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Monica Doherty Monica Doherty
July 24 @ 11:43am
My great grandmothers maiden name was Velma Callahan. She married Pete Berry Johnson. Anyone with share this connection? I would love to exchange stories with you. :)
Michael Thornley Michael Thornley
April 28 @ 5:00am
Greetings from Melbourne Australia. Whilst I am not a direct male descendant, I do carry the blood of this great family. My great-grandmother was a Callaghan and there are thousands of descendants from Andrew Callaghan who came to Australia as a convict from Down Patrick, county Down, Northern Ireland. Andrew (DNA Linked) CALLAGHAN (1784 - 1841) 4th great-grandfather James (DNA Linked) CALLAGHAN (1817 - 1890) Son of Andrew (DNA Linked) CALLAGHAN John (DNA Linked) CALLAGHAN (1840 - 1914) Son of James (DNA Linked) CALLAGHAN Bridget Agnes (DNA Linked) CALLAGHAN (1880 - 1954) Daughter of John (DNA Linked) CALLAGHAN David Andrew (DNA Linked) EADY (1911 - 1988) Son of Bridget Agnes (DNA Linked) CALLAGHAN June Florence (DNA Linked) EADY (1938 - ) Daughter of David Andrew (DNA Linked) EADY 'Colonel' Michael Ellis THORNLEY JP You are the son of June Florence (DNA Linked) EADY
Billy Harris Billy Harris has a question!
January 24, 2018 @ 12:26pm
I recently joined this group after upgrading to 111 markers showed that I was closely related to a Callahan line. The surname project for Harris had already shown a NPE in the past. In fact in that project my results closely matched a George Braswell Sr. line and not any other Harris lines. I joined the Braswell surname project and found that the George Braswell Sr. line doesn't match any other Braswell lines. My question is: does anyone in this group have links to a Harris family in North Carolina? (Note I presviously make a mistake in this post when I said we match an Anderson line. I meant to say Braswell.)
Brian Callahan
February 6, 2018 @ 9:58am
Patty & Billy: This is where your results should be on the Big Tree which is free. This is a free upload. Instructions on how to upload your Big Y results are at the top of the Big Tree page. Looks like you upload your Big Y VCF File & not your Bam file. As you can see you will be joining another Callaghan. Big Tree is different than Y Search.
Leah Picone
July 25, 2018 @ 1:44pm
Hi Billy, my name is Leah and I also have both Harris (PA/VA/LA) and Callahan (??/VA/LA) in my family tree on my mother's side. Good luck!
Michael Callahan
February 4 @ 1:04am
Leah Picone, and Billy Harris, I'd like to connect with you about your Callahan connections. Billy, do you know when/where the NPE in the Harris line occurred. Leah, I'm interested in any connection to Callahan's in PA and VA. Thank you.
Billy Harris
February 22 @ 9:56am
Michael Callahan, I am Billy's cousin Carol and I manage his DNA tests. I'd like to connect with you too. I only know that the NPE occurred prior to about 1800 since we can trace our g-g-grandfather Joel J. Harris' birth to that time in North Carolina. It may have been Rutherford County. Based on y-DNA testing, it appears our Harris line is related to Braswell, Callahan, and Grant surnames and not to any other Harris lineage. If you have any ideas we can collaborate on, I would love to hear from you. If you'd care to send me a personal email, you'll find it on Billy's profile.
Lois (Hunter) (Harrell)Thomas Lois (Hunter) (Harrell)Thomas
November 17 @ 4:13pm
Hi Everyone, I have hit a brick wall and am hoping someone on here can help. I have been able to track my great great grandmother Julia O'Callaghan back to Peterborough, Ontario Canada. She was the eldest of John O'Callaghan and Elizabeth (Allen) O'Callaghan. She left Canada and immigrated to the US in 1880-ish as her first born ( and only child she has mentioned on any census) was born in Buffalo, New York. Here is the problem, Julia O'Callaghan's daughter goes by the name of Rose Ford this is her name when she married my GreatGrandfather, but I cannot find a marriage of Julia O'Callaghan to anyone named Ford in Canada nor in Buffalo, N Y. nor can I find a marriage of Rose (O'Callaghan) to anyone named Ford. I am hoping someone on this collaborative might know something.
Lois (Hunter) (Harrell)Thomas
November 17 @ 4:14pm
Am I suppose to post my Kit number?
Brian Callahan
November 19 @ 8:36am
Hey Lois.... have you joined the Callahan Surname Project?
Lois (Hunter) (Harrell)Thomas
December 3 @ 8:30pm
Hi Brian Yes I have
Joseph Callahan Joseph Callahan
October 10, 2018 @ 7:44pm
Hi, Joe Callahan here, 859620. I've been in the group about a month to six weeks. Still ungrouped. Does it make sense to stay in? Is it an admin timing issue or perhaps something else? Please advise. Thanks!
Brian Callahan
October 12, 2018 @ 2:56pm
Hey Joe.... Welcome & hang in there .... just waiting for your Big Y Results to post! Looks like they are do any day now. Best, Brian
Joseph Callahan
November 7 @ 3:12pm
It just came in...
Joseph Callahan
November 26 @ 3:14pm
Hi Brian, it looks like I'm a R1a. The admins over in the R1a Project say I'm their first R-YP386 they've heard of with an Irish background. They suspect Viking influence and perhaps a new clade.
