love to know more. Thank you, great website
 

Name: Terry Hanavan <joan.terry@bigpond.com.au>
Date: 2002-10-28
Comments:
Very impressed with the work you have done.
Just stared to research HANAVAN family. From Ballybay area Co Monaghan. Father Michael and his brother Philip born 1887 emigrated to Bolton UK circa 1900. Believe some Hanavans in Mass USA. Found Margaret Hanavan age 85 Buried Charleston 26 Feb 1828.
Ours is only family is Australia - 3 sons. 2 daughters ,14 grandchildren Emigrated from UK 1970.

 

Name: Kay Walsh Patrylick <E-mail@aol.com>
Date: 2002-10-28
Comments:
Wonder if anyone can help me? I am looking for records of
Miles McNally & Bridget Dixon McNally from Louisburg,
weatport Area. Birth, marriage, birth of daughter Sarah
around 1851 - cameUSA early 1850 ties.

 

Name: Marilyn Deese Thomas <mthomas13@carolina.rr.com>
Date: 2002-10-22
Comments:
Hello!

I am a granddaughter of J. R. Dees and have just discovered your web pages. I have a copy of my grandfathers' will and it's is good to see it on the internet. You've sure done lots of work. Congratulations!

Marilyn Deese Thomas
9519 Buckskin Lane
Charlotte, NC 28227


 

Name: linda arbitelle <larbitelle@aol.com>
Date: 2002-10-16
Comments:
AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION,ABOUT JOHN LEONARD, BORN IN BALLINTUBBER ABOUT 1873.CAME TO UNITED STATES BETWEEN 1990 AND 1999. NOT SURE ABOUT PARENTS NAME> COULD BE MARY HARRINGTON AND THOMAS LEONARD.THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP.
 

Name: Eileen <eilmcdo@aol.com>
Date: 2002-10-12
Comments:
Trying to trace my grandmother,Mary Walsh. She was born about 1870-1872 in Co.Mayo died August 18th,1906 in Brooklyn, New York. Married one John O'Donnell from Ballyhean, abt. 1892 in Brooklyn, New York. Death certificate list her father as Patrick Walsh and her mother as Scahill (no first name.) Mary had a sister Bridget who is listed as godmother on one of her children's bapitsmal certificates. She immigrated about 1888. She died when her children were young.Does this sound familiar to anyone? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Larry Beane <beansgenes@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-10-01
Comments:
I was looking for Jacob Lee Secrest father of Jeneral Lee and Samuel Secrest, all buried at Enon Church, Burke County, NC. Samuel was my great Grandfather.
 

Name: Dawn Renea Dees <Renea1_san_diego@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-09-26
Comments:
I got your email, and thought I would check out your site. I got a couple of pictures that I am going to compare to mine. You would never imagine how strong the features are in the Dees family.
Well talk to you later.

 

Name: Sue Drese <SDrese@aol.com>
Date: 2002-09-25
Comments:
I'm a Doyle and a Hickey by birth, with a Grandmother who comes from the Bogginses...and I'm trying to begin my Irish search...with very little to go on...and nobody to help me here. So I enjoyed comingupon this well-done site. Anybody know of a Daniel Hickey who is purported to have shot his eldest brother's best hunting dog in early 1900's.....and then the brother paid Daniel to leave County Mayo and go to USA? Catholics. Large family. All I know. They all ended up in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
 

Name: Ed & Lorraine Conroy <timlorr@warwick.net>
Date: 2002-09-24
Comments:
Searching for where Thomas conroy was born in Cty Mayo to Thomas conro& Mary Costello in 1865. Possible chance he had a brother Michael Joseph. Found one family that is a close match in Cong,cty Mayo. Thomas jr settled in Brooklyn, NY and married there in 1889.He was dead by 1901 on the waterfront of Bklyn where he worked leaving 7 children and a wife.
Ed g.son

 

Name: lynda deese smith <smitty128027@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-09-19
Comments:
thanks pat, i too am a decendent of clement allen deese naylor henry deese is my grandfather and henry lee deese is my father. would like to email some info to you but need your email address
 

Name: EARL L. DEES <EARLLDEES@AOL.COM>
Date: 2002-09-15
Comments:
ALL I KNOW OF MY FAMILY HISTORY IS THAT WE CAME FROM NORTH CAROLINA, SETTLED IN ALABAMA. MY GRANDFATHER, ROBERT LEE DEES, WAS MARRIED TO FLORENCE LOCKWOOD IN 1865 ACCORDING TO THE ONLY NOTE IN THE FAMILY BIBLE. I REMEMBER MY DAD TALKING ABOUT UNCLE BRYANT DEES, I KNEW DAN DEES THAT FOUGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR BUT WAS TOO YOUNG TO REMEMBER MUCH. WE ALSO WERE RELATED TO A JOHN DEES IN GREENVILLE AND A DEES THAT ONCE WAS THE MAYOR OF ATMORE AL, I THINK. I WOULS LIKE TO KNOW MORE IF YOU CAN DIRECT ME TO SITES I WOULD BE GREATFUL.
 

Name: David M Miller JR <dmillejr@comcast.net>
Date: 2002-09-08
Comments:
A great web page it must have taken a lot of time congratulations. I need help in finding Bridget Timlin and Thomas McLoughlin I think originaly from Louisburg then on to Bohea 4 miles outside of Westport. Around 1850 1865 Thanks. dmillejr@comcast.net I am also on the Mayo list
 

Name: tom spratt <tomspratt@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2002-08-16
Comments:
if you have anything on the spratt,s Bunddoran or the Grahams from Inniskilin
 

Name: Luther Deese <ldeese@comcast.net>
Date: 2002-08-14
Comments:
Visit my web page at: http://mywebpages.comcast.net/ldeese/
Great work on this page -- Keep it up. Our branch of the Deese family is From Florida -- originating around Middleburg, FL. My great grandparents settled on Merrit Island, FL. I live In Ocala, FL. Contact me at: ldeese@comcast.net or dilude@aol.com

 

Name: Phyllis Thompson <alphi@silk.net>
Date: 2002-08-03
Comments:
When we visited my mother's home in Skirdagh, (Mary Paddy Tommy Jack Chambers) we looked out over Clew Bay. I've never really heard the whole story of what happened June 14th. Can you tell me?
 

