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About Hennessey Family
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Welcome to my Family-Tree Website. This site is not exactly how I'd like everything 
to be presented, but at the moment, it is the most economical way of letting everyone 
see what I've been up to for the past 2 years.

So who is on this tree?  Well you probably are, because I've kept it private and only 
an invitation with a password got you in. Since I am the 'focus' of the tree, 
Hennessey is the tree's title. All the other known branches on both my dad's 
Hennessey side and mum's O'Donoghue side are included. You don't have to read 
everything if one or more branches don't interest you. You can call up yourself 
in  'Family of ...' and look at everything to do with Ancestors and Descendants with 
you as the focus.
You should be able to make and print-out a range of different charts and trees. 
Unfortunately, the bigger picture of a whole tree cannot be viewed or printed here. I 
don't even have one myself anymore.
There are instructions how to navigate through the site. Take some time and have a 

So what interesting things have I found out....
Well, there's a line of direct descent to the last King of Ireland for starters. 
Sorry but not all of you can claim this one as your own!
We have the First Prime Minister of New Zealand together with the Maori Royal Family 
in New Zealand. We have a whole line of Scottish and English Kings and Queens who sit 
precariously on the smallest of twigs, never mind a branch. If my 6th cousin who 
gave me the information didn't know that she was of direct descent from Mary Queen of 
Scots then it wouldn't be on here would it? There are quite a few branches I have 
left off mainly because once I get past 12th cousins I find it a bit boring. (lol).
Despite believing that I had very few English ancestors, I went looking for a GX6 
Grandfather and found him down the road in Hale Village. Another 'family' member (not 
on the tree) also found him and took exactly the same photo which he published in his 
Liverpool Echo column. A quick 'legal' letter had him and the Echo making a public 
apology and a donation to Marie Curie!

There are Skeletons aplenty when you dig deeper. Why did one family change its name 
every time the census man came along? Why did one set of my Grandparents never marry, 
yet have nearly a dozen children?  Why am I questioning whether or not one side of my 
family should keep the family name or make a return to its 'real' name?  Should I 
reveal the secrets of my DNA tests and spoil it for some of you having a drink of the 
family tipple? Is there anybody out there who really wouldn't be interested to learn  
that at least half of my family have a genetic makeup which is strongest in 
Transylvania? Has your Father been known to howl at the moon? Hi Dad!

All of these questions may or may not be answered here. Its a work in progress.
Please leave a comment. Ask any questions you like. If you would like copies of 
anything please ask and I'll e-mail photos/info. Certificates etc directly to you.

Now... what can you do for me? 
I would dearly love to have photos of as many people as possible on this tree. Only 
you can do this. Ideally I would like three photos. One as a child, one aged 20ish 
and for the more elderly of us, one in your 40s/50s. Let everyone see what a 
beautiful family we are!
Send them to
Have Fun!

November 26th 2008
(coincidently, Elizabeth Hennessey nĂ­ Lennon is 101 years old today)
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Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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