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Tuesday, 3 August 2021


Still to come online

All my family tree research ever is now online, on this site, except for:



Ongoing - DNA testing

Ongoing DNA testing of me and other family members started in 2019. I am testing with Ancestry, to maximise the number of real people we can connect to, and real lines we can prove.

So far, DNA testing has strongly confirmed, in many different lines, the accuracy of my family tree research. Many lines in the family tree are now DNA proven.


  


2021


Ongoing scans of O'Mara papers
  

Ongoing scans of Gibbon papers
  

Updates of Kerr branch
  

The oldest dated item in my family tree

The oldest dated item in my entire family tree (excluding Blennerhassett) is this 1701 Bill.

  


Summary of the 1701 Exchequer Bill.


  
AI animations of old photos and portraits

AI animations of old photos and portraits. Made using Deep Nostalgia at MyHeritage. Uses AI technology from D-ID.


  

AI animation of Blennerhassett Cashel (died 1915).
If only I could have asked him who his grandmother was.





2020


O'Mara are from Clonmel

For decades, we did not know who the father of old James O'Mara was.
In 2020 I proved his father was Peter O'Mara of Clonmel. Before O'Mara came to Limerick, they were in Clonmel, not Toomyvara.
The father and the 3 sons lived in 4 different places:



New updates and images
  

The O'Rahilly's house in Herbert Park is demolished, Sept 2020.


  


2020 (earlier)


My grand-aunt's Royal Descent is disproven, May 2020.



Davis line families updates from DNA findings.

Noltie line families updates from DNA findings.

  


2019


English families updates. Visits and photos.
  

Irish families updates from DNA findings.

  

Historic OS maps of UK

National Library of Scotland allows non-commercial use of historic maps.

  
Lists of visits




2018


New website style, Aug 2018

  

Mount Merrion House, Co.Dublin




2017


Liam Cosgrave dies, 4 Oct 2017
  

My mother's first cousin Liam Cosgrave and I discuss our family history in 2013. Liam recalled times spent with his grandfather (my great-grandfather) Alderman Michael Flanagan, who lived through the Famine of 1845-50. It is incredible to think that Liam knew a man who lived through the Famine.


  
Things that were burnt in 1922
  

St. George's chapel, Windsor Castle
  

New scans in Gibbon branch
  

Huge update to early Humphrys tree, based on Glenstal Abbey papers.
  

Ryan tree now fully online.
  

P40 O'Mara papers in UL Archives
  

High-quality images from old Humphrys and Rahilly glass negatives




2016


New images in Flanagan branch
  

Major update of Wells branch
  

I track down and photograph a document dated 1727 in my family tree, June 2016.


Aodhagán Ó Rathaille mentioned in accounts dated Sept 1727.



Films of James Mark Sullivan and the Film Company of Ireland


Humphreys and O'Rahilly prisoners in Mountjoy and Kilmainham


"The O'Rahilly" 1916 memorial events, Apr 2016.
  

Yeats ancestry updated












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