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October 20th 2006
My Irish claim to fame, my great grandfather was Michael Augustus Ward (Mac an Bhaird) from Donegal. My grandmother (Ellen Ward) full blooded Irish. Michael Ward (Bhaird or 'bard') married Mary Moran, daughter of Martin Moran (married Ellen Rogers), immigrant to Genesee, Pa (Potter County) ... read more
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Irish Flag Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than se... ... read more
19th March 2018

Oh please.. My grandmother Henrietta O'Donnel sent me on this journey
to find her own mother who died when she was 2. In searching for her own mother, I learned thather mother died at age 16, indicating that her own mother was 14 when she gave birth. My grandmother lived to be nearly 103 years old. I have yet to find her father though she was raised by her paternal grandparents, Hugh and Esther O'Donnell. I'd love to shed light on this mystery. I thank you in advance for any info ..

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