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My great grandmother was:

Elizabeth O'Hanlon b Aug 1881 in Omeath

Emigrated to New York between 1901 and 1906.

Married Charles Edward Smith Oct 30 1906 New York, USA

Emigrated to Canada in 1906, settled in Dryden, Ontario.

2xgreat grandparents:

Peter O'Hanlon b.1855 Omeath

Marriage Oct 22 1878 Omeath

Mary O'Hagan b.1852 Knocknagoran

3xgreat grandparents:

John O'Hanlon & Mary O'Hanlon, lived in Omeath.

John O'Hagan & Elizabeth Rice. Married Dec 10 1848 Drummullagh. Lived in Drummullagh and Ballinteskin.

I've had my DNA done. It's on Ancestry, 23andme, MyHeritage, Gedmatch, LivingDNA, and FamilytreeDNA, kit name Abby or Abigail Fraser-Shadbolt.

Link to Elizabeth O'Hanlon in my Ancestry tree:…


Thursday 15th Jun 2023, 06:56PM

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    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 15th Jun 2023, 08:08PM
  • Hello Abby, I can find the birth of Elizabeth and a number of siblings all born over the next 15 years, I can find the siblings and Mary the mother in the 1901 census, no Peter or Elizabeth listed there and she has herself as the "head of family"

    You have done a lot of the heavy lifting already so I am not sure if you are looking for family there or want to go back further, the name Hanlon is fairly common there as it was the name of the main family in the region when there were Chieftains etc

    There was a very good site or is a very good site called Carlingford People but it went behind a paywall around the start of Covid, think it is about $20 dollars Canadian for a year, lots of old  photos from the area, mainly the people, assuming it contains some from Omeath too. 

    There is also a private page for Louth Genealogy on Facebook if you are there and also a Louth DNA matching page on Gedmatch with a FB page which you also have to join. Remember here that the members are not necessirly from Louth. 

    This is the link to the Carlingford People site and I see it also lists graveyard inscriptions, you can read the names without joining and I see O'Hanlon and O'Hagan listed in areas you mention. 

    As a matter of interest circa 1828 there was a lot of migration from the Omeath area to St John, New Brunswick, there is a long thread on this message board about it from a number of years back, a man in St John wrote a book about it, not now available except is some libraries. 

    This site here may interest you also, and there is a Carlingford Louth & Cooley Peninsula private FB page mainly local photos of the area. 

    I live in Louth but the other end, 40 miles away so please feel free to follow up  if I have missed the point of your query.

    Good Luck


    St Peters Louth, IrelandXO Volunteer

    Thursday 15th Jun 2023, 10:06PM

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