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About This Site

This website is the growing culmination of research to find our Irish family origins.

During the 1950s, my dad began his research while serving in the U.S. Army in Korea. Later, as he traveled on business trips, he would look up our family name in telephone books and write each one a letter to see if they were related to us.

In the 1980s, I began working and with the addition of the internet, researching has now become much easier. But it still involves trips to get the essence of the journey.

In 2017, we were able to connect two family line of ancestors. Patrick came to New York and settled in the area which would become the Bronx. Michael came to New York with Patrick and moved to Manhattan before settling on Staten Island.  Earlier in the year, a descendant of Michael connected with a descendant of Patrick and we began a joint effort to identify our connection.  This has led us to reach back to County Limerick in Ireland.

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