Finnerty O'Finnerty Clans of Eire

Finnerty, O'Finnerty Clans of Ireland

O'Finnerty, O Fiannachta, Finnerty, Finerty, Fenerty, Feenoughty Clan Member Applications Join Site

The O'Finnerty Clan of Clans of Ireland is accepting applications for membership.

Clan membership is open to all Finnertys, Finertys, Fenertys, Feenoughtys &etc. of good character, and who are at least 18 years of age. 

A Finnerty grandparent or great grandparent also qualifies a person for membership with all rights except those of electing the Clan Leader [Cennaire] and Tanaiste [deputy/successor] which for reasons of preserving the clan name requires your birthname must be Finnerty or a variant. Children of members are considered junior members of the Clan until age 18 whereas they normally will be accepted upon appliction.   

WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR ACCEPTANCE INVITATION YOU WILL BE ASKED TO FILL OUT A SHORT FORM OF PROFILE QUESTIONS TO CONFIRM YOU ARE IN FACT ELIGIBLE TO BE A CLAN MEMBER.

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Alec Bowen
Member
Male
28 years old
About Me

Hello everyone! Always been interested in genealogy.
Always good to see family gatherings. Good job ! :-)  

After my General Certificate of Secondary Education
I got my commercial college degree
and went back to high school for my A-levels
then I finished my training period to be a Webdesigner
now I have been a self-employed Webdesigner for 4 years.

I have been raised and educated in Germany, but spent most of my vacations in Ireland with my relatives. My current residence is near to Frankfurt in Germany. 
Address available on request. Have a nice day!

Thinking about Family trees

Unfortuately I never really spent a lot of time living with my Irish relatives. Maybe just about a month of visits; spread out over a year, for a couple of families, during holidays; had to do! So came the time with Mickey and Phyllis from Tullintuppen, Balligear at wich I could not resist to keep bugging them with questions for a whole week. I started worrying, that this load of questions in my mind might turn into sudden torture to the absorptive, but fortunately they were very happy that I was there to show some interest on family history.
Well, as stated above, this took me about one week, but to the end of that week I got my family kinda sorted out into an unprintable/[conventionally-]unreadable format with over 80 people. luckily for me I was BIG TIME into [database developing for front- and backend]. I just kept expanding my development during the late night to fit the needs of upcoming questions for the next round of speeches of the next day. I guess it was work or something, that, in the end, made me give up continuing this - odysee - because then suddenly birdies started to twitter around plans and got my posibilities to suddenly multitpy my relatives severly into dizzyness. Yes, possibilities; because I could not dedicate my work-time back then into souch a huge project worth a couple of months -time and -money. "What's on your mind?", it asked me ... well, basically this is it! This is what I throw out there into the open for you folks for now.
If someone wants to get back to me about this there seems to be the possibility for poping me by some mail over this sites massaging system - alltough it might take some time for me to get back to you; as OFINNERTY may affirm, sendig me the "please fill in a member profile" thrice, until I actually did ;-) ... So, yeah - nice site, great project - Thanks for you attention. Take care! Alec.


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Full name? LAST NAME, First, Middle [in that order]

Alec Peter Bowen

Where do you reside?

25 Minutes by car from Frankfurt Airport, Germany

If your name is not Finnerty or a variant, who is your nearest Finnerty relative? Examples would be: My maiden name was Finnerty. May fathers name was Finnerty, My maternal grandmother was a Finnerty.

Peter J. & Josephine Finnerty are my Mother's Parents.
My Mother is Pauline Ann Finnerty Bowen.
She got married to Roy Hamilton-Bowen.
I was born in Seligenstadt (Germany) in 1989.

Please state the City, County, Country and name of your oldest known Finnerty ancestor

Peter J. Finnerty, Ireland

If your family migrated from Ireland, where did they settle? Example: Galway Ire to Boston MA to Chicago IL to [ ]

near Frankfurt, Germany

Your age? 18-30 30-40 40-60 60+

22 *[11th of June 1989]

Would you be willing to form a sub-clan in your region or from your large family of Finnertys?

Sure; if me and my brother get plenty of kids ;-)


Andrew Finnerty
Member
Male
83 years old

Barbara Finerty Keegan
Member
Female

Beverley NL
Member
Female
79 years old

Colleen Finnerty
Member
Female
About Me

I have always had an interest in family history and this increased when I lived in London for a couple of years and travelled through Ireland. I currently reside in Christchurch New Zealand.  


