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researching Maley, Malley, O'Malley (and variants) worldwide
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Francis Minnehan Francis Minnehan
November 24 @ 12:34pm
Hi, I’m Susan Minnehan, wife of Francis (Fran) and thanks for allowing us to join your group. Fran has several O’Malley autosomal dna matches so I thought joining this group might be helpful to us (and possibly some of you) in learning the connection. I believe some of his matches are members of this group. From the research I’ve been able to do it appears several of his O’Malley matches descend from Michael O’Malley born about 1770 in Maddaboy, Murroe, Limerick, Ireland. Unfortunately we have no idea if the connection is from his great grandfather John Minihan born about 1820 in Limerick or Tipperary or his great grandmother Mary Larner, also born about 1820. We’re not positive where in Ireland she was from but think it may also be Limerick/Tipperary. So if anyone matches Francis Minnehan on the various testing sites we’d love to hear from you! Thanks for reading this.
Annette Morrow Annette Morrow has a question!
May 22 @ 6:56am
Hello friends and possible family members. I am new on here SO I am not familiar with Family Tree and how to use it, or DNA. Help me please somebody? I am very familiar with Ancestry and have an extensive tree there. My DNA details are on this site (uploaded by a distant O’Malley cousin) and my uncles' DNA is here too - he is a direct line male O'Malley or Meally [Ben Patrick O'Malley T685766 & me A309356]. We are in NSW Australia. Our ancestors came to Australia in 1842 as free settlers both of them. According to the shipping records, both Dominic b 1817 and Catherine b 1819 were named Meally and it was her maiden name too. I do not have details of exactly where they were born in Co Mayo unfortunately or when they were married. I have naming patterns of their 10 children only, as well as partially filled details of their death certificates in NSW Australia which stated Dominick’s father was John O’Malley and his mother was a Nolan. Catherine’s father was also a John. They could have been second cousins perhaps. Direct male line is John Meally b about 1790s Co Mayo RC possibly married a Nolan girl Dominick Meally b about 1817 Co Mayo labourer RC married Catherine Meally John Meally b 1849 Portland Vic Australia married Mary Ann Brennan NSW 1872 Benjamin Patrick O’Malley b 1898 NSW married Adelaide KEEP NSW 1922 Benjamin Patrick O’Malley b 1934 NSW (Sibling Joyce M O’Malley b1922 my mother)
Mary-Jane McCabe
November 21 @ 7:14pm
Annette--Just got my results--need a good night's rest and xtra coffee to understand the results and how I can apply them to my family tree I am a U5a2b
Mary-Jane McCabe
November 21 @ 7:14pm
just thought I would let you know that info--best to you
William Hodges William Hodges
January 10, 2019 @ 4:50pm
I handle my husbands DNA kits. He has tested Y-DNA 111 and R1b - M222 SNP Pack His haplogroup started at M-269 and as he upgraded he went to M-222 and finally after the SNP Pack he is now R-DF105 There appears to be a NPE around the 1850's which came as a shock. He has no matches to any Hodges in the Hodges Project and his highest matches are O'Malley. A little background. His supposed ggg grandparents George and Hannah Hodges arrived in Australia as convicts and went on to have a large family. I began to notice on Ancestry that he had no matches with any of their descendants. It wasn't until one of their 'grandsons' called Henry that the matches began. Henry was my husband's great grandfather. A match came up on Ancestry 33 cM across 4 segments which means we could share ggg grandparents and in her tree are O'Malley's. He was lucky enough to find a second cousin that tested that also descends from Henry and he too has the same match, in fact all descendants of Henry that have come up match with this O'Malley family. So my questions are; Do you think I'm on the right track in thinking he is an O'Malley? If so could you tell me a little about his branch? Thank you Jenny
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Ian O'Malley
February 22 @ 7:00pm
I am one of those close matches. My ancestor John Malay was a convict and was convicted at the Old Bailey. He was transported to Van Diemens Land in 1830 and lived in Westbury, Tasmania. My closest match is with Dick O'Malley from the US whose ancestors came from Kinnadoohy in Ireland. Where did the Hodges live in Australia?
