Updates

Thanks mainly to information I receive from visitors to this website I gather enough information to warrant republication of this website a couple of times a year. Please keep the updates coming. Be they large or small contributions, I am always delighted to receive any new information or photos. If you would like to share anything, please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com. Thank you very much in advance.

Please note that, in addition to the major updates listed below, every republication of this website contains additional names, dates, stories, etc. that are too numerous to mention individually.

November 2016 (number of individuals in database: 13,770)

Addition of information, including nearly 1,000 names, mainly from Irish Newspaper Archives website, www.irishnewsarchives.com; 1939 Register pages of Findmypast website, www.Findmypastco.uk; and contributions from visitors to this website.

December 2015 (number of individuals in database: 12,812)

Addition of members of McENERY family of Tubbertureen, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry who are connected to my Hudson family (see Connected Families section).  

Addition of nearly 300 other individuals thanks to contributions to this website.

New BUTLER and HUSSEY photos.

August 2015 (number of individuals in database: 12,352)

To protect the privacy of living persons in my family trees, their names no longer appear on this website. They are simply listed as “Living”.

July 2015 (number of individuals in database: 12,326)

Further information on descendants of Edward HUDSON (c.1816-1883) and Nora O’Connor of Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Additonal information on descendants of Ellie DOODY (1869-1954) of Galbally, Co. Limerick and Matthew Ryan (lived Cork, Belfast and St Albans). 

New CUNNINGHAM, GORDON, HUDSON and TREACY photos.

January 2015 (number of individuals in database: 11,813)

Addition of nearly 1,200 names from contributions from visitors to this website and from the Ancestry website.

Information on the family of John EGAN (born about 1802, Dublin; died 1861, St. Giles, London).

Additional information on descendants of John GORDON (born about 1790) and Brigid Finn who lived in Fairymount, Co. Roscommon and who are probably related to my Gordon family of Fairymount (see Connected Families section).

Addition of members of HAYES family of Fairy street, Athea, Co. Limerick who are connected by marriage to my Hudson family of Kilbaha (see Connected Families section).

Information on the family of Larry Joe O’HARA (1896-1981) of Cloongrehan, Cootehall , Co. Roscommon.

New BUTLER, CAREW, CUNNINGHAM, GORDON, HUDSON, HUSSEY, O’CONNOR  and O’HARA photos.

February 2014 (number of individuals in database: 10,631)

Information on family of Eliza BUTLER  (born Dublin about 1826) who married John Buckley, lived Covent Garden, London. 

Information on family of Ellen DOODY  (born Galbally, Co. Limerick, 1869) who married Matthew Ryan and lived in Belfast and Hertfordshire.

Further information on descendants of Peg CUNNINGHAM (born Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry, 1835) and Michael HANRAHAN, whose children settled in Co. Galway, Co. Cork and Australia. 

New BUTLER and HUSSEY photos.

November 2013 (number of individuals in database: 10,040)

Addition of more than 450 names from FamilySearch and Ancestry websites and from contributions from visitors to this website.

New HUSSEY and O’CONNOR photos.

February 2013 (number of individuals in database: 9,551)

Information on family of direct ancestor Mary Ann EGAN (born Dublin about 1813) who married John Lynch and settled in St. Giles, London. 

Information on the family of Marie HUDSON (born Philadelphia, 1880), daughter of Frank Hudson and Margaret Finnigan.

Addition of members of MULVIHILL family of Clounbrane, Gortdromasillihy and Kilbaha townlands in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry who are connected by marriage to my Cunningham family of Kilbaha (see Connected Families section).

Addition of members of MULVIHILL family of Shronowen, Listowel, Co. Kerry who are connected by marriage to my Cunningham family of Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry (see Connected Families section).

New TREACY photos.

July 2012 (number of individuals in database: 9,239)

Addition of family members discovered in recently expanded Kerryman newspaper archives on Irish Newspaper Archives website. 

February 2012 (number of individuals in database: 9,095)

Addition of more than 700 names, thanks to welcome contributions to the website.

Information on U.S. branch of our DOODY family.

