researching Maley, Malley, O'Malley (and variants) worldwide
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Linda Omalley Linda Omalley
October 10 @ 6:17am
Hi everyone. I'm 68 years old and just learned 3 years ago that I'm an O'Malley. What a shock! Anyway, I've learned some of my line: 1). Austin O'Malley-b. 1770 in Co. Mayo Ireland Province of Connacht, d. 1854. 2). General Patrick O'Malley-b. 1809 in co. Mayo Ireland d. 1869 3). Patrick O'Malley - b. 1839 Westport co Mayo Ireland d. 1889 in Bayfield WI. married Grace Rogers who was born in 1850 in Ireland. 4). William O'IMalley b. 1874 in La Pointe WI. d. 1950 in Bayfield WI . He married Mary Ellen Brady. 5). James Francis O'Malley b. 1915 in Bayfield WI d. 1962 in Chicago IL 6). Me Any information would be helpful. Thanks! Linda
Harold "Mike" O'Malley Harold "Mike" O'Malley
August 11, 2017 @ 6:44pm
Hello! I have just now placed Harold "Mike" Clifton O'Malley in the O'Malley project group. His sister, Jane O'Malley Brown, is actually the one registered with her email at FTDNA. I had asked them to do the Y test for me as my mother is an O'Malley. I also have my mother's 1st cousin, Fred O'Malley, already registered with the O'Malley project. We are from 2 different O'Malley families--both in Kansas for several generations. We believe we are related because of a group photo from the 1950's following a funeral with members from both families in the same photo. Obviously THEY knew they were related, but none of us have discovered how. My mom & Fred's families grew up in one county, and Jane & Mike's family grew up in a neighboring county. Each of the families have done a lot of old fashioned genealogy research, and with no luck tying them together. We go back to about 1850 on the O'Malley lines. Jane has asked me for my help--large learning curve concerning how best to use DNA results--so you can contact me thru my email: opksmom@swbell.net and you will reach Susan Foster Nelson. Thanks!
Karen Lovell
January 7 @ 6:13pm
Hi I match Harold quite highly,This is on my Father's County Mayo side (Bangor, Ballycroy). I will try emailing, but will also check back here.
Susan Nelson
January 7 @ 10:34pm
Hi Karen! If you haven’t yet, please scroll down on this site & read my long post describing my O’Malley AND Carey families. “Mike” (Harold) is the brother of Jane O’Malley Brown...Mike passed away & Jane is probably about 95 now. Please correspond with me as we were all working together. Mike & Jane have no known Carey in their line, but I do. I do not show up in Mike’s matches...which we were doing to try & figure out my grandfather’s relationship to them (thru me). I will respond to you via your email, but wanted you to know I saw this post now & your email to me, too. Bedtime here soon. Susan Nelson
Karen Lovell
June 27 @ 9:23am
So very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. That is very interesting Susan,My father was born in Bangor Erris. I do have a connection to the Carey family, (Mayo), all my Paternal lines were born in Mayo, so if it helps, please do message, bohemianspirit2@gmail.com
Susan Nelson
September 24 @ 8:46pm
Dominic, you mentioned that Harold “Mike” O’Malley is one of the two matches you have here. Who is the other? Is it possibly Fred O’Malley (Frederick Donald o’Malley)? Based on the relationship between Fred & Harold, we believe they are 3rd cousins (using info from Blaine Bettinger’s cM graphs).
William O’Malley William O’Malley
September 14 @ 3:41pm
Hi, I'm Jacqueline, aunt of William who kindly agreed to do a Y-dna test to help me with my genealogy. Information I have so far on my O'Malley/Malley line is John Malley born c. 1810-1820 in County Mayo, married Ann Quinn. John was marked as deceased on both his son's marriage certificates so he died before 1867. Ann must have still been alive in 1879 when her son John remarried but I don't know when she died. Two sons that I know of John born c.1853 and Michael born c. 1850. Both sons came to Stirling, Scotland. John was married there 26 Jan 1874 to Bridget Malley (parents Patrick Malley and Bridget Kelly), they had two sons and she died 4 Apr 1879, John then married Catherine Ging (parents James Ging and Mary Mailley) 13 Oct 1879 and they had 4 sons and 3 daughters. John died 23 Nov 1905, Catherine 29 Dec 1936. Catherine's family came from the Tourmakeady area, I believe my Malley line may be from the same area but have no proof so far. Michael, my direct ancestor, married Catherine Thornton 18 Nov 1867 in Stirling, they had 15 children, 9 sons and 6 daughters. Catherine died 30 Jan 1898 and Michael 14 Aug 1895. Catherine Thornton was also from Tourmakeady. Their 7th child was my grandfather Austin, he put the 'O' back on to our name, the only branch of the family to do so. He was born 3 Oct 1879 in Stirling and died 12 Oct 1959. He married Christina Forsyth b. 4 Nov 1882-d 19 Jul 1963, 10 Feb 1905 in Glasgow. They had 10 children, 6 sons and 4 daughters. My father William was their 4th child, he was born 6 Apr 1912 in Stirling, married Janet McLellan (b 16 Aug 1920, d. 2010) 5 Apr 1940 and he died in 1999. They had 1 son and 3 daughters, and I'm their youngest child, William is my brothers son.
Tim Brooks Tim Brooks
June 27 @ 10:32am
Y67 kit # 613184 -My GG-Grandmother was Sabina ("Sibby" - Sarah) Maley Toner/Tonra of Westport, Mayo, b abt 1828-33, d Nov 1883 on James St, Westport ... she was married on 16 Oct 1847 at Oughaval RC Church, Mayo, to Stephen Toner/Tonra of Westport, Mayo, b 1809 - d 1985. Sabina had a tough life. -Sabina's parents were Martin Maley, of Westport, Mayo, b abt 1805, -and Mary b abt 1800. All who may have info on them, their lives, or early lineage welcome to comment.
James Mealey James Mealey
October 9, 2019 @ 10:55pm
James Mealey y67 in ungrouped nobody ever answers my questions on what to do next. Posted in June still waiting for a response from someone
David O'Malley
October 21, 2019 @ 8:32pm
James, it seems you and I are both ungrouped. The more people we can get to submit a test, the quicker we can be grouped. What county/are are you from? My O'Malleys in the states were Melia but in the 1850s they were spelled as yours is.
Michael O'Malley
June 22 @ 11:18pm
Don't give up hope. I joined FTDNA in 2008 with the Y12 test that was offered then. I had NO matches at all until around 2017. By then, I was checking this so infrequently that I did not know about the matches until December 2018. But I still did not have a group until May of 2019, when my only other O'Malley match (the rest were named Joyce - that happens too!) submitted a sample.
John O'Malley John O'Malley
May 4 @ 12:43pm
Obviously, having problems with posting. I'll just send to the administrators.
John O'Malley John O'Malley
May 4 @ 12:39pm
[1] John O'Malley, listed as the father of James [2] on James' passport application. [2] James O'Malley b. 16 March, 1859 in Swinford, Co. Mayo. emigrated to the U.
John O'Malley John O'Malley
May 4 @ 12:34pm
Here's what I can tell you: [1] John O'Malley, listed as the father of James [2] on James passport application. [2] James O'Malley, b. 16 March 1859 Swinford,
John O'Malley John O'Malley
May 4 @ 12:28pm
Sorry again. I figured it out. Every time I try to scroll down a line it automatically posts. Here we go again. Sent in my Y-37 test.
John O'Malley John O'Malley
May 4 @ 12:25pm
Sorry, didn't mean to post until I finished. I don't know why my computer is so sensitive.