Brian Callahan
November 28 @ 8:36am
Hey Joe: Have you seen this study of Irish autosomal dna...... no doubt the Vikings influenced the Irish genome. Sometimes we forget that since Ireland is an island nation that we had to come from somewhere else first... and that overtime there were additions! see
Stephen Callahan Stephen Callahan
July 9, 2018 @ 7:20am
I found this beautiful small cemetery on the outskirts of Mallow while looking for the O'Callaghan castle. The Callaghan lands were traditionally west of Mallow, Cork along both sides of the Blackwater river valley, comprising the parishes of Kilshannig and Clonmeen. The Callaghan’s were dispossessed of their ancestral home of approximately 50,000.00 acres during the Cromwellian Plantation and settled in East Clare.
Kerry O'Callaghan
October 6, 2018 @ 11:15pm
I also found this site several years ago. I found this story on the internet, somewhere....Enjoy! Alasdair McCulla McDonnell, He led the Munster regiment, as well as his own Glengarrys, when Taffe fled from Knocknanuss in 1647. He was shot through the head after being taken prisoner late in the evening and died from this wound within a few hours and was buried in the orchard at Rathmaher house. His body was subsequently dug up by Kathleen O'Callaghan of Clonmeen with whom he had an affair. His huge body was taken to the O'Callaghan tomb at Clonmeen with all the honour and ceremony of a Gaelic chief where it still remains today. Alasdair Mac Colla himself, under the command of Viscount Taaffe, was killed by English Roundheads at Knocknanuss after he had been taken prisoner. He was said to have been buried in the now ruined church of Clonmeen, County Cork, near the village of Banteer, in one of the tombs of the O'Callaghan family, then of Clonmeen Castle and later of Clonmeen Lodge. The family's head Donough O'Callahan was at the time a member of the Council of the Irish Confederacy. The vault is supposed to be under the church's north wall, against which a monument was placed in 2011 by a local historical society.
Tim O'Callaghan Tim O'Callaghan
August 28, 2018 @ 5:09pm
Hi Brian, i just ordered upgrade from 111 markers to the Big Y-500 for $329. I'll be interested to see the results. I'm sure it's money well spent.
Brian Callahan
August 28, 2018 @ 5:37pm
Good for you Tim! Excellent price. One of the best things is getting on Alex Williamson Big Tree so you can see who shares some of your novel snps. Looking forward to seeing your results.
Brian Callahan Brian Callahan
August 28, 2018 @ 3:26pm
Hey folks if you have been waiting on a great price for Big Y upgrades there is a great end of summer sale going on .... check your home prices but most upgrades are in the $400s
Maurice Harvey Maurice Harvey
August 7, 2017 @ 12:04pm
Hi all I'm Campbell and I manage my great uncle Maurice's account. Thanks for letting me join. I've got a mystery to solve regarding my great grandfather who was born to an unknown gentleman in or around Wellington, New Zealand in 1891. I didn't know who great great grand mother was either but I have identified her using autosomal techniques. And now I have been able to narrow down the matches to try to identify great great grand father. I have one autosomal match who matches at the level where one of her great grandparents is possibly the missing man. One of her great grandfathers is a Callaghan and records show he immigrated to New Zealand and lived in the same street as great great grand mother when great grand father was born! In a cruel twist, one of my said autosomal matches other great grand fathers had also immigrated to New Zealand and also lived in the same neighbourhood at the correct time! What are the chances??!!!? Anyway, the other was a Guthrie so I've joined that group as well. I am trying to find a direct descendent of this William Callaghan 1853 England -1936 New Zealand (son of Peter) who moved to New Zealand in 1875, so I am told. Anybody know anyone who could help? Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Phillip Callaghan
July 30, 2018 @ 12:04am
Hi Maurice. We may have a link I also have a William Callaghan son of Peter. William married Mary Ann Thomas in Wellington 1881. I have no idea how he got here. ITM have him in Wellington 4 years before he married. Sorry I didn't know how this platform works but would like to contact you directly. If I am correct I would be the gt gt grand son to William. Thanks Phillip John Callaghan
Ken Callaghan
August 14, 2018 @ 9:44am
Hi Phillip, thanks for the reply. Yes that is indeed the same William and Mary Ann from my story. Unfortunately your inclusion in the mix actually confirms I am not from the Callaghan line. You will see your match Ken who is also a descendent of William and Mary. As none of our family match either of you and you match each other, I now know without a doubt that we can't be a product of this gentleman or anyone below him. I can perhaps help you out with that Callaghan NZ mystery though? I have been in contact with a further descendant of William and Mary and I believe her family holds a lot of information about the Callaghans, at least that they arrived in NZ in 1878. Let me know if you are interested in finding out more. Email is Regards.
Maurice Harvey
August 14, 2018 @ 9:48am
Just realised I replied from Ken's account, which I manage. Sorry for any confusion. Phillip, have you done a Y DNA test?
Paula Allec (Leitch) Paula Allec (Leitch) has a question!
July 18, 2018 @ 10:08am
I am new to this DNA stuff, and I am hoping that I might be able to have my kit matched to the males in the group. My 4th Great Grandfather comes from Wicklow, Ireland through the Battery in New York City and settled in Canada. His name was Patrick Callahan, and for the life of me, I cannot find anything on him prior to his arrival here in the US. Spelling of his last name is my guess? My kit number is 851952, Haplogroup V11, Regions HVR1 and HVR2
Brian Callahan
July 19, 2018 @ 4:59pm
Have you done an advance search to see if you match any Callahan’s?
Paula Allec (Leitch)
July 21, 2018 @ 8:10pm
What is an "advance search"?
Paula Allec (Leitch)
July 21, 2018 @ 8:12pm
I do have DNA matches on FTDNA and Ancestry to Callahan's, but I am having the worst time trying to find information on Patrick Callahan prior to his arrival here in the US.