IT'S BEEN A BUSY WEEK HERE at Waterford Origins and Great Great Great Family Trees...

Posted by Waterford Origins on April 18, 2015 at 9:35 AM


It's been a busy week here at Waterford Origins and Great Great Great Family Trees.

Mon. Morning: sent off 1st draft of family tree to client in Spain. 90 names, 8 generations, 18 photographs. Ancestors include Dean of the Royal College of Science, Governor of Hong Kong, first organist of the Pro-Cathedral Dublin, a bunch of classical musicians and the head greenkeeper at Milltown Golf Club Dublin.

Mon. Evening: gave lecture to 2nd Year Dip. in Genealogy class in University College Cork - 'Tony's Top 5 Genealogy Websites'.

Tues. Morning: Found the faint footprints of the Waterford born ancestor of Newfoundland client whose forbear left our shores c.1830. His baptismal record dated 1820 shows he was from the little fishing village of Passage East in Killea RC parish. Gold dust.

Tues. Evening: 1st Year Dip. in Genealogy UCC - 'Where's William? Case study of a Royal Dublin Fusilier'.

Wed: Missing relative case - English marriage record arrived in post. Turns out she married a foreign student 11 years her junior. The plot thickens...!

Request for research from an Irish American coming home in May. Found her emigrant ancestor's 1818 baptism in Kilrush near Dungarvan. A Famine graveyard in same townland - closed in 1847 due to being 'full'.

Thurs. Morning: Final draft of a mighty impressive family tree I've been working on arrives back from the printers. A1, 95 names, 9 generations 30 photos including 7 beautiful old wedding photos. May be my best yet.

Thurs. Evening: Lecture to University of Limerick genealogy class. Record class and post online to off-campus students.

Friday: Client's granny is a Donovan from Slieverue, Co. Kilkenny. Following a hunch she's related to John O'Donovan (1806 - 1861), the greatest of all Gaelic Irish scholars, I meet with 2 O'Donovan experts. Yes there's a link! I can now connect into the recorded genealogy of O'Donovan, Lords of Clancahill which spans over 100 generations. Client will be chuffed.

As I say - it's been a busy week! 

Tony Hennessy


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Reply Tom Power
12:47 AM on April 19, 2015 
great, great, great work indeed Tony, and what magnificent resurrection of links to the past for your clients, very stirring and emotional I'm sure - well done
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