"Anguish" by Glenna Goodacre

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These are the genealogy pages of:

Laura (Mc)Carlos Shulman
Gilroy, California
USA

My ancestors on RootsWeb’s WorldConnect

Laura’s RootsWeb WorldConnect

This is where I have published much my genealogical research.

From manataka.org:

There is an old saying “Whenever you search of your ancestors, you honor them. Whenever you honor your ancestors, they in turn will honor your children’s children’s children.”

This is true no matter what nationality you are. By “children,” I include fosterage, meaning not necessarily a blood relation.

I quote from the book:

The Tribes and Customs of
Hy-Many

by John O’Donovan

The following quotes express well my motivation in putting together this website: to honor & speak for, at least in part, those of our Irish ancestors who were of the less-powerful as in “conquered” (perhaps nicer?) tribes of Ireland & Scotland who had no one to write down their genealogies or histories due largely to unremitting poverty caused by events out of their control. I feel the need to take on a role of “belated bard” to our depleted ancestors — a children’s children’s children’s “bard-that-our-ancestors-could-not-afford-when-they-were-alive.” It’s time some of their stories be told by opening their graves. It's time to encourage their spirits to believe that their lives meant something — and to help them find kindly beings who are able and willing to help shake off the dread in their hearts and find healing. They were no less worthy as anyone else on earth. Pray for them:

In 1843, author John O’Donovan wrote on pages 85 & 86:

Footnote F
O’Mailfinnains, would be now called Mulfinnans. These were originally a noble Scotic or Milesian family, who were banished from their own territory, and were obliged to settle in Hy-Many, as serfs to the O’Kelly. The celebrated antiquary Duald Mac Firbis, in his interesting preface to his smaller genealogical work, compiled in 1666, gives us the following account of the six classes of plebeian families in ancient Ireland:—

“It is true,” he adds, “that there are many of the descendants of these tribes till this very day in Ireland, but their pedigrees are unknown. There are also many families of the purest Milesian blood, whose pedigrees have become unknown in consequence of their having become poor and indigent, and not having been able to support poets or historians to preserve their genealogies and history. Some of them sunk under the English five hundred years ago.” [mid-1200s]
—MS. in the Marquis of Drogheda’s Library

from The Tribes and Customs of Hy-Many, ommonly Called O’Kelly’s Country (Kansas City, Missouri, Irish Genealogical Foundation, Special Edition 1992).
ISBN 0-940134-39-X

First published in 1843.

All faiths, cultures & traditions welcome!