Name: Leroy Plymale <plymale@flash.net>
Date: 2002-08-03
Comments:
My gggrandfather's name was Austin Grady. His wife was Bridget Moran. Both the ship manifest and their death certificate indicated that they were born in Westport, Mayo County. They immigrated at a young age first to Paisley, Scotland with their parents. Austin's father was also Austin Grady and his mother was Bridget McGrail/McGreal. Austin Grady and Bridget Moran were married in Paisley in 1881. My ggrandmother and her siblings were all born in Paisley. They began a chain immigration to the United States beginning in 1907 and ending in 1920. Austin Grady should have been born sometime between 1855 and 1865. I would appreciate correspondance with anyone who may have information on these families.
 

Name: Margaret (Derrig) Leigh <margaretleigh@blueyonder.co.uk>
Date: 2002-07-28
Comments:
Pat
I think your web page is great I have discovered some vital information regarding my own family from your information.

I would love to know how you obtain your information. I am in England and all my family were from Derrew and various parts of Mayo. A cousins thinks that they were from a killawalla parish. I have reached a dead end.

I have written to South Mayo family history centre a long time ago and sent them 50 pounds for a search but I have recieved no information back.

I wondered if you could help me or at least point me in the right direction, as I a relative new at this, I have been gathering family information for a few year now, but have only been using the web since late last year.

An ardent admirier
Margaret

 

Name: Lois <losies5@aol.com>
Date: 2002-07-17
Comments:
seeking info on Bridget Walsh from Westport, Mayo Co. married to Walter or Edward Walsh about 1893. Child Margaret Walsh married to Hubert Reid about 1917. May be in Aghagowen parrish
 

Name: Maura Herrity <mauraherrity1@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-07-12
Comments:
A brilliant site,with lots of interesting and informative topics.I will be back ,i am sure,many times.
 

Name: John F. McLaughlin (Nantucket, MA.02554 <jobeco@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-07-07
Comments:
My grandmother Annie Duffy? Duffey? Born in Ballyhaunnis. about 1880's.
John Mclaughlin, 9 Green Meadow, Nantucket, Mass. 02554
(jobeco@hotmail.com)

 

Name: Jean Quinn <jeanquinn@btinternet.com>
Date: 2002-07-02
Comments:
my folks are from Donegal ,so no loinks ,but i like your site ,it is easy to use and pleasant to the eye,
Well done ,
Jean

 

Name: Colleen Nelson <colleen5015@aol.com>
Date: 2002-06-18
Comments:
Wonderful...I have not searched all you have to offer as yet and have gotten more hits on my Berry family search in a few hours than I have in weeks of searching other places. THANK YOU!!!!!!!
 

Name: Colleen Nelson <colleen5015@aol.com>
Date: 2002-06-15
Comments:
With a name like Colleen I better be Irish!!! Well part of me is and I long to find more of that part. I have not researched this site yet, but when I saw it my heart skipped a beat!!!! Dare I hope?? I will write again to let you know, in the meantime, thak you for being here!
Sincerely, Colleen
ps...hello from little Washington NC

 

Name: Peter J. Hines--USA <pjh497@netscape.net>
Date: 2002-06-15
Comments:
Excellent site with alot of different information.Keep up the good work.
 

Name: COLLEENHOLCOMB <COLLEENHOLCOMB@HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: 2002-06-06
Comments:
I am the great grandaughter of william walsh and julia walsh. william was the son of michael walsh and mary ryder of cloonkeen or lahardine, county mayo. william immigrated to the u.s about 1855. he married julia agnes walsh in san francisco and died there in 1904. we have a large family in san francisco and chicago area
 

Name: JJ Flynn <j.j.flynn@verizon.net>
Date: 2002-06-04
Comments:
Thank you for all your detailed documentation. My roots are in Aughagower Parish, the town of Cushin,. My great grandmother was Mary Butler b. abt 1830 Through the Butlers it would seem I am related to atleast 40% of the people from Aughagower. From what I have uncovered at least 10 families from Aughagower immigrated to Dunmore, PA between abt 1850 and 1875. Ten could be a total understatement, it is possible the number could be ten times that, but this is only an educated guess.

I still carry you as a potential cousin through my Walsh line, but nothing conclusive. The parents of twins Peter and Henry Walsh still eludes me.

In all your documentation for Aughagower births and Marriages, I have never seen any births or marriage data for the period 1846-1855. Are the data for these years missing?

God Bless

Jack Flynn
Cape Cod MA

 

Name: Frank Goodman <fr_uche2001@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2002-06-04
Comments:
I love your site and the wrks therein.Keep the good job up.
 

Name: Cathe Martin <dcmartin@core.com>
Date: 2002-05-31
Comments:
Your web site is great. I'm trying to find a birth record of my great-grandmother. Her name was Mary Ann Gallagher, born somewhere in Mayo, May 1872.She arrived in New York 1897 or 1898. I searched your birth records but didn't find her. Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks,
Cathe Martin

 

Name: Barry Ashby <bashby@impulse.net>
Date: 2002-05-26
Comments:
This Website is simply superb!
 

Name: Leslie Deese Garvis <lgarvis@cfl.rr.com>
Date: 2002-05-22
Comments:
Great Web Page. I was able to gleam a lot of info that connects to my family line.

Thanks for all the hard work!

Leslie

 

Name: sandi McGraw <sandimcgraw@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-05-15
Comments:
My grandmother, was Martha Carie Deese, she was from the same line of deese's you have here in this site!!! We are related!!!!
( I am the daughter of her son Samuel V. McGraw)

 

Name: Pat from Ontario <patgamma@aol.com>
Date: 2002-04-19
Comments:
You have a great site, lots of information.
 