Information on O’CONNOR family of Dirreen, Athea, Co. Limerick and Lisaniskea, Knockanure, Co. Kerry (see Connected Families section) who are related to our O’Connor family of Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry.

New DOODY photo.

January 2011 (number of individuals in database: 8,377)

Addition of names from online 1901 census of Ireland.

Information on one of the Australian branches of the O’SULLIVAN family. Additional information too on the SULLIVAN family of Caheraveelane, Kilshannig, Co. Cork (see Connected Families section) who are somehow related to our O’Sullivan family who originated in the same townland.

New O’SULLIVAN photos.

May 2010 (number of individuals in database: 7,739)

Addition of nearly 400 names, thanks to numerous contributors to the website.

New BUTLER, GORDON, HUSSEY and LYNCH photos.

February 2010 (number of individuals in database: 7,346)

Additional information on Kerry families from parish records on Irish Genealogy website. 

New O’HARA photos.

November 2009 (number of individuals in database: 7,087)

Information on family of William BERTRIDGE (born about 1813, Cloonfeacle, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim; died probably Ontario, Canada) and Bridget A. McDermott.

Addition of HUSSEY family members.

Corrections to family of Jane LYNCH (born about 1834, Dublin, died London).

Addition of possible direct ancestor Catherine REYNOLDS (born about 1780, probably Elphin diocese) who married William Bertridge and lived in Cloonfeacle, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Addition of family members discovered in online newspaper articles and notices on Irish Newspaper Archives website.

Addition of non-Kerry family members from online 1911 census of Ireland.

New HUSSEY and O’CONNOR photos.

June 2009 (number of individuals in database: 6,170)

Addition of HUDSON family members discovered in William Hudson’s The Hudsons of County Kerry and their Descendants (1960).

Addition of Kerry family members from parish registers in National Library and from 1911 census of Ireland.

New GORDON, HUDSON, HUSSEY, RYAN and TREACY photos.

November 2008 (number of individuals in database: 5,777)

Addition of direct ancestor Catherine HEALY (born about 1830s, probably Clontubrid, Listowel, Co. Kerry) who married Joseph Nolan and lived in Lenamore, Ballylongford.

Information on HUDSON family of Tralee, Co. Kerry (see Connected Families section) who are somehow related to our Hudson family of Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry.

Information on descendants of William O’HARA (born 1873, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon; died Philadelphia), son of Roger (Rossy) O’Hara and Elizabeth Lavin.

New O’HARA photos.

April 2008

Further information on two O’HARA families: that of Jane O’Hara (born 1848, Cloongreaghan, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon) who married Patrick Lavin, and of Nora O’Hara (born 1869, Moigh, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon) who married Michael McCormick.

New HUDSON and O’HARA photos.

March 2008

Information on children of direct ancestor William BERTRIDGE (born about 1770, died Cloonfeacle, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim).    

Additional information on George Buckley of Huntly, Aberdeenshire (born 1861, Covent Garden, London), son of John Buckley and Elizabeth BUTLER.

Addition of probable direct ancestor Maria DALTON (born about 1810, probably Athea, Co. Limerick) who married Patrick O’Connor and lived in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes.

Further information on children of Patrick O’CONNOR (born about 1800, probably Dirreen Lower, Athea, Co. Limerick) and Maria Dalton. 

Information on two O’HARA families: that of Michael O’Hara (born 1840s, Moigh, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon) who married Brigid Hogg, and of Elizabeth O’Hara (born 1858, Glooria, Cootehall) who married Joseph Jeffares in New Zealand.    

New BUTLER, CUNNINGHAM, DOODY, GORDON, HUDSON, O’CONNOR, O’HARA and SHANAHAN photos.

June 2007 (number of individuals in database: 5,081)

Addition of direct ancestor Michael DEVINE (born about 1797, Co. Kerry) who lived in St. Giles in London and later in Kensington, London. Also further information on his family.

Addition of direct ancestor Ellen FOLEY (born about 1800, Ireland), who married William Hussey and lived in Kensington, London. 

