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The O'Donoghue Society

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

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Poor relief in England & Wales
Poor relief came from the Anglican parish until 1834, and then the Board of Guardians. All poor Irish knew the distinction between going to church for services, or for help. Settlement examinations are one of our best sources for a place of birth or marriage in Ireland. These go right on to 1929 if they have survived.

February Snippet subject: 'How the Irish famine affected my family' further response posted

Carol Hurley Law, responding to ‘How the Famine affected my family’ tells us the story of her Kerry/Cork families settled on Irish Mountain in West Virginia.
This was so good I felt it should be given the length of a journal article and with full picture content.  It appears in the October journal

01/09/2019