Project: County Cork

Categories: County Cork

The County Cork Project is a Sub-Project of the Irish Roots Project


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This project exists to bring together researchers with a common interest in the genealogy, history, geography and culture of County Cork, Ireland.

Welcome to the County Cork Sub-Project. Our main goals are to find as many people in County Cork Records as possible, make profiles for them, and categorize them by locality. In this way, folks will find it easier to locate their ancestors in County Cork. In addition, we want to analyze the data in easy to read profiles for each ancestor.

In conjection with the goals stated above, we aim to provide as many links to online resources for County Cork, Ireland research as possible. We are building space pages for all localities with links to more information about the history, geography, surnames, etc. connected with that locality. We encourage researchers to learn as much as possible about the locality and time period in which their ancestors lived in order to more fully understand their lives.

Please join us by adding your name to the list below:

The leader of this project is Sharon Troy

If you're interested in participating in this project, please do the following:

  • Add the line [[Category:County Cork Project]] to the text area of your profile page. This will add you to the list of participants on the Category page
  • Add your name to the list below, along with a note about what you're working on in this project right now.


Participants in the County Cork Sub-Project

  • Sharon Troy Centanne - County Cork Sub-Project Manager, and Irish Genealogical Research Instructor. My interest in County Cork stems from my grandparents who were my Irish immigrant ancestors. I have studied County Cork for 38 years because I knew my County Cork grandparents and my family never lost contact with family in Cork. I have been blessed to have received ancestral information and family stories from living family members who visited Ireland. I am working on setting up Place and Category profiles for each of the historic jurisdictions of County Cork, Ireland, including the Baronies in Cork, the Towns of Cork,the Civil Parishes of Cork, and the Townlands of Cork, with links to Geography, History and Resources.I am also working on researching the 1901 and 1911 Census and adding profiles and surnames to geographic locations to help people find where in County Cork their ancestors originated, and trying to match names with people in the Roman Catholic Church Records, especially in Rathcormack, Templebodan, and Lisgoold parishes. I will need plenty of help with this endeavor! Thank you to all who who join and participate. :)
  • Maureen O'Halloran - My grandparents are both from County Cork - they emigrated to the US about 1930 (separately - according to family history my grandfather was on the same boat as my grandmothers brother who then introduced them). I've located them both in the online 1911 census in Ireland. Surnames (that I know of) in Ireland include O'Halloran (Halloran before my great-grandfather changed it about 1900 in support of Irish independence), Sheehan, Connoly, Geary, Wall
  • Edward Hogan - Brick Walled at Ireland's shores in the county Cork. My surname Hogan hidden just out of reach. John Hogan
  • Jennifer White Siri - I'm looking for information on my ancestors from County Cork. Surnames Carney and O'Neill.
  • Nick Brown - My area of interest is Kanturk, County Cork & my Keller antecedents who lived there.
  • Richard Hollenbeck - My earliest known ancestor from County Cork is Catherine (Noonan) McCarty (c.1810-11 Jul 1882). She lived in Grovespoint (Chicago), IL, but moved to Mapleton, Blue Earth, Minnesota USA where, as far as I understand it, many of her descendants live today. My branch of McCarty came out to California very early. I don't know much more than this YET.
  • P-445 re Margaret Knowles Trying to track the family of Margaret Knowles, born about 1830 in Kinsale to John Knowles and Mary Grace. I think she had 3 brothers who joined the 73rd Regiment of Foot, and the 2 surviving brothers ended up as orchestra musicians in Liverpool.
  • Mary Diamante - My O'Brien and O'Grady lines come from Cork. Other surnames from the area are Deasy, O'Hea, and O'Donovan (Reagh). Townlands include Ahaglasin, Gortagrenane, Dundeady, and Rosscarbery.
  • Platt 1223-(Michele Krogh)- Looking for information on my 2x great-grandparents, Michael & Mary (Haw) Stackpole and their 5 children from Glanworth, Glanworth, County Cork. They left for Ottawa (Bytown), Ontario, Canada abt 1828-29. The family is listed in a publication of Canal Workers. (The McCabe List). I have Michael's brother, William & family coming to Ottawa a little later as well. No info on the 3rd brother, John & family, as to whether they came to Canada or stayed in Grange.
