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801. Hello O'Hara rellies, I'm the grand daughter of Ruben Rolland O'Hara of Princeton, KY.
by Kate O'Hara
802. Hi, Its a long shot, as I don't have a lot of detail. I am looking for information about by Great great great Granddad ; James O'Hara born in "Ireland" circa 1817, who married Hannah in England. First appears in 1851 census in Kingsbury, Staffs, UK. passed away 9/10/64 in Over Whitacre [Warwickshire]. Can any body help? Regards Dave.
by Dave Glover
803. I see my cousin Tricia posted on here [on March 30, 2015 (note 753)]. Our great great GF is Michael O'Hara from Longford, Ireland (Killoe Parish). He settled in New Orleans, Louisiana in the Irish Channel. His son John is my GF's father and his son Robert is my grandfather.
by Karen O'Hara
804. I would like to contact a Brendan O’Hara from Melbourne, AU, re Joseph and Margaret O’Hara (nee Carroll). I received a message from him which referred me to this site. He was looking for any information on Joseph and Margaret O’Hara's arrival in Melbourne around 1860. I have been chasing the same information for 40 years. Our tree goes back to Thomas O’Hara (1750) from Rush, Dublin. Details can be found in my two previous messages at this site, namely Messages no. 707 (April 23, 2013) and no. 750 (March 7, 2015) at this site. Any assistance, thoughts or ideas, would be gracefully accepted. William (Bill) O'Hara.
by William (Bill) O'Hara
805. I have been unsuccessful in tracing my O'Hara ancestry. My father is Gerald Joseph O'Hara born 1933 and deceased 1977. His father was Joseph Crawford O'Hara. I know that his dob is 12/18/1889 and that he was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylivania. He married young to Anna Volava or Volata and divorced young also. Had a daughter, Gladys from that marriage (lived in Indiana for a time). He married my grandmother, Angela Niebergall-O'Hara in Chicago where my Dad was born. Joseph's father was born in New York and his mother was born in Ireland. But I have been unable to learn anything more about who Joseph's parents were and their ancestry back to Ireland. It interesting that my DNA results showed a higher percentage of Scottish than Irish. If anyone can help make some kind of connection, it would be appreciated!
by Kathy O'Hara Gracyalny
806. My grandfather on my father’s side of my family was actually my step grandfather. His name was Edward O’Hara an immigrant from Ireland. He married Iva O. Baldwin (possibly related to the Vanderbilt Family). Edward was a dairy farmer. They lived in Little Falls, NY. As a child I visited in the summer. The names associated with my grandparents that lived nearby were Anna, Mary, Frank, Ray ?, and my playmates, Maureen, Aileen, Monica and Theresa. Those girls had the O’Hara last name but I never knew who their parents were. I think Anna and Mary were their aunts. There was a teenage cousin named Charles, handsome with curly black hair, he had a pretty sister also. His parents might have been Marian and John O’Hara. When I was 9 years old my parents and I (the Purdy’s) moved to Fl. I missed my NY ‘family’ that lived ‘on the farm’ near Utica, NY. The 40s and 50s time period.
PS. My step grandfather was Edward O’Hara. While I did not find information about him, I did find Theresa Van Allen’s name there. She was an O’Hara who lived at the dairy farm and was my friend and playmate. I visited her in the 1990’s. Such a sweet lady she is. My quest has been to find out more about Edward, just curious. I know he and my grandmother (not Irish) have long since died but I have some Irish DNA so have interest in Ireland.
by Karen Purdy Stanley
807. Is there information on Mary Ellen O'Hara? She would be be my paternal great grandmother. She was born in 1863 in Ontario, and was married to John James Mooney, who passed in 1893. They had one son, my grandfather, John Edward Mooney. Thank you, Michele [O'Hara?].
by Michele [O'Hara?]
808. Hello, everyone! I live in Arkansas, and my branch of the O'Haras fled Ireland during the Potato Famine. They lived in Killeedy South in County Limerick, but I've only traced as far back as my 4th great grandfather, Bryan O'Harra, who was born in 1792. If anyone knows about O'Haras from Limerick, I would love if you could reach out! I hope everyone has a great day.
by Logan Connor O'Hara
809. Hola, saludos a todos los O’Hara, soy de Honduras, estoy en busca de información de los descendientes de PATRICK Henry (pack) O’Hara ya sea en Irlanda y Estados Unidos, él era irlandés, nació en meath Irlanda el 26 diciembre de 1843, se casó con winifred winnie Collins, falleció el 3 de septiembre de 1929 en condado de el corpus, honduras, ellos llegaron a Estados Unidos y tenían seis hijos allí en Estados Unidos, y PATRICK dejó seis hijos también en honduras, una de las hijas vino a honduras de nombre Mary deasy , dejó una dirección en New York, 304 Hollywood, ave. Crestwood, si hay alguna información ó algún descendiente de ellos por favor contactarme, se los agradeceré. Atte, Ada O’Hara
by Ada O'Hara
810. Dia daoibh, everyone! I made an Entry in the Guestbook here in January 2022 (Message 808 above); this Letter is a more detailed follow-up to that guestbook entry.