Name: Mary Ellen Chambers <Maryln61@AOL.COM>
Date: 2002-04-04
Comments:
Enjoyed your site and the info you have. My Irish family lives on the Louisburgh and West Rd. fork. Their name is Fadden/Fagin/McFadden. They have been there since 1848. However, we (American and Irish)have been trying to find how far back they go. Further down the West Rd. another branch the Rooney's of Knockfin, long gone, but we rent a cottage next to the former Rooney homestead when we visit each year. Would love to know where you found your marriage and birth data; Dublin, Castlebar or Westport?


Mary Ellen Chambers
Lakewood Ohio

 

Name: Peter Gibbs <petegibbs88@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-04-04
Comments:
My mother was born Norah Murray. Her father was Patrick Murray who emigrated to Australia from South Shields in County Durham in England during the General Strike of 1926 leaving behind his life in the coalmines as well as my mam and his wife Theresa nee Grimes. Her father was Patrick Grimes and mother(she had a Gaelic name my mam could not pronounce) was a Cannon. They had migrated from Castlebar.
 

Name: Kevin Hocker <kevinp@mackell.org>
Date: 2002-03-27
Comments:
Excellent Site! I would like to make a suggestion/correction. On your page - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~deesegenes/murr.htm
the date for Bernard Mackell (My Grandfather) is incorrect. The year should be 1965.

 

Name: michael j hopkins <mayomike150@aol.com>
Date: 2002-03-05
Comments:
looking for historical info on kilmovee,clooniron co.mayo hopkins had a farm.my aunt sally still has the farm.i can not find anything about this part of the county my dad was born in 10 he came to the u.s. when he was 21yrs old.
 

Name: CHUCK MEDLIN <MEDLIN6@MSN.COM>
Date: 2002-03-04
Comments:
MY FAMILY TREE GOES BACK TO RICHARD MEDLIN..MY GREAT GRAND FATHER WAD ALBERT BRADY..HIS SON WAS WILLIAM CLAY OF MT PLEASANT N.C...I ENJOYED YOUR WEB SITE THANKS
 

Name: EDGAR HAROLD DEESE,JR. <deeseg-h@charter.net>
Date: 2002-02-25
Comments:
I THINK MY 7-GREAT GRAND FATHER WAS EMANUEL DEES.
CAME TO THIS COUNTRY AS A BOND SERVANT?

WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE

HAROLD DEESE

 

Name: Patrick Finnerty <fionnachta@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2002-02-21
Comments:
I have been tracing my Mayo ancestors and have gathered a lot of info which I would be willing to share, mostly from the kilmoremoy and backs parishes, let me know if you are interested.
regards,
Patrick Finnerty

 

Name: Peggy King Boyle <maboyle@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-02-14
Comments:
Great site as I have watched it grow. Peggy
 

Name: Maura Herrity <mauraherrity1@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-02-12
Comments:
Great web site.I dont know how i havent seen this one before.
 

Name: Kathleen Overman Tobiasson <krtob@msn.com>
Date: 2002-01-27
Comments:
Looking for DRYE, POLK, GOLDMAN, BOONE, BROWN in Mecklenburg Co, NC
 

Name: Tami Hall Smith <TSmith8718@aol.com>
Date: 2002-01-12
Comments:
Great Site
 

Name: kevin coady <info@mountdaisy.com>
Date: 2002-01-08
Comments:
Dear all at Deese's web site,
Great to see a personal web site full of detail!
You have a very interesting web site here and thank you for the link to my site (mountdaisy.com).
Your site has been added to mountdaisy.com, hope it will give you some traffic!

 

Name: Joni Leffler <joseluiselrapido@aol.com>
Date: 2002-01-01
Comments:
Very impressive website! I'm primarily interested in KILBANE, MC BAIN/MC BANE, MC HUGH, MC GINTY, GALLAGHER, MC LAUGHLIN/MC LOUGHLIN, GRIMES, and BAINES/BAINS in the Ballycroy and Achill Island areas. Would love to connect with fellow researchers! MANY THANKS!
 

Name: Peg Sullivan <SUL-VAN@webtv.net>
Date: 2001-12-15
Comments:
Seeking info: Michael Roddy, had daughter,
Ellenor born Castlemore 1849, Married Dominick
Hopkins Feb. l8, l867 at R.C.Church Ballaghaderreen,
then Co. Mayo, now Roscommon. Did Michael or
Ellenor have any siblings? Any info will be
much appreciated. Will reply. Slainte, Peg

 

Name: Margaret (Derrig) Leigh <margaretleigh@blueyonder.co.uk>
Date: 2001-12-08
Comments:
My father was born in Partry Claremorris County Mayo
 

Name: Dave Sedar <SLATEPICKR@aol.com>
Date: 2001-12-03
Comments:
A great Moyo site.
 

Name: Lynn <floven@qconline.com>
Date: 2001-11-01
Comments:
I've been trying to research my Irish family without a lot of time to do so. Your website is great! I loved the Irish photo album.
 

Name: SYLVIA G. CALDWELL <SGC1938@AOL.COM>
Date: 2001-10-28
Comments:
THIS LOOKS VERY INTERESTING. WILL REVISIT WHEN I HAVE MORE TIME. I AM STARTING TO GATHER INFORMATION DO DO MY MAIDEN NAME FAMILY SEARCH. I HAVE ONE GRANDFATHER THAT WAS IRISH.
THIS IS NOT THE ONE I AM TRYING TO RESEARCH.

 

Name: G. Stevens Lyshon <slyshon@aol.com>
Date: 2001-10-24
Comments:
I am trying to research my mothers family. Her name was Helen Chester Secrest. My grandfather was Zeb Secrest who I believe was the son of Jacob Secrest and I have gone back to jacobus Secrest and Mary Simms. Any information would be appreciated
 

Name: Marilyn McCarthy <inspm2@aol.com>
Date: 2001-10-18
Comments:
I look at your info often. My Walsh's, Duffy's are from Kiltasaghune and Dereendafderg. (Ballintuber). I have relatives in Erriff and Leenane. Keep up the good work.
 

Name: donna smith <misskaye@rocketmail.com>
Date: 2001-10-16
Comments:
Relative of: Clement Dees> Briant W. > John Robert > Carrie Bell Deese (Killough)
Glad there is a Deese/Secrest WEBSITE!!! :}

 

Name: Judy Deese <fotograf@webtv.net>
Date: 2001-10-13
Comments:
HI,
I live in TampaFl. Always thuoght we came from The D River in Scotland, Ireland huh???