My other 2 x great grandparents married in Ottawa, but didn't list parents' names. They are Patrick Nelligan from Doneraile & Catherine Buckley from Kanturk. (Possible name of father is Edward or Edmond). Also, both are in the "McCabe List", from 1829.
  • Igor Rowen - My father’s mother was a King. Her father married a Higgins, in Norwood, MA. A lot of Norwood, particularly the Higgins, came from County Cork. I recently found a Baptism record for Killeagh Parish. This narrows the search considerably. I’m focused on that section of Co. Cork. (The immigrant families are almost all 1850 – 1858 timeframe. I know the USA side of the story.)
  • Susan O'Carroll My Carroll family arrived in Cork about 200 years ago. They lived in Cork City at St Luke's and Hyde Park and were well off Quaker merchants and then stockbrokers. Carroll Quay in Cork is named after them. Most if not all went to England (my branch) and one went to America. My great grandfather restored the O' to the family name which had been dropped in the early 1600's under pressure from the English. I have names and dates for the family tree for Cork complete, but am still seeking information for Biographies.
  • Beverly McGowan researching McKenzie in Macroom. My earliest known from Macroom is Archibald McKenzie born 1818.
  • Rachael Guth - Davi[d]son/King ancestors (gone back as far as 6th/7th generation great-grands, mid-1700s) were from County Cork (no specific location). The Davisons originally came from Dublin and before that Wales; no info for the King family. They then immigrated to South Carolina and Alabama in the late 1700s. Would love more information on their lives/stories etc while in Ireland, and any family connections.
  • Susan McCall I am interested in the Dumas family of Kerry and Cork. Peter Dumas was a Sheriff of Cork in 1781. There are lots of individuals named Peter Dumas and it is very hard to separate them all, and another one was a Mayor of Cork too.
  • Joanna Bourne Researching the Dillon, Driscoll, Regan, Connelly and Hayes (Hays) families from County name a few! Many of these families emigrated to South Wales after the famine, but some ended up emigrating again from Wales to the United States. I have made positive DNA connections with other Dillon ancestors from the same area and have identified a 'DNA circle' and I am now trying to establish the connections between us. However, primary evidence is hard to find! I visited County Cork last autumn.
  • Melissa Blais Researching the family of my great great grandmother Johanna (Hayes) Kelleher from Clonakilty, County Cork. She was the daughter of Michael Hayes and Bridget (Driscoll) Hayes who were married in Bandon in 1856. I have managed to find birth records for a total of 10 children including Johanna. Johanna came to the United states sometime in the 1880's and settled in Lowell Massachusetts. I don't know if she came alone or if other family members were here as well. There is no US federal census for 1890 and by 1900 she was already married to my great great grandfather and had children of her own. I would love to connect her and her family to the tree and find out more about their life.
  • Morgan Mulligan My family emigrated from Cork, along with more than 2,000 others, between 1823-1825 to Canada with the Peter Robinson Settlers Expedition. They settled primarily in the Peterborough / Ottawa Valley area of southern Ontario. The head of the family was Richard Walsh. My focus is to add/improve profiles for these settlers. Some background: [1]
  • Kevin Jewell My great-grandmother, Elizabeth Cronin, was from the parish of Dromtarriff/Dromagh in County Cork, and her mother's maiden surname was Vaughan. My Purcell and Dillon great-great-grandparents may also have been from Cork (still searching the parish registers).
  • Pat Quinn Two branches of my family tree emigrated from County Cork in 1825 as part of the Peter Robinson led assisted emigration to Upper Canada (now Ontario). Both families settled in Emily Township, South Victoria County. The two heads of family were Martin Raymond McAuliffe from Kilworth and John O'Brien from Litter. I would like to learn more about these families.
  • Irene Dillon My County Cork ancestors lived around Castlelyons and Mitchelstown. Some of them arrived with Cromwell in 1644. The others have bee there longer. While my focus is on providing complete and accurate information in my own profiles, I hope to extend their family groups as much as possible.

County Cork Resources

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