Preferred Email Adress?

[email protected]

Full name? LAST NAME, First, Middle [in that order]

Finnerty, Colleen Faye

Where do you reside?

New Zealand

If your name is not Finnerty or a variant, who is your nearest Finnerty relative? Examples would be: My maiden name was Finnerty. May fathers name was Finnerty, My maternal grandmother was a Finnerty.

My Father was Anthony Joseph Francis Finnerty.  His father was Fergus Finnerty (Born 1909, Died 1957) and his father was Lawrence Finnerty who left Galway to come to Bluff, New Zealand. He married a Jane Pay in 1888.

Please state the City, County, Country and name of your oldest known Finnerty ancestor

Galway

If your family migrated from Ireland, where did they settle? Example: Galway Ire to Boston MA to Chicago IL to [ ]

New Zealand

Your age? 18-30 30-40 40-60 60+

30-40

Would you be willing to form a sub-clan in your region or from your large family of Finnertys?

No


Deirdre Finnerty Force
Limited Member
Female
66 years old
About Me

I am presently retired and living in Georgia. I grew up in Northern New Jersey and Upstate N.Y.. I have been working on 4 family histories since 2006 and the Finnerty family is the one I am still trying to complete. My great-great-grandfather, Stephen Finnerty arrived in the US from Galway in 1847. He settled in the Scranton, PA  area and he was a miner by trade.

Prior to 1847, the only information we have is that he was from either Galway or Roscommon. There seems to be very little information prior to that so I still have a lot of work ahead of me.


Preferred Email Adress?

[email protected]

Full name? LAST NAME, First, Middle [in that order]

Finnerty-Force, Deirdre, Ann

Where do you reside?

Georgia, USA

If your name is not Finnerty or a variant, who is your nearest Finnerty relative? Examples would be: My maiden name was Finnerty. May fathers name was Finnerty, My maternal grandmother was a Finnerty.

My maiden name is Finnerty.

Please state the City, County, Country and name of your oldest known Finnerty ancestor

Scranton, Lackawanna County, USA

If your family migrated from Ireland, where did they settle? Example: Galway Ire to Boston MA to Chicago IL to [ ]

Galway to Boston and settled in PA

Your age? 18-30 30-40 40-60 60+

64


Jeffrey M. Nelson
Member
Male
57 years old
About Me

Ancestor Tynagh Galway Ire. Jeffrey Nelson


Preferred Email Adress?

[email protected]

Full name? LAST NAME, First, Middle [in that order]

Nelson, Jeffrey, Morcom

Where do you reside?

Lexington, South Carolina

If your name is not Finnerty or a variant, who is your nearest Finnerty relative? Examples would be: My maiden name was Finnerty. May fathers name was Finnerty, My maternal grandmother was a Finnerty.

My paternal Grandmother was a Finnerty

If your family migrated from Ireland, where did they settle? Example: Galway Ire to Boston MA to Chicago IL to [ ]

South Dakota to Chicago, IL

Your age? 18-30 30-40 40-60 60+

52


Karen
Member
Female
58 years old

Kate Finnerty
Member
Female
About Me

Preferred Email Adress?

[email protected]

Full name? LAST NAME, First, Middle [in that order]

Finnerty, Catherine Ruth

Where do you reside?

Arlington, VA

If your name is not Finnerty or a variant, who is your nearest Finnerty relative? Examples would be: My maiden name was Finnerty. May fathers name was Finnerty, My maternal grandmother was a Finnerty.

My Father's name was Finnerty.

If your family migrated from Ireland, where did they settle? Example: Galway Ire to Boston MA to Chicago IL to [ ]

To Nebraska


Kenny Biermann
Member
Male
About Me

I live in St.Charles Mo.  along with my wife Julie, and 3 children, Sarah, Melissa, and Jeremy, and four grandchildren. We have lived here all or lives in the saint louis area.


Preferred Email Adress?

[email protected]

Full name? LAST NAME, First, Middle [in that order]

Biermann Kenneth Dale

Where do you reside?

Saint Charles Mo.

If your name is not Finnerty or a variant, who is your nearest Finnerty relative? Examples would be: My maiden name was Finnerty. May fathers name was Finnerty, My maternal grandmother was a Finnerty.

