Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.



Sunday, 28 November 2021

Still to come online

All of my family trees ever are now on this site.
The only research of mine that is not yet online is:

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.

Ongoing scans of O'Mara papers



My granduncle had a secret family. Discovered Oct 2021.


Entire Humphrys tree now online.

For fun, I tried to find how early the surname occurs in Ireland.
The oldest I found is Richard Humphrey, listed at Swords, Co.Dublin, in 1277.
We have no idea if he is a relation, of course.

Box of loose Gibbon papers (letters etc.) now entirely scanned.


Susan Maltass had a natural son in Paris in 1818.

Charlotte Kerr is daughter of William Dicey not Cluer Dicey

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.


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.



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


New website style, Aug 2018


Mount Merrion House, Co.Dublin


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


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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