 

Name: Brenda <BApostolicAngel@aol.com>
Date: 2001-09-27
Comments:
I am looking for Jane (Julian) Winchester from some were in Tenn, I Heard Roane Co, But i don't no for sure, She was the wife of Daniel Winchester, I Just want to know Who was her Parents. She was connected to the Trail Of Tears.
Please get back to me if this sounds Familour. (Brenda)

 

Name: Richard J. "Finner" Kane <Finner0001@aol.com>
Date: 2001-09-27
Comments:
Benn a frequent visitor....love the site. GREAT JOB>
 

Name: Jerry Ballauer <sargejpb@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-09-06
Comments:
Very Informative Web Site.

I am researching the MULDOWNEY Family of Aghataharn, Kilkelly. Found them on the 1901 Census, but need to find them on the 1911 to update my data.

 

Name: Bob Winchester <toadsharon@aol.com>
Date: 2001-08-30
Comments:
I'm looking for more info on William WINCHESTER,born about 1700, who was the father of William Dougal WINCHESTER, born about 1730 in Aberdeen, Scotland ..... he died 1789 in Pickens Cty. S.C.

Thanks for letting me into your WEB!

bob w

 

Name: Luther H. Deese, Jr. <dilude@aol.com>
Date: 2001-08-26
Comments:
I the 3rd in a line of 4 Luther Deeses. My father was born on Merritt Island, FL, in June 1919, I was born at Quantico Marine base in 1940, my son Luther IV, was born in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. My website:
http://members.xoom.com/dilude/index.html
Good work, and please keep it up!!!

 

Name: Maureen Morris (nee Walsh) <graham.morris3@virgin.net>
Date: 2001-08-12
Comments:
Enjoyable wonder through pages of the past. I am looking for further information of the family Walsh from Kilmeena and the family Grealis from Killinochogh, both Co. Mayo
 

Name: Cynthia Graven <Lynne567@aol.com>
Date: 2001-08-10
Comments:
Dear Pat,
I was doing research for the Graven family in Ireland. Traced Thomas Graven to Scotland. and found death and birth certificates for him and his parents.Thomas Graven's father was Martin Graven born in Mayo County and Thomas's mother Mary McManamie was also from Mayo. Then on one of the children's birth certifcate's Bridget Graven born in 1855 Scotland, it says Martin has three sons living and two daughters by his first marriage. Mary Manamie was his second wife. She also later died in Scotland three weeks after giving birth to a little girl. I found on Martin's death certifcate he had a sister Mary Graven who provided the information for the form. I figure from the age and year he died, that he was born around 1829 in Mayo county.If he did Marry his first wife in Mayo it could of been between 1847 through 1850 would put him around 21. so if the names sound familiar please let me know, Cindy.

 

Name: Barry Secrest <barry.secrest@wpafb.af.mil>
Date: 2001-07-31
Comments:
Hello Cousin,
My Great Grandfather was Milas (Miles) Secrest, the son of Jacob W. Secrest. It was a delight to find your web site, since I didn't know Jacob's father. Do you have a source for Andrew? Oral tradition says we were from Germany, so I'm surprised to see Andrew was from Switzerland (Although it is possible they spoke German).

 

Name: Richard W. Chandler <brendach@earthlink.net>
Date: 2001-07-26
Comments:
Researching the Whitley family.
 

Name: Ann Garrity Cahoe <acahoe@ccis.net>
Date: 2001-07-23
Comments:
WHAT A WONDERFUL AND COLORFUL SITE. EVEN IF I AM A DISTANT COUSIN I FEEL COMFORTABLE KNOWING SOME OF THE MCGINGS AND HOPEFULLY I WILL GET TO MEET MORE OF THEM IN THE COMING YEAR. GOD BLESS YOU ALL
ANN GARRITY CAHOE (CONBOYS FROM MAYO)

 

Name: Roger COSTELLO <costello.roger@btinternet.com>
Date: 2001-07-15
Comments:
IF WE ALL GOT TOGETHER, WHAT A PARTY THAT WOULD BE.
 

Name: John Dees/ or is Deese <jtdees@earthlink.com>
Date: 2001-07-14
Comments:
Look over your site found some data about my grandfather than I had not discovered thank you it helps put the dates and places togather btw great site
 

Name: verla secrest mccain <momsam5@trelllis.net>
Date: 2001-07-09
Comments:
MY FAMILY HAS ROOTS IN UNION COUNTY SINCE 1700'S. WE HAVE CEMETERTS THAT DATE BACK TO THE EARLY 1800'S. I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE SECREST FOR FOURTY YEARS , LOTS OS MY INFORMATION CAME FROM MY FATHER. MARK SECREST. MY LINE STARTS WITH JACOBUS "JACOB" SECREST WHO CAME OVER IN 1774 AND MARRIED ON THE SHHIP TO BARBRA SIMES.
 

Name: verla secrest mccain <momsam5@trelllis.net>
Date: 2001-07-09
Comments:
MY FAMILY HAS ROOTS IN UNION COUNTY SINCE 1700'S. WE HAVE CEMETERTS THAT DATE BACK TO THE EARLY 1800'S. I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE SECREST FOR FOURTY YEARS , LOTS OS MY INFORMATION CAME FROM MY FATHER. MARK SECREST. MY LINE STARTS WITH JACOBUS "JACOB" SECREST WHO CAME OVER IN 1774 AND MARRIED ON THE SHHIP TO BARBRA SIMES.
 

Name: Doris Moser St.Claire <MARTI@EAGNET.COM>
Date: 2001-07-01
Comments:
I am searching for relatives in Union County, Mecklenburg
County, N.C. Wingate is the family that lived in Wingate, N.C. when I was very young. That was in the 1940s and 1950s.
I remember the house very well and the lady we went to visit was very sick. Jack Wingate had a son by the same name
There were several children, I do not remember their names.
This family is also related to the Van McCall family who lived on Sharon Road, Charlotte.
Sorry for the sketchy info, I am going by memory and one picture of some of the Wingate girls with my sisters, Louise Moser Cook, Pauline Moser Trent(2 marriages after this), these girls would have been born in the early 1900,
my oldest sister was born 1914. Any info would be appreciated. Doris Moser St.Claire

 

Name: Richard E. Conroy <slsc5518@aol.com>
Date: 2001-06-26
Comments:
Researching the Michael McLaughlin and Brigid Oconnell family of Srahanacloy, Westport, Mayo.
 

