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Michael O'Rourke Michael O'Rourke
November 6, 2018 @ 12:52pm
Marching with pride.The tune Johny Comes Marching home was written as a piece of music , after the US civil War. it was written by a man calledGilmore from Castlegar Co Galway. Gilmores music was all written before recordings were made. In a recent RTE programme it was suggested that the Title came from a remark make by Gillmores sister that she wished her Johnny would come home from his unit safely. The Johnny in question was a Johnny O Rourke a soldier of one of the Union regiments. The programme is dowloadable from a podcast on RTE Doc on One the RTE site. Is it possible that anyone can trace the Johnny.
Kathleen Houde
November 10, 2018 @ 12:19pm
Hello Michael I am Kathleen Rourke. My grandfather was Cyril O'Rourke of Athlone
Michael O'Rourke Michael O'Rourke
November 6, 2018 @ 12:44pm
Marching with pride
Robert McNamara Robert McNamara
May 28, 2017 @ 11:19pm
my name is Robert Mcnamara my mothers maiden name is Maureen Orourke my greatgrandfather is Mick Orourke born in Ballybunnion county Kerry his mother is honora Sullivan if anyone thinks they know or are related id appreciate any info I went to Ireland 2 years ago I visited some of my Orourke cousins that live in the limerick and Adare some of them are Lyon
Daniel O'Rourke
January 5, 2018 @ 12:52pm
Hi, Robert. Please email me 'dorourke64@gmail.com'. My O'Rourkes were
Daniel O'Rourke
January 5, 2018 @ 12:53pm
from Co. Limerick -- Hospital Parish. Thank you, Dan.
Dave Roork Dave Roork has a question!
October 24, 2018 @ 1:52pm
I have had my uncle's Y-DNA in this group since 2013 and it has yet to be put into a group. He is Kit # 144806 and his haplogroup is R-L 1336 and his immigrant ancestor was Thomas Roork from Ireland. Is there a reason he is not grouped? He had a 67 marker test. ??
Michael Cassara Michael Cassara
October 22, 2017 @ 8:04am
Welcome to our many new members! With the help of the folks at FamilyTreeDNA, we have merged the previous "Rourke" and "O'Rourke" surname projects, to create this single place where the data will be compiled most usefully. We are hopeful that more male Rourke/O'Rourke/variant names will test in coming months and join our newly-combined group.
Evan R
November 7, 2017 @ 8:53am
You might want to consider putting an entry in the R surname list for Rourke and then cross-referencing to this project. People who are Rourke, Rork, Roork, etc might not think of themselves as O'Rourkes.
Jeffrey Crowe
September 16, 2018 @ 12:10pm
I have Y-37 and Y-67 matches with Ruark and Roark as a surname variants.
Mark MONROE, #635203 Mark MONROE, #635203
August 5, 2018 @ 1:54pm
Looking for information on Barnabas Monroe, b.1722 in Ireland and d.1767 in Orange County, New York. His father may have been a Samuel Monroe. Barnabas is my most distant known ancestor and is my brick wall with this branch of the family. Family Tree DNA Y111 and Big-Y500 results place my DNA roots in the County Cavan/Lietrim area of Ireland. The Uí Briúin Bréifne, whose main surnames are O’Reilly, O’Rourke, and McGovern and who seem to fall in various sub-branches of the R-A260 subbranch of R-A259. Some information I currently have also included Barnabas being born in County Cork, Ireland or Galway, Ireland. So, Galway and Cork have been my focal points to date with no tangible results. Speculation on my part has me thinking that the Monroe surname may have been acquired sometime during the Plantation of Ulster for protection by Clan Munro of Scotland. This was common around then and the largest %makeup of the clan today are not bloodline Munro. Any and all suggestions on where to look further in Ireland would be appreciated. Any and all connections to the Monroe surname and the surnames listed above would also be appreciated. -Thanks!
Mark MONROE, #635203
August 5, 2018 @ 2:05pm
My R-A11846 falls below the R-BY3338 branch on the Big Tree. See: http://www.ytree.net/DisplayTree.php?blockID=567
Nancy Farrell Briggs Nancy Farrell Briggs
February 3, 2018 @ 10:43am
Trying to find information regarding my Grandmother Ellen/Helen/Nellie Rourke/O'Rourke born about 1906. Her Sister Mary Jane was born in the Mohill workhouse in Booeshill, Leitrim in Dec. 1900. The only information I have is the 1901 census of Mary Jane and their Mother Agnes Rorke living at the workhouse. She was from Furnace, Leitrim. In the 1901 census, all three are listed (the children written as illegitimate) and that she was from Faulties, Leitrim. I have many DNA matches that are 3rd or 4th cousin matches but no one close enough to figure this out. May possibly be related to the Shanleys, Fearnaught, Leitrim. My Family tree DNA kit number is B170247 and my GEDmatch number is A168019. I've really hit a brick wall and would appreciate any information or help.
Timothy Lang
March 2, 2018 @ 4:58pm
Hard to believe there are two Ellen/Helen/Nellie O'Rourke needed tp be found, but I'm looking for one, also. Mine was born in 1892 in the workhouse hospital in Ennistymon, Clare. We can't bust through, either. Even she couldn't retrieve her baptismal record because of the fire that occurred sometime later at the workhouse. She had to get a notarized letter from a couple of people who were also there in order to become naturalized in the US.
Nancy Farrell Briggs
March 18, 2018 @ 7:30am
It's so difficult and frustrating. I wish the workhouse admission and discharge records were available. They may give me clues. Good luck in your search. The second Gedmatch number has an error on it, but I do not match the other one.
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November 28, 2017 @ 5:37am
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Vincent O'Rourke Vincent O'Rourke
November 26, 2017 @ 8:57am
Michael O'Rourke Michael O'Rourke
October 15, 2017 @ 6:50pm
I have noticed that some of the group ,have indicated their ancestors may have migrated from Scotland. There was a Scottish Based company that used to provide cheap tickets from Derry and Glascow. Most of those migrating from Nth Leitrim Cavan and Donegal would have used it. The Cameronia was one transatlantic ship that sailed this New York Glasgow, Moville(Derry) Route.
John O'Rourke
November 7, 2017 @ 10:30pm
My maternal grandfather and his mother emigrated from Derry to NY on the Cameronia on 11 May 1912. This was just a few weeks after the Titanic sailed.