If your name is Duffy or Treanor or McMahon or Connolly…..?

Would you like to trace your family tree?

Tracing your Irish ancestors can be a very enjoyable way to spend a holiday in Ireland. Doing the research yourself will give you a better understanding of Ireland’s past history and present culture and with a bit of luck you could find your long lost cousins. Here are a few hints on the groundwork to trace your County Monaghan ancestors.

As a starting point you need to know:
1. The family name ( The nickname is also helpful, especially if they had a popular name).
2. The parish and townland in which they lived.
3. An approximate date.

In Doohamlet we are lucky to have a local man Pat Joe Mc Ginnitty of Garadevlin,Doohamlet who is renown for his wealth of knowledge with regards the Local Family ancestry. I myself used Pat to trace the Connolly / McGeough sides of our family tree all the way back to the 1700,s.
Last year we had a Family from the USA Jimmy & Ann Cullen Long Island, New York, who with the help of Pat found the missing section of his family tree with the Prunty family in Croghan, Crematin County Monaghan.

If you wish we can arrange a meeting to help in your search.

Other options

Check online the 1901 & 1911 Cencus

Monaghan County Council.
Local History & Genealogical Services Contact Person – Catriona Lennon or 047-51143

Monaghan Tourist Office

County Monaghan Genealogy
Co. Monaghan Genealogy at 6 Tully, Monaghan.
(Postal Enquiries Only)