Name: Jeff Potts <pottsjt@aol.com>
Date: 2001-06-23
Comments:
Tremendous site. I'm researching my Potts roots in Mecklenburg County, NC and your cemetery listing has provided the most information (essentialy the only information) I have so far. Thanks for sharing.
 

Name: Joseph McGreal <mcgrealjoe@aol.com>
Date: 2001-06-16
Comments:
I just found your web site and think it`s great. I have not had the time to go through everything but will do as soon as I can. My wife and I are trying to plan a trip to Ireland to look for the grave of my Great and Great Great Grandfathers but are having a few problems. My great Grandfather was born in Mayo about 1840 near Westport,I think, and died about 1940. My Great, Great Grandfather James sometimes called John was born about 1820 in Mayo. Any help would be appreciated. Again thanks for wonderful information. Joe McGreal
 

Name: Terry W. A. Killough <TKNLA@msn.com>
Date: 2001-06-12
Comments:
Greetings to all from Shreveport,La. Carrie Bell Deese is my grandmother She passed away when I was 5 years old. I still remember her and her wonderful sense of humor I appreciate this site and what it means to me.May God bless and keep you all.The Killough family.
 

Name: Margaret STANTON Fisher <Fisherma@arlhosp.org>
Date: 2001-06-10
Comments:
Just a note to say how much I am enjoying your site. I can't get enough information on my family. This is the best site I have come on since my sister & I have been searching our family. They left Westport in 1865 and eventually setted in Wash., D.C. & Pa. My great-grandfather was one of the first baker's at the Naval Academy. My sister & I visited Westport in 1990 & I did not want to leave. Will be in touch again soon. Thank you so much for all of your help.

Margaret STANTON Fisher

 

Name: TAMMY ANN DEESE <DEESELEILANI@YAHOO.COM>
Date: 2001-06-06
Comments:
I'M LOOKING FOR MY FATHER HAROLD DONALD DEESE HE WAS IN THE MARINES i DONT KNOW ALOT ABOUT HIM NEVER MET HIM PLEASE HELP ME FIND MY FATHER
 

Name: Kevin Murphy <KandKMurphy@Home.com>
Date: 2001-05-30
Comments:
Great Site, Hope it represents where I will find my ancestors.

Patrick Murphy @1788-?? had son named John Murphy who married Mary Gallagher,(Gollochor).

Site has great content and is a pleasure to view. Keep up the great work.


 

Name: dick omalley <dick@dickomalley.com>
Date: 2001-05-24
Comments:
Please tell me what program you are using to set up your family tree and searching/indexing procedures. Thanks.
 

Name: Frank Deese <vfdeese2@cs.com>
Date: 2001-05-23
Comments:
Hi, I am looking for information tying my greatgrandfather Joseph Deese, or his wife Elizabeth Deas Deese to the Emmanuel Deese line.

Thanks.

Frank

 

Name: Marti Gacioch <niteowl@cts.com>
Date: 2001-05-22
Comments:
Hello:
You have done a lot of Mayo research and I'm hoping you might have a tip for me. I'm researching my great grandmother Elizabeth Macken who came over from Mayo to the St. Louis, MO about 1850 at age 17. I do not know the Mayo townland she was from, but on her death certificate, it states that Thomas Macken was her father. Is this too little info to pursue further? Thanks for any insights. Marti in San Diego

 

Name: sharon conroy <slsc5518@aol.com>
Date: 2001-05-16
Comments:
Thanks for the many links you have for the Mayo Genealogy.
 

Name: Lorraine Baltusis <teapot63@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-05-16
Comments:
I am fascinated by your website..My grandmother, Mary Walsh, born 1894, was from county Mayo. Her mother was Bridget Walsh. I have spent hours pouring through all of your information and, like I said, I am fascinated by it all. I would love to trace my roots, but am not having much luck as I don't have very much information to start with. Thanks so much for all your hard work.
 

Name: Paula Smith <allenslady@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-05-12
Comments:
Hi, I am looking for Paul Deese. I am the Grandaughter of Louisa Hall Brown. JC Carter has sent me all the Hall imfo. I am starting on the Rogers side and need some help. looking forward hearing from you, thanks, Paula Mccarter Smith
 

Name: Gene Stowe <genestowe@aol.com>
Date: 2001-05-09
Comments:
Looking for information (historical, not just genealogical) on John C. Sikes, also marriage of Nathan Ross to Sarah Burleyson.

Nice page!

 

Name: Michael J Durkin <mdurkin@netcom.ca>
Date: 2001-05-09
Comments:
It is a very informative site and very well laid out.I really enjoyed going through all the information you have put together. Just now i seem to be at a standstil looking for John and Bridget Durkin children of Michael Durkin
and Mary Carroll,but i suppose one of these days it will all
come together.
all the best Michael J Durkin

 

Name: Ed (Eddie) Kearns <ed.kearns@mcmaster.com>
Date: 2001-05-07
Comments:
I really have and will continue to enjoy your webb site. Both of my parents came from the Westport area of County Mayo Ireland. John Kearns from Owenwee and Katherine nee Heraty from Lanmore. It was a thrill to find my father's baptism record on your webb site. I hope to find more information about my family. The poems and picture of Maureen were very beautiful. I have been back to dear Mayo many times. God bless you and all your family on all that you endevor. sincerly Ed
 

Name: Elizabeth Harold Wismer <Grams8rGreat@webtv.net>
Date: 2001-05-01
Comments:
I have not been through your site yet, but I want to thank you for having the site for people to enjoy.
God Bless You

 

Name: Brenda <gage01@pldi.net>
Date: 2001-05-01
Comments:
Any winchester relations to Daniel Winchester who married Jane Julian who went from Tenn To M.O around 1860? They had Daughters Polly Ann and Caroline knowen she went by Sarah or Nancy.that married into the Martin and Stricklin Familys.
 

