The society has helped me with my research by networking and connecting with others providinginformation to make "breakthroughs" in the research.Researching from the US is not easy. Making the jump back through time to the "old country" is the hardest. Having a network greatly helps.
Actually my participation in The O'Donoghue Society yDNA project has helped. Getting to know others a little better and through volunteering on projects helps you to get to know those who may know something about your family line (Tom has really helped me!)
The society helped me find out more about my heritage. It also helped me locate Curryquin where I believe my ancestor came from.
The society has helped me get in touch with persons that eitherdirectly or indirectly provided me with more information on my O'Donoghue ancestors. I had had very limited information and they offered me their time and knowledge to provide me with more.
By the way, I did get accquinted with a cousin here in Australia that I didn't allready know and we have shareed quite a lot of information, she read my original message about Thomas Donehue and margaret hare in your forum and that is how we found each other. Who knows, perhaps your missing link is also mine. Thanks again for having this wonderful site for people like myself to search.