Further information on the building work in Kensington of Thomas HUSSEY (1834-1919)

Addition of direct ancestor Catherine JONES (born about 1798, Co. Kerry) who married Michael Devine above.

Addition of direct ancestor Margaret MEADE/NEAD (born about 1802, Dublin) who married George Butler and lived in Covent Garden area of London.

October 2006

Further information on brothers Eugene and Patrick MORAHAN (born 1880s, Cloonfeacle, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim; died US). 

New MORAHAN and O’HARA photos.

June 2006

Addition of George Buckley of Huntly, Aberdeenshire (born 1861, Covent Garden, London), son of John Buckley and Elizabeth BUTLER, along with information on his descendants. 

Further information on descendants of Mary (‘Mud’) O’HARA (born 1863, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon), daughter of William O’Hara and Jane Bambrick. Also baptismal dates for more than 60 members of O’Hara family born between 1843 and 1880.  

New O’HARA photo.

February 2006

Additional information on direct ancestor George BUTLER (born about 1795, Dublin) and his children (born Dublin and London). 

Further information on descendants of John GORDON (born 1830) and Mary O’Connor, of Sheepwalk, Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon.

Addition of direct ancestor William HUSSEY (born about 1760s, Co. Kerry) and his son William (born 1797 Castleisland, Co. Kerry; died probably Kensington, London).

Addition of probable direct ancestor Mary LOOBY (born about 1790s), wife of John Treacy, Soloheadbeg, Co. Tipperary.

Further information on descendants of probable brothers John (1787-1848) and Nicholas TREACY (1805-1848) of Soloheadbeg, Co. Tipperary. 

New GORDON photo.

October 2005

Addition of more than 300 names to our HUDSON family tree, spanning multiple generations and including Hudson-descended families in Ireland, the USA and Australia.

Addition of Descendant Lists section to website.

May 2005

Addition of Fr. William BUTLER (born about 1837, Covent Garden, London), brother of direct ancestor George. Also addition of Lucy and Mary Ann Buckley (born 1850s, Covent Garden, London), daughters of John Buckley and Elizabeth Butler, and nieces of Fr. William. 

Further information on HUSSEY brothers (born late 19th century, Kensington, London), sons of direct ancestors Thomas Hussey and Agnes Devine. Also addition of Fr. James Hussey (born 1829, Westminster, London), brother of Thomas.

New HUSSEY photo.

February 2005

Addition of Bridget GORDON (born 1849, Aughalustia, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon), daughter of Michael Gordon and Anne Finn, along with information on her descendants.

Information on family of Emily O'HARA (born 1912, Cloongreahan, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon; died Birmingham, England) and her husband Frank Johnson.

Information on a SULLIVAN family of Caheraveelane, Kilshannig, Co. Cork (see Connected Families section), who are probably related to our O'Sullivan family from the same townland.

New O’HARA photo.

October 2004

Information on descendants of Anne CUNNINGHAM (born about 1830s, Kilbaha, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry) and her husband Pat O'Connor. Addition of list of children, with baptismal dates, of Anne’s sister Johanna (born 1840, Kilbaha) and her husband Tom Cronin.

Information on family of Michael GORDON (born about 1886, Aughalustia, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon) and Katie Cunnane.

Information on descendants of Patrick O'HARA (born 1869, probably Glooria, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon) and his wife Mary Kate Glynn. Also additional information on family of Patrick’s second cousin Evelyn Mary O'HARA (born 1889, probably Clegna, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon) who married Jim Glynn.

July 2004

Further information on family of James GORDON (born about 1855) and May Cullen, of Cureentorpan, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon.

Addition of direct ancestor Johanna LYNES/LYONS (born about 1800), wife of Myles Cunningham, Kilbaha, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry.

Further information on family of Jamesy Dan O'SULLIVAN (born 1883, Glynn, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork) and Kate Murphy.

MORAHAN photos.

March 2004

Additional information on MORAHAN family, relating mostly to descendants of Michael Morahan (born 1879, Cloonfeacle, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim; died Denver, Colorado).

New HUSSEY photos.

October 2003 (number of individuals in database: 4,527)

Creation of website.

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