Name: Stacy Dees Teran <stacy_teran@telocity.com>
Date: 2001-04-27
Comments:
I am so glad I found your web site. It is so much more complete than others I have found. I've just begun researching my ancestory. I believe it is possible we have the same grandfather. My father is Floyd Elbert Dees. His father is Floyd Franklin Dees. His father is William Thomas Dees. And...His father is Clement Allen Dees.
 

Name: Charlie Brown <chasbrow@brinet.com>
Date: 2001-04-26
Comments:
One of the more complete web pages I've seen. Congrats
 

Name: Cheryl (Dees) Bennett <Cheryl@prattsanderford.com>
Date: 2001-04-17
Comments:
I've just begun to look into my Dees ancestry. Growing up, we knew our uncles and aunts, but that was it. Now, at age 50, we (my sister and brothers) realize how little we knew, and I've begun to dig. Your photos on the Deese page could be my father and aunt! However, in looking at your ancestry briefly, I haven't found the connection. I'm havinig fun looking. I appreciate all the time and effort that you've put in. I would be glad to share what I have. Have a good day!
 

Name: Lynda McLaughlin Morris <morris@travel-net.com>
Date: 2001-04-16
Comments:
While I did not find any ancestry connections, I so enjoyed your site and appreciate the compilation of material found. I will continue to contact your site and look forward to your new inclusions.


 

Name: Eamonn J.Horkan <eamonnhorkan@eircom.net>
Date: 2001-04-12
Comments:
Excellent site I am currently organising a Horkan Clan Rally for Swinford next24th./26th Aug,
We are having many visitors from the U.S.A. and some from Australia. I live in Castlebar and have been compiling the Horkan connection for some years,there are 56 Horkan families in Reedsburgh in Wis.alone and only 164 in the U.S.A, and they hold a Rally every two years in July.I would be interested in your efforts at research of your Clan.

 

Name: Eamonn J.Horkan <eamonnhorkan@eircom.net>
Date: 2001-04-12
Comments:
Excellent site I am currently organising a Horkan Clan Rally for Swinford next24th./26th Aug,
We are having many visitors from the U.S.A. and some from Australia. I live in Castlebar and have been compiling the Horkan connection for some years,there are 56 Horkan families in Reedsburgh in Wis.alone and only 164 in the U.S.A, and they hold a Rally every two years in July.I would be interested in your efforts at research of your Clan.

 

Name: Cheryl (Dees) Bennett <elmo_mom@excite.com>
Date: 2001-04-11
Comments:
I've just begun to check your site. I look forward to finding much information and many surprises.
 

Name: Paul Deese <pdeese@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2001-03-30
Comments:
Hello Pat:
I found where you have been hiding,I just got my page up at
http://pdeese.accessgenealogy.com/Deese.html
I tried to send you email but it came back..Paul Deese

 

Name: Mark Reilly <MPREILLY@MSN.com>
Date: 2001-03-22
Comments:
I have found your website to be one of the best - quite informative on Mayo. I have bookmarked it and will return often!


 

Name: Gordon Agan <gord19@ic24.net>
Date: 2001-03-21
Comments:
great site, can see how much effort you have put in to get to this level, been here so long to-day the wife's got the lip on. I would like to know if you have ever come across the name AGAN in your research. I know there are many derivatives but I have it back to 1825 in Co Mayo, and then nothing cheers gord
 

Name: Jack and Patty Cahaney <cahaney@msn.com>
Date: 2001-03-16
Comments:
We blundered into your web site. You have done a lot of work, especially in the transcribing of parish records. Why are there so many holes in the years - let me guess, was it the English. Very interesting. Cahaney, O'Cahaney, O'Cahane, Kahaney; I believe it is derived from the same base as Keane. Anyone recognize the name drop me a line. Thanks.
 

Name: Jack and Patty Cahaney <cahaney@msn.com>
Date: 2001-03-16
Comments:
We blundered into your web site. You have done a lot of work, especially in the transcribing of parish records. Why are there so many holes in the years - let me guess, was it the English. Very interesting.
 

Name: Thomas C. Satterthwaite <satterthwaitetc@buttek12.mt.us>
Date: 2001-03-15
Comments:
I love your Webpage. I am really having a hard time finding my Grampa Edward Kneafsey. He went back to Ireland in1947 and I believe he went to Mayo or Roscommon. Any help would would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!!!
 

Name: Linda Spaeth <spaethlj@uwec.edu>
Date: 2001-03-12
Comments:
I happened to stumble on your site while browsing through Irish geneaology sites. Your mention of cemeteries in County Mayo near Westport and Castlebar interested me since I had always been told that my grandfather's family came from that area. I was really surprised to find the name Austin Gannon on the cemetery list for Murrisk Abbey Cemetery. My great grandfather was named Austin Gannon also. He died in Wisconsin in the 1930's but I can't help but wonder if there isn't some family connection here. How could I explore that further?
 

Name: Mary Gard Linning <linningm@gil.com.au>
Date: 2001-03-09
Comments:
I searched for surname GARD and noNe appreared in the numerous births,baptisms listed, although the sight stated 10 of 41 for GARD

MARY

 

Name: Dorothy Friese <DFriese20@cs.com>
Date: 2001-03-06
Comments:
My mother's ancestors came from Ireland. Her father was James Michael Mackin. His father was John Mackin. From the information I've found they were from County Mayo. John had a brother named Will. The family was Catholic. At the time they came to America all the Mackin men and the Catholics were being executed so my Greatgreat grandmotherdressed the boys as girls and fled to America. If anyone could help me with any information I would appreciate it.
 

Name: richard e. conroy <slsc5518@aol.com>
Date: 2001-02-26
Comments:
Researching the Michael McLaughlin Family of Srahnacloy, near Louisburgh,Mayo. Listed on Griffiths Valuation film #857743 at Family History Center, as renters. Marriage to Brigid McConnell date unknown.
 

