Do you have Irish Ancestry? Join us in the Irish Roots Project!

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Starting a new thread as the previous one  has over 100 answers !! 

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The Irish Roots Project co-ordinates the efforts of Wikitreers who have Irish ancestry and/or would like to improve the profiles of Irish people and the Irish diaspora on Wikitree.

There has been an explosion of free Irish genealogical records in the last few years and there has never been a better time to bust those brick walls and improve the Irish profiles on Wikitree.

If you would like to join the project we would love to have you.  Please post an answer below (including your research interests and what you would like to work on) and follow the instructions on the project page.   

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Irish_Roots

 

asked Mar 22 in Requests for Project Volunteers by Maria Maxwell G2G6 Pilot (109,900 points)
I would love to join your project!  McHenry and Darsey irish here.  :)  please add me! Thabks
Hi Amanda and welcome to the Irish Roots Project.
I would love to join the Irish Roots Project.  My Grandparents came here to U.S. from Ireland in the early 1900's.  I have spent hours tracing my Irish Roots and just recently found (part of) my great-great grandparents names.  (McKinley)
Hi Helen and welcome to the Irish Roots Project.   Good luck with your research.

32 Answers

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Hi. I'd love to join. Currently researching Hall and Stephenson in Antrim, Aghalee in 1770s. They lived at Mt Prospect until Thomas Hall died and his wife and children moved to New Zealand.
answered Apr 10 by Lisa-Marie Hardley G2G Crew (720 points)
Hi Lisa-Marie and welcome to the Irish Roots Project.
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Glad to join the project!  Primary Irish roots are Donovan and Coleman/Colman from west Cork - probably around Bantry, but have learned that there are more distant relatives via marriages that I am only beginning to uncover.  Additionally my wife's family traces back to Laughlin's near Kilkenny.  Will have more time to assist this summer.
answered Apr 11 by Mike Cruz G2G Crew (440 points)
Hi Mike and welcome to the Irish Roots Project.
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I would like to join. My relatives come to Newfoundland, Canada from Cork, Wexford & Dublin.
answered Apr 12 by Debbie Wiseman G2G Crew (420 points)
Hi Debbie and welcome to the Irish Roots Project.
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I would like to join the Irish Roots project as I have had DNA testing done and learned that my roots trace back to Brien Boru (High King of Ireland (the O'Bien dynasty).The family name that linked my roots to the O'Brien dynasty was Finucane.In 1854 Lucius O'Brien 13th Baron of Inchiquin married Louisa Finucane..My grandmother was Anna Mary Finucane.At this present time i am researching to link up my grandmother and earlier ancestors to Louisa Finucane.Once I have found that information I shall be able to trace back my roots for 1000 years..
answered Apr 15 by Maureen Ahmad G2G Rookie (230 points)
Hi Maureen,  welcome to WikiTree and to the Irish Roots Project.   What an amazing find.   I wish you the best of luck with your research.
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Hello, I'd love to join the Irish Roots Project.
answered Apr 16 by Casey Fields G2G Crew (840 points)
Hi Casey and welcome to the Irish Roots Project.   Enjoy the Clean-a-thon !!
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Hello, I would love to join, I am working on my new Irish found family of Marshall and Wynn names who in the US are listed as Irish and no town yet known and this is a new find. I also have North Ireland links I would like to scavenger through with my White name, Auhn and Carson and also information about Clan areas in Northern Ireland if they took to Clan groups as in Scotland Thanks
answered Apr 16 by Mary White G2G1 (1,600 points)
Hi Mary,  welcome to WikiTree and to the Irish Roots Project.  Good luck with your research.   Love the hat in your profile picture !!
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I would love to join the Irish Project, I have Northern Irish on my dads side of the family and just found my GG-Grandmother and GG-Grandfather on my moms side and she is from Ireland and I believe Southern Ireland because My Great Grandmother was Catholic! Marshall and Wynn.  :) Yay! I can Drink Green Beer everyday! haha :) Now I can search for that pot of gold! GG-Grandparents and GGG-Grandparents!!
answered Apr 16 by Mary White G2G1 (1,600 points)
Have fun with your research.   As a child I remember my dad was convinced his ancestors came from around Dublin because they were RC.  Turns out they were from Fermanagh in Ulster !!
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My Maternal Great great grandparents  Thomas Moore & Julia Follis were born in Ireland, unknown area. I have been unable to find any further information on them. Without having to pay for it. I would love to join.
answered Apr 17 by Tina Simmons G2G Crew (360 points)
Hi Tina, welcome to WikiTree and to the Irish Roots Project.  Have a look at our research page for free Irish research sites.  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:External_Resources_for_Irish_Genealogy_Research
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I am interested in joining this project, I have several branches of my tree that trace to Ireland, Rafters (Dublin), McNamaras (don't know where they come from), Moores, Lochrie/Loughrey (Londonderry or Derry) Maxwells (Strabane) - please add me, thank you very much
answered Apr 18 by Margaret Lochrie G2G Crew (610 points)
Hi Margaret and welcome to the Irish Roots Project.  Great to find another Maxwell researcher in Ireland too !!
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I would like to join the Irish Roots projects. I am particularly interested in the Delamain family who came from France to England around 1625, and eventually settled in Dublin and Kilkenny. They intermarried with various Irish families over the following two centuries.
answered 6 days ago by Ralph Wedgwood G2G Crew (890 points)
Hello Ralph and welcome to the Irish Roots Project.
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I would like to join the Irish roots project. I have McEvoy / McAvoy, Donovan, Kelly (and more) roots in NB, Canada.
answered 5 days ago by Erin Schraven Klein G2G Crew (520 points)
Hi Erin and welcome to the Irish Roots Project.
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On the Hanrahan side, most of my ancestors were Irish from Galway in the townland of Garryad and Garryduff in the parish of Killimor.  I can find records back to about 1800, but not before.

On my Scottish/Irish MacDonald side, 25% of my family is from Nova Scotia.  I've found DNA matches and records for their time in Nova Scotia.  But tracing them back to Ireland has been difficult, especially for my 5th great-grandfather, Cornelius Dwyer (born about 1742 in Tipperary, Ireland.)

Also on the MacDonald side, I have had difficult tracing my 2nd great grandparents, Patrick and Bridget Griffin (born around 1825) before their time on Long Island in New York.  There are lots of records and several DNA matches for their time in New York, but not before.  I'm pretty sure they came from Ireland on one of the "famine ships"  in the 1840s, but I can't sort out which of several Patrick Griffins he was, or where in Ireland.

I find the intersection of personal and world history to be really interesting and would like to learn more about the pre-1700 period, not to mention pre-1800!
answered 2 days ago by P Hanrahan G2G Crew (750 points)
Hi and welcome to the Irish Roots Project.

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