Category: O’Connell

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 […]

O’Connell DNA Family Project: 2017 Year End Report

O’Connell DNA Family Project: 2017 Year End Report

From our friend Gerry O’Connell who is an admin for the O’Connell DNA Project. We will be posting these updates as often as Gerry updates us.   As we come to the end of the year, I am happy to report more progress in the […]

Titanic Victim: Patrick D. O’Connell

Titanic Victim: Patrick D. O’Connell

With the 105th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, I though we should take a look at the records on Ancestry to see how many O’Connell’s were on board the ship, that fateful night. UK, RMS Titanic, Crew Records  #636 (hand written on the […]

Death of Children in Tuam, County Galway, Ireland

Death of Children in Tuam, County Galway, Ireland

A few years back I read an article that broke my heart, the story was reporting that the remains of children found at the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, Galway, Ireland. Over the past two years an investigation has been conducted and it has been […]

Parameters and Databases for This Study

Parameters and Databases for This Study

For the last few months I have been contemplating what the parameters would be for this study. Where and how I would collect my data once I moved from spreadsheets. I know that currently my data is still small in numbers, especially the family tree […]

Margaret Catherine O’Connell

Margaret Catherine O’Connell

This weeks photo is of Margaret Catherine O’Connell contributed by D. Elfendahl from the County Kerry Genealogy Facebook Group.  Margaret was born on 20 Apr 1866 Cork City, County Cork, Ireland  to Jeremiah and Anne (Hannon) O’Connell. She was baptized at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church on […]

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 is visiting her O’Connell cousins in Quebec City in 1918. The boy is Thomas Cornelius O’Connell (born July 2, […]

Correcting Mistakes and Learning More

Correcting Mistakes and Learning More

As we work on correcting the data for the O’Connell name in the different census’ we continue to learn more about the search functions on the different websites. My first error, I shared in the post I Made a Mistake. Recently I learned a bit […]

I Made a Mistake

I Made a Mistake

I made a mistake and it’s one I should have thought about. When I collected the data from FamilySearch on the number of times the O’Connell name comes up (and all its variants), I did not search for OConnell. This is a huge mistake for anyone […]