Name: Susan Lee <sjsidaho@aol.com>
Date: 2001-02-20
Comments:
Searching for Jeremiah and Bridget O'Malley Lee b. about 1829/30? near Galway? IRE> Children: John C. Lee b. April 12, 1854NY-1927 Medford, Wis. Mary Ann Lee Mishou b. Aug 4, 1855 Halifax NS and Bridget Lee b.1860-62? St. Croix NB perhaps I need Bridget to find her parents. Bridget O'Malley Lee had a brother Thomas O'Malley d. in St. Croix 1896...several children went to Medford about 1895 after Shaw Tannery and Lumber burned in NB, Canada.
 

Name: ed foye <foyee@aol.com>
Date: 2001-02-19
Comments:
I FOUND AN ANNE FOYE MARRIAGE TO A MICHAEL DUFFY IT READS ANN FOYE OF MALACKY I have tried to find out what malacky is to no avail i would appreciate it if you could advise me on this THANK YOU
 

Name: Sarah <sallyt72653@icqmail.com>
Date: 2001-02-18
Comments:
Thank you for sharing the information you have. I found nothing pertaining to the FLEMING family. It was a thrill just to get into some of the original 'irish records'. I don't even know what county my people came from. While I wait for bc's and dc's I'm just going through any new site I can find. Your's was wonderful. I feel as if I'm doing this with blind folds on. My irish family was in Cook County, Il and lived in the area of the great Chicago Fire and that seems to be a big stone wall for me. Limited history from family members (most are deceased) also leaves doors closed. Since my grandfather and mother were born in 1877 and 1885 chances are there is not even a birth certificate. You can see how frustrated I've become. Info on their parents is so sketchy....At least my children will know something of their greatgrandfaters and greatgrandmothers.
Again thank you for allowing me to visit your site. It seems you have done a wonderful job finding for ancestors. God Bless.

 

Name: Cheryl Dees Chrobot <chrobot@sunlink.com>
Date: 2001-02-14
Comments:
I came to your website today, and wanted to tell you what a great job you have done. I just started researching my father's family this year; and without a computer I would not have gotten anywhere. I did find a cousin who had our family history traced back to Emanuel Dees, but your site has given me some more info about him. My question to you is, have you found anything on Emanuel going back to Scotland? After Emanuel jr, my line comes thru Drury and Needham Dees. I now live in Pa, but we are moving in Mar to the Chicago area.
 

Name: Nancy Dion <annd2570@aol.com>
Date: 2001-02-06
Comments:
I am looking for any information on my great grandfather who was from Sligo Ireland. His name was James Durkin (born in 1820 and died in Philadelphia in 1866). He married Harriet Kilcoyne. I believe she too was from Sligo. They had many children born in Ireland (Mary, Patrick,James, Bernard, Thomas) In Enlgand in 1869 Anna and then Ellen. Thanks Nancy
 

Name: Charles Purser <cpurser@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2001-02-06
Comments:
for your info: Pvt. Clement Allen Dees, Co. B, 43th NC Inf., born 1835, wounded in right knee and captured at Gettysburg, Pa.; he died of wounds on Sept 1, 1863 and buried in Gettysburg Cem.; In 1871, North Carolina Confederates buried at Gettysburg were re-inter in the Confederate Section of Oakwood Cem. in Raleigh, NC. They had a simple square stone with a number on top to mark thier graves. In the last ten years, we (Sons of Confederate Veterans) have research, ordered and erect government marble headstones to the 1400 Confederates buried in Oakwood. Pvt Clement allen Dees has his headstone and if in Raleigh, you should stop by to see him. By the way, my line on my father's side is deep in Union Co. genealogy (esp. around New Salem Twn). Enjoy your internet site. Charles Purser of Garner, NC.
 

Name: Marty Hughes <mjphughes@aol.com>
Date: 2001-02-05
Comments:
My great-great grandfather William Diamond married Nancy Deacy. They lived in Muckroe, Foxford circa 1840's-1880's.
Any links?
Thanks for all your efforts. I can't imagine how many hours you've spent accumulating all this data.

 

Name: Gene Medina <gmedina@silverlink.net>
Date: 2001-01-28
Comments:
Dear Pat

Thank you for alll your work to develop and maintain this outstanding website. I have been using it to explore my family history. My grandfather was born in Ballyhean, Castlebar. I have been able to trace to my great grandfather, Pat Moran. I want to explore deeper. In the titheable information, Pat Moran is listed in Ballyhean. What year is this titheable list from? Thanks. Gene Medina

gmedina@silverlink.net

 

Name: Mary Kilcoyne McNally <MCM1945@aol.com>
Date: 2001-01-12
Comments:
I LOVE your site. You are a wonderful researcher, Pat.
 

Name: julie leeder <buzzjulie@bigpond.com.au>
Date: 2001-01-06
Comments:
this stie has given me hope. most unfortunatly there dose not seem to be any one traceing my ancestors the Flanagan's or as it is spelt these days Flanegan. if there is anyone who can help me out , it would be very much appreciated. I now have addresses to some Irish Genealogical sites that I didn't have before. Many thanks for providing this site.
 

Name: Mary Ann Walley <MWALLEY936@aol.com>
Date: 2001-01-01
Comments:
Hope you can clarify a problem that has baffled me for some time. John Secrest, the rev. war cpt and scout who moved from mecklenburg co, nc to Williamson Co., TN. WHO IS HIS WIFE. Some sources state it is Saba Jane Fields but this is not so. Saba wasn't born until 1840. Think she must have married a nephew of John who was also named John. Can you clarify this? Thanks
 

Name: Aiden Durkin <amydurkin@eircom.net>
Date: 2000-12-30
Comments:
Keep up the good work. Some interesting stuff in here. Would welcome more info on Askelane, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo. Espeically relating to the Durkin family (Pat Maurice).
 

