Attached is a smattering of info I have come across.

  Also, a couple tidbits found during the search.

   I am sure you all have info to help fill the gaps..And make CORRECTIONS.      Data is displayed in a couple different formats.

     Not terribly fancy, as it is a program and databases I put together at home.

 

Feel free to copy, scribble notes on, and fill in the info you have.  If you can forward any info you have to me, I will include it in this application, and create new reports. I will be glad to send the application and Databases to anyone who wants to have it on your own PC, just let me know. Again, I put it together to capture the Donohue Clan data, but will eventually look into expanding it to accept even “Out Law” information.  Also everything is now looking back in history, so creating links to the future would be another step to explore.  Worse case, this will collect the historical data, and you can buy one of those fancy off-the-shelf packages for all the bells & whistles.

 

The Trivia info is just a collection of some of the notes I took down here & there. If you have any narrative info, ie stories, etc. (and I know some of you are dying to tell some),  they could be added to this trivia database and printed out in the Next edition.

 

 Even found a few pages of Donohue, Hackett, Ryan & Mahan convictions           and punishments in Ireland, during the famine.

The conviction info by it’s self, tells the story of the Irish men ,women and children, with nothing to eat, stealing corn, cows or sheep just to feed the family, and being sent off on the ships for 10 to 15 years.  It truly brings the reality of the famine and British rule to light. There are tens of thousands of these records.  Unfortunately, the records for legitimate emigration are hard to find.

 

Hey, lighten up, this is supposed to be a cheerie start for family history.

 

I look forward to any and all info we all can collect.  Any comments and such will add to the story.  Hope you enjoy this little bit o’ info,  (which may not be new, but is beginning to be written down) as much as I enjoyed gathering it......and there’s much more to find.

 

Can’t resist closing with the old traditional Irish Blessing :

 

    May the road rise up to meet you,

    May the wind be always at your back,

    May the sun shine warm upon your face,

    The rains fall soft upon your fields,

    And until we meet again

    May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.

 

God bless you all,

   Brother Ed                                                                          2/24/1997