The O'Donoghue Society

For all those interested in history and genealogy and whose names are derived from the Gaelic

Blog

The blogs are for reporting or discussing something or some subject.

As distinguished from our forums which are for family history enquiries and responses as now, where people are looking for someone or something and the journal which is for longer well researched articles usually, but not exclusively, of a historical or genealogical nature.

This page lists all blogs in date order. The links to the left allow you to see the blogs categorised by subject matter.  To add Comments click on the Category and then on the title to the blog you wish to contribute to.

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08.08.2016
I thought perhaps the best way to introduce our new feature would be to answer this question.  When blogs first appeared I was a bit mystified as to their special nature compared to forums, mailing lists, journals, newsletters and such like.  I have pinched a few lines from the web which helped my understanding
“A blog is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order.
 
Blogs for clubs and societies are called club blogs, group blogs, or by similar names; one typical use is to inform members and other interested parties of club and member activities.
 
Collaborative blogs or group blogs are a type of weblog in which posts are written and published by more than one author. The majority of high-profile collaborative blogs are based around a single uniting theme, such as politics or technology. In recent years, the blogosphere has seen the emergence and growing popularity of more collaborative efforts, often set up by already established bloggers wishing to pool time and resources, both to reduce the pressure of maintaining a popular website and to attract a larger readership.”
 
Ours is intended to be a collaborative blog.
 
I have distinguished between our forums, the blog and the journal as follows
  • The forums are for family history enquiries and responses as now, where people are looking for someone or something.
  • The blogs are for reporting or discussing something or some subject.
  • The journal is for longer well researched articles usually, but not exclusively, of a historical or genealogical nature.
The first two will be in real time, whereas the journal will continue to be issued quarterly.

I have set up some sub-groups to give an initial framework to our blogs but anyone can suggest a different subject and I will create a new sub-group.

Our initial sub-groups are

Society developments about what we are doing
 
O’Donoghues in the News from the current journal
 
Snippets (short articles/info on O’Donoghue history) from the current journal
 
Family history/genealogy:
 
Family history/genealogical sources
Research process enquiries – how to do something
Information found that may help others
Genealogical war stories

The name & physical characteristics:
Name spellings
Name pronunciation
Physical characteristics

Reunions/trips to Ireland
Reunions and gatherings
Trip planning to Ireland
 
O’Donoghues related to famous people

O’Donoghue folktales