Name: BARBARA COSTELLO <MIMAWCAT@JUNO.COM>
Date: 2000-12-27
Comments:
I AM TRYING TO FIND MY GREATGRANDSIRE, PETER COSTELLO. HE IMMIGRATED FROM IRELAND, PROBABLY IN THE MID 1850'S WITH HIS BROTHER. PETER MET AND MARRIED MARY JANE MAC DONALD AND BOTH BROTHERS AND WIFE SETTLED IN THE OWENSBORO, KY REGION AND RAISED UP THEIR FAMILIES. MY GRANDFATHER WAS BORN IN TEXARKANA TX/AR (??) AND MY FATHER, PAT COSTELLO WAS BORN FROM A MARRIAGE BETWEEN PETER COSTELLO AND MADDEN STEITLER. PETER ALSO WORKED THE RAILROAD, AS HAD HIS FAMILY BEFORE HIM.
 

Name: Gary B. Killough <gary@indiantrailonline.com>
Date: 2000-12-27
Comments:
Great site! I have been trying to find my GGrandmother, she would be the mother of Carrie Bell and Julia Francis Deese. I am also working on the Killough family of NC. www.indiantrailonline.com (Killough's Korner)Thank you for all the hard work.
 

Name: Sally McGrath <magrath9@nbnet.nb.ca>
Date: 2000-12-26
Comments:
You have some good sources, might however want to include a description of where each of the parishes mentioned are, most of them I think are the south, central and eastern Mayo.
 

Name: Joan Rea <jrea171164@aol.com>
Date: 2000-12-11
Comments:
Terrific site. I look forward to spending some time here.
 

Name: yvonne brown (nee caine) <muckinfunkie@aol.com>
Date: 2000-12-09
Comments:
I have spent hours searching for a site like this one.
One that is there to help as best it can. I have spent lots of time trying to find my roots in Ireland but have come upon a blank wall. Hopefully someone out there will be able to help me
Thanks

 

Name: Jean McDermott <jsimp@home.com>
Date: 2000-12-04
Comments:
Good resource.
 

Name: Gene Medina <gmedina@silverlink.net>
Date: 2000-12-03
Comments:
I really have enjoyed review the resources and research information your web site. Do you know where I can find information about Irish immigrants who would have let in the early 1900's. My grandfather, Patrick Moran, was born near Castlebar because he was born on April 21, 1885 and baptized in the Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar on April 26, 1885. His parents were Pat Moran and Bridget Madden but I can seem to find any information about them prior to 1885. Also, I don't know when my grandfather left the Castlebar area but I am assuming it must have been after 1900. He had two brothers and fours sisters. Three of the sisters immigrated to the US after 1910, again I am assuming because they were born between 1890 and 1898. Thanks for any tips you may have. Gene Medina
 

Name: Mary Kilcoyne McNally <MCM1945@aol.com>
Date: 2000-12-02
Comments:
Very Nice!!!
 

Name: Leo O. Richards <carol.richards@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2000-11-29
Comments:
After many tries I have finally been able to get into your web. I look forward to finding my ancestors listed within. Many thanks
 

Name: Geoff Walsh <geoffandvikkiwalsh@tinyworld.co.uk>
Date: 2000-11-26
Comments:
I was born in Wigan, Lancashire UK in 1961 and I know that my father's father's family originated from Westport, Co Mayo probably migrating to Lancashire 100 yrs or so ago. I am just starting on the long haul to trace my Irish roots and find this site very helpful in beginning that process. Thanks
 

Name: Pete Mathieu <PburgPete@aol.com>
Date: 2000-11-24
Comments:
I appreciate your offer for help. We believe (K)Catherine (N)Kneafsey was born about 1852 in County Mayo (maybe around Barnaguerrey)and at the age of 13 left with her older brother for the USA. Supposedly for the port of Philadelpia arond 1865.

In the USA she married Peter Lyons (born in 1843 County Mayo, Knock) and was someone she knew from Ireland. Their farms were close to each others.

Any ideas of suggestions on where to look.

Thanking you in advance,

Pete

 

Name: Pat Clarke Fogel <pfogel@mwci.net>
Date: 2000-11-17
Comments:
Site looks very interesting, looks like a person could spend lots of time here. Haven't been able to contact anyone in respect to my ancestors. Per an aunt of mine, my ggrandmother and ggrandfather came from the Ballina and Killala area. Their names were John and Margaret Clark, they came to the states around 1860, as my grandfather was born in 1862 in Brooklyn, Iowa. They had another son Patrick, per my aunt they may have left several sons in Ireland, when they left. Margaret's maiden name was McHale and she was the niece of Archbishop John McHale, the bishop of Tuam. Will spend some time looking at your site.

Pat Clarke Fogel
Freeport IL
pfogel@mwci.net

 

Name: Debbi Pisari <Darp56@mediaone.net>
Date: 2000-11-16
Comments:
Hello,
I stopped by your site while searching for my family line. Very nice site and tons of information! Saw a couple of names that are repeated in my line also, guess that's a common thing. My ggreatgrandfather was Michael Walsh who married Margaret Shea, Abt 1865 in Ireland. I have bookmarked this site so that I can return to it later in my search! Great Job! Bye, Debbi

 

Name: Phil Gavin <pgavin@ciaccess.com>
Date: 2000-11-14
Comments:
I found your site very interesting and full of great information and pictures. I am researching my family from the Mayo Westport area. It is very frustrating trying to find a link to your past,but you just keep trying and some day I'll find a name on one of the lists. Thank for all your hard work. Looking for 'Gavin' from Mayo Co
 

Name: Raymond Schmidt <rochfranc@aol.com>
Date: 2000-10-28
Comments:
For years I have searched for ancestors with the common surnames Moran, Monaghan, Walsh, Lynch. But they left Ireland in 1850-1 and moved to Scotland. Scottish census takers begrudgingly wrote "Mayo" as birthplace, but frequently their Irish neighbors were recorded as being from "Partry". What a joy to receive a birth certificate today from Scotland dated 1864, which SPECIFIED "Ballintober" --and that led me to your site. Many of their names are recorded, all from the townland, "Cartronbower." I am thrilled with your work and your careful transcribing of the challenging Baptismal and Marriage records ( my copy from LDS is terribly faded in places) Thank you, thank you !
 

Name: Paula Lyons-Myrick <myrick@megalink.net>
Date: 2000-10-26
Comments:
Wow! I could get lost here for years there is so much great information!