My great grandmother was a Finnerty, lived in st.louis married my great grandfather Henry Biermann they lived in North St.louis.  Her name was Nellie Finnerty, her parent where  Hugh and Catherine Finnerty also lived in North st. louis although they where borned in Ireland.

Please state the City, County, Country and name of your oldest known Finnerty ancestor

ireland

If your family migrated from Ireland, where did they settle? Example: Galway Ire to Boston MA to Chicago IL to [ ]

saint louis mo.

Your age? 18-30 30-40 40-60 60+

55

Would you be willing to form a sub-clan in your region or from your large family of Finnertys?

yes


Maria
Member
Female
About Me

I am researching the Finnertys or Feenaghtys in my family. They lived around the area of Tully in Kilcorkey. My great grandfather was Thomas Finnerty b. 18 March 1880. His wife was Brigid Concannon b. 9 November 1887. They married 12 February 1914 in Castlerea Church. His siblings were John b. 13 August 1877, William b. 27 March 1875, Winifred b. 26 July 1873 and Mary Jane b. 24 June 1871. Mary Jane married Cormac Brennan. Winifred married Michael Kelly.

Their parents were James Feenaghty b. 24 April 1823 from Tully and Brigid McDonagh b. 1844 from Bellanagare. They married on 13 June 1870. James died 1 August 1911. James's siblings were Sarah b. 1842, Mary and Dominic Feenaghty. Sarah married Michael Connor on 14 May 1866. Dominic married Anne Ford on 2 April 1877.

Their parents were William Feenaghty and Jane Knott. William was born 25 February 1788 and died 28 January 1871. Jane was born in 1801 and died on 13 January 1881. Williams's parents were James Feenaghty and Mary Giblin.

My line of Finnertys are buried in Baslick cemetery. Many of their siblings are also buried there.


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Full name? LAST NAME, First, Middle [in that order]

Kelly, Maria

Where do you reside?

Roscommon

If your name is not Finnerty or a variant, who is your nearest Finnerty relative? Examples would be: My maiden name was Finnerty. May fathers name was Finnerty, My maternal grandmother was a Finnerty.

My mother's maiden name was Finnerty

If your family migrated from Ireland, where did they settle? Example: Galway Ire to Boston MA to Chicago IL to [ ]

No


Michael Fenerty
Limited Member
Male

Michael Finnerty
Limited Member
Male

Michele Maria Finnerty
Member
Female
32 years old
About Me

Preferred Email Adress?

[email protected]

Full name? LAST NAME, First, Middle [in that order]

Michele Maria Finnerty

Where do you reside?

Los Angeles, California

If your name is not Finnerty or a variant, who is your nearest Finnerty relative? Examples would be: My maiden name was Finnerty. May fathers name was Finnerty, My maternal grandmother was a Finnerty.

My maiden name is Finnerty, my father's name was Finnerty, his Grandfather's name was Finnerty

Please state the City, County, Country and name of your oldest known Finnerty ancestor

Florida

If your family migrated from Ireland, where did they settle? Example: Galway Ire to Boston MA to Chicago IL to [ ]

New York

Your age? 18-30 30-40 40-60 60+

28


Michele Murphy Wise
Member
Female
58 years old
About Me

I am married to James Wise, we have a 22 year old daughter, Olivia. I am the Bereavement Coordinator for the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice and the VNA Phoenix Center for grieving children and teens.


Preferred Email Adress?

[email protected]

Full name? LAST NAME, First, Middle [in that order]

Wise, Michele Murphy

Where do you reside?

Valparaiso, Indiana (50 miles Se of Chicago)

If your name is not Finnerty or a variant, who is your nearest Finnerty relative? Examples would be: My maiden name was Finnerty. May fathers name was Finnerty, My maternal grandmother was a Finnerty.

My paternal grandfather was a Finnerty from Tuam, County Galway. Michael Finnerty son of Patrick Finnerty and Mary Carney Finnerty in 1909. He had 3 sisters and 2 brothers, Margaret, Julia, Mary, James and Thomas.


Please state the City, County, Country and name of your oldest known Finnerty ancestor

James Finnerty O'Neill Hobart, Indiana, USA

If your family migrated from Ireland, where did they settle? Example: Galway Ire to Boston MA to Chicago IL to [ ]

Initially Bethlehem, PA then Youngstown, OH and finally Gary, Iindiana

Your age? 18-30 30-40 40-60 60+

40-60

Would you be willing to form a sub-clan in your region or from your large family of Finnertys?

