Category: Guild of One-Name Studies

Bandon Registration District: Birth Registrations

Bandon Registration District: Birth Registrations

I spent two nights transcribing the birth registrations for the Bandon Registration District in County Cork, Ireland. 158 total births ranging from 1864 to roughly 1916. What was great about going through this process is that you can begin to see the families come together […]

Digging into Irish Civil Registration Records

Digging into Irish Civil Registration Records

The Civil Registration records for Ireland have been online for about a year or so. Not just the index, images are their too (for what seems like most). One of my resolutions for 2018 was to get back to researching the O’CONNELL surname. For the […]

Visiting Quebec O’Connell Cousins

Visiting Quebec O’Connell Cousins

Visiting Quebec, spending time with O’Connell cousins. The young woman in the center, without a hat, is Mary Ellen O’Connell (born July 31, 1902 in Montreal) she┬áis visiting her O’Connell cousins in Quebec City in 1918. The boy is Thomas Cornelius O’Connell (born July 2, […]

The Beginning of the ONS

The Beginning of the ONS

In 2015 I had a discussion with a few others that are also interested in researching the O’Connell name. Our biggest question was, “why is there no in-depth research on the O’Connells?” With no real answer to our question, it was decided that we should […]