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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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In England & Wales, Catholic or maybe not
Irish migrants to Britain were often young and single and lots of them weren't as Catholic as all that. In many places there were no Catholic services within walking distance. Many people who settled locall y with an English partner ceased to be Catholic in practice. Priests preached against mixed marriages but were also aware that you gained families as well as losing them. Irish Catholics were doubly a minority and minority numbers are always crumbling as individuals integrate with the majority. Many people who were probably Catholic had Anglican marriages and burials and (to a lesser extent) baptisms.

Other helpful DNA web sites

http://www.bartondna.info/
http://blairgenealogy.com/
http://www.duerinck.com/surname.html
http://www.ybase.org/
http://genealogy.about.com/cs/geneticgenealogy/
https://sites.google.com/site/wheatonsurname/beginners-guide-to-genetic-genealogy
http://isogg.org/
http://www.isogg.org/wiki

We hope that many of you will find this project of real interest and wish to participate. If you have any questions please contact our Group Administrator, Elizabeth O'Donoghue at elizabethod@eircom.net.