Not at this time


OFINNERTY
Site Owner
About Me

Presently [ 2012] the elected Cennaire of the O'Finnertys, having risen from Tanaiste due to the passing of our Chieftain Peter J. Finnerty.

Native of Wyoming USA

Resident of Honolulu, Hawaii. Irish roots: Tynagh Galway Ire. BA History and Social Studies University Wyoming.

Lt. Colonel U.S. Air Force, retired after 30 years. A rated Pilot and Navigator

Hobbies: Too Many- Ancient Irish History, Genealogy, Skiing, Scuba, Mountain Hiking

Presently publishing a family genealogy of the 8 families of my 4 grandparents.

Has published one book on the O'Finnertys and presently on the verge of publishing another book.

Irish ancestors are Finnerty, Keone and Whelan of Tynagh Parish [Tine], county Galway


Preferred Email Adress?

[email protected]

Full name? LAST NAME, First, Middle [in that order]

Finnerty, Richard M.

Where do you reside?

Honolulu, HI. USA Ancestor: Tynagh, Galway, Ireland

If your name is not Finnerty or a variant, who is your nearest Finnerty relative? Examples would be: My maiden name was Finnerty. May fathers name was Finnerty, My maternal grandmother was a Finnerty.

Family name is Finnerty:  My oldest paternal great grand parents were John Finnerty and Bridget Keone. Their marriage record is in the St. Laurence Parish records for Tynagh [Tine] village which lies just southeast of Loughrea in southeast Galway. John and Bridget would have been born in the late 1700s. Family tradition holds they moved to Barnaculla an area a couple of miles north of Tynagh. Johns son Thomas Finnerty married Catherine Whelan in the St. Laurence church. There are still Whelans in the Barnaculla area, however no Finnertys or Keones, The Whelans of Tynagh pronounce their name as in "wheel" not "whey." There were numerous Finertys recorded in marriages and baptisms and as sponsors, recorded in the Tynagh records. The name is recorded as both Finnerty and Finerty, and became Finnerty in the USA. John and Bridget did not migrate during the famine, however all the sons and daughters migrated to Clinton MA, USA and some worked in the woolen mills. Son James remained in Clinton and I have his family records. Sons John and Thomas married in Clinton and they and their sisters migrated to the Red Granite region in the Northwest Territory, now Wisconsin where they became farmers. John remained in the Red Granite/Green Lake region, however my ancestor Thomas migrated to new lands in Iowa where they homesteaded land and one grandson as I recall became a county sheriff in Iowa. My ancestors descend from Thomas and later migrated to Dakota Territory and homsteaded land in what is the state of South Dakota.  They had extremely hard lives and survived the drougth, famine and the Great Depression, also known as the Dust Bowl.  Most were farmenrs, however two of Thomas' sons also became a county sheriffs, one in Minnesota and one in South Dakota. 

Please state the City, County, Country and name of your oldest known Finnerty ancestor

Tynagh Parish Galway, Ireland

If your family migrated from Ireland, where did they settle? Example: Galway Ire to Boston MA to Chicago IL to [ ]

First in Clinton MA. USA circa 1840

Your age? 18-30 30-40 40-60 60+

60+

Would you be willing to form a sub-clan in your region or from your large family of Finnertys?

Too few Finnertys in Hawaii to form a clan


Patrick M. Finnerty
Member
Male
53 years old
About Me

What can you say about a Finnerty that hasn't already been said.  Believe in yourself and your abilities.    I think Robert Frost said it best "  I've taken the road less travelled and that has made all the difference in the world"


Preferred Email Adress?

[email protected]

Full name? LAST NAME, First, Middle [in that order]

FINNERTY, Patrick, Martin

Where do you reside?

Omaha, NE, USA

If your name is not Finnerty or a variant, who is your nearest Finnerty relative? Examples would be: My maiden name was Finnerty. May fathers name was Finnerty, My maternal grandmother was a Finnerty.

I am a Finnerty...are we allowed to say that in public?  My Father, Grandfather, Great Grand Father....

Please state the City, County, Country and name of your oldest known Finnerty ancestor

Roscommon, Ireland

If your family migrated from Ireland, where did they settle? Example: Galway Ire to Boston MA to Chicago IL to [ ]

Massachusetts, USA

Your age? 18-30 30-40 40-60 60+

40-60

Would you be willing to form a sub-clan in your region or from your large family of Finnertys?

