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Introduction: If you have already registered as a user of this website, please click here for the login page (which you should add to the bookmarks or favorites in your own web browser). The login page also allows you to retrieve your username and/or password by e-mail if you have forgotten them (some people, mostly comcast.net e-mail users, have reported that the relevant e-mails have not reached them). If you still cannot retrieve your username and password, then please don't just tell me something vague like "when I tried to log in it did not allow me to". I cannot help you unless you send me either a screenshot showing exactly what you did or at least the full and exact text of whatever error message you received and the URL of the page where you saw the error message.

If you are a first time visitor, then please read on.

Scope: This is an online version of a larger offline genealogical database (which contains additional information on some living individuals). The online version contains the names only for individuals who are still living.

My objective is to include in the database everyone who has a documented blood relationship to me.

Since I began to compile the database on my first personal computer back in 1987, my research has gone off on many tangents, so that the database now contains many people who are not my direct blood relatives, but everyone in the online version is connected by marriage at one or more removes to me.

In particular, my research threatens to expand to one name studies of the surnames of many of my own ancestors, in particular Waldron, Clancy, Parker and O'Halloran. It has also expanded to include interesting families of which only some branches are related to me, such as the Costelloes of Trienearagh, county Kerry and the Myleses of Limerick City. It has also expanded to cover whole parishes, such as the county Clare parishes of Moyarta (for which I am the volunteer parish administrator for Ireland Reaching Out) and Kilrush (since I am public relations officer of the Kilrush and District Historical Society).

DNA: I have submitted samples of my DNA to familytreeDNA.com and AncestryDNA and have copied the autosomal DNA and X-DNA results to GEDmatch.com where my kit numbers are T205074 and A931453. If you have sent a DNA sample for analysis or are contemplating doing so, then you might be interested in my account of A Beginner's Adventures in Genetic Genealogy.

Access policy: I am happy to allow access to the database to anyone who is included in it and to anyone who appears either from traditional genealogical evidence or DNA evidence to possibly be related to me or to a family which I have researched.

Please remember to use the Notes or Comments box on the registration form to let me know

  1. how you are related to me or, if you are not related to me, why I should grant you access to the database;
  2. the URL where I can see your own online pedigree chart; and
  3. your GEDmatch.com kit number.

In return for access to my research, I ask that you help me and other researchers in two ways:

  1. If you have not already done both, please submit a DNA sample to one or more of the big three DNA companies and copy your autosomal DNA results to GEDmatch.com; and
  2. Please help me to keep the family tree up to date by e-mailing me missing details of your immediate family and corrections of any errors that you spot, and filling any other blanks that you can.

Photographs: Photographs of some of the individuals in the database will eventually appear on their pages and I hope to expand the collection of photographs in the future. My offline digital photograph collection is managed with Fotobounce and I am on the lookout for a straightforward way of exporting all the faces tagged in Fotobounce in bulk and importing them to my genealogy database. In the meantime, I have also been uploading ancestral photographs to facebook.com.

Counts: As of 11 Feb 2017, this online version contains 13,939 of my own direct blood relatives, 5,628 spouses of those relatives and 85,971 other individuals who are connected by marriage at one or more removes to these relatives. The offline version of the database contains another 1,232 people from branches which either have requested confidentiality or have been found not to be connected to the main tree or have not yet been definitively connected to the main tree.

Living individuals: In general, I have always wanted to keep information about living individuals, such as birthdates, which is not already in the public domain, offline and private. From 29 Mar 2012, I have used Ancestral Quest's algorithm for identifying living individuals to exclude all details apart from names for those deemed to be living. Constructing an algorithm to distinguish between those who are living and those long dead whose date of death is unknown is not easy. I think Ancestral Quest considers to be living only those with birth dates clearly within the last 110 years and with no death dates. This may allow some living individuals for whom I have a birthday but no birth year not to be treated as living.

The database includes notes compiled over a period of about three decades, of which the earlier ones were not written with a view to publication on the world wide web, which did not exist at the time.

Please let me know if you find anyone who is living and whose details have been inadvertently included or anyone who is dead and whose details are known to you but have been excluded. Similarly, if anyone whose name is included in the online database wishes to be completely removed, I will be glad to remove him or her from the next upload.

I hope that I have appropriately segregated all existing notes into online and offline categories. If you find anything in the database which you feel is inappropriate for publication here, even behind a password, or if there is any additional information which you would like to see included, please let me know.

Technical details and glitches: This website is constantly under reconstruction.

This TNG website was first created on 1 Aug 2013 when I moved the online version from pwaldron.tribalpages.com to pwaldron.info/tng for the reasons set out here. The offline database was for many years edited mainly with Ancestral Quest [AQ] (Version 2.1). On 20 Mar 2011, the offline database grew too large for Version 2.1 of AQ and I was forced to switch to Version 12.1 which used a different database format but allowed many additional fields such as name prefixes, suffixes and nicknames and marriage notes. I have since upgraded to Version 14.00.32.

In principle, you can use the "Suggest" tab at the top right of any individual page to let me know of any errors or omissions in relation to a particular individual. However, these suggestions do not always reach me and sometimes just disappear into the ether. If you do use the Suggest tab to send updates, you should also copy and paste your suggestions into a regular e-mail to me just to make sure that I receive them.

The process of conversion from the offline format to the online format is not perfect.

If you spot any more general errors or omissions or infelicities in the data or if you would like me to e-mail you relevant extracts from the database as a GEDCOM file to open with your own genealogy program, please feel free to contact me.

Website: I also have a more general website at pwaldron.info.

Contact details: To prevent spam, I do not publish my e-mail address online; see here. If you register to use this website, then you should receive an acknowledgement e-mail from me. There is a form within TNG which purports to deliver messages to the site manager via e-mail, but I have been unable to make it reliably do so. If you use the form, there is no guarantee that your message will reach me.

Registration: If you want a user account on this website, then please use this registration form and in particular remember to include the information requested above in the Notes or Comments field at the end of the form. Then please wait patiently for an e-mail confirming whether or not I have approved your registration.

Once I have approved your registration, you may want to start by looking at my own pedigree chart.

Paddy Waldron

This page last updated: 11 Feb 2017.



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