Fionnuala O'Connor
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Fionnuala O'Connor

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Fionnuala M. O'Connor
Born 1970s.
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Biography

Ireland Native
Fionnuala O'Connor was born in Ireland.

Fionnuala O'Connor was born in Dublin, Ireland, and is the eldest daughter of Seamus O'Connor and Marie Hand.

She was educated in National Primary School and then Muckross Park Secondary School.

She qualified with a BSc in Analytical Science from Dublin City University.

She has an interest in genealogy and natural history and the environment.

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Fionnuala 😀 great interview with you!

My kids have Power ancestors in Dungarvan and Abbeyside (Waterford). Don't know how far that is from Sporthouse. Of course, Power is the most popular surname in Waterford, right?

posted by Maggie N.
These are my kid's paternal ancestors > https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/N-Family-Tree-357

Cheers!

posted by Maggie N.
Hello Maggie

Yes, there are lots and lots of Powers in Waterford! The name evolved from the Irish version of a French surname: "de Paor" is the Irish version, in French it original was "le povre" or the "poor one"!!! In the middle ages, the French Normans invaded Ireland and many settled in Waterford. So it is almost impossible to find connections with Power families as there are so many, and the first names are also often repeated too!! Dungarvan/Abbeyside is not far if you are talking about American distances, but in Ireland it would be considered quite far for a family connection in the mid 19th century. So, I think it might be difficult to find any connection between your kids and my Powers. I've been quite overwhelmed with responses to my "Member of the Week" appearance - but I will have a look at this when I've time and let you know if I find anything interesting! Thanks again for your message.

posted by Fionnuala O'Connor
Hi Fionnuala.

Greet to "meet" you in the Member of the Week interview this week. I really liked some of your answers.

Chris

posted by Chris Whitten
Thank you Chris. It's a strange thing to be "famous" on Wikitree this week!!!
posted by Fionnuala O'Connor
Thanks for sourcing, Fionnuala!
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posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thank you, Fionnuala!
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posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
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Thank you, Fionnuala!

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thank you very much for adding death records to Isabella Mills and her sisters. Based on the informants, I have now been able to confirm who their parents were. So that's one mystery solved.
You're very welcome Philip!! I came across them on the "Dublin Unsourced" profiles during some work for the Ireland Project!

I've just added the "born in Ireland" sticker for the three of them :)

posted by Fionnuala O'Connor
Found a lovely new Badge on my page! Many thanks Fionnuala, most kind of you.

If you need any further help with those connections.. don't hesitate to ask :)

posted by Trace Allison
Hello Fionnuala,

I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!

Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything else you wish.

New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.

Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you there!

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/416270/weekend-chat-all-members-are-invited-june-30th-july-2nd

posted by Keith Hathaway
How's everything going?

Now that you have had a little time to try WikiTree, there are a few more features you may find useful.

Ideas on what to include in a profile can be found in Styles and Standards, including some tips on writing biographies.

If you need to describe an event, an heirloom or a location relevant to your research, you may like to learn about Free Space Profiles.

Lastly, sometimes you'll run into unresponsive profile managers. We have a process for resolving those unfortunate situations.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask via my profile page.

Vicky Majewski ~ WikiTree Mentor

Hello Fionnuala,

You are now a confirmed member of WikiTree! Thank you for volunteering.

Well don't you sound a bit Irish! Start by adding your Hand, O'Conner and even your Conner limbs to our great big ole shared tree!

Have fun and ask for help if you need it! WikiTree members are always eager to offer guidance to a fellow genealogist.

If you need additional help, our Mentors Project is a friendly bunch of volunteers who will be glad to assist you with WikiTree-specific problems.

See you in the branches --

Mags

posted by Mags Gaulden

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