Do you have Irish Ancestry or love all things Irish? Join us in the Ireland /Irish Roots Project!

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Time to start a new thread !!


The  Ireland/ 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.

If you would like to join the project we would love to have you.  

The Ireland Project (previously the Irish Roots Project) has now changed its structure into Teams.   We require everyone with the Ireland Badge to be a member of at least one Team or Sub-Team and our google group.

See  for details.  

The Teams and an explanation of their roles are :-

Categories Team -  If you like to organize, categorize, build a plan and see it through; This Team is for you.

Counties Team - Those interested in one area of Ireland, Province, County, Town. Includes One Place Study

Managed Profiles Team - This team works on profiles managed and protected by Irish Roots. PPP

Membership Team - This is our Administrative Team. They track new Members, Enquiries,

Profile Improvement Team -  Made up of sourcerers, arborists, connectors, biography writers, data doctors, and others,

Topics Team - Irish - Notables, Writers/poets, politicians, military, history etc

Diaspora Team  - the term Irish_Diaspora refers to groups of Irish no longer living in Ireland or not born in Ireland. i.e. United States, Australia, England, France etc.

 Can you therefore let me know which Team you would like to join.  If it is the Counties Team then which County Sub Team(s) you are interested in.

Please post an answer below.

Irish Roots Project is in the process of changing its name to Ireland Project. So you may see both Irish Roots Project and the new Ireland Project at different times. If you haven't seen the revised project, check us out at Ireland Project. We also have a new Badge.

in Requests for Project Volunteers by Maria Maxwell G2G6 Pilot (160k points)
edited by Maria Maxwell
Thanks Melanie,  I'll contact you direct to take this forward,

It's funny, really, but after my last post in this thread saying I didn't really have any roots in Ireland (other than Grandma who was English, but born in Tipperary) it seems my one three-greats-grandfather may have been Irish (County Donegal), not Scottish as always believed.  (My mother would be spinning in her grave had she been buried.)

I am NOT requesting membership with the Project, though, because I refuse to worship at the shrine of the google-gods.  I'm just making note that I have an even stronger interest, now, in Ireland than just my Famine Girls.  smiley

Now I just need to start work on proving the connection.

Hello! My name is Tracy Holt McClary. I was named after my great-grandmother whose name was Eva O' Tracy. My husband is a McClary which through the years has been changed quite a bit from O' Cleary to McClary to Clarke to McAleer so I'm having quite a lot of trouble with his surname. Any help would be appreciated. I am also descended from the Pollard family on my mother's side and I know there is a Pollard Castle where there are family reunions. Also the name Canady came through my mother's line as well. Help! :)
I am interested in joining the Irish Roots One Name Studies  Team, under Topics. The Surname I am most interested in joining is O'Brien. I would also be interested in the Diaspora - Australia Team, if two are allowed.
Hi Kassie and welcome to the Ireland Project and the Diaspora Australia Team and the Ireland One name study Team
Hi!  Half of my maternal great-grandparents were from Ireland.  Dwyer/Ryan/Stapleton are from County Tipperary.  I believe Mulvey is County Lietrim.  I haven't been able to make the leap across the pond.  The Dywers came to the US in 1848, but I don't know when the others came to the US.  Looking to make connections with relatives or learning more about my Irish ancestors.

Hi Sandy. I added a Death Certificate to Philip Andrew Dwyer (1869 - 1938) It has his parents listed on it. It will get you one more step back to Ireland.

Would you like to join the Ireland Project Diaspora Team

Yes, please!

thank you!

I would like to join the Ireland Project. My grandmother Bridget Quinn was born in Coalsisland, Tyrone in 1918. I would like to join the team County (Tyrone) and Diaspora team as I've never lived in Ireland.

My DNA is often referred to Scottish/Irish and I believe my great grandfather was born in Scotland. Are there any searches here that could help me with that?

Thank you!

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I'd be happy to assist the Ireland Project's "Profile Improvement Team" in connecting, sourcing and building bios.  I've posted Irish Roots in my tags.  If accepted, I'd welcome the IRELAND badge.
by Ron Campbell G2G5 (5k points)
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Help! I found leprechauns in my DNA and need help taming them!

After two years of research, I have confirmed that my grandmother's father, wasn't, and her biological father was a first generation Irish American.

I'm still deep in research on this new family, but I have new surnames in my tree: Boland, Pierce, Eagan, and O'Connor.

I have one record, an obituary, that states my immigrant ancestors came from County Limerick. DNA matches all have their Boland families coming from County Clare. So not yet 100% on their origins.

Regardless, I am now cranking out new profiles and keep finding four-leaf clovers on the floor. Lucky me!

I'd love to join the Irish roots project. Thanks!
ago by Allison Mackler G2G6 Mach 3 (38.4k points)

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