|About Murphy/O'Hara Family
I have come to the Internet to share the work done on all aspect of my family
history. There has been a vast amount of meticulous work done by the late Kevin Kelly
on the O’Hara side of the family which is included in this site. All the site
information is now shared with web sites from other branches of the family which
include Michael Kelly, Dublin, Helen Gordon, of France & England, Niall McCormick
also of England and Matthew Blair of New Zealand.
I also hope that the missing Murphy’s and Arnold’s out there will stumble upon us and
be reunited after 3-4 generations. To date 01/09/2018 this HAS happened after I did the
Ancestry.Com DNA testing. I received a list of distant cousins and sent messages to a random few.
Some weeks later Barbara Pollock aka Bonnie Kavicky sent me a message in Ancestry.Com advising me
we are related and she would try work out the connection. However, as she sent me a small section
of her family tree I could see the connection right away. I could see Catherine Arnold b1865, my
Grandmother’s eldest sister, was her Great Grandmother. So the DNA test was worth doing.
Due to a recent mishap I lost quite a lot of work. So I am presently sifting through
notes and papers trying to bring things back up to date. Any family member can send a
request, as indicated in the website, to access further details. I would ask people
not to enter information but e-mail it to me instead in order that I can update my
own master record first.
I have uploaded hundreds of photos and received some more form family members. I have
arranged the photo section into different family albums for convenience. Might I add
ALL DONATIONS ARE VERY WELCOME and that means family information, photos and
documents. Any submissions in the form of hard copies will be scanned and returned
If you have any queries, suggestions and/or information just click on the “contact
me” on the home page.
Slainte for now.
PS - If you visit please leave your name or a message in the guest book, Ta.