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Castlegate, Aberdeen, Scotland, right now. From Aberdeen City Council. See full size.



Top of Mount Merrion Ave, Co.Dublin, right now. From Dublin City Council. See full size.




Music

"Ochone! When I Used to Be Young", sung by Joseph O'Mara in 1901.


"My Love: The O'Rahilly" (2006), about the death of The O'Rahilly in 1916.




My family tree

My wife's family tree

Our common family tree

The history of the Thomond motor car




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Hypertext and Genealogy

Royal Descents of famous people

Common ancestors of all humans




Mobile phone entry point




My wife's three connections to the World family tree:



Augustus Reebkomp.



Barbara Yeats.



Dr.William Kerr.




My possible connection to the World family tree:



Blennerhassett Cashel.





Blog

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Updates on the Blennerhassett Challenge are here.



New updates


Dicey family tree - new photos


Possible living descendants of the poet Aodhagán Ó Rathaille
  

O'Rahilly tree now fully online.
  • O'Rahilly (or Rahilly, or O'Rahilly "Fionn", or The O'Rahilly) of Sliabh Luachra (and Ballylongford and Dublin)

  

The poet James Clarence Mangan
  


Brian Ború Millennium talk, 12 Apr 2014

I gave a talk on how we all descend from Brian Boru at the Brian Ború Millennium Commemoration Weekend, Killaloe, Co.Clare, 12 Apr 2014.




Brian Boru weekend, Apr 2014. Left to right:
Genealogist John Hamrock (of Ancestor Network).
Historian Grania Weir (dau of 16th Baron Inchiquin).
Genealogist Paddy Waldron.
And myself.
See full size. From Ancestor Network. Used with permission.



Royal Descents in my family tree


Tree The descendants of: descend (or may descend) from: Notes
Cashel George Cashel and Mary Kickham Edward III Unproven
Ebrill Edward John De La Poer and Frances Mary Croker Edward I Not proved related
Flanagan Tom Jacomb and Philippa Winter Henry VII Proved
Humphrys Dick Humphreys and Eithne O'Mara Edward III Unproven
Humphrys Mark Humphrys and Elizabeth Gibbon Edward III Proved
Humphrys Dermot Humphreys and Eibhlín Sigerson Piatt Henry II Proved
Humphrys John Lloyd and Margaret Humphreys Edward I Unproven
O'Mara James O'Mara and Agnes Cashel Edward III Unproven
O'Mara Alec Spain and Eileen O'Mara Edward III Unproven
O'Mara Michael Rynne and Mary O'Mara Edward I Unproven
O'Mara Count Johann Heribert of Herberstein and Connie O'Mara Edward III No descendants
O'Rahilly Edward Wren and Josephine Hickie Edward III Unproven
O'Rahilly Peter Rahilly and Aileen O'Connell Edward III Not proved related



My grand-aunt descends from Henry II, but not Henry III.

Donnybrook, Co.Dublin


Lloyd may have a Royal Descent


My wife and my children have 23 descents from Edward III


Ahnentafel (Ancestor Number) Online Parser




2013


Glasnevin Cemetery - New photos and street view

Westminster Abbey


Mangan tree now fully online.
Entirely new Nolan and Donovan trees.



Finns Leinster Journal, 28 Sept to 2 Oct, 1799.
My ancestor Joseph Donovan of Lisgordan signs a statement in favour of the proposed Act of Union.
See full size.




I discover a possible Royal Descent for my grand-uncle, Jan 2013


Major update to Maltass and Icard

New tree and images

New images




2012


Fixed error in ancestry of Kitty Hunter

I previously had Kitty Hunter's ancestor Sir Charles Somerset listed in error as son of the 4th Earl of Worcester. In fact, he is son of the 2nd Earl. (Thanks to Hal Bradley for pointing this out.) Fixing this required wiping out many, but not all, of Kitty Hunter's Royal Descents.

I also took the time to check thoroughly the line from Sir Charles Somerset down to Kitty Hunter. This descent is now definitely proved:





Gould of Limerick city


US Presidential election, Nov 2012


Media coverage


Media appearance: "Coleman at Large", Irish radio, Aug 2012

I talked about my genealogy work on "Coleman at Large", Newstalk radio, 14 Aug 2012.


Click to play first part of "Coleman at Large" show on identity.
Length 25 minutes.
The second part is missing.


  • You have to grab Newstalk shows while they are there. The first part of the show used to be from 28:43 to the end (53:00) in this: This URL no longer works. It points to another show.
  • The second part of the show is missing. It was never online.

  • The celebrity who discovered to his shock that he was not Irish was indeed John Hurt.




Cecil tomb at Westminster Abbey

New details and images



4th Viscount Fitzwilliam.
Portrait 1700. Used with permission.



Detailed mapping

New details and images

Detailed mapping

New images in O'Rahilly branch

New images in O'Mara branch




2011


President Obama visits Ireland, May 2011

Obama's visit to Ireland does in fact make genealogical sense. His Irish-born ancestor, his 3-greats grandfather Fulmoth Kearney (died 1878, many different spellings) is actually his most recent ancestor born outside America on his mother's side. So apart from Kenya (his father's side), Ireland would be his first stop outside America.



Queen Elizabeth II visits Republic of Ireland, May 2011



The Queen's most recent Irish-born ancestor, her 3-greats grandfather Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley (died 1842).





2010


Google Street View for UK and Ireland

This is an image, not an embed:

Street view of James O'Mara's house,
30 Maida Ave, Maida Vale, London.
Click to rotate and see location by canal.



Irish Times article, 1 Dec 2010

Royal Descent of 5th Viscount Fitzwilliam

UK election, 6 May 2010

New O'Rahilly and Humphrys images

Brooke Shields on "Who Do You Think You Are?" (US), 2 Apr 2010.



Brooke Shields on the show.
The show focused on her French Royal ancestors, neglecting her other Royal ancestors.



New details

New details


My MRCA work is mentioned on "QI", Jan 2010


Episode 10, "Greats" of Series G
of Stephen Fry's QI show, BBC One TV, 29 Jan 2010.
See 6:12 to 9:27.

  • Unfortunately, they seem to be working from an old article, since they name-check Daniel Boone, whose Royal Descent has since been disproved. It is a shame, since there are so many other famous people they could have mentioned.

  • About 5 million people watched this.
  • This is the short version. In the extended version ("QI XL") there is nothing extra on our section.
  • QI Blog, 13 Jan 2012.



Royal Descent of General Robert Hunter



2009


New details and images


"Who Do You Think You Are?", RTE TV


Ryan Tubridy descends from Brian Boru.



Rosanna Davison descends from Edward III.



Tim Humphrys branch

New details and images

New details

My grandparents' houses

Video hosting moved to YouTube



Blog - Archive (1983-2008)




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