William Hodges
February 25 @ 9:34am
Hi Ian, three brothers were born between 1802 and 1810 at Fermoy, Co. Mayo, Ireland and were they tried at Mayo in 1833. The one I feel is my husbands likely ancestor ended up at Bathurst NSW. Thanks for your reply Jenny
John Melia
June 20 @ 3:22pm
I am genetically related to william hodges and and john malay who was transported. my great grandfather was John Melia born in Liverpool in 1852 (circa) and his father (Patrick?) Melia emigrated from Westport, Mayo during the Hunger. .But the matches are clear. I am R-DF 105 according to most recent analysis from my upload from 23&Me. But we shipped to the USA. Hectic times
William Hodges
November 8 @ 6:59pm
Hi John, I'm also the same R-DF 105
James Mealey James Mealey has a question!
June 22 @ 11:21pm
Hello I am working on my direct paternal Mealey line. I manage my cousins y67 results. James Mealey -Living James Mealey-Living James Norman Mealey b.2 April 1947 Beverly Mass, d.14 Oct 1983 Salem Mass George John Mealey b. 30 March 1923 Peabody Mass. d.6 Feb. 1984 George William Mealey b. 9 Nov.1901 Peabody Mass. d. Nov.1965 Beverly Mass William R. Mealey b. 1872 Lowell Mass d.1940 Salem Mass. Micheal Mealey b. abt. 1839 PEI/Newfoundland d. 24 Nov. 1894 Lowell Mass. Lawrence Alonzo Mealey b.1800 Dunley Parish County Carlow Irish Free State d.1853 Lowell Mass. I am wondering where to go from here? What would be the next step or test to confirm my research? Any help would be greatly appreciated Thank You Donna Jean Tester Kit #691783 l-M223 James Mealey
David O'Malley
October 21 @ 8:43pm
Have you tried the census records and/or baptism records from County Carlow?
James Mealey James Mealey
October 9 @ 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 @ 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 Farrell Michael Farrell
July 2 @ 12:49pm
We are new to this group. My brother Michael Farrell Jr. results are included. We have a strangely low number of Farrell's on his match list. We ran the match list through Tyrone Bowes analysis and his results determined that our time as Farrell's has been relatively short. About 1/3 of those on the match list are O'Malley's or some variation. Here is what the report said: "We have pinpointed your Irish origenes to be the O'Malley family from Maddyboy, County Limerick, Ireland. " Now I just have to figure out how we jumped to Farrell...adoption perhaps. I understand that these origins are estimated to be about 1000 years ago. Our written Farrell records begin about 1825 in Buffalo, NY. It would be a great help if anyone knows of a Farrell-O'Malley relationship. I'm going to look for some Farrell's in Limerick now. I have about 800 years of mystery to solve. The switch could have happened a long time ago....
Michael Farrell
October 1 @ 8:56am
I'm pretty certain our ancestors were Patrick and Bridget (McCormick) Farrell of County Limerick, circa 1810.
Delbert Ritchhart Delbert Ritchhart
July 13 @ 10:26am
I understand a DNA project has been established where you can see if you match the DNA of Grace O'Malley's descendants. Can someone tell me more about this project. I have taken DNA tests with all the Major Genealogy DNA companies. My grandmother was an O'Malley and I trace her grandparents, Peter Maley and Julia McNally to County Mayo--probably Kilmeena Parish just north of Westport. They were both born around 1835-37. After settling in the Scranton, PA area around 1855 they moved in 1880 to Mason County, Illinois. Along the way they changed their name from Maley to O'Malley. My emial is
Susan Nelson Susan Nelson
June 20 @ 9:45pm
