Introduction: If you have already
registered as a user of this
website, please click here for the
(which you should add to the bookmarks or favorites in your own web
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
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
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
The online version contains the names only for individuals who are
My objective is to include in the database everyone who has a
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
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
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
(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
DNA: I have submitted samples of
my DNA to
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,
might be interested in my account of A Beginner's
Adventures in Genetic
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
family which I have researched.
Please remember to use the
Notes or Comments box on the registration form to
let me know
- how you are related to me or, if you are not related to me,
why I should grant you access to the database;
- the URL where I can see your own online pedigree chart; and
- your GEDmatch.com kit number.
In return for access to my research, I ask that you help
me and other researchers in two ways:
- 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;
- 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
individuals who are connected by marriage at one or more removes to
relatives. The offline version of the database contains another 1,232
branches which either have requested confidentiality or have been found
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
in the public domain, offline and private. From 29 Mar 2012, I have
Ancestral Quest's algorithm for identifying living individuals to
details apart from names for those deemed to be living. Constructing an
algorithm to distinguish between those who are living and those long
date of death is unknown is not easy. I think Ancestral Quest considers
living only those with birth dates clearly within the last 110 years
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
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
been inadvertently included or anyone who is dead and whose details are
to you but have been excluded. Similarly, if anyone whose name is
the online database wishes to be completely removed, I will be glad to
him or her from the next upload.
I hope that I have appropriately segregated all existing notes
and offline categories. If you find anything in the database which you
inappropriate for publication here, even behind a password, or if there
additional information which you would like to see included, please let
Technical details and glitches: This
website is constantly under
This TNG website was first created on 1 Aug 2013 when I moved
version from pwaldron.tribalpages.com
for the reasons set out
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
format but allowed many additional fields such as name prefixes,
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
individual page to let me know of any errors or omissions in relation
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
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
Website: I also have a more general website
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
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
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.
This page last updated: 11 Feb 2017.
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