Welcome to Our Leaves & Branches!

Welcome to all of you family members, genealogists and internet wanderers. My family tree is actually a forest of assorted names and locations. Check out the branches to discover if you share a leaf or two.

Surnames (above and to the right). Here are the main family trees. My goal is to include names, dates, descendants, photographs, documents  & sources for my information. These names link to locations & cemeteries. Related? Contact me to share & compare.

Locations (above and to the right). Here you can find my family names associated with each location, useful websites and blogs, books, maps and other resources that are helpful for research there. Do you have a favorite resource:  archive, book, website to share? Let me know.

Cemeteries (above). The final resting places of my ancestors. Names, dates, maps & photographs are here.

Also visit my blog, Leaves & Branches for information on my current research, new discoveries, missing ancestors, memories and other miscellaneous posts. See the latest post below.

This website is always changing as I include newly uncovered information. Check back soon for more content! – – – Colleen

Latest Post from Leaves & Branches

  • August 2, 2015: Census Sunday: 1821 Irish Census - Leaves & Branches
    Catherine Gibney 1818 - 1873

    Catherine Gibney, my third great grandmother, has been the only Gibney in my records. She lived her life in Ireland; the later part in County Cavan. I have researched her children and other descendants for a long time but have not been able to take a step backwards.

    My third cousin, Patricia Brady, may have made a new discovery, the parents of Catherine Gibney. She looked at the 1821 Irish Census for Killykeen, County Cavan. We know our family was in that small townland. John & Elen Gibney had a two year old daughter, Catherine. Because it is such a small townland the likelihood is very high that this is our family.

    It is wonderful to have a genealogy loving Irish cousin who loves to spend hours searching researching!

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