Hello! My mother was an O’Malley. My O’Malley family came from Ireland initially to Wheeling, Ohio Co., WV (then known as Western Division of Virginia), not as one group, but appears to have possibly traveled with people they knew in Ireland. The ones we know of were the parents, Bridget Neilson/Nielson (sp?)(b. 1792) & Patrick O’Malley (b. 1788), and 5 children—Daniel (b. 1828), Mary Ellen (b. 1830), Catherine (b. 1832), Patrick (b. 1832-1836), & Bridget Ann (b. 1837). (Birth dates based on US census records, etc.). Based on the birth date of oldest child of these 5, the mother Bridget would have been 36 yrs old when Daniel was born. This tells me there must have been other children born prior to Daniel, but we have no information about how many or names of these “unknown” children. Mary Ellen married John Dixon 24 Jan 1852, in Wheeling, Ohio Co., WV, at St. Joseph’s Cathedral Catholic Church, and their daughter Bridget Louise Dixon was born in Wheeling on 6 Dec 1852. It is believed the father Patrick died in St. Louis, MO in 1853. John Dixon died in Riley Co., KS, on 7 Aug 1855. (Mary Ellen marries soon to John Henry Curtis.) The youngest known child Bridget Ann married Calvin Moses Dyche 23 Dec 1856, in Riley Co., KS. The son Patrick (b. 1832-36) was naturalized in Wheeling on 7 Sept 1857, married Ann Carey about one month later on 12 Oct 1857 at St. Xavier Catholic Church in St. Louis, MO (church marriage record provided parents names for Patrick & Ann). Daniel married Katherine “Kate” O’Malley (Ann Carey O’Malley’s sister) on 18 Jun 1858, in Riley Co., KS. Catherine married William A. Still on 23 Apr 1860, in Riley Co., KS. The mother Bridget & youngest child Bridget Ann were in Riley Co., KS, by 1855, along with Bridget’s daughter Mary with her husband John Dixon. (NOTE: The two Carey sisters also had a sister Mary Carey Kemple & a brother William Carey that stayed in Wheeling until their deaths. Mary Carey came on a ship with one of John Dixon’s brothers. On the ship that Patrick O’Malley (b. 1833-36) immigrated on, there was also a William Carey. In one of Kate Carey O’Malley’s obits, it was stated she was from Bangor Erris in Co. Mayo, Ireland. I am thinking that the O’Malleys were from a location not far from there. Also, the O’Malleys, Careys, & Dixons can all be found in records in Wheeling during the same time period. Patrick O’Malley & Ann Carey are my GGGP. I can be reached at opksmom”at” I had my 1C1R O’Malley male test thru FTDNA (Y-37; #436357). There is another O’Malley that agreed to test thru FTDNA (Y-37; #436483) whose O’Malley family came to Pottawatomie Co., KS, which is a neighboring county to Riley Co. We have not been able to figure out how these two O’Malley families might be related thru traditional genealogy records, although some members from both appear in a casual post funeral photo in mid-1950s. It appears the common ancestor was someone further back in Ireland.)
Alissa Barrett Alissa Barrett
June 20 @ 9:04pm
Hi, I'm Alissa and I’m new to the group. My grandmother was an O'Malley and my heritage is as follows (oldest first): 1) Michael O'Malley born in Ireland married to Bridget Joyce. 2) John Francis O'Malley born May 1861, possibly in England. Died Sept. 26,1924 in Scranton, PA. Married to Mary Jane Cunningham. 3) James Joseph O'Malley born Aug 24, 1886, Scranton, PA. Died Oct. 12, 1944, Scranton, PA. Married to Catherine Veronica Walsh. 4) Alice Lourdes O'Malley born Oct 2, 1916. Died Feb 2, 1987, Kearny, NJ. This was my grandmother. My email address: DNA Kits: Ancestry DNA test Link to online tree: GEDMATCH Kit ZS9952362 Family Tree Kit B532453 Would love to talk to anyone who potentially matches up to me as I'm trying to trace my O'Malley family line in Ireland. I know my GG Walsh was from Westport, Co. Mayo but I'm not certain about the O'Malleys. Any info would be a big help.
John Kleeb John Kleeb
June 17 @ 10:12am
Hi guys. I'm a great-great-great-great grandson of Luke O'Malley and Winifred Conroy. Both I believe born in Kilmaine Parish and lived in Killimor, The Neale. Their daughter Bridget was the mother of my Nana's maternal grandfather William Joyce. Is there any way I can add my father and my raw Ancestry DNA to the project so I can see if I match any of you all. Hoping I can discover more. I do know that Luke and Winifred had a son named James who is the second great grandfather of a couple of my Dad's DNA matches who helped me find that Killimor was the correct townland.