Yes


Paul Finnerty
Member
Male
66 years old
About Me

Hi, I'm Paul Finnerty my father was John Finnerty born in Dublin in 1924.

I have done quite a few things over the years but my main occupation has been as a musician, playing jazz.  My place of recidence is Sydney Australia.


Preferred Email Adress?

[email protected]

Full name? LAST NAME, First, Middle [in that order]

Finnerty Paul Stephen

Where do you reside?

Sydney

If your name is not Finnerty or a variant, who is your nearest Finnerty relative? Examples would be: My maiden name was Finnerty. May fathers name was Finnerty, My maternal grandmother was a Finnerty.


Please state the City, County, Country and name of your oldest known Finnerty ancestor

Dublin

If your family migrated from Ireland, where did they settle? Example: Galway Ire to Boston MA to Chicago IL to [ ]

father after WW2 Melbourne

Your age? 18-30 30-40 40-60 60+

60

Would you be willing to form a sub-clan in your region or from your large family of Finnertys?

yes


Pauline Finnerty
Member
Female
57 years old
About Me

Thanks for the lovely website. My Dad was Cennaire (Chieftan) of the family until he died

in 2008 R.I.P. My brother, Kieran, sent me the link. I live in Germany and have 2 sons,

Robert and Alec Bowen. I work as a natural healing practitioner.

You can look me up: www.IrishHealing.de

Keep up the great work ;-)


Preferred Email Adress?

[email protected]

Full name? LAST NAME, First, Middle [in that order]

Finnerty, Pauline (Bowen)

Where do you reside?

Germany

If your name is not Finnerty or a variant, who is your nearest Finnerty relative? Examples would be: My maiden name was Finnerty. May fathers name was Finnerty, My maternal grandmother was a Finnerty.

My maiden name was Finnerty.

My father's name was Peter J. Finnerty (Cennaire [Chieftain] ) R.I.P.

and my mother's name is Josephine Finnerty, Dublin.

Please state the City, County, Country and name of your oldest known Finnerty ancestor

Tulsk, Roscommon, Ireland

If your family migrated from Ireland, where did they settle? Example: Galway Ire to Boston MA to Chicago IL to [ ]

USA

Your age? 18-30 30-40 40-60 60+

51


Peggy Saumer
Member
Female
About Me

Live in north central Minnesota. Retired teacher, love genealogy, photography, reading, computers. I've gathered information about the Finnerty family over several generations. 


Preferred Email Adress?

[email protected]

Full name? LAST NAME, First, Middle [in that order]

Saumer, Peggy Ann

Where do you reside?

Minnesota. USA Ancestor: Tynagh, Galway, Ireland

If your name is not Finnerty or a variant, who is your nearest Finnerty relative? Examples would be: My maiden name was Finnerty. May fathers name was Finnerty, My maternal grandmother was a Finnerty.

My mother's maiden name was Finnerty. Her father was Thomas Finnerty, b 1898, grandfather Edward Finnerty, b 1862, great grandfather Thomas Finnerty b 1816, great great grandfather John (m- 1911 Bridget, Biddy Keone/Keoghn) Finnerty.

My background is the same as that reported on the profile information for Richard OFinnerty. My family also originated in the Tynagh/Barnaculla area in Galway. I'm also a descendant of Thomas Finnerty, son of John and Bridget (Keoghn) Finnerty. Thomas migrated to the Dakota Territory in what is now South Dakota. Edward, my great grandfather, moved into central Minnesota.  There are several living family members in the midwest, USA. 

Betty Finnerty, CA,  indicated that one of the oldest brothers (either John or Thomas), sons of John and Bridget (Keone) Finnerty went to the village to sell a pig, and instead of bringing the money back to the family he booked passage to America (Boston). The other siblings in the family (one by one, 8 in all counting the first to arrive) were sent money for passage to America, until all had come. Betty thought they came in the the 1840's. 

I have some copies of pictures of the "old" family...




Please state the City, County, Country and name of your oldest known Finnerty ancestor

John Finnerty, my ggg grandfather, Tynagh Parish, Galway County, Ireland

If your family migrated from Ireland, where did they settle? Example: Galway Ire to Boston MA to Chicago IL to [ ]

Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Indiana/Illinois

Your age? 18-30 30-40 40-60 60+

60+

Would you be willing to form a sub-clan in your region or from your large family of Finnertys?

yes

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