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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.

Family History Research

We recognise that our members’ primary objective is to progress their personal family history.  We have the capability to help in many ways.

Our family history service is personalised and, while it may or may not provide you with the answers you seek, our best efforts will have been exerted.

For those who are starting out on their project we offer some guidance and Research training.

Your personal research interests in terms of specific ancestors can be logged under Research Interests

There is so much available on the internet and our Useful genealogical links may have the source you are searching for.

Many people made important data available to the society and this is shared in our Resources area.

In Family Trees you will find many other heritages that might just be linked to yours.

With an optional O', five vowels and a silent g in an anglicised version of an original Gaelic Irish O Donnchadha, it is not too surprising that there are over 500 different versions of our name.

How we look, and what our features and characteristics are, may well bring some of us together, so have why not go into Physical Characteristics.

The Contacts Register is intended to provide information on useful people and institutions.  It is in the process of being updated.