by Logan Connor O'Hara
811. I just came across this website. I was born in Belfast Ireland, now living in Niagra Falls Ontario. My grand parents were O’Hare, Keenan and Macauley. All born Irish. It’s nice to know there are lots more O’Haras out there. God bless you all.
by Brendan O'Hara
812. My GGF Michael O'Hara was in an orphanage in paterson / Passaic NJ, born 1866. We know nothing else. Looking for possible siblings or names of parents.
by Ann Sawyer
813. Just started looking into our genealogy. I think I've correctly traced back to Colonel Charles Henry O'Hara of Antrim County--possibly of the Crebilly O'Hara's. I would like to be able to confirm this.
by Teresa O'Hara Bell
814. I have some O'Hara's in my ancestry, its a small world.
by Aileen [Slow Wave]
815. Any O'Hara families from the Foxford, County Mayo area??? Names like, Patrick, Michael, John, James.
by Maureen O'Hara [Moe O'Hara]
816. Hi, I'm looking for some details about my granddad John Daniel O'Hara; dob 2/7/1931; born in Ireland I think in Mayo. His brother ran the post office in Tubbacurry. My grandfather died 22/08/1996 in England. I'm looking for my grandfather's parents names. Can you help me? Regards, Elizabeth
by Elizabeth Craven
817. Good afternoon, James! It's been awhile, but I wanted to update you on something I've been working on! I've still been just as obsessed with the family and genealogy research, and I decided that I wanted to take a page out of your book and compile all of my information into a single place! This way, I can share it with my cousins and record all of the different media and resources that I've chanced upon, so that it's not just locked away in my mind.
I'm honestly pretty proud of what I've been able to discover, all in all! It's still nothing like being able to go to Ireland and see these places in person, but it also gives me a very helpful roadmap for when I am able to go there. I've got so many plans, which this little book helps to detail and describe! The information contained therein does go a bit beyond the scope of just the O'Hara family, and it's been a good place for me to collect all of the interesting stuff I've been able to learn over the past few months. I'm still working out the formatting and the arrangement of the information, but I would love for you to examine it! Please let me know what you think, or if there's any other items that you think should be adjusted or added.
I hope you and yours have been doing well! Someday, it would be so amazing to have a big and extended family reunion! And one of these days, hopefully sooner than later, I would love to finally be able to cross the Pond and settle in Ireland, permanently. I also work in hotels and love hospitality, so maybe I could snag myself a position at Annaghmore House! That would be a dream come true, honestly.
Link to: An Scéal í Eaghra (The O'Hara Story), Compiled by Logan O'Hara
by Logan Connor O'Hara
818. The O'Haras are an amazing bunch dating back some 3000 years and originally from Galicia, north west Spain and south west France. Although the Heagrah part is 12 century I believe. I always love to hear from any O'Haras worldwide.
by Will O'Hara
819. I am interested in learning about a Charles Hilditch from Ballyclug, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland whom had a Son with Sarah O'Hara. Charles left N. Ireland and came to Toronto, Ontario, Canada and remarried.
by Debora Cowie
820. I am having difficulties finding birth details for my gggrandfather: Quintin O'Hara , b 1854? Married Martha Ann Hamilton in Ballysillan Presbyterian Church Belfast on 20 March 1874. He was a timekeeper in one of the Linen Mills, details say he was born in Co Antrim but I can't find anything about his birth. Two things mark him out 1. His first name and 2. He was a Presbyterian. My ggrandmother was his daughter Maggie, she was born in Ballymena in 1882.
by Ivor Mitchell
821. Hampton Public Library: Beginner's Course on Historic Research and Genealogy
I would just like to say a quick word of thanks! As a youth services librarian and educator, I've been running a fun beginner's historic research and genealogy class over the last few months, and I thought you might enjoy hearing that we were able to get some great use out of your genealogical interest resource links list. We were even able to use some of this information for our most recent group project. Thanks so much for sharing! oharas.com/genealogy/index.html I hope you don't mind, one of our youngest, Anna has also asked me if I could share a piece that she and her mother found together which we've begun referencing as a group on Genealogy and Family History Research. I've included it below if you'd like to review! We noticed you don't have this one listed yet, but Anna was actually the one to bring up that this could be something you might like to include for any other young historic research enthusiasts who may also be coming across your information and have an interest in learning more about their family history during their down time, like our group! If you find you are able to add this one to your list, would you please let me know? We're meeting Friday afternoon, and I would absolutely love to surprise Anna and the group if you're able to do so - I'm hoping to keep spirits up in light of the past few years' challenges, and I think it would make her proud to know she was able to pay it forward and maybe even show her mother her contribution if it ends up being included!
Thanks again for all your help here,
Guide to Genealogy and Family